Beyond Education


February 2014 News

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


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

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.


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