FALMOUTH, ME – OCTOBER 7: Howard Reiche Jr. before he is awarded a Master of Professional studies in biochemistry degree at the University of Maine Learning Center in Falmouth, ME on Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Reiche hopes to begin tutoring in the sciences with the degree. “I don’t know if I’m more qualified now, but at least I have the credential,” Reiche said. (Photo by Whitney Hayward/Staff Photographer)