Thomas In the News

President Lachance to be inducted into Maine Women's Hall of Fame March 15.
For more on this story, read here.
Thomas Welcomes Coach Whitmore

Earlier this month, Thomas College welcomed legendary coach Dick Whitmore as the interim Men's Basketball Coach.
For more on this story, read here.
Thomas IT Highlighted

The work of Thomas's IT Department is highlighted in the EDTECH Winter 2014 publication. Read about Thomas in "Two Steps Ahead" and "Containing Mobile."  
Thomas Alumni Association 

Alumni After Hours Upcoming Events

March 20, 2014

Portsmouth, NH

at RiRa's

March 26, 2014

Hartford, CT 

at Agave Grill

April 30, 2014

Worcester, MA

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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Campus Events

Becoming Human

A Thomas College Healthy Me Week Event - FREE

March 1, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Spann Commons Summit Room

Paul Weiss, 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.

Mid-Maine Chamber
Business Breakfast

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.
Winter Carnival              
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 tattoos. 
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Spring is getting closer by the minute, and I for one am ready for some warmer weather!

Thomas 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.

Many 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!

 - Jennifer
Jennifer Buker
Director of Public Relations
Student Wendy Grenier '14 Interns with Alumna Nancy Marshall M.B.A. '94

The 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 Library.

Grenier, a 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 significant expansion.

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

On 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.

On 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 Center.

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?

A: My 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.

Moving Right Along!

Despite the snow and frigid weather, construction of the Harold Alfond Academic Center (top) and the new residence hall (bottom) is progressing beautifully. Both facilities are scheduled to open in August 2014. Stay tuned for news about spring tours!

Thomas College 2014 Career Fair

March 12, 2014

font-size: 12pt; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

font-size: 12pt; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px;">Network with some of the finest area businesses looking to hire Thomas graduates!

New Location: Harold Alfond Athletic Center Field House

Questions? Contact Diane Anderson at andersond@thomas.edu

or register your business or get more information.

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