UMM's Stewart Bennett Receives Doctorate
Admissions Director to Teach History at Blue Mountain College
MACHIAS, ME – Stewart Bennett, Director of Admissions at the University of Maine at Machias, was awarded a doctorate degree from the University of Maine on Saturday, May 9.
Serving as UMM’s Director of Admissions since 2004, Bennett has been working towards his doctorate in history and political science for the past three years. He also holds a bachelor of arts degree in behavioral science from Grace College in Indiana and a master of arts degree in history from Youngstown State University in Ohio.
Prior to joining UMM, Bennett served as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment at Washington Bible College in Lanham, Maryland.
The Rainsville, Alabama native has a keen interest in history, having taught American History and edited the book The Struggle for the Life of the Republic, a Civil War narrative written by Brevet Major Charles Dana Miller of the 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Bennett’s dissertation for his doctorate is titled A Warfare of Giants: The Battle for Atlanta July 22, 1864.
With his doctorate now in hand, Bennett has accepted a position at Blue Mountain College in Mississippi as the Department Chair of Social Science, and will begin teaching there in the fall.
“Stewart has worked very hard for this degree while balancing his career and family commitments,” said UMM President Cynthia Huggins. “In his five years at UMM, he has done a tremendous job organizing a top-notch admissions team and recruiting students to this campus. We wish him the best of luck as he pursues a new career as a college professor.”
Bennett and his family will relocate to the Blue Mountain, Mississippi area in July.