January 2013

Thomas College Newsletter

Thomas in the News
President Lachance talks to Maine state legislators about the importance of early childhood education.
On January 10, Thomas College welcomed more than 70 state legislators during a bus tour sponsored by the Maine Development Foundation. 
Campus Events
Mid-Maine Chamber Business Breakfast

February 14, 7:30 a.m.
Oak Room, Spann Student Commons
The Maine Bureau of Insurance: How We Can Help You. Michael Mayette, property/casualty division supervisor, will provide an overview of the Bureau's regulatory role and address insurance issues and questions that have an
impact on small businesses.
Special Campus Event 
Poverty in Maine Conference
February 1 - Oak Room, Spann Student Commons
Poverty in Maine is a very current issue that affects us all. Panelists from the nonprofit sector throughout state, local, and federal government will discuss how poverty impacts Maine. The conference is open and free to the public.   
The panel topics, presenters, and event schedule can be found here.
Please register for the event.

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2011 Graduation
Commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2013.
Further details and invitations will be coming soon!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the new Terrier Tracks!  

Thomas has some outstanding students, and I have the pleasure of working with a few of them every day.  Below you can read about Alex Beaton and his amazing internship at INTERPOL and all of the athletes who have kept high grades while playing a sport at Thomas.

It has been a busy start to the year at Thomas.  Be sure to keep up with your favorite teams and all that is going on by visiting our website!                  

 - Jennifer
Jennifer Buker
Director of Public Relations
PS: Save the date for Commencement - May 11, 2013 - details and invitations will be coming soon!
Alex Beaton '13 Interns with INTERPOL

Alex Beaton '13, a Criminal Justice major, recently represented Thomas College as an intern at INTERPOL Washington. He conducted his internship from late August through early December.

Alex Beaton '13 at INTERPOOL

Alex heard about the internship at INTERPOL Washington when a recruiter from the Washington Center came to Thomas College. After indicating an interest in what INTERPOL does, Career Services helped Alex connect with The Washington Center.

While an intern at INTERPOL Washington, Alex worked for the Violent Crimes Division, "I was assigned to a senior criminal intelligence analyst supervisor and his team." Alex continued to state, "My job duties were to work with red notices, which are wanted fugitives for murder, assault, and rape.  I would go on to social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace to try to find the suspects' friends and family or even their profile to try to locate them." While Alex was an intern in Washington, he was able to find three suspects who were missing for more than ten years, just through social media and the programs INTERPOL provided.

Alex had known since he was young that he wanted to work with law enforcement. He came to Thomas College because of the great Criminal Justice program.

Continue to read Alex's story.

Student Athletes Recognized for Academics & All-Conference Awards

In January, athletes and coaches receiving special academic and athletic awards were recognized during home basketball games. 

Each year, the coveted President's Council Academic Challenge Award is given to the Terrier Team with the highest grade point average. The challenge is to earn a team GPA of 2.75 or higher for the semester. The Challenge is designed to recognize student athletes who exhibit commitment to both their studies and sports.

Eight out of the 13 sports teams successfully met the challenge this year. The recipient of this award for Fall 2012 was the Women's Cross Country Team, which earned a team GPA of 3.50.

Cross Country Team Members Rachel Clark '13 and Jericca Stackpole '14 accept the President's Council Academic Challenge Award. (L to R) Provost Dr. Thomas Edwards, Faculty Chair Dr. Donald Cragen, Jericca Stackpole '14, Rachel Clark '13, and President Laurie Lachance M.B.A. '92.

The members of the 2012-13 Women's Cross Country Team: Amanda Dion '15, Chelsie Morris '13, Jericca Stackpole '14, Samantha Felbaum '15, Rachel Clark '13, and Kaitlin Belanger '13.

Continue here to read about all of the honors and achievements of the athletes and coaches at Thomas.

Matthew Libby '14 Receives CFMA & George Thomas Scholarships

Matthew Libby, a Finance/MBA major who is due to graduate in 2014, is one of the recipients of the $2,500 Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) scholarship. He is also the recipient of the George Thomas Scholarship fund, totaling $3,500 in scholarships. The scholarship is awarded to Maine students studying either construction management or finance/accounting.

The Maine Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association was founded in 1987. Members of this organization work on the board of directors and on different committees in order to provide informative social meetings and dinner events, along with different fundraising events for their scholarship fund.

Read the rest of Matthew's story.


Thomas takes to the road to bring alums together. Catch up with old friends, network with new, and hear about all that's going on at Thomas today. 
 Raffle prizes, appetizers, and the first round is on us!
February 9, 2013
Cagney's - Quincy, MA
March 7, 2013
Bull Feeney's - Portland, ME
April 11, 2013
Coat of Arms - Portsmouth, NH
May 23, 2013
Hoxter's - Hallowell, ME
All A.A.H. events begin at 5:30 p.m. For more information, visit our website.


Thomas College Career Fair

March 13, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Mahaney Gymnasium, Thomas College

Registration for businesses is now open.

"The fair was great. Everyone I spoke with was knowledgeable and eager to find work."

Thomas College. Beyond Education.