President Lachance to be inducted into Maine Women's Hall of Fame March 15.
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Thomas Welcomes Coach Whitmore
Earlier this month, Thomas College welcomed legendary coach Dick Whitmore as the interim Men's Basketball Coach.
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| Thomas Alumni Association
Alumni After Hours Upcoming Events
March 20, 2014
March 26, 2014
at Agave Grill
April 30, 2014
at Funky Murphy's Bar & Grille
For more 2014 dates and to register for an event, be sure to visit our Alumni page.
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A Thomas College Healthy Me Week Event - FREE
March 1, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Spann Commons Summit Room
noted teacher and therapist and Director of The Whole Health Center in
Bar Harbor, will bring together both spiritual and scientific insights
as he leads us through a day of play, instructive meditations, gentle
and joyful qi gong movements, and communication exercises - all designed
to create a growing harmony and spaciousness of being with ourselves,
with each other, and with the world.
For more information, contact Thomas College at 859-1324.
March 13, 7:15 a.m.
Summit Room, Spann Student Commons
Connecting Students to the Workforce
Craig Larrabee, President & CEO
of Jobs for Maine Graduates, will speak to how collaboration between
Maine's businesses, public schools, and Jobs for Maine Graduates can
better prepare students for 21st Century jobs in demand in Maine today.
Every year students look forward to Deep Freeze Week at Thomas. The
week is filled with activities each night, ranging from bingo to
billiards for students to enjoy.
The week is topped off by Winter Carnival, where students enjoy
activities such as the obstacle course, lots of free food, and airbrush
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Spring is getting closer by the minute, and I for one am ready for some warmer weather!
students have been busy connecting with alumni through the Alumni &
Career Services Speaker Series, and they are gearing up for what
promises to be another great Career Fair on March 12.
of our students, like Wendy Grenier, and Scarlett Stevens have either
just finished or are currently involved in internships that are sure to
help shape their future after graduation. Be sure to read their stories
below. If you are looking to host an intern or would like to speak at
one of our Speaker Series events, please be sure to contact Career Services.
Stay warm - spring will be here soon!
Director of Public Relations
Student Wendy Grenier '14 Interns with Alumna Nancy Marshall M.B.A. '94
Lithgow Library Capital Campaign announces its partnership with Nancy
Marshall Communications (NMC) and Thomas College student intern, Wendy
Grenier '14 of Winslow.
Nancy Marshall, CEO of
NMC and member of The Friends of the Lithgow Library says, "As a
graduate of Thomas College with an MBA in 1994, I appreciate the
opportunity to work with Thomas College again and become a mentor to
Wendy through the Lithgow Library Campaign." Nancy is passionate about
libraries, having spent a lot of time in them as a child and having
served as founding board member of the Carrabassett Valley Public
Communications, English, and Marketing major in her senior year at
Thomas College, resides in Winslow with her husband and three daughters.
She is excited to be an integral part of a campaign that speaks
directly to her own heart; additionally, she is pleased to be mentored
by Nancy Marshall and so many other area business leaders.
|(L) Nancy Marshall M.B.A. '94, CEO of Nancy Marshall Communications, and intern (R) Wendy Grenier '14
Grenier says, "I used to
ride my bike to the library every week in the summer. I was so
fortunate to have benefited from all the magic that a library holds for a
child. In order to continue serving the Augusta community in the years
to come, Lithgow needs our help now."
The final phase of the
Lithgow Library Capital Campaign kicks off this month with a fundraising
goal of $2M. In order to complete the necessary repairs and
renovations, Augusta residents must also pass a referendum in June to
provide the campaign with an additional $4 million. Library reps state
that the current building is in desperate need of repair and a
Built in 1896, the
library was to hold 6,000 books. Today, the Lithgow Public Library holds
approximately 67,000 books and media pieces. The library has been
surviving for years with makeshift shelving, limited seats, and lacks
meeting and other dedicated space.
The National Register of
Historic Places recognizes the Lithgow Public Library, and in order to
continue operating and to eliminate further deterioration, building
renovation and expansion are required.
Alumni & Project Login Events Guide Students on Careers
Monday, February 10, Alumni & Career Services hosted four alums who
shared their personal career journeys ,as well as career advice, with
students. The four alums were Rick Whalen '93, V.P. Regional Market
Manager at Skowhegan Savings; Betsy (Pratt) Sibley '02, Marketing &
Business Development Director at Community Credit Union; Jevon Owens
'04, Branch Supervisor & Associate V.P.- Investment Officer at Wells
Fargo Advisors; and, Ryan O'Donnell '04, General Manager at Sam's Club.
Although each alum shared their own career experiences, common themes
such as ethics, relationship building, and being adaptable seemed to
resonate throughout. Following the event, several students stayed to
chat with alumni about job and internship opportunities.
"With the recent
merger of Alumni Relations and Career Services, we anticipate hosting
many more of these events. It is not only a great benefit for the
students, but also great way for alumni to stay connected to Thomas,"
says Corey Pelletier '04, M.B.A.'12, Director of Career Services.
|Accelerated MBA student Javier Abascal Carrasco M.B.A. '14 speaks with representatives from Kepware Technologies.
February 4, Thomas hosted a panel of IT-industry professionals through
its partnership with Project Login. Project Login, a program of Educate
Maine, works to foster technology education in Maine schools, with a
goal of creating more computing and IT professionals for Maine
employers. At the event, students heard from top professionals in
computing and IT about their own career development paths. Individuals
in attendance came from WEX, Tyler Technologies, Molina Medical
Solutions, Fluid Imaging, Bunk 1, Kepware Technologies, and the State of
Maine. In addition to helping students consider careers in these
industries, the exchange - which was followed by a networking reception -
presented students with opportunities to learn about related
internships and job openings.
A dynamic group of
panelists were present from the following companies: Liz Resenbrink,
Jason Worswick '03, and Eric Hamlin '03 from Tyler Technologies; Patrick
Soucy '98, M.B.A. '98 and Anita Mosely from Molina Medical Solutions;
Bruce Dalton from Fluid Imaging; John Sterling, Jim Miller, and Kevin
Smith from WEX; Justin Steele from Bunk 1; John Smith from the Maine
State Office of IT; and, Greg Wright and Jason Brown from Kepware.
For more information about Project Login, click here.
Scarlett Stevens '14 Returns from
Washington Center Internship
This past semester,
Thomas student Scarlett Stevens interned at the Washington Center for
the U.S. Marshals Service. During her time there, Scarlett lived right
outside of Washington, D.C., in the Washington Center Housing with many
other interns from across the country and the world. Recently, we caught
up with Scarlett and asked her about her experiences at the Washington
|Scarlett Stevens '14, a Criminal Justice major, interned at the Washington Center last fall.
Q: While you were interning in the U.S. Marshals Service, what responsibilities did you have?
position as intern was for the U.S. Marshals Service, where I worked in
Human Resources. I fielded phone calls from people looking to see what
they would be required to do in order to become a U.S. Marshal. I also
received applications and put them through a series of checks before
passing them on to the hiring staff. If certain things came up in
anyone's history or background that was not in line with the goals of
the U.S. Marshals Service, I flagged them and passed them on to the
department supervisor for further review. Many of the items I received
were confidential in nature. Since we were the main office, I was also
involved in supporting branch offices with their recruiting needs. I
assisted in creating a PowerPoint presentation that is being used by
recruiters in their efforts to attract good candidates.
For more of Scarlett's interview, click here.