November 24th, 2014

Jones Memorial PlaqueThe annual memorial service held at the University of Maine honoring the life of Laurence A. Jones, Jr. was held on Nov. 20. A 1992 UMaine graduate who held a psychology degree, Jones was killed while he was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University. Jones’ mother, Yong Jones, established a scholarship in his memory to be awarded to students who demonstrate excellence in psychology. This year’s recipient, Amber Rowley, spoke at the event that was held near the Laurence A. Jones, Jr. memorial tree on campus. “The recipient today — Amber Rowley — is also planning to study and also work in the field of psychology, we are hoping that she will continue on the living memory of Laurence,” said Jeffery Mills, president and CEO of the University of Maine Foundation. Yong Jones attended the memorial.

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