For most students, the college is not limited to their classroom experience. Much of what you want a school to offer can be found on campus. Here at Thomas College, Student life is all about you and ways for you to be part of the student activities. It includes making new friends, finding new interests, and cheering friends on at many sports events.
Prof. Joe Donato, Advisor – The purpose of the society is to foster close relationships among accounting students, alumni engaged in accounting activities, the accounting faculty, and practicing accountants. The society complements classroom work by providing a forum for visiting lecturers, an opportunity for field trips, and an informed association for those seeking careers in accountancy.
Prof. Tracey Horton, Advisor – Alpha Chi is a coeducational national college academic honor society that admits students from all academic disciplines. Since 1922 its purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction. Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of the institution’s juniors and seniors and is by invitation only based on this criteria.
Prof. Rick Saucier, Advisor – From comics to movies, this discussion group allows students interested in the art of anime (Japanese animation) to come together to view, read and take in various anime genres and discuss the entertainment and social impact they have on society today.
Michael Sales, Coordinator of Student Life, Advisor – The Campus Activities Board (CAB) is a student group responsible for programming campus-wide social and cultural activities. CAB members plan, coordinate, and oversee all aspects of most special event programming that occurs throughout the year. Membership is open to all students wishing to have a voice in the types of events sponsored on campus.
Dena Wade, Administrative Assistant for Student Affairs, Advisor and Prof. Steven Dyer, Advisor – This chapter of the International Organization was founded to help students who wish to build their faith and spirituality in the name of Jesus Christ and to do evangelism and discipleship in the community. Meetings of the organization include prayer, quiet time, reflections, bible study and outreach opportunities within the community.
Mike Blasco, Area Coordinator, Advisor – Club Green Thomas is a club where students who want to help guide the campus into a more environmentally friendly future can come together. The club will work directly with the student body to put forth activities and events to educate students about sustainability in their daily lives while living on the Thomas College campus.
Prof. Steven Dyer, Advisor – The Criminal Justice Club provides opportunities for students who have a common interest in law enforcement. The group participates in activities and seminars that enable them to make contacts and learn valuable information that will assist them in their chosen career path.
Michelle Casavant, Director – This Performing Arts organization provides the opportunity for students to learn various dance styles and perform them for the campus and community. The director provides a comfortable, relaxed, and energetic atmosphere for students to learn and develop.
Prof. Richard Biffle, Advisor – The Education Club was created for education members who enjoy opportunities to learn outside the classroom. The club sponsors fundraisers, activities for children, and attends and hosts workshops that are geared toward expanding their knowledge regarding the education field.
Mike Duguay, Advisor – the purpose of the Entrepreneurship Club is to help students get involved with entrepreneurship opportunities. Through this club, they will be able to get information about what entrepreneurship is and make valuable contacts in order to move forward in the business field as they grow professionally.
Prof. Richard Biffle, Advisor – The International Club is open to all students wishing to share a global experience with Thomas students. The club promotes diversity, sharing cultures and, above all, having fun. The club organizes events and activities to bring the campus together, while also educating on the many differences in backgrounds, cultures and traditions that make up the Thomas College community.
James Delorie, Director of Recreation and Intramurals – The Purpose of the Harold Alfond Athletic Center is to provide recreation and intramural opportunities to the Thomas College students. Programs and activities that promote fitness, health and wellness will be a primary focus. Competitive and non-competitive activities will serve to promote good sportsmanship, respect for self, others and teamwork.
Prof. Joe Donato, Advisor – The Judicial Review Board provides students with the opportunity to participate with the faculty and administration in the disciplinary function of the college. Comprised of nine student representatives (3 students per sophomore, junior and senior classes), the Board meets regularly to review alleged violations of campus policy referred to them by a College Judicial Officer. Under the philosophy of helping students make better choices and assume more responsibility for their actions in the community, the Board utilizes an educational model. The Judicial Board renders decisions and when appropriate makes recommendations for sanctions.
Corey Paquette, Advisor – JMG serves to aid in improving work/life skills for students through community outreach, leadership opportunities, and volunteer work. JMG will network students with professionals in their chosen career paths. This will include sponsoring different community service events as well as professional networking events.
Prof. John Majewski, Advisor – Kappa Delta Phi National Fraternity has existed since 1900 and has twenty-four chapters on campuses throughout New England. Kappa Delta Phi is a professional, educational, business, and social fraternity. NU chapter (Thomas College) was founded April 23, 1960. Enrolled students are eligible to pledge the fraternity only after they have completed a minimum of 12 college credits and earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0.
Prof. Joe Scozzafava, Advisor – The Thomas College Student-Faculty-Staff Music Club provides an opportunity for all members of the Thomas community (students, faculty, and staff), regardless of level of experience, who play a musical instrument or sing to come together and play music. Workshops geared towards music are provided throughout the year. The Music Club also sponsors monthly open mic nights.
Prof. Frank Appunn, Advisor – From Crypto-currency to the latest and newest technology and programming on the market, this club engages students in these trends and allows opportunities to try out and explore new technology as well as the opportunity to teach others about what they are learning. This club is open to students in all majors.
Lisa Desautels-Poliquin, VP for Student Affairs and Hannah Gladstone, Dean of Students – Orientation Leaders are selected in the spring to help plan and later implement the Fall Orientation Program for incoming students. OL selections are based upon a student’s demonstrated potential for student leadership and involvement at Thomas. The OL team participates in a Leadership Training program during August to assist them in their development as student leaders.
Prof. Joe Scozzafava, Advisor – Thomas College OTHER-Wise is a student-led support and advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, questioning students and their allies (LGBTA). The mission of OTHER-Wise is to promote an open and affirming environment on campus through advocacy and education. OTHER-Wise welcomes people from all walks of life and does not discriminate based on real or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, religion, class, creed, age, beliefs or physical/mental ability.
Debbie Cunningham, Vice President of Student Success, Advisor – Each first-year student at Thomas College is assigned a Thomas College peer mentor. Peer mentors are continuing Thomas College students who have successfully completed at least one year of coursework. The peer mentors are carefully selected and trained to work with first-year students.
Jonte Roussel, Peer Tutoring Coordinator, Advisor – Peer tutors are continuing Thomas College students who have successfully completed at least one year at Thomas College and who have earned the recommendations of the faculty members in the disciplines in which they tutor. They are carefully trained to work with both groups and individuals to foster a productive learning environment for each student they serve.
Prof. Roberta Tibbetts, Advisor, Prof. Mark Marsolais, Advisor – The Thomas College chapter of this national organization provides opportunities for Thomas students to develop vocational competencies in business as well as civic and personal responsibility. It sponsors speakers, a joint professional conference with students at other business institutions, and regional business-teacher conferences. It also contributes to the Business Education Association of Maine, promotes social events throughout the year, and maintains a liaison with area high schools.
Prof. Dana Wohl, Advisor – The Psychology Club’s mission is to provide an intellectual and social atmosphere in which to discuss issues pertaining to psychology. The club provides programs and information concerning graduate schools and creates a setting where students can present their research.
Brittany Newman, Assistant Director of Admissions, Advisor – Ambassadors are selected upper classmen who are the first voice and face of Thomas College. Ambassadors provide a warm welcome and campus tours to prospective students, families and alumni. As they lead them through campus, they share college facts, their personal story and how Thomas has provided opportunities for them to learn, grow and transition forward. Ambassadors are a vital part of the Admissions staff as well as the entire Thomas College community.
Kerry Smart, Assistant Development Officer and Head Cross Country Coach, Advisor – The Student Athletic Advisory Committee strives to promote a positive student-athlete image, while also promoting communication between student-athletes and the administration. The group also plans and co-sponsors events, activities, and community service efforts on and off campus.
Hannah Gladstone, Dean of Students, Advisor – The student body of Thomas College annually elects the Student Senate, the governing body for all students. The Student Senate concerns itself with the betterment of Thomas College by working closely with representatives of the College administration and faculty and by informing them of student opinions and reactions. The Senate also represents the students in the formation and execution of policies concerning their general welfare and funding of student clubs and groups.
Paul Barnes, Director – This Performing Arts program, best known as the Thomas College Players, prepares and performs live performances for the campus and greater Waterville community in both the fall and spring semesters under the direction of a Theater Director. Involvement includes set preparation, lighting and sound, stage management and acting.
The Thomas Chorus is a group for singers of all skill levels that provides vocal music at Thomas-sponsored events. Rehearsals are weekly and all are welcome to join.
James Delorie, Director of Recreation and Intramurals, Advisor – TCGC is for students interested in raising campus awareness of the advancements of modern technology and alternative gaming. In addition, they organize campus activities using technology and gaming to promote community development on the weekends.
Lisa Desautels-Poliquin, VP for Student Affairs, Advisor – The purpose of this organization is to serve the campus and other communities through programs designed to help, encourage, and educate others in community service learning. Students will have the opportunity to be a part of monthly service projects and to raise money for and be a part of an alternative spring break trip.
Hannah Gladstone, Dean of Students, Advisor – The Thomasonian is created for students by students. It offers opportunities for experience in photography, layout design, sales and many other production positions. The yearbook provides a way for students to have life-long memories of their collegiate experience.