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   (L to R) Kylee Risinger '15, M.B.A. '15, Peer Mentoring Coordinator Reanna Burns, Lenora Shannon '15, M.B.A. '15, Jasmine Ryan '13, and pictured above is Assistant Professor
Dr. Joe Scozzafava
Campus Events


Mid-Maine Chamber
Business Breakfast


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

Consumers for Affordable Health Care: 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.

Homecoming & Family Weekend


October 18 - 20

Invitation and schedule to follow! 

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I hope you are all enjoying your summer! Students will be coming back soon, and we look forward to welcoming the next class to Thomas. 


If hints of fall are making you think about going back to school, be sure to join us for an Open House on August 15 to learn about ongoing educational opportunities here at Thomas. We have new offerings in our Continuing Education and Graduate programs, and our Open House is a great opportunity to learn about them. See where these new degrees can take you in your career. 


I hope to see you all then!  


Until next month...


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

Professor Appunn talks Thomas on

Money Matters Radio 

On Tuesday, July 16, Professor Frank Appunn sat down for a chat with radio host Stu Taylor regarding Thomas College's new MBA in Project Management.
During the interview, Professor Appunn spoke about Thomas College being the 'best kept secret in Maine' and went on to describe Thomas's achievements in providing not only academic learning, but the practical, hands-on learning to its students. Stu Taylor spoke to Thomas's successes in, "incorporating the importance of the pragmatic aspect of life, and entrepreneurial aspect of life. Thomas College has been doing that successfully and continues to do it."
Professor Dr. Frank Appunn
Thomas College has spent a great deal of time researching high-demand careers and is pleased to bring the new Project Management degree to Maine and New England. "Project management delivers the needed change in innovation and competitive forces to keep New England ahead of other areas in the world," explained Appunn. The program will teach students the skills to deal with today's difficulties of adapting to change, working outside of normal business practices, and how to properly deliver projects to completion on time and within budget. These skills can be applied to virtually any career path, whether in banking, construction, health care, government, and more. Appunn impressed that Project Management graduates will bring practical experiences to their workplaces, and their "global knowledge" will be highly regarded. 
For more information about the Project Management Program, visit Thomas.edu.

Maine NEW Leadership Dinner

Veronica Beaudoin '15 and Ashley Hebert '13 attended a leadership seminar at the University of Maine at Orono in late May.  The Maine New Leadership Program (MNL) is a six-day, non-partisan, residential, public leadership program provided at no cost to undergraduate college women from a variety of public and private, two- and four-year institutions throughout Maine.
Attendees of the seminar must be from or attending

Veronica Beaudoin '15 and Ashley Hebert '13, '15, M.B.A. '15 at the NEW Leadership dinner

an undergraduate program in the state of Maine.  The daily mini-seminars that both Veronica and Ashley attended focused on women in politics and public leadership.  Ashley says the purpose of the MNL "is to help participants learn skills and develop networks that empower them to become civic and public leaders."
Betty-Jane Meader, former Thomas College Marketing Professor and President of the American Association of University Women, also attended the banquet.  She was thrilled to visit with Veronica and Ashley at the banquet and says she served as mentor to last year's attendees, Jami Childress '13 and Amy Sylvester '12.  Betty-Jane was proud to say, "Amy was the first graduate of MNL to run for political office."
Veronica says that the MNL program was "empowering."  She also said, "I learned a lot about myself and the type of woman I am and how my perspective on the world is as unique and important as anyone elses.  More specifically, I learned not to be afraid of being a feminist and really embracing that 'feminist' is not a dirty word."  She feels that the conference made her aware that she did not need to leave the state to make a difference.
Ashley is a 2013 Thomas graduate, having double-majored in Finance and Political Science.  She will be returning to Thomas in the fall for the Accelerated MBA program.  Veronica majors in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and Marketing.  She will graduate in 2015.
Alumni After Hours


On Saturday, July 27, Alumni Relations welcomed 50+ alums back to campus in the Dog Pound for the first stop in the 2nd Annual Alumni Pub Crawl. Organized by Clifford Juntura '10 and Jesse Bernard '10,  it is the first time many alums had been back to campus and they were impressed by the changes to Spann Commons.

Thomas alumni gather at the Dog Pound in Spann Commons

The Thomas College Alumni Association hosts several Alumni After Hour events throughout New England each year. To arrange or host an Alumni After Hours in your area, please contact Cathy Dumont M.B.A. '10, Director of Alumni Relations, at dumontc@thomas.edu.


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Thomas College CED/Grad Division





Learn about the variety of affordable graduate and continuing education programs at Thomas College. Meet professors and staff, enjoy hors d'oeuvres and enter to win exciting prizes, like an iPad mini!

If you apply to a specific program at the event, the application fee will be waived. Step-by-step admissions assistance and financial aid information will be available.

RSVP by Friday, August 9.


Register here for the

 Open House!


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