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Alpha Chi

Alpha Chi Members participate in a Community Service Project

WATERVILLE, March 2014 – On Saturday, March 22nd members of the Alpha Chi community volunteered at Oakland Memorial Hall to help clean and restore the historical building. In total 12 Alpha Chi members volunteered that day completing various projects such as painting and cleaning floors. Members that participated are, Sarah Maffei, Emma Mcllwain, Jessica Bishop, Ben Hubert, Stan Carte, Jason Stevens, Donald DeVun, Ryan Dubois, Evie Johnson, Ashia Jepson, Jim Prenier, and Kady Esty.

The president of Alpha Chi, Jason Stevens, reached out to various towns and agencies within the areas to locate a place where members of Alapha Chi could complete a community service project. As a collective group members wanted to complete a project on a Saturday in groups of 8-15 people. After receiving a positive response from the town of Oakland they made plans to help clean and paint the Oakland Memorial Hall. Emma Warren, a volunteering member of Alpha Chi said, “Our goal for this service project was to venture into the community and put our best efforts into cleaning and restoring Memorial Hall in Oakland. Spending our Saturday working together to improve this historic building felt worthwhile, and I am grateful to be a part of Alpha Chi.”

The group does not have specific plans at this time to return to the Oakland Memorial Hall but on April 19th they will be volunteering for the Oakland School System. During this service project they will be cleaning buses and doing some landscaping around one of the schools.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.


Marcel Gagne

We Talk About Customer Service - What We Really Want is Customer Satisfaction!

WATERVILLE, April 2014 – The next Business Breakfast, presented by Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, will host Marcel Gagne, business representative for Goodwill of Northern New England. Mr. Gagne suggests that the only entity that can determine true customer satisfaction is the customer. Learn about the true costs of losing customers and the great savings and effect on the bottom line of maintaining existing customers. He will share what you can do to ensure your customers are not just "serviced" - but satisfied! The breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 10, from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m. in the Spann Student Commons Summit Room on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road in Waterville.

Marcel Gagne has an extensive career in training, management, consulting, and social services. He also enjoyed a decade of engagement doing community and economic work for CEI, focusing on consulting for small and large businesses. Gagne currently is a business representative for Goodwill of Northern New England, serving as a community outreach person for Take 2, an at-risk youth work-ready program in Androscoggin County, as well as being a LEAN/Process Improvement facilitator for corporate Goodwill.

Marcel serves on the Androscoggin United Way’s Allocations Panel; is on the Board of Directors for Community Credit Union; and, is Chair of the Community Advisory Board at USM’s Lewiston/Auburn College. He has conducted numerous customer satisfaction trainings for Chambers, Career Centers, private clientele, and multi-state conferences.

Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons. The cost of the Business Breakfast is $15 for those members who register before the event and is $17 at the door. The general admission is $20 for the public. A hot breakfast is included with the reservation. To register, go online to www.midmainechamber.com or call 207.873.3315.

The sponsors for the Business Breakfast are AT&T; People’s United Bank; Higgins & Bolduc Insurance; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; FairPoint Communications; and, the Morning Sentinel, a division of Maine Today Media, Inc.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.


Working on Natural Gas Boiler


Thomas Turns On The Gas!

Thomas College has flipped the switch to a new natural gas furnace. The addition of natural gas is part of the College's Strategic Energy Plan that seeks to provide Thomas College with diverse energy sources that will lower long-term energy expenses and keep tuition costs down. Chris Rhoda, Vice President of Information Services and CIO at Thomas College, said, "Diversifying energy sources is one way the College can reduce costs - when the price of one source goes up, an alternative resource can be tapped. Adding yet another alternative source to the campus was the major reason the College decided to sign a contract with Summit Natural Gas earlier this month."

A total of five buildings will be converted to the use of natural gas initially. Beth Gibbs, Senior Vice President of Financial Affairs and CFO, said, "In the first full year of conversion, we expect to save approximately $90,000." The savings will help the College remain a competitive choice for students pursuing higher education.


Darrin Lane and Jim Raddatz,
Thomas College Physical Plant
staff, working on the new natural
gas boiler



Solar Energy for the Homeowner

Solar Energy

WATERVILLE, March 2014 –Representatives from ReVision Energy, Maine’s leading solar energy installer, and Thomas College welcomed the public to a solar workshop at the college on Saturday, March 22nd from 10am to 12pm.

The focus of this free workshop was be Solar Energy for the Homeowner. Guests had the opportunity to learn about grid-tied solar electric (photovoltaic) systems, solar hot water systems, heat pump technology for supplemental space heating and water heating, current historically low solar panel prices, financial incentives and loan programs, lowering utility bills, reducing dependence on fossil fuels, and current solar technology in Maine.” With over 70 people in attendance, “This turnout is very encouraging,” commented Jennifer Albee of ReVision. “We will be sure to have more of these at Thomas in the future.”

John Luft, Revision Energy Branch Manager, started off the program by introducing Chris Rhoda, VP of Information Services and Chair of the Energy Conservation Committee at Thomas College, to talk about his experience with ReVision at Thomas and as homeowner. “My wife and I decided to include solar power as a source of energy for our home seven years ago, the change has definitely saved us money, helped us feel better about the type of energy used at our home, and provided an opportunity to discuss solar energy with our children.”

John then discussed the power purchase agreements (PPA’s) for institutions and non-profits, including the current PPA established between ReVision Energy and Thomas College. This agreement lead to the largest grid-tied solar system in Maine, which features nearly 700 solar electric panels. The $700,000 project was made possible through a special program with ReVision Energy that brought the project’s cost for Thomas College down to about $175,000. The 170-kilowatt solar photovoltaic array on the Alfond Athletic Center provides 11 percent of the college’s energy needs and not only pay for itself in 15 years but is projected to save Thomas more than $500,000 over its expected 35-plus year life span. “When we pay less for energy, students pay less for an education,” said Chris.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.



Scholarship Recognition Day 

WATERVILLE, March 2014 – On Saturday, March 15, Thomas College will celebrate its prospective students’ hard work on Scholarship Recognition Day. President Laurie Lachance and the Thomas community invite prospective students who have received a merit award and their families to attend the event held in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center on campus staring at 9:00 a.m.

Nearly $1 million will be awarded to deserving students who demonstrated academic success and leadership in their application materials. The Admissions staff expects to see more than 500 people attend the on-campus event, including 137 prospective students. At 9:30 a.m., President Laurie Lachance will welcome the recipients of the merit award. At this time, a drawing for five additional, $1,000 scholarships will take place to get the event started.

Thomas College Provost Dr. Thomas Edwards will present “The Thomas Experience” at 9:45 a.m., in which he will profile individual Thomas students; will link their achievement with the Thomas College mission statement; and, will provide examples of student success, leadership, and service so prospective students and their families can see what those concepts look like in action. After Dr. Edwards’ presentation, the award ceremony is set to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Student introductions will include their name, hometown, and their high school activities and achievements. Dr. Edwards will shake each student’s hand while awarding individual scholarships in his full academic regalia. The ceremony will give students a glance into the future, as the event is designed to replicate where they will be standing four years from now at graduation.

Following the awards ceremony and the Scholar’s Luncheon, students and their families will be encouraged to explore the campus and meet with faculty, admissions counselors, coaches, financial aid staff, and to take a tour of the campus.

“Thomas recognizes student success both inside and outside the classroom. The Merit Scholarship Day is a great opportunity to highlight the talents and accomplishments incoming students bring with them to Thomas. We focus on the academic, professional, and personal success of our students. Scholarship Recognition Day is a great way to recognize the achievements of our new students and to encourage them to continue to be engaged at Thomas,” said Dr. Edwards. Thomas College is proud to honor merit scholarship winners and their families, and will be even more proud to see them graduate in 2018.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.



Connecting Students to the Workforce



Craig Larrabee
President and CEO of
Jobs for Maine's Graduates

WATERVILLE, March 2014 – The next Business Breakfast, presented by Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, will host Craig Larrabee, President and CEO of Jobs for Maine’s Graduates. Mr. Larrabee will speak to how collaborations between Maine’s public schools, Maine’s businesses and Jobs for Maine’s Graduates can better prepare students for 21st century jobs that are in demand here at home. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, March 13, from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m. in the Spann Student Commons Summit Room on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road in Waterville.

Mr. Larrabee received his degree in secondary education at the University of Maine at Farmington. He has been with Jobs for Maine’s Graduates (JMG) for 21 years, serving in positions of progressive responsibility. In 1993, Mr. Larrabee joined JMG as a job specialist, working first with students at Woodland High School and then at Belfast Area High School. Shortly after, he became the Regional Manager of JMG sites in the North and North Central Regions of Maine. Later, in 1999, Mr. Larrabee had been promoted to Director of Operations, having oversight over the entire field staff. In July of 2002, Mr. Larrabee was promoted to Executive Vice President until 2005 when he was again promoted; this time to JMG Board of Directors as President and CEO. In addition to his work at JMG, Mr. Larrabee is a member of the State Workforce Investment Board.

The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons. The cost of the Business Breakfast is $15 for those members who register before the event and is $17 at the door. The general admission is $20 for the public. A hot breakfast is included with the reservation. To register, go online to www.midmainechamber.com or call 207.873.3315.

The sponsors for the Business Breakfast are AT&T; People’s United Bank; Higgins & Bolduc Insurance; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; FairPoint Communications; and, the Morning Sentinel, a division of Maine Today Media, Inc.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.


Career Fair 2014

WATERVILLE, January 2014 – This year the Thomas College Career Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 12th from 10 am to 2 pm on campus in the Alfond Athletic Center Field House. During this event students will have the chance to meet with a diverse group of employers who are looking to hire Thomas College students from various majors. Potential job offerings range from summer, part-time, and full-time employment to internship opportunities. In addition, Graduate School representatives will be attending for those looking to pursue further education. With an expected 70 organizations attending the 2014 Career Fair, there is something for everyone “-from the first year student looking to practice networking skills, to the Accelerated MBA student looking for their first career position,” Diane Anderson, Assistant Director of Career Services at Thomas College

The Career fair is one of the most important annual events at Thomas College. Students and employers are able to establish a relationship in a truly unique atmosphere. In addition to the unique environment, many organizations attending this event have ties to Thomas College. Assistance Plus attendee, Joe Costello, stated, “Our CFO is an alumni of Thomas and we have employed other students and graduates of Thomas before. We see Thomas as a great resource to the community providing us with opportunities to visit campus to educate students and faculty about our services.” Other employers who have attended the fair for a number of years say that it’s the best career fair they attend each year because of the organization and attendees. Since the fair stated it has seen tremendous growth in the number of organizations attending compared to just five years ago.

The Career Fair is “a great way for company representatives to explain the benefits and culture of their organization, as well as specific expectations related to positions,” stated Diane Anderson. With this being said, many organizations will be returning for the fifth year in a row. Theses employers included Androscoggin Bank; Assistance Plus; Athenahealth, Inc.; Baker, Newman, Noyes; Bangor Police Department; Hollywood Casino & Raceway; Maine State Police; MAS Home Care of Maine; Portland Police Department; Providence Service Corp.; South Portland Police Department; and, Verizon Wireless.

Students can find helpful Career Fair tips and sample questions for employers on the Thomas College Website. These tips are meant to help student prepare for the event in advance and include help recommendations such as how to address an employer, “with a firm handshake and positive attitude,” and encourage students to be prepared to “share basic information about [themselves] and [their] career interests with a brief “30-second sound bite.” The sample questions are designed to effectively demonstrate that a student is interested in both the organization and the industry while keeping students focused on the important questions.

The Career Fair has a lot to offer all those who attend. Students may gain a better understanding of their career choices and be able to hit the ground running after graduation. “Employers benefit by being able to meet candidate’s face-to-face and collect resumes, while also promoting their organization’s current openings, future needs, and internship program if they have one,” says Diane Anderson. Thomas College is proud to hold this event because it provides yet another avenue for our students to make contacts and potentially establish a job during school or after graduation. We look forward to seeing you all there!

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.

For more about this year's Career Fair please visit Career Services.



Nancy Marshall Communications teams with Thomas College intern for Lithgow Library Capital Campaign


Nancy Marshall left - Wendy Grenier right

AUGUSTA, February 2014 – The Lithgow Library Capital Campaign announces its partnership with Nancy Marshall Communications (NMC) and Thomas College student intern, Wendy Grenier 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.” She 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. Marshall continues to utilize the lifelong learning opportunities that libraries have to offer these days, with services like Inter-Library Loan to keep up on the latest public relations and marketing publications.

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.

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 lack of meeting and other dedicated space.

The National Register of Historic Places recognizes the Lithgow Public Library and in order to continue operation and eliminate further deterioration, building renovation and expansion are required.

About Lithgow Library Capital Campaign: Lithgow Public Library, opened its doors February of 1896, with funding from Llewellyn W. Lithgow and Andrew Carnegie on the corner of State and Winthrop Streets. A total of $51,850 secured the building and the land for the City of Augusta and Mr. Lithgow’s dream of a public library, a beautiful Renaissance Romanesque “people’s university” was realized. For nearly 118 years, the library has graced the City’s picturesque historical landscapes and offered adults and children from the community the opportunity to enrich their hearts and minds. The time has come for much needed updates and renovations to preserve its historical home within the City of Augusta. For more information on the Lithgow Public Library or the Lithgow Library Capital Campaign, please visit http://www.lithgow.lib.me.us/ OR www.lithgowfriends.org.

For additional information, contact Amy Anderson, Ovation Fundraising at 207.776.5512 or Betsy Pohl, Lithgow Public Library at 207.626.2415.




Thomas College Hosts Project Login Panel

Waterville, ME – On February 4, 2014, Thomas College Alumni Relations & Career Services will host a Project Login panel and networking reception in Thomas College’s Summit Room in the Spann Student Commons from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Hear from top professionals in computing and IT as they share career experiences and the many career opportunities within the IT technology field. A networking reception will follow the panel discussion. Thomas students and alumni interested in IT internships and jobs after graduation are encouraged to take advantage of this networking event. Thomas College is located at 180 West River Road in Waterville, and the event is free and open to the public.

The Educate Maine, Project Login, is an industry and academically funded program that attempts to foster technology education in Maine schools K-12. Project Login was launched in February, 2013, with the goal of expanding the network of computing and IT professionals to keep Maine businesses at the forefront of their industries. The initiative is a partnership between Maine's leading businesses, the University of Maine System and Thomas College.

This is one in a series of relationship-building events at Maine's colleges and universities for aspiring computing and IT professionals and Maine employers. Students will have an opportunity to talk directly with IT professionals and recruiters from some of the Maine companies that want to hire them. Business representatives will talk to students about the role of IT in their companies, the opportunities for internships and co-ops, and the need to hire qualified graduates in these fields.

A dynamic group of panelists will be present from the following companies: Tyler Technologies, Molina Medical Solutions, Fluid Imaging, WEX, Bunk 1, State of Maine Office of IT, and Kepware. A representative from these companies will discuss their current position and their career path. The panel conversation will be followed by questions and answers.

Thomas College has offers degrees in IT including: Computer Science, Computer Science/Master of Business Administration, Information Technology Management, Information Technology Management/Master of Business Administration, and the newly added – Security and Cyber-Defense, and Project Management/Master of Business Administration.

Click here for more about Project Login.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Corey Pelletier at Pelletierc@thomas.edu



Computer & Information Security: Protecting Small Business

WATERVILLE, January 2014 – The next Business Breakfast, presented by Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, will host Dr. Frank Appunn, Professor of Business and Information Technology Management at Thomas College. Appunn will identify specific protections for small businesses that provide significantly improved defenses without significant costs. The content will build on formal studies among small businesses in the U.S. during 2013 and provide practical solutions relevant to Maine. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 13, from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m. in the Spann Student Commons Summit Room on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road in Waterville.

Dr. Frank Appunn joined Thomas College in 2012 as Professor of Information Technology Management. He started his career as an accountant and then transitioned to technology where he formed and led businesses that delivered technology solutions aimed at reliability and security. With 22 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technologist, he came to Maine where he studied and researched security solutions as part of earning his doctoral degree. Dr. Appunn holds the premier certification in the field of security solutions. He has taught over 60 security courses and consulted to more than 100 organizations during his expansive career.

Dr. Appunn has an interest in academic issues and research, but focuses on practical solutions that consider not only technology, but also the importance of considering the organization and people in creating affordable solutions that work. He is particularly concerned that Maine organizations are too trusting. Most data criminals have automated most of their attacks – meaning that there is no safe zone or organization too small. Frank has combined a number of techniques and suggestions to reduce risks and losses while considering limited budgets. By combining cost-effective approaches and solid internal leadership, Frank hopes to aid Maine organizations in reducing their risk of losing money or exposing their customers to excessive cyber risks.

Together with Thomas College, Dr. Appunn invites all attendees and Chamber members to send any employee with a technical role to a workshop that will provide technical approaches and action items to improve the cyber safety levels at your organization.

The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons. The cost of the Business Breakfast is $15 for those members who register before the event and is $17 at the door. The general admission is $20 for the public. A hot breakfast is included with the reservation. To register, go online to www.midmainechamber.com or call 207.873.3315.

The sponsors for the Business Breakfast are AT&T; People’s United Bank; Higgins & Bolduc Insurance; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; FairPoint Communications; and, the Morning Sentinel, a division of Maine Today Media, Inc.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.



Thomas College Hall of Flags adds the Spanish Flag

Established in the Fall of 2012, as part of President Lachance’s Inauguration celebration, Thomas College unveiled a new Hall of Flags in the Ayotte Auditorium Lobby. Each flag represents the country of a current or former student of the College. On Thursday, January 23, the Spanish flag was added to the expanding display in front of a group of faculty, staff, and students representing almost a dozen different countries.

In her opening remarks, Laurie Lachance stated, “We officially welcome and recognize the country of Spain and the people of Spain who are now a part of this precious Thomas Community, and of the rich history of our College.” President Lachance and student Javier Carrasco, a current Accelerated MBA program student from Spain, displayed the colorful flag with pride and excitement. “Today, Javier, on behalf of Thomas College, I officially welcome you and all who will come from your country,” remarked Lachance as she raised the flag.

Thomas College has enjoyed international students since the 1970’s. The installation of the Hall of Flags is to honor those international students. Currently there are over 40 countries represented including Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Dominica, England, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Jamaica, Japan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Mongolia, Nepal, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Vietnam.



Computing & Information Security: Protecting Small Business

WATERVILLE, January 2014 – The next Business Breakfast, presented by Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce, will host Dr. Frank Appunn, Professor of Business and Information Technology Management at Thomas College. Appunn will identify specific protections for small businesses that provide significantly improved defenses without significant costs. The content will build on formal studies among small businesses in the U.S. during 2013 and provide practical solutions relevant to Maine. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, February 13, from 7:15 – 9:00 a.m. in the Spann Student Commons Summit Room on Thomas College’s campus at 180 West River Road in Waterville.

Dr. Frank Appunn joined Thomas College in 2012 as Professor of Information Technology Management. He started his career as an accountant and then transitioned to technology where he formed and led businesses that delivered technology solutions aimed at reliability and security. With 22 years of experience as an entrepreneur and technologist, he came to Maine where he studied and researched security solutions as part of earning his doctoral degree. Dr. Appunn holds the premier certification in the field of security solutions. He has taught over 60 security courses and consulted to more than 100 organizations during his expansive career.

Dr. Appunn has an interest in academic issues and research, but focuses on practical solutions that consider not only technology, but also the importance of considering the organization and people in creating affordable solutions that work. He is particularly concerned that Maine organizations are too trusting. Most data criminals have automated most of their attacks – meaning that there is no safe zone or organization too small. Frank has combined a number of techniques and suggestions to reduce risks and losses while considering limited budgets. By combining cost-effective approaches and solid internal leadership, Frank hopes to aid Maine organizations in reducing their risk of losing money or exposing their customers to excessive cyber risks.

Together with Thomas College, Dr. Appunn invites all attendees and Chamber members to send any employee with a technical role to a workshop that will provide technical approaches and action items to improve the cyber safety levels at your organization.

The Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce holds monthly informative presentations on a variety of educational business topics at Thomas College’s Spann Student Commons. The cost of the Business Breakfast is $15 for those members who register before the event and is $17 at the door. The general admission is $20 for the public. A hot breakfast is included with the reservation. To register, go online to www.midmainechamber.com or call 207.873.3315.

The sponsors for the Business Breakfast are AT&T; People’s United Bank; Higgins & Bolduc Insurance; Nicholson, Michaud & Company; O’Donnell, Lee, McCowan & Phillips, LLC; FairPoint Communications; and, the Morning Sentinel, a division of Maine Today Media, Inc.

About Thomas College: Thomas College, founded in 1894, is a private, liberal arts and business college in Waterville, Maine. Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. Thomas is focused on providing an accessible and affordable quality education to any student who is motivated to work hard and succeed. Thomas provides a supportive learning environment for all students - many of whom are first generation college students - and encourages them to discover and fulfill their unique potential. Thomas offers its students Guaranteed Tuition and its graduates Guaranteed Job Placement within six months of graduation. For more information about Thomas College, please visit www.thomas.edu.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.




Maine Bankers Association Award



WATERVILLE, January 2014 – Thomas College Senior Jordan Hoyt was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Maine Bankers Association at a recent Legislative Coffee held at Kennebec Savings Bank in Augusta. Hoyt (center), a senior majoring in Business, is joined by (L-R) Rep. Matt Pouliot, Rep. Tim Marks, Rep. Sharon Treat, KSB President and CEO Mark Johnston, and Senator Pat Flood.

About Thomas College: Thomas College, founded in 1894, is a private, liberal arts and business college in Waterville, Maine. Thomas offers a rich professional studies curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. Thomas is focused on providing an accessible and affordable quality education to any student who is motivated to work hard and succeed. Thomas provides a supportive learning environment for all students - many of whom are first generation college students - and encourages them to discover and fulfill their unique potential. Thomas offers its students Guaranteed Tuition and its graduates Guaranteed Job Placement within six months of graduation. For more information about Thomas College, please visit www.thomas.edu.

For additional information, contact Jennifer Buker at bukerj@thomas.edu or 207.859.1319.


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