ORONO — Jack Brannigan, of Chelsea, recently received the 2017 Ryan Dana Wright Memorial Award at the University of Maine.

The award is given to a graduating senior in the School of Economics in recognition of excellent scholarship and character, including academic performance, public service and extracurricular and other meritorious activities.

Brannigan, a 2013 Cony High School graduate, will graduate Summa Cum Laude from UMaine this spring.

About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state’s only public research university. It celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 63 countries. It currently enrolls 11,219 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars. The University of Maine offers 30 doctoral degrees and 80 master’s degrees; more than 90 undergraduate majors and academic programs; and one of the oldest and most prestigious honors programs in the U.S. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit umaine.edu.