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See President Lachance's speech in the video at the six-minute mark in the video.
Campus Events


Mid-Maine Chamber
Business Breakfast


September 12, 7:15 a.m.
Oak Room, Spann Student Commons

Consumers for Affordable Healthcare: Changes Occurring on the State and Federal Levels that will Affect Small Businesses

Mitchell Stein, policy director at Consumers for Affordable Health Care, will talk about the federal small business tax credits available, exchange development in Maine, and rating changes in Maine law.


Upcoming Events                     


Relay For Life of Waterville In Memory of Martha "Marty" Spann

October 25, 2013 - 6:30 p.m. Alfond Athletic Center

To register, visit the         American Cancer Society.

Thomas Alumni Association        


New Job? Promotion?

Marriage? New Baby?
Let us know so we can share the news with your classmates in the next issue of the Thomas Magazine.
Thomas Alumni Association        

 Join Us!

Alumni After Hours 


WHEN: June 27

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: Dog Pound


Appetizers and first round on us!


Following the reception: 2nd Annual Pub Crawl!

Hosted by:

Cliff Juntura '10 &

Jesse Bernard '10


Be sure to order your T-shirt for great discounts at local area pubs! 


If you have any questions, please contact Cathy Dumont, Director of Alumni Relations at dumontc@thomas.edu or 207.859.1167.


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Save the Date!


Homecoming & Family Weekend

October 18 - 20

Formal Invitation with events and times coming soon!
For more information, contact Cathy Dumont M.B.A. '10, Director of Alumni Relations, at dumontc@thomas.edu or 207-859-1167.


Summer has finally arrived! 


Amazingly, we have already hosted the Class of 2017 at Summer Orientation.  More than 130 incoming students and their families joined the faculty and staff at Thomas to prepare for the fall semester.


From the Class of 2017 to the Class of 1988, congratulations to Joe Deroche '88 on his induction into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. Joe's terrific performance as a Thomas Terrier made him an easy pick for this honor.


And every class is invited to participate in this year's Thomas Fund. Our annual fundraising effort wraps up this Sunday, June 30 - and every dollar will be doubled by the Harold Alfond Foundation.


Until next month...


 - Jennifer
Jennifer Buker
Director of Public Relations
PS: Be sure to check out our new Graduate offerings at Thomas - apply today!

Welcome Class of 2017                          

On June 15, Thomas College hosted more than 130 incoming students and their families at Summer Orientation.  The Class of 2017 heard from current students and staff about their transition to Thomas life, both academically and socially. "You and I have something in common - we are both new to Thomas College," said Vice President of Enrollment Jonathan Kent.

Thomas staff members answer questions from the parents of incoming students

After lunch, students met with advisors, set their class schedules for the fall, talked to coaches, and explored the campus.  "I feel much better now that I have everything lined up for September," said Sarah Fleming '17 after meeting with her advisor.

Joe Deroche '88 Honored


Thomas alum, Joe DeRoche '88, was inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 22, at the DCU Center in Worcester, MA. DeRoche is the first Thomas alumni to have been inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. "It was a great event and honor. It was nice to spend it with family, friends, coaches, and fellow players," DeRoche said of the event.


(L to R) Brian Bernatchez '88, Trustee; Dick Meader, Head Men's Basketball Coach from to 1971 to 1988, and honoree Joe Deroche '88 at the New England Basketball Hall of Fame festivities


Joe grew up playing basketball in Westbrook in the 1980s and attended the Pine Tree Basketball Camp with then Thomas Head Basketball Coach Dick Meader. Joe averaged 11-12 points per game in his senior year with Westbrook and won the Vinal Trophy as the Western Maine tourney's MVP in 1984, the year Westbrook took the Class A State title.


"I certainly knew he was going to be a good player, but I didn't think we had a chance of getting him at Thomas. I thought a Division I school would sign him," Meader said. Meader, currently the Head Basketball Coach at University of Maine at Farmington, coached DeRoche at Thomas. Scoring 63 points in a game against St. Joseph's College, he became Thomas's all-time leading scorer with 2,218 points and was a two-time NAIA All-American. "Hard to believe my career ended 25 years ago; this brought many fond memories of the Thomas playing days," he said.


Congratulations, Joe!



Thomas Named Nonprofit Institution of the Year by Alfond Youth Center


On May 29, Thomas College was awarded the Nonprofit Institution of the Year award at the Alfond Youth Center. The award was given in recognition of Thomas College's ongoing commitment to youth.

Thomas President Laurie Lachance M.B.A. '92 and Trustee Dorcas Riley are joined by several Thomas College staff members along with Michael Koziol and Ken Walsh of the Alfond Youth Center.

Each year, many of Thomas's students intern at the Alfond Youth Center (AYC), and several of our current students and graduates are employed by the AYC. Thomas produces highly qualified, skilled, and knowledgeable people, including Heather Breznyak '93, M.B.A. '09, Sherrie Genness '99, Isaac LeBlanc '12, M.B.A. '12 Rachel Larrabee '13, M.B.A. '13, and Wendy Grenier '14. Interns and staff members at the AYC encourage healthy choices and better the lives of area youth by providing so many of the AYC's successful programs and services. Thomas College is credited with its excellent educational programs that promote the highly qualified and regarded staff that so many organizations benefit from.


The Boys & Girls Club and YMCA at the Alfond Youth Center's mission is "To inspire and enable all young people and their families to realize their full potential as healthy, productive, responsible and caring citizens."


95% of Thomas students rely on financial aid to make it to graduation.


Make your gift to the Thomas Fund today.


Our fiscal year ends June 30, and every dollar you contribute is doubled by the Harold Alfond Foundation to support student scholarships!


  Thank you!

Thomas College. Beyond Education.