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    Alumni Profile: Lee Breton ’68

    Not many people can lay claim to being a decorated U.S. Military veteran; an accomplished business finance professional; an innovative real estate owner; a proud father who gives back to […]

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    Faculty Profile: Dr. Alicia Wilcox

    Dr. Alicia Wilcox, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, has become well known across campus for her engaging teaching style; her wealth of knowledge; and her passion for educating our students […]

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    Alumni Profile: Amanda (Drummond) Dunton ’12

    From the moment she stepped foot on campus, Amanda stood out amongst the crowd. She was an honors student, a resident assistant, a finance tutor, and a student ambassador. During […]

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    Recent Graduate Spotlight: Jessica Jensen ’22 

    Jessica Jensen ’22 entered her first year at Thomas College ready for a change. When she began her higher educational journey, she invested in herself by joining the track team and […]

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    Master’s Graduate Spotlight: Cassandra Thoopsamoot ’16 M.S. Ed. ’22  

    In 2016, Cassandra Thoopsamoot walked across the Thomas College Commencement stage to receive her degree in early childhood education. Six years later, she did it again, receiving her master’s degree […]

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    Incoming Student Course Registration Process

    Congratulations, you are a Thomas Terrier! Entering college is a big step in your life, and we are here to help you with that transition! One part of the process […]

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    Commencement 2022 Graduate List

    Congratulations to all of our graduates! We are so proud of you. Here is a full list of our graduating students for the 128th Commencement: Associate in Arts Associate in […]

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    Business Student Highlight

    Starting a clothing company has been a dream for Casey Gallant ‘24 since 2019.   He wanted to develop a brand with a message that people could relate to. It is […]

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    Alumni Profile: Lindsay (Shepard) Harris ’94, ’96

    Lindsay (Shepard) Harris has a remarkable story of hard work, self-motivation, and ultimately, success.   Lindsay, who now resides in Scarborough with her two sons, has earned the position of Vice […]

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    A Big Welcome to the Class of 2026

    We heard from some students who are joining us this fall, and they told us why they chose Thomas College. Here are some of their answers:

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    Thomas College Alumna Named One of Top 30 Under 30 Realtors in Nation

    Congratulations to Thomas grad Katie McAllister ’16, M.B.A. ’18 who was recently named one of the top 30 realtors under the age of 30 by the National Association of Realtors. […]

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    Letter From a Current Student

    Hello Future Terrier! Spring has sprung, and it is a very exciting time of year. My name is Delaina, and I am a junior (almost senior!) at Thomas College. I […]

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    Fall 2022 COVID Community Outlook

    To the Thomas College Community,  Nothing is more important to the College than fulfilling the promise of our mission to prepare our students for success in their personal and professional […]

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    Terrier STAR: Chris Santiago

    Chris Santiago, Director of Safety and Security, is known for his selfless nature and for leading by example. An employee of the College for almost two years, he is being […]

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    Alumni Profile: RJ ’07, MBA ‘10 and Kari Grant-Gagnon ’07, MBA ‘09

    Kari and RJ met and fell in love during their time at Thomas College as student-athlete undergraduates. Since graduating, both earned their MBAs and have built a beautiful family together, […]

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    IMPORTANT COVID19 UPDATES: Campus Safety Protocols

    Greetings, I hope everyone had a restful and restorative spring break!    I am pleased to share that based on our low incidences of COVID-19 (indicated by our return to campus […]

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    Terrier STAR: Amanda Wrigley

    Amanda Wrigley, Senior Advancement Assistant, is known for her energy, mentorship of students, and sense of humor. Amanda Wrigley, an employee of the College for five and a half years, […]

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    Alumni spotlight: Dan Atkinson ‘82

    Dan Atkinson, Thomas College Class of 1982, is the Executive Vice President and third-generation owner of the family run Silvex, Inc., a niche metal company which he has helped to […]

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    Post-Return to Campus COVID Update

    To the Thomas College community, I want to welcome you all back to what I hope has been a successful first week of class for the spring 2022 semester. We […]

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    IMPORTANT UPDATES: Return to Campus Information

    To the Thomas College community,  Next week our campus will once again come alive with students returning from winter break–rested and ready for our spring 2022 semester.  Yet, we must […]

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    UPDATE: COVID-19 Summer Policies and Procedures

    Posted: May 11, 2021 To the Thomas College Community, It is hard to adequately express the joy, gratitude—and frankly, relief–I have felt the last few weeks. Despite the odds and […]

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    Professor Dr. Dan Leland Represents Maine in Multi-State Initiative on Open Educational Resources

    Business Professor Dr. Dan Leland was recently named the Maine representative for a multi-state initiative on Open Educational Resources (OER) through the New England Board of Higher Education. The role […]

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    Spring Semester Return to Campus Details

    Published: December 3, 2020 To the Thomas College Community, It is hard to believe that the fall semester—indeed, the calendar year—is almost over. Our many months of planning and preparation […]

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    A Statement from President Laurie G. Lachance on Finding Our Voice

    To the Thomas College Community, The tragic and senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has left me short on words, utterly heart-broken, and haunted by the familiar, painful feeling […]

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    Thomas College COVID-19 Information – Cheryl Daggett, APRN, CNP

    Published: March 6, 2020 Dear Thomas College Community, The leadership of Thomas College understands and shares that the Novel Coronavirus, known as COVID-19, is a major health concern for our […]

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    Terrier STAR: Josh Devou

    Josh Devou ‘17 is known for his excellent customer service and attention to detail with every task and project he takes on.    A three-year employee of the College, Josh, Program Coordinator for the Harold Alfond® […]

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    Mother-Daughter Volunteers Join Forces for Thomas College

    Alumna and Head Softball Coach Ali Kriegel ’11 and her mom Pam Kriegel P’11 teamed up this fall to support Thomas College’s fundraising efforts. Says Ali, “I think it’s so […]

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    Student Tiffany White ’20 on Her Transformation at Thomas

    Meet Tiffany White and you will immediately notice her exuberant, bright personality. Tiffany brings the same energy to her coursework and career plans, and is up front about the impact […]

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    Real-World Experience

    Kelsie Jardine ‘20 spent her summer a bit differently than she ever has before. Working for Upward Bound as a counselor and teacher gave her insight into what her professional […]

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    Doing Business in a Digital World Business Breakfast hosted by Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce on December 5 in Waterville

    WATERVILLE, Maine, December 2019 – Kennebec Savings Bank President and CEO Andrew Silsby will speak about doing business in a digital world at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s […]

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    Thomas College to Hold Training on How to Talk to Mainers about Climate Change

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, November 2019 — Do you care about making a difference towards climate change? Not sure how to get others to care and take action, too? Attend Thomas College’s […]

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    Accelerated MBA Alumna’s Career Takes Her All Over the World

    No two days at work look the same for Whitney (Moreau) Raymond ’09, M.B.A. ’10. One day, she could be posting on social media and drafting a newsletter, and the […]

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    Registration Now Open for Thomas College’s Thomas Cup Competition

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2019 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s annual Thomas Cup competition held on December 7 at Thomas College in Waterville. Open to both high school […]

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    Terrier STAR: David Sugden

    David Sugden is the epitome of excellent customer service with his efficient responses to technology issues from all over campus and his patient, conscientious nature. A seven-year employee of the College, David […]

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    Join the Accounting Alumni Reunion, November 19 at Woodhull

    This year’s Accounting Alumni Reunion will take place Tuesday, November 19, at Woodhull Public House in Yarmouth, Maine. The gathering begins at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 7:30, with the […]

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    Experience all Thomas College Has to Offer

    There are some amazing opportunities to come visit our campus! You’ll be able to meet the people who make Thomas College great – current students, professors and staff. We hope […]

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    Thomas College to Host Former NFL Player Raymonn Adams for Annual Leadership Conference

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2019 — Open to area college students and high school seniors, Thomas College is hosting its annual leadership conference on November 2, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host November Business Breakfast About Marketing Your Business

    WATERVILLE, Maine, October 2019–Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on marketing your business with guests from NEWS CENTER Maine. The breakfast will be held […]

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    Applications Now Open for Top Gun Central Maine 2020

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2019 — The Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College, in partnership with the Central Maine Growth Council, is pleased to announce that it will […]

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    Re-envisioning Teacher Education

    Lunder School of Education Pamela Thompson was recently published in the New England Journal of Higher Education in an article called Making the Invisible, Visible: Toward Re-Envisioning Teacher Education at […]

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    Thomas College Announces Two New Board of Trustee Members

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2019 — Thomas College is excited to announce the addition of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Joseph Moore and Michael D’Appolonia. The addition of […]

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    Thomas College to Host Fall Open House events on October 19 and November 9

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2019 — High school students and their families are invited to a showcase of all things Thomas College at our Fall Open House events on October 19 or […]

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    Thomas College to Host Third Annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend on November 15 and 16

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2019 – Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators! The third annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend will be hosted at Thomas College in Waterville on Friday, November […]

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    Terrier STAR: Mike Goldman

    Mike Goldman is known for being a supportive boss and colleague who gets things done for the betterment of the College. A two-year employee of Thomas College, Mike is the Head of […]

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    Thomas College prepares students for success; From the beginning of their journey, to the end

    As first-year students prepare to begin their journey at Thomas College in Waterville, others are returning this week to close it out.  Accelerated MBA-Accounting student Cassidy Pinkham is coming back […]

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    Longtime Advancement Head Bob Moore ’79 Departs

    Senior VP of Advancement Bob Moore ’79 will complete his time at Thomas on September 27 – nine years to the day after he took the role. After taking the […]

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    Remembering H. Allen Ryan

    Today we remember the life of Thomas College Trustee H. Allen Ryan H’08. Allen passed away September 21, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. He was a beloved member […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host September Business Breakfast About Domestic Abuse in the Workplace

    WATERVILLE, Maine, September 2019–Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Domestic Abuse in the Workplace – Considerations for Employers. The breakfast will be held […]

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    Terrier STAR: Steve Dyer

    Steve Dyer is known for tirelessly working to prepare students for success in their future professional careers and personal lives. A nine-year employee of the College, Steve is an instructor […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Mike Salisbury ‘92

    Congratulations to Mike Salisbury who recently became the new COO of DAVO Technologies in Westbrook, Maine. Mike has 25 years of experience in technical support and administration. At Thomas College, […]

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    Business Student Finds Success at Cianbro Summer Internship

    Out of Cianbro’s 46 nationwide interns, Thomas College student Leah Kruse ’19 M.B.A. ’20 was one of five chosen to present on her experiences at Cianbro to the Board of […]

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    Alumna Highlights Career Lessons Learned for Business Students

    Class of 1981 graduate Kathleen Ryan hosted four students for lunch at her home earlier this month, sharing experiences from her career and advice for entering the professional world after […]

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    A Summer Internship with the Fastest Growing Company, WEX

    Cybersecurity student Maddie Strout ’20 spent her summer interning at WEX, a payment processing technology firm that was recently named to Fortune Magazine’s list of Fastest-Growing Public Companies. As an […]

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    Thomas to Offer Professional Development Programming This Fall in Both Augusta and Waterville

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, August 2019 — Professional development programming at Thomas College will help develop your employees – and, in turn, help your company address the difficulty of training and retaining […]

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    Free Event to Turn Your Dream Business Into a Reality

    The Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation is delighted to announce that it is partnering with Bricks Co-working & Innovation Space in downtown Waterville to offer a FREE Entrepreneur Academy […]

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    Alumna Off to Medical School

    Tess McClenahan ‘17 was studying Criminal Justice and Forensic Psychology at Thomas College when her advisor, Dr. Joseph Scozzafava, a former family physician and medical examiner, inspired her to try out an […]

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    Prepared to Enter the Workforce 

    This summer, Kelsey Dubay ‘18, M.B.A. ‘19 is interning with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in their accounting/finance department. In the fall, she will return to Thomas College to finish up the […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Joe Creta

    Joe Creta ‘18 was recently promoted to Specialized Business Account Manager at Wayfair in Brunswick.   Joe works one-on-one with interior designers and contractors managing, designing and sourcing business projects.   At Thomas College, […]

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    Meet Incoming Student: Noah Poulin

    Noah Poulin ’23 is excited to join the Thomas College community this fall. A graduate of Thornton Academy, Noah was involved in the Varsity Ice Hockey and Track teams – […]

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    Meet Incoming Student: Destinee White

    Destinee White ’23, from Turner, ME, is attending Thomas College this fall to study elementary education and be a member of the track and field team. “I’m excited to be […]

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    A Family Affair

    This summer, basketball standout and business/sport management major Zach MacKinnon ‘20 is interning with the family business – MacKinnon Property Management, which his dad, Michael, owns. Zach is working as […]

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    Thomas College Lauded For Its Career Preparation

    Thomas College was featured in Mainebiz Magazine recently for its career preparation and guaranteed offerings to its students – leading them to success after graduation. Read the story.

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    A Valuable Education

    Thomas College was recently mentioned in an article by Village Soup about Maine student debt. Thomas College was the only higher education institution in Maine mentioned that saw a decrease […]

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    Spending the Summer Gaining Professional Skills

    This summer, Evan Arsenault ’21 is spending most of his time as a human resources intern for Trividia Manufacturing Solutions in Lancaster, NH. Trividia manufactures over-the-counter health care products and provides them to more than 50 other corporations who sell the […]

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    A Thomas College Connection While Working the Trek Across Maine

    This month, more than 1,200 bicyclists rode 180 miles in three days for American Lung Association’s 35th annual Trek Across Maine event.   Trek Across Maine helps support the mission of saving […]

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    Meet Incoming Student: Hayden Caldwell ‘22

    Hayden Caldwell ‘22 chose to attend Thomas College because of its nationally ranked sports management program and the overall feel he gets when visiting campus.  “Thomas is a great fit for me and my […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Jenifer Ha ’16

    Three years after graduation, Jenifer Ha is making her mark on the digital marketing world. As an account executive for Altitude Agency – a full-service digital marketing agency based in […]

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    Thomas College Students Named to Spring 2019 Dean’s List

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, June 2019 — Thomas College announces its students named to its Spring 2019 Dean’s List. Students named to the list are the following: President’s List (3.80-4.0 GPA) Kerri […]

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    Working with Children is Her Passion

    The best part of Kristina Robinson ’17’s job is the young children she works with each day. “The smiles on the children’s faces when they accomplish something they thought they […]

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    Four Thomas College Alumni Part of Third Fastest Growing Company in Maine

    In college, Julian, Travis, Patrick, and Ryan hung out regularly – often in the Dog Pound on campus, talking mostly about sports and catching up on homework. Today, the four […]

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    Sharing the Love of Thomas College More Than 2,000 Miles Away

    In March 2019, Thomas College’s Dean of Students Hannah Gladstone received a letter from two fifth grade students, Paige and Hailey, from Poth, Texas. The students were working on a […]

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    Returning to Thomas College for her Master’s in Educational Leadership

    As one of the youngest staff members at Madison Junior High School, Savanna Lawrence ’17 has the edge when it comes to utilizing advanced technologies in the classroom. It has […]

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    Helping Students Find Success

    When Katherine Wood ’14 was a student, she was successful at Thomas College in part because of the people she had surrounding her – professors, staff, and classmates. She felt […]

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    Thomas College to Host Master’s in Cybersecurity Celebration and Open House

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, June 2019 — Thomas College is set to host a Master’s in Cybersecurity Celebration and Open House on Thursday, June 27, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. in Jeanie’s […]

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    Aspiring Entrepreneur Getting Accelerated and Practical Education at Thomas College

    Jimmy Sargent ‘20 has always worked at a faster pace than his peers. In high school, he even switched to online schooling so he could continue his tenacious work at his […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Crystal Peatfield ‘17

    Crystal Peatfield was recently promoted to a counselor position at the Farnum Center in Manchester, NH.   Two years ago, Crystal began working at the Farnum Center as a Resident Instructor for a women’s transitional living program. She was […]

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    When A Girl on Fire Meets Another: Thomas College Professor and Recent Graduate Co-Author Book Chapter to be Published Fall 2019

    The meaning of the concept “Girl on Fire” is when a woman goes above and beyond a formal education to promote societal change.  Sydni Collier ‘19 is the definition of a […]

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    Meet the Class of 2019: Jon Dutka

    As Jon Dutka ’19 goes out into the post-college world, he knows his time at Thomas College was worth it. “I feel prepared and confident for the next phase of […]

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    Fulfilling Her Grandmother’s Promise

    Tavia Robshaw ’19 came from a very poor family. College wasn’t something she considered or even thought about. But, her grandmother had other plans for her. Tavia decided to attend college once her grandmother made her promise she […]

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    Headed to a Career in Homeland Security

    When Sarahjane Call ’19 moved from her hometown of Arlington, TX – home of the Texas Rangers – to Thomas College in Waterville, Maine, she didn’t know what to expect. […]

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    Gaining Her Master’s in Criminology at Thomas College

    Joanna Stokinger ’19 thought that she was done with school 12 years ago. It had taken her a long time to get her undergrad degree because she took a break […]

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    Meet the Class of 2019: Annie Young

    When Annie Young ‘19 began her journey at Thomas College, she was shy and nervous. Four years later, she’s grown into a confident and successful individual. Annie said this is […]

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    Thomas College to be part of National Drive Electric Earth Day on April 27

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2019 — Thomas College will be a host for the national Drive Electric Earth Day on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thomas College […]

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    Family and Friends Honor Beloved Staff Member

    In March 2017, the Thomas family lost a beloved coworker and friend: Rebecca Kane, who worked for seven years at the Welcome Center, mail desk, and in the Admissions Office […]

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    Catching Up with Rob Callahan ’88, M.B.A. ’96

    Although Dr. Rob Callahan now serves as President of Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, a four-year, Catholic liberal arts college in Manitowoc, WI, he is best known among […]

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    Thomas College Changed Her Life

    Thomas College has been the biggest turning point in Elizabeth Waterman ’21’s life. “I worked a full-time job in high school in order to make it here today, and at […]

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    Five Things You Need to Know About the Newest Trustee at Thomas College: Danielle Marquis ’99

    1.Welcome to the Board of Trustees! Why did you agree to serve in this capacity at Thomas? President Lachance is so engaging, inspiring, and motivating. It would be hard for […]

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    Young Alumna Serves as Mentor

    Three years after graduation, Abbie Charrier ’16 works with kids during her part-time gig of coaching and in her full-time job as the Assistant Director of Camps and Trips at […]

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    Professor and Coach Greg King’s Take on Sport Management at Thomas

    In 1996, Dr. Greg King joined the Sports Management program at Thomas College, and since then, he has witnessed and contributed to the continued growth and success of the program. […]

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    Sport Management Grad Strengthening Our Community

    When Isaac LeBlanc ’12, M.B.A. ’12 was a student, he worked in the Alfond Athletic Center, coordinating intramurals, running the front desk, and officiating games. It was his first experience […]

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    1984 Graduate and Volunteer Shares Great Thomas Memories

    When Troy Munford ’84 received his acceptance letter to Bentley – his top choice, he wasn’t expecting to turn it down for an acceptance letter to Thomas College. While touring […]

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    Thomas College Alumnus Wins Prestigious National Accounting Award

    David Stone M.B.A. ’18 recently was awarded the Elijah Watts Sells Award by the American Institute of CPAs based on his high score on the CPA Exam. The CPA Exam, […]

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    Thomas College Education Students Presented at Maine Science Teachers Association Conference

    Sam McIntyre ’21, Gabe Crosby ’22, and Kelsie Jardine ’20 recently presented to a room full of elementary education teachers, preservice teachers and curriculum directors at the Maine Science Teachers […]

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    Meet the Class of 2019: Samantha Clark

    Samantha Clark ‘19 is excited to be graduating from Thomas College. She’s enjoyed her time here, studying political science and being involved with the College Republicans and the Law and […]

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    Thomas College to Feature Local High-Tech Startup Entrepreneur for Pardon the Innovation Event

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2019 — Come hear how Derek Myska, of Winslow, Maine, took an idea from his college dorm room all the way to the venture capital firms of […]

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    Growing into Her Own

    When Sophia Calandriello ‘21 was in high school, she was very shy. So, she was nervous about going to college for the first time and meeting all new people. Two years later, […]

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    A Challenge to Prepare Her for the Future

    Jen Snedeker ‘21 grew up with a mother who is a nurse and a father who was a state trooper. This influenced her interest and passion for helping others and […]

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    An Opportunity to Grow at Thomas College

    Ashlyn Parker ‘20 said her experiences over the past three years at Thomas College has helped her mature.  “Professors hold you accountable, and there’s a lot of leadership roles on […]

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    Finding Her Passion to Work with Children in Need

    After graduating with a psychology degree from Thomas College, Brianna Jones ‘17 spent a year interning in Houston, Texas.   As a Hands of Hope intern, Brianna worked at the organization […]

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    Thomas Esports Travels to the Largest North East Gaming Events of the Season

    Over this past week, the Thomas Esports teams embarked on their end of season trips. Starting on Thursday, the Overwatch, Rocket League, Rainbow 6, and Smash Ultimate teams travelled to […]

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    Thomas College to Celebrate 125th Anniversary Commencement Weekend; Announces Speakers and Class Marshals

    WATERVILLE, April 2019 —Thomas College Provost Dr. Thomas Edwards has announced this year’s speakers and honorary degree recipients for the College’s 125th Commencement Ceremonies, taking place on the Thomas campus […]

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    Thomas College Students Win Big in National Business Competition

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2019 — Thomas College students won top awards at the Society for the Advancement for Management Conference (SAM) in Orlando this weekend. SAM is the oldest, most […]

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    Terrier STAR: Crystal Leavitt

    On any given day (or any given minute), there is at least one or two students in Crystal Levitt ‘16’s office. As Student Success Coordinator, Crystal serves as an academic […]

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    Success After Thomas College

    Whether Sam Shain ’09 is standing in front of a rowdy crowd while he’s playing a gig or in front of a class of high school students teaching them how to write, […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host April Business Breakfast About Lean-Failure Demand

    WATERVILLE, Maine, April 2019–Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Process Improvement: Lean-Failure Demand. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 11, from […]

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    Accelerated Student Gains Career-Readiness and Leadership Experience

    Emma Dimock ’19 graduates this May after completing a bachelor’s degree in three years instead of four as part of Thomas College’s Kiest-Morgan Scholar program. While at Thomas College, Emma […]

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    Becoming a Leader at Thomas College

    Kerri Abbott ‘20 is a quiet and introverted person, so taking on the role as Resident Assistant of a floor of first-year students was a bit overwhelming. But she’s glad […]

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    Taking on a New Challenge

    Mikaela Ziobro MSEL ’15 has run road races before: The Beach to Beacon twice and the Race Runways Half-Marathon two times. In July, Mikaela will run her first triathlon: Maine […]

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    Thomas College Students Attend 2019 Camden Conference

    Members of the International Club recently attended the Camden Conference—a conference that this year, shined a light on China’s recent economic, political, and societal changes. “I did not know anything about […]

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    Becoming Inspired at Thomas College

    Emily Cough ‘19 says the most important thing she learned at Thomas College was true, unconditional friendship. “While I had great friends growing up, I never felt truly accepted, for […]

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    A Master’s Degree in Only 10 Months

    Jason Rushing M.S. Cybersecurity ’19 graduated from high school and enlisted in the Navy. He spent the next seven and a half years in the Navy, doing tech jobs including […]

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    Thomas College Announces Dual Enrollment Students Named to Fall 2018 Dean’s List

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, March 2019 — Thomas College announces its dual enrollment students named to its Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students named to the list are the following: President’s List (3.80-4.0 […]

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    Terrier STAR: Bonnie Buckmore

    Bonnie Buckmore ’13, ’17 is known for her attention to detail, commitment to the College and her job as Database Administrator, and her friendly demeanor. “Bonnie is one of the […]

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    First-Generation College Student to Professor—How This Can be Possible for You

    The word remarkable may come to mind when thinking of Dr. Rick Saucier’s education and career path. Due in part to his hard work and eagerness to learn, Saucier was […]

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    One Student’s Way of Giving Back to the Thomas Community

    Almost any day during the winter season you can find Isaac Salisbury ’20 volunteering his time cleaning the campus ice rink. At his home in Freeport, Isaac’s dad would build […]

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    Thomas College President Featured on Bill Green’s Maine

    Thomas College President Laurie Lachance was profiled recently by Bill Green’s Maine on Channel 6. Watch to learn about Laurie’s time before Thomas, how her experience is helping in her […]

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    Working in a Cyber World

    Douglas Heanssler ’17, M.S. ’19 first attended Thomas College as an undergraduate student. He had almost completed a criminal justice degree when he realized that he was no longer interested in becoming a patrol […]

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    DOC Acting Commissioner Randall Liberty to Speak at Thomas College’s Criminal Justice Open House on March 20

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, February 2019 — Acting Commissioner of the Department of Corrections, Randall Liberty, will speak about the field of criminology in today’s world at Thomas College in Waterville on […]

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    A Change in Career Thanks to the Master’s in Cybersecurity Program at Thomas College

    While Alex Small ‘19 enjoys working as a middle school Ed Tech, he’d been feeling for a while that he needed a change.   “Working in education while fillings one’s cup does not fill […]

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    A Thomas College Sport Management Degree is Helping This Professional Reach His Dream

    Brian Snow ‘11’s dream job as a Thomas College student was to one day be an Athletic Director.   Less than eight years later, he’s happy to say he’s on track to accomplishing that goal.   […]

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    We’re Committed to Affordability

    The Bangor Daily News recently wrote a piece about how Thomas College is making education affordable for its students through early college options, accelerated programs and decreasing cost of text […]

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    Master’s Program at Thomas College: Worth the Time and Investment

    Three separate supervisors approached Crystal Richard M.B.A. ’19 to encourage her to continue her education before she hesitantly started searching for graduate programs. “I say hesitantly because I wasn’t sure […]

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    Graduate School Could Be Your Next Best Move

    Cole Teague M.B.A. ’19 knew he needed to go back to school to advance his career in healthcare management.   “In order to move up the corporate ladder, I needed to show […]

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    Intramural Championships, Tutoring and Forensic Psychology at Thomas College

    Keileigh Belanger ’19 wasn’t so sure Thomas College was right for her. On her drive in for her first visit to campus, she saw cows on her way in. From the city […]

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    Terrier STAR: Lisa Knight

    Ask anyone and they will affirm: Lisa Knight is a joy to work with. She’s positive, deeply cares about the customer, and is always on the lookout for ways to be […]

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    Men’s Basketball Team Helps Out During High School Tournament

    Dozens of high school students gathered at Thomas College throughout the day last Saturday to compete in the Annual Unified Basketball Tournament. One team, Hampden Academy, was waiting on their […]

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    Student Overcame Challenges To Be Here

    Newscentermaine’s 207 told student Josh Crocker’s story of being homeless growing up and still finding his way to Thomas College, where he’s doing well and has a whole lot of […]

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    Leading with Culture Business Breakfast Hosted by Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce on February 14 in Waterville

    WATERVILLE, Maine, January 2019 –  Androscoggin Bank President Neil Kiely will speak about leading with culture at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s January Business Breakfast. The breakfast will be held […]

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    Thomas College to Expand Professional Development Offerings to Augusta

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2019 — New this spring, Thomas College is offering its professional development courses for area professionals to Augusta in addition to its courses at Thomas College in […]

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    Thomas College President Featured in Maine Magazine

    Thomas College President Laurie Lachance was featured in Maine Magazine. She talks about what it was like being a first-generation college student to now serving first-generation students. Read the story.

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    Thomas College Announces Fall 2018 Dean’s List

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2019 — Thomas College announces undergraduate students named to its Fall 2018 Dean’s List. Students named to the list are the following: President’s List (3.80-4.0 GPA) Kerri […]

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    Start Your New Year Off Right; Thomas College’s Dirty Dog Mud Run Registration is Now Open

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2019 — Are you looking for an event to motivate yourself to exercise in the new year? Or, looking for a fun event to do with your […]

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    Thomas College eSports Now Live

    The Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal published a feature about Thomas College’s new eSports program, launched this semester. Radio station B98.5 also mentioned its opening. NewscenterMaine’s Channel 6 also covered the story.

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    Helping Students Succeed

    In 2005, Jes Crowell ‘10, MSED ‘12 was living in the Waterville area and raising her three young children. She was itching to get her degree. So, she enrolled in […]

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    Thomas College Students Hosting Unified Basketball Tournament on January 19; Open to Public, All Proceeds to Special Olympics Maine

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2019 — Thomas College students are coming together to host a Unified Basketball Tournament for Maine high school teams on January 19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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    Being an Undecided Major Helped Jason Find His Passion

    Jason Hamilton ’21 entered his first semester at Thomas College as an undecided major. He switched majors twice before choosing one. He recently chose international business – which he says […]

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    Thomas College Brings on Ex-Pro Martin “Anderzz” Schelasin to Pilot New Program

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2019 — Thomas College eSports is excited to announce the hiring of ex-World of Warcraft pro-Martin “Anderzz” Schelasin to spearhead their new program. Thomas College announced its […]

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    Thomas College Featured as Thriving and Growing 125 Years Later

    Thomas College was featured in the Central Maine Sunday paper – as well as the Portland Press Herald – for its growth 125 years later.

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    Terrier STAR: Dena Wade

    Dena Wade is the first person to greet you when you walk into Student Affairs – and she does so with positivity, friendliness, and the ability to solve problems tactically. […]

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    Alumna Karla Brannen, CPA ’06, M.B.A. ’06 Named One of the 2018 Women to Watch

    Karla Brannen was recently named as one of the recipients of the Maine Society of Certified Public Accountants’ 2018 Women to Watch Award. Karla is a tax manager at Albin, […]

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    Students work with ecomaine featured in the news

    Kaylee Marraffa ’19 was interviewed by Channel 5 and the Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal about her work getting a grant through ecomaine to make campus more eco-friendly.

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    Thomas Community Shows Giving Spirit

    This holiday season, Thomas College’s JMG Club organized a giving tree in partnership with the Maine Children’s Home for Little Wanderers. Located on the second floor of the Ayotte Center, […]

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    Student Awarded Maine Public Relations Council Scholarship for Community Service

    Student Melinda White ’19 was recently awarded the Arthur J Marcoux Scholarship for community service at the Maine Public Relations Council Award Ceremony. Melinda was awarded the scholarship for her […]

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    A True Love of Thomas College

    When Jillian Sloban ’12 MBA ’12 and Jeff Banville ’13 MBA ’14 were trying to figure out what to give guests as party favors – they immediately thought of their […]

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    How to Attract and Retain Talent Business Breakfast Hosted by Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce on January 10 in Waterville

    WATERVILLE, Maine, December 2018 – IDEXX’s corporate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Giovani Twigge, will speak about attracting and retaining talent at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of […]

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    Thomas Student Becomes a US Citizen

    Film Janla ’18 came to the United States from the Udon Thani province in Thailand. Film, along with his mother and brother can to the US in June of 2010. […]

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    Thomas College Students Help Secure ecomaine Grant

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, December 2018 — Thomas College was recently awarded monies for a more sustainable and ecofriendly campus through the ecomaine School Recycling Grant Program. Ecomaine is a zero-sort recycling […]

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    Thomas Cup 2018 A Success

    The Republican Journal covered Thomas Cup 2018.

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    Rivals Turned Friends and, Together, Winners!

    High school student Jason Simmons arrived at Thomas College on Friday evening for his first-ever overnight IT competition, the Thomas Cup.   He was disappointed when he realized he was missing […]

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    Feeding Your Body, Mind and Soul

    Beth Gibbs M.B.A. ’93 thinks health and wellness is a crucial part of life. “In order for me to be the best I can be for myself and for others, […]

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    Terrier STAR: Kelly Stevens

    Kelly Stevens is known for her confidence, efficiency, and compassion.   A five-year employee of the College, Kelly serves as the Executive Assistant to the Provost. She’s being honored with the […]

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    A Passion for Helping Students and Families

    Jeannine Bosse ’03 M.B.A. ’08 is the Senior Director of Student Financial Services at Thomas College.  “I love working with students and trying to find ways to make finances less of […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Shawn Cote ‘06

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    MaineToday Media CEO Lisa DeSisto to Speak at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to Host Business Breakfast December 6 in Waterville

    WATERVILLE, Maine, December 2018 – MaineToday Media’s CEO Lisa DeSisto will speak about Media Relations – Local Media Platforms to Grow Your Business at Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of […]

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    Thomas College: A Rewarding Education

    Kate Jordan ’19 grew up in the rural, small town of Kingfield, Maine.   “With one major route, everyone knew everyone and was sure to wave when passing by,” said Kate. “My […]

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    Thomas College Students to Host International Harvest Festival on November 29, Free and Open to Public

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, November 2018— Dances, food, music and fashion show will be on display at Thomas College’s International Club’s Harvest festival on November 29 at 7 p.m. at Thomas College in Waterville.  Students from the International […]

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    Being a Student-Athlete Makes Krysta a Better Student

    Krysta Porter ’19 loves being a college student-athlete and would definitely recommend it to others.  “Being on a team creates a group of people that you can go to with anything […]

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    Helping First Generation Students Like Her

    Growing up, college was not on Crystal Leavitt 16’s mind as a future plan or even a conversation that she had with her parents. “I didn’t realize it was an […]

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    Finding the Right Fit at Thomas College

    Mackenzie Driscoll ’22 was first introduced to Thomas College when she was invited to visit the school by the head Lacrosse coach. “I fell in love with the campus, the […]

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    An Accelerated Education Leads to Accelerated Success

    Mathew George ’18, M.B.A. ’19 chose Thomas College because of the tight-knit community (similar to his quiet, rural hometown of Troy, NH); a chance to run cross country at the […]

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    President Laurie Lachance Inducted into Junior Achievement’s Maine Business Hall of Fame

    Junior Achievement gives young students leadership skills. President Laurie Lachance and two others were inducted into the Maine Business Hall of Fame because of their success and impact as a […]

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    Thomas College Education Majors Host Halloween Party for Local Children

    Thomas College education majors hosted a Halloween party for local children as part of their class assignment. WABI-TV5 stopped by to cover the story.

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    Terrier STAR: Paul Heath

    Paul Heath is well-known on campus for his friendliness and commitment to his job as Sergeant. “Since arriving at Thomas, Paul has brought a professional, approachable, positive and “can-do” attitude […]

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    Nutter ’12 to be Remembered through Teammate Award

    On August 31, 2018, Rob Nutter, a graduate of the Class of 2012, lost his courageous battle with leukemia.  As a student and teammate, Rob epitomized leadership and friendship. He […]

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    Remembering Rebecca: Kane Family Honors Late Employee with Scholarship Fund

    As a way to honor and remember beloved staff member Rebecca Kane, who passed away in March 2017 after a long battle with breast cancer, her husband Kenny and son […]

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    Life After Thomas Program Hosts Networking Event for Students

    On October 25, the Life After Thomas Program, designed to connect alumni with students on a variety of topics around career and professional development, hosted its first event: “Networking through […]

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    How to Land Your Guaranteed Job After Graduation

                1. Accept and sign the Guaranteed Job Program contract               2. Register with Career Services 3. Attend two […]

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    Ranked #1 in Maine – a Future eSports Star

    When Ryan Hemenway ’18, M.B.A. ’19 first began playing video games as a young kid, it was just for fun.   Now, he actively seeks out competition to better himself and hone his skills.    And […]

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    Registration Open for Future Teachers Academy at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 — Open to Maine high school students, the Future Teachers Academy is for students interested in exploring the field of education as a career. Students will […]

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    Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to Host Business Breakfast About Engaging Your Team on November 8 in Waterville

    WATERVILLE, Maine, November 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host its November Business Breakfast about Keys to Building and Engaging a Passionate Team that Gets Results. The […]

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    What to Do in Waterville

      Thomas College is located in Waterville, Maine. When you’re not enjoying what the campus has to offer, you also can take advantage of Waterville. 1. Enjoy a show: Waterville […]

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    Finding a Love for Code at Thomas College

    Ryan Bilodeau ’19 has always enjoyed learning about science and computers, but it wasn’t until he became a Thomas College student that he began coding.   He started out as a […]

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    Digital Marketing at Thomas and Beyond

    Hailey Vanier ’21 recently took a trip to Portland for the Agents of Change Digital Marketing Conference. The conference fee was covered by Thomas, allowing up to five students to […]

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    Field Hockey Brought Them Together

    Abbie Charrier ’16 and Caitlyn Poulin ’17 both went to Mount View High School and played field hockey together. Abbie was the goalie, and Caitlyn was the sweep; they had […]

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    Thomas College Offers $10,000 Dirigo Scholarship to New England High School Students

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 — Thomas College will offer its $10,000 Dirigo scholarship to one qualified high school student in each New England state high school.   The Dirigo Award, named after […]

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    The Support of a College

    Growing up was sometimes hard for Josh Crocker ’22. His dad worked in the Colorado coal mines. But, when Josh was 11 years old, the mines shut down, and his […]

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    Thomas College to launch eSports

    WGME channel 13 , Bangor Daily News , and Ivenglobal covered Thomas College’s announcement of their new Varsity eSports program.

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    Thomas College to Launch One of the First Varsity E-Sports Programs in New England

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 15, 2018 — Thomas College announces it will launch a varsity eSports program – among the very first in New England. Thomas has joined the National Association of […]

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    Thomas College Opens New Trail: The Sukeforth Family Trail System

    The Morning Sentinel covered the opening of our new trail system, the Sukeforth Family Trail System, that is open to the community.

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    A Love of Jogging and Jokes

    Dog Wallace, originally from Baltimore, has been an English teacher at Thomas College for nearly 25 years. He has stayed for so long because he likes the students’ motivation to […]

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    Focusing on the Health and Well-being of Her Whole Self

    Dena Wade grew up in New Hampshire but returned to her birthplace in Maine to live when she was 20 and currently lives in Skowhegan. She received her AS in […]

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    Dance Team to Perform on October 13

    The Thomas College Dance Team will be hosting their first performance of the school year at Homecoming and Family Weekend. The show will be on Saturday, October 13th at 2 […]

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    TV Personality and Songwriter Nick Brown to Keynote Thomas College’s Leadership Conference Open to Area High School Seniors and College Students

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, September 2018 — TV personality and songwriter Nick Brown will keynote Thomas College’s fifth annual Leadership Conference on November 3, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Thomas College […]

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    Thomas College Awarded Grant to Help Students

    WABI-TV5 covered Thomas College’s $2.3 million grant award to help low-income students.

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    Second Annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend hosted by Thomas College on November 16 and 17

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 – Calling all entrepreneurs and innovators! The second annual Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend will be hosted at Thomas College in Waterville on Friday, November […]

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    Thomas College Awarded $2.3 million Title III Student Success Grant; Only Private College in Maine to Receive Both Federal TRiO and Title III Funding 

    WATERVILLE, MAINE— Thomas College was awarded a $2.3 million grant from the United States Department of Education’s Title III Strengthening Institutions Program to support the success, retention, and graduation of […]

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    Registration Open for Fourth Annual Gaming and IT Competition Thomas Cup

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s fourth annual gaming and IT competition, the Thomas Cup. The free event will be held at Thomas College in Waterville on Friday, November 30, beginning at 6 […]

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    How to Apply to Thomas College

    .mainImg {display: none;} How to apply online: 1. Go to Thomas.edu 2. Click Admissions & Aid on the navigation bar 3. Choose your status – undergraduate, transfer, graduate, or international […]

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    Thomas College to Offer On-The-Spot Admissions at Fall Open House, October 13

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, September 2018 — High school students and their families are invited to a showcase of all things Thomas College at a Fall Open House on October 13 at Thomas’s […]

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    Top Gun Program Comes to Central Maine

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2018 — The Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College, in partnership with the Central Maine Growth Council, is pleased to announce that it will […]

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    Thomas College to Host Film Screening

    WABI-TV5 promoted Thomas College’s film screening of the movie, Angst, that will show on Tuesday.

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    Terrier STAR: MacKenzie Riley Young

    MacKenzie Riley Young, Assistant Director of Media Relations, is an integral part of Thomas College’s marketing and communications team. Her diligence, creativity, and productivity day in and day out illustrate […]

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    It’s Rewarding To Be a Student-Athlete at Thomas College

    Benjamin Carter ’21 says being a student-athlete is very rewarding. “I think that anyone who wants to be a student-athlete should try to become one,” he said. “It is a […]

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    Building Skills Before College

    Before Lauren Hay ’21 came to Thomas to study Elementary Education, she was already passionate and award-winning in the subject. Her junior and senior year in high school, Lauren attended […]

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    One of Thomas College’s oldest alumni couple share story on Channel 6’s 207

    Donna ’49 and Leland ’50 Bessey met at Thomas College when it was on Main Street in Waterville. They came back to Thomas for a visit and are impressed with […]

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    Mitchell Scholar and Go-Getter

    Growing up wasn’t easy for Skyler Lewis ’21. Skyler was raised by a single mom and is one of five children, one of which has autism, and the youngest is […]

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    Thomas College Helps This Alumna Take on New Challenges

    Katie Doherty ‘10 was born and raised in Waterville. “My upbringing in central Maine is what molded me into the person I am today,” said Katie. “ I never had […]

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    A Career of Investment and Passion for Central Maine

    Kim Lindlof ‘91 was born in Waterville and spent her formative years in the Mid-Maine area, graduating from Lawrence High School in 1986, the University of Maine at Augusta in […]

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    Thomas College to Host Free Screening of Film Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, September 2018 — Thomas College is hosting a free screening of the film “Angst”: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety at Thomas College’s Ayotte Auditorium on October 2 at 6 […]

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    Thomas College Announces New Board Member, Local Danielle Marquis

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, September 2018 — Thomas College is pleased to announce new Board of Trustee member Danielle Marquis. Marquis is a 1999 graduate of Thomas College and an account executive […]

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    Finding a Home at Thomas College

    Ellie Fetzer ’18’s dream job has changed a lot over the years, but she has always been interested in the criminal justice system. It is one of the reasons she came to Thomas. While here, […]

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    Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce to Host Gubernatorial Debate on October 4 in Waterville

    WATERVILLE, Maine, October 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Gubernatorial Debate Forum for its October Business Breakfast. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 4, from 7:15 to 9:00 a.m. in the Ayotte […]

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    Balancing Sports and Academics

    Alexis Bowman ’21 chose Thomas College because she knew she would be challenged academically here. Alexis is a Kiest-Morgan Scholar, a three-year program at Thomas, and is studying Sport Management. […]

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    Learning the Music Business

    After Cady Beaulieu ’21 graduates from Thomas College, she plans to take over the family business – the music business. “Music was a huge part of my life growing up. […]

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    It’s More Than a Job, It’s a Calling

    In 2012, Cindy Lepley was diagnosed with colon cancer and had surgery. The surgeon thought he got it all, but two years later, the cancer had metastasized to her liver; […]

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    Living and Teaching a Sustainable Lifestyle

    Sustainability has always been a part of Steve Kahl’s life – both professionally and personally. He founded one of the largest academic environmental chemistry labs in New England, the Center […]

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    Thomas College Announces Full Lineup of Fall Professional Development Courses for Central Maine Workforce

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, September 2018 — Thomas College’s Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation is going into its second year of offering a variety of highly topical professional development subjects in […]

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    Terrier STAR: Cote Theriault

    College books are expensive and can be a burden to students. It can be even more of a burden to low-income, first-generation students who are often paying for college on […]

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    Thomas College Set to Celebrate 125th Year

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2018 — Thomas College is set to celebrate its 125th anniversary this year. Thomas College has a rich history of innovation and reinvention. The College was founded […]

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    Student Profile: Isaac Salisbury ’20

    Isaac Salisbury says he’s returning to Thomas College again this year because of the Thomas family. He was greeted so warmly when he came back to campus and says he’s […]

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    Thomas College Professor’s Work Published Recently for Teachers on How to Better Engage Students

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2018 — Thomas College education professor Dr. Katie Rybakova’s work was recently published citing her work in literacy engagement, dealing with death through dialogue, and using literature […]

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    Student Gained Insight into Accounting Field at BerryDunn Internship

    Cassidy Pinkham ’18, M.B.A. ’19 spent her summer interning with the Portland accounting firm BerryDunn. As an audit intern, Cassidy had the opportunity to take her classroom learning from Thomas […]

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    Meet New Student: Harrison Mosher ’22

    Harrison Mosher and his family moved between a few towns during his childhood before finally settling down in China, Maine. “Growing up, I had the chance to explore and learn […]

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    Learn How to Grow Your Small Business at Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College’s September Business Breakfast

    WATERVILLE, Maine, September 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Your Small Business Toolkit – FREE Resources to Help You Grow Your Business. […]

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    Alumnus Lands New Job at Facebook

    At Thomas, Javier Abascal Carrasco M.B.A. ’14 was best known for his energetic and playful personality, his side gig as a magician, and his inspiring 2014 graduation speech. Four years […]

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    Thomas College Celebrated For Its EDGE Program

    Thomas College’s EDGE program, an early-start program for first-generation college students, was lauded for preparing students for the workforce after graduation. Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal and WABI-TV5 covered the story.

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    Take a Leap Outside of Your Comfort Zone

    Nurse by trade. Adventurer at heart. Cheryl Daggett is one of a kind. Cheryl took a “leap” this summer by doing something she says she was always destined to do. […]

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    Giving Back to Her Furry Friends

    Bonnie Buckmore ’13, ’17 has a deep love and connection with dogs. When she’s not working as Thomas College’s Database Administrator, she spends most of her free time volunteering with […]

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    Alumnus Creates Innovative Forestry Class for Waterville Junior High School Students

    Jason Cyr ’07 was worried about his kids losing a hands-on experience when Waterville Junior High School’s “shop” class was going out of style. He put his head together with […]

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    Thomas Professor’s Chapter Published on Navigating Multigenerational Teaching

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2018 — Dr. Richard Biffle, Professor of Education at Thomas College, recently had a chapter included in a new book, Effective Teaching; Educators Perspective of Meaning Making […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Jordan Gibson ‘17

    Jordan Gibson was recently promoted to Coaches Director at TAKEOFF Performance Systems in Marietta, Georgia. TAKEOFF Performance is a sport performance group that provides speed, agility, strength, and conditioning training […]

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    Student Spending Summer as Lumberjack

    Ethan Blake, a Thomas junior from Mount Desert, Maine, competes in events such as speed climbing, axe throwing, and wood chopping at the Great Maine Lumberjack Show in Trenton. “With […]

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    Meet Incoming Student Iris Farley ‘21

    When Iris Farley’s school announced it would be shutting its doors permanently in the spring, the college freshman was devastated. She felt lost. Then, she found Thomas College. “I chose […]

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    Faculty Profile: Ryan Wheaton M.S. ’13

    From a young age, Ryan Wheaton was entrepreneurial. At five years old, he brought all his Big Wheel toys to the front yard and put up a “for sale” sign. […]

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    Catching up with Dave ’76, M.B.A. ’82 and Sue Ronan ’69, P’08

    When David and Suzanne (Morin) Ronan met in Barry Farber’s Accounting class, little did they know what their Thomas College connection would hold for them for years to come. “I […]

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    Trustee Profile: Greg Savard ’89

    This issue of the magazine highlights the 2018 graduating class. What did do after you graduated from Thomas? The job market was pretty dismal in 1989, and I was lucky […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Rich Rotella ’98

    “When I graduated from Thomas College, I never thought I would end up where I am today.” In his junior year Cost Accounting class with Professor Largay, Rich participated in […]

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    Meet the Class of 2018: Ibrahim Moustapher

    The hardest thing 23-year-old Ibrahim Moustapher has ever gone through, he says, was losing his grandmother, who raised him. Shortly after she died, he moved from his home in Chigamba […]

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    Meet the Class of 2018: Sarah Hailand-Van Lieu

    Growing up, Sara Hailand-Van Lieu was constantly bullied for her hearing loss. Although it has been the toughest experience she has endured, Sara said it has made her a more […]

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    Meet the Class of 2018: Tyler LeClair

    Tyler LeClair grew up in the quiet Maine country town of Litchfield, playing in the woods with his twin brother Greg. Tyler was not interested in attending college and planned […]

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    Meet the Class of 2018: Meagan Sather

    Meagan Sather never thought she would go to college more than 3,000 miles away, but she also can’t imagine not having spent the last four years of her life at […]

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    Meet the Class of 2018: Glory Gomez

    Glory Gomez grew up two blocks from Yankee Stadium. With just $2.75, she could take a subway ride from Tribeca to Chinatown in just minutes. Or, she could go see […]

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    Meet the Class of 2018: Darren Forkey

    Many graduating college students cross the stage with the stress of student debt — but not Darren Forkey. Between a large scholarship and working more than 30 hours per week […]

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    Meet the Class of 2018: Scott Boies

    Scott Boies ’18 is a true Thomas College rock star. The epitome of well-rounded, Scott is a Terrier through and through. Since coming to Thomas, Scott has been involved with […]

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    Student Interning with High Hopes Clubhouse

    Megan Boucher ’19 is spending her summer interning 30 hours per week at High Hopes Clubhouse in Waterville and is working another 25 hours per week at a local restaurant […]

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    Thomas College to Host The MAINE Event Open House for High School Juniors and Seniors on August 3

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2018 — Thomas College is hosting The MAINE Event, an Open House for juniors and seniors in high school, on August 3 at 10 a.m. at Thomas […]

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    Healthier and Happier

    After Pat Goodnow graduated with her Bachelor’s in Mathematics, she spent 35 years in the restaurant industry in general management positions. Next, she owned her own business for five years, […]

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    Alumnus Promoted to High Position in Banking Only Five Years After Graduating

    Only five years after graduating from Thomas College, Josh Tainter ’13 has already achieved the position of Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking Officer at Camden National Bank. He is extremely […]

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    Helping Kids Be Successful and Confident

    Chris Rhoda ’88, M.B.A. ’89 has always enjoyed volunteering in his children’s classrooms, but he noticed that he was only one of a handful of dads to do so. That’s […]

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    Thomas College Helped Enhance Her Career

    When Cheryl (Wakeham) Flewelling ’95, M.B.A. ’09 came to Maine in 1985 for her cousin Diane Pepin’s graduation, she remembers liking the school and the Waterville area. Nearly ten years […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Blaine Guido

    Growing up with a business owner as a father, Blaine Guido ’16, M.B.A. ’17 was inspired to follow his lead. “I became fascinated by working with the public and understanding […]

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    Thomas College to offer $10,000 President’s Inaugural Scholarship to Master’s in Criminology Students

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, June 2018 — Thomas College President Laurie G. Lachance announces a $10,000 President’s Inaugural Scholarship to the first class of Master’s in Criminology students. The one-year Master’s in […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Leading the Dog Business

    As a college student, Sarah Maffei ’14 had no idea what she would end up doing after graduation. “I just wanted to find something I was passionate about, but I […]

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    Celebrating Five Years Cancer Free

    Kerry Smart has been running since she was in high school. Five years ago, when she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she wasn’t sure she would run another race. This […]

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    Finding a Community Through Running

    Ten years ago, Nina Brickett ’16, M.B.A. ’18 quit smoking and started to gain weight. She tried going to the gym, but she wasn’t into it. She read an article […]

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    Finding A Love For Marketing

    Belinda Green ’19 grew up on a small hobby farm in a small town. She fell in love with horses at a young age and began showing 4H as a […]

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    Thomas College Announces Spring 2018 Dean’s List

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, June 2018 — Thomas College announces undergraduate students named to its Spring 2018 Dean’s List. Students named to the list are the following: President’s List (3.80-4.0 GPA) Kerri […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Barry Rock ’94

    Barry Rock was recently promoted to Vice President of Human Resources at Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan. Barry has been in the human resources field since he graduated from Thomas, […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host June Business Breakfast on Challenges of Employment Law 

    WATERVILLE, Maine, June 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on the Challenges of Employment Law: Doing the Right Thing for Your Employees While […]

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    Thomas College graduates largest class ever at 124th Commencement

    Thomas College’s Commencement was covered by Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal, Portland Press Herald, and WABI-TV5.

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    A Dream Come True

    Al Cotter ’17 grew up around kids. Her mom owned a daycare, so she was inspired from a young age to become a teacher someday. She was inspired again by […]

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    A Life of Adventure

    Dan Leland MBA ’12 grew up in Bridgton, Maine and was always active. He played baseball, skied and rode his bike – all competitively. He went to St. Joseph’s College […]

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    A Love for Racing

    Jim Delorie MBA ’14 lives in Oakland right on the lake and loves being able to jump in on a hot day. Jim grew up playing sports – and played […]

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    Thomas College featured on the Sunday Today Show

    Thomas College was featured on the Sunday Today Show with a story of two Thomas students and basketball players Carlos Gonzalez ’18 and Zach MacKinnon ’20 and their family. It […]

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    Thomas College Professor to be Keynote Speaker at ‘Bringing Social Studies Alive’ Workshop on May 5

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, May 2018 — Thomas College professor Dr. Richard Biffle is the keynote speaker for the Gamma Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International’s ‘Bringing Social Studies Alive’ […]

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    Finding Passion and Confidence at Thomas College

    At 18 years old, Alex Knight ’18 had no work experience, no community engagement, no intention to go to college, and no real direction. Three years later, Alex is a […]

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    Thomas College hosts 3D Printing Expo

    Channel 5 covered the hundreds of educators and students who attended Thomas College’s first 3D Printing Expo.

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    Thomas College student competes in University Nationals Olympic Weightlifting

    Thomas College student Jared Bornstein ’20 competed in University Nationals in Olympic Weightlifting and was featured on WCSH6’s 207.

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    Meet Incoming Student: Daniel Peabody ‘22

    Daniel Peabody ’22 is from Camden, Maine. He grew up with a close family – and spent most of his time exploring in the woods with his dog or playing […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host May Business Breakfast on Maine’s Workforce Challenge 

    WATERVILLE, Maine, May 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Maine’s Workforce Challenge. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, May 3, from […]

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    Thomas College Students Place Third in National Business Competition

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2018 —  Three Thomas College business students recently placed third in a national competition against students from colleges such as Florida State University, Harding University, New England […]

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    Thomas Professor to Present on Project Management to Fortune 50 Company

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2018 — Thomas College professor Dr. Frank Appunn will be providing a remote keynote address about project management to more than 500 project managers nationally and internationally […]

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    Thomas College Helped Alumnus Advance His Career

    In high school, Adam Lerette ’16 was interested in business when looking for colleges. “From the moment I drove onto campus with a friend who was touring, I knew that […]

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    Couple gets married at Thomas College’s fourth annual Dirty Dog Mud Run

    Participants Jennifer and Bill ran the Dirty Dog Mud Run at Thomas College- and got married at the finish line. Many media organizations covered the wedding, including AP News, US […]

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    Thomas College Dance Team to Host Spring Showcase ‘Lose Yourself’ on April 19 and 20

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2018 – Thomas College Dance Team will host its spring showcase ‘Lose Yourself’ on April 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. in the Ayotte Auditorium at Thomas […]

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    Thomas College Announces Spring Production, No Exit

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, March 2018 — Thomas College announced its spring production, the highly acclaimed Once Act Play by Jean-Paul Sartre, No Exit. The performance will be on Friday, April 13 […]

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    More than 600 Registered for Thomas College’s Dirty Dog Mud Run on April 15

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2018 — More than 600 Mainers are registered to attend Central Maine’s premier muddy obstacle race, the Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud Run, on April 15 at […]

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    Terrier STAR: Tanya Longley

    Tanya Longley is often working behind the scenes and an unsung hero. Organized and efficient, Tanya is an asset to the physical plant department and the whole of the College. […]

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    Thomas College Announces 124th Commencement Speakers and Class Marshals

    WATERVILLE, April 2018 —Thomas College Provost Dr. Thomas Edwards has announced this year’s speakers and honorary degree recipients for the College’s 124th Commencement Ceremonies, taking place on the Thomas campus […]

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    Thomas College to Feature Five Entrepreneurs for Pardon the Innovation Event

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, April 2018 —Come hear the innovative steps that these entrepreneurs have taken in their businesses which have made them leaders in their fields. This event, Pardon the Innovation, […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host April Business Breakfast About Lean-Failure Demand  

    WATERVILLE, Maine, April 2018 –Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Process Improvement: Lean-Failure Demand. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 12, […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Luke Middleton ’16

    Luke Middleton grew up in many different places, including two different states and one Canadian province. He was living in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, for nearly a […]

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    Thomas College President Part of Learning and Work Commission Report

    Thomas College President Laurie Lachance was a part of the 50-member Commission on Higher Ed and Employability, reports Mainebiz.

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    Student Finds Recovery Through Extreme Sport

    Directly after high school, Jared Bornstein ’20 entered the military. While there, he was at a rifle range when a massive target dropped on his head. Seriously injured, he was […]

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    New England Needs More Graduates Who Are Career Ready, Says Recently Released Report

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, March 2018 — The New England Board of Higher Education Commission on Higher Education & Employability recently released a major report with recommendations to increase the career readiness […]

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    Meet Future Student: Sam McIntyre ’22

    Sam McIntyre is excited to begin her journey at Thomas College this fall. “I chose Thomas because it offered me the best program closest to home,” she said. “It has […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Ricky DerBoghosian ’15

    Ricky DerBoghosian always knew he wanted a career in law enforcement. “The affiliation with the Maine Criminal Justice Academy really made it easy for me to pick Thomas College,” he […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Rachel Gillis ’17

    Rachel Gillis grew up in Ashland, ME, a small town in Aroostook County. She graduated with 20 people, and the entire school district fit into one building. “While a small […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Gerry Nadeau ’81 and John Andrews ’82

    Gerry Nadeau and John Andrews met at Thomas College their freshman year in an accounting class. Soon after graduation, they began working at the same Portland accounting firm, Filler & […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Taylor Jordan ’17

    Until the last week of high school, Taylor Jordan planned to go to college out of state and study nursing. “One night, I was sitting at dinner with all of […]

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    John Scott M.B.A. ’07 and Nick Morgan M.B.A. ’16

    Growing up, the school bus picked up and dropped off Nick Morgan at the lumber yard because his family owned a building supply company in Auburn. He has always loved […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Lindsy Hoopingarner ’16

    Lindsy Hoopingarner grew up in a military family, so she was constantly moving. They did mostly settle down in Richmond, ME. “We moved to Richmond when I was in the […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Patrick Magurn ’14, ’15, M.B.A. ’16

    Patrick Magurn grew up in Madison, ME, which is about 30 miles from Thomas College. He lived in the same house until he graduated, surrounded by woods and very few […]

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    Computer Science Professor Dr. Dick Wilkins in the news

    Computer Science Professor Dr. Dick Wilkins was published in Embedded Computing Design about protecting internet systems. Wilkins was also featured as an expert on Security Weekly Podcast.

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    Thomas College to Hold a Community Forum on the Opioid Epidemic

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, March 2018 — On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose, according to the CDC. In 2017, drug overdoses killed an average of more than […]

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    Thomas College Hosts Storytelling Event

    WABI-TV5 covered Thomas College’s first annual Thomas College Plugged In, a storytelling event.

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    Thomas College is the first in Maine to offer Rural Scholar Residency Program

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, March 2018 — More than half of public schools in Maine are rural, according to the Rural School and Community Trust report. These schools are unique – often […]

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    Terrier STAR: Dr. Frank Appunn

    Dr. Frank Appunn is known for his booming voice, theatrical teaching style, and his tenacious passion for Thomas College and its students. Frank, a six-and-a-half-year employee of the college, is […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Scott Mullen ’04

    Scott Mullen just began a new position as a Private Brand Manager with Hannaford. He develops and manages private brand products that Hannaford sells in its retail stores. “I love […]

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    Student Dreams of Working in the Oval Office

    Daisy Provost ’18 is spending this semester in Washington, D.C., through Thomas College’s partnership with the Washington Center. Daisy has hit the ground running – her internship with Iraq and […]

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    Multiple Maine Teachers of the Year to be Coaches for Thomas College’s 2018 Summer Institute

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, February 2018 — Thomas College announces its coaches for its 2018 Summer Institute, Innovating in Education for Maine’s Diverse Population of Students, on June 26-28 at Thomas College […]

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    Thomas College Students to Perform Skits on Social Issues

    WABI-5 interviewed Thomas College International Club students about their upcoming mini skits event on social issues.

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    Thomas College Invests in Student’s Education with Guaranteed Job Program™

    Thomas College’s Guaranteed Job Program™ was featured on NPR’s Educate Podcast. At 7:45, you can hear Director of Career Services Corey Pelletier talk about this great program.

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host March Business Breakfast with Governor Paul LePage

    WATERVILLE, Maine, February 2018 – Thomas College and Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Last Chance: Governor Paul LePage’s Final Push. The breakfast will be held on […]

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    Thomas College uses data to approach students

    University Business Magazine covered Thomas College’s strategies of the use of data in admissions – making sure the College is putting out the information prospective students want to know in […]

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    Mainebiz features Thomas College’s new cybersecurity master’s program

    Mainebiz highlighted Thomas College’s new cybersecuirty Master’s program that will launch this fall. Read more.

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    Central Maine Motors to Sponsor Dirty Dog Mud Run and New Balance to Sponsor Kid Run

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, February 2018 — Central Maine Motors will sponsor Thomas College’s fourth annual Dirty Dog Mud Run on April 15 at Thomas College. The Thomas College Dirty Dog Mud […]

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    Thomas College Announces First Annual 3D Printing Expo

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, February 2018 — To keep up with the changing global economy, and satisfy Maine’s urgent need to create a technically capable workforce, we need to offer new approaches […]

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    Local Gubernatorial Candidates to Participate in Policy Forum at Thomas College on March 6

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, February 2018 — Local civic leaders and gubernatorial candidates Terry Hayes, Shawn Moody, Steve DeAngelis, and Adam Cote will be at Thomas College on March 6 at noon […]

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    Registration Open for Thomas College Storytelling Event

    Registration Open for Thomas College Storytelling Event WATERVILLE, MAINE, February 2018 — Do you love listening people’s stories? Thomas College is hosting a storytelling event on March 10 at 1 […]

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    Thomas College hosts Future Teachers Academy

    WABI-TV5 covered Thomas College’s Future Teachers Academy event on campus. The event is for high school students who are aspiring teachers. They had a fun day of interactive lessons.

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    Computer Science Professor Interviewed as Facebook Expert

    Facebook is changing its algorithms to decrease ads for its viewers. How does this affect local businesses? Thomas College computer science professor Jonathan Grady was interviewed by WABI-TV5 as an […]

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    Terrier STAR: Andrea Thebarge

    Andrea Thebarge has Terrier blood in her veins. A nine-year employee, she is a committed coach, teacher, mentor, and staff member. Andrea, Senior Assistant Director of Athletics and Head Field […]

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    Giving those with disabilities the chance to play

    Growing up, Cassie Contigiani ’19 had a best friend, Laura. Cassie and Laura played multiple sports together as kids. But in high school, Laura couldn’t play. She has an intellectual […]

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    Thomas College Plans to Eliminate Textbooks for Some of its Courses

    Maine Public Radio covered Thomas College’s story of being awarded a Davis Educational Foundation grant to phase out textbooks in courses to save our students money. University Business Magazine, Bangor Daily […]

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    Thomas College Awarded Grant to Increase Affordability and Access for its Students

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2018 — Thomas College has announced a new initiative aimed at lowering the cost of a college education by eliminating one of the barriers students face each […]

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    Thomas Student Places Big

    Earlier this month, Jarrod Ottman ’20 competed in a Division II men’s 5,000-meter run (Thomas is Division III) at the Plymouth State Invitational. As he’s not part of the division, […]

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    Alumni on the Move: Tawny Alvarez

    Tawny Alvarez ’05 was recently named partner at Verrill Dana in Portland, Maine. As a first-year college student at Thomas College, she never thought this is where she would end […]

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    Thomas College awarded Kennebec Valley Chamber’s President’s Choice Award

    Thomas College was voted for the President’s Choice Award at Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Kenney Awards recently. Read more about it in the Kennebec Journal’s story.

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     Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host February Business Breakfast on Why Your Employees Are Just Not Into You, And What to do About It.

    WATERVILLE, Maine, January 2018 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Why Your Employees Are Just Not Into You, And What to Do […]

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    Thomas College: An Uplifting Experience

    Jess Russell ’18 says supporting herself through college is the hardest thing she has ever done. “But I wouldn’t change it for the world,” she said. “Working my way through […]

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    Maine High School Students Invited to Learn About a Future in Education

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2018 — Open to Maine high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the Future Teachers Academy is for students interested in exploring the field of education as a […]

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    Thomas College nominated for Chamber award

    Thomas College was nominated for the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce’s President’s Choice Award. Leading up to the 2018 Kenney Awards, where the winner is announced, the Kennebec Journal ran […]

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    Thomas College Announces Fall 2017 Dean’s List

    Undergrad. Day F 2017 Honors List President’s List Kerri L Abbott Jocelyn Alex Allain Lindsay Michele Allen Michaella Joy Arsenault Angela Lorraine Austin Ryley A Austin Arynne K Barns Faith Marie Beaulieu […]

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    Feeling Overwhelmed to Feeling Empowered

    Ashley Cust ’11, M.B.A. ’11 felt so overwhelmed her first month at Thomas College, she almost dropped out. “The excitement of first arriving was wearing off, and the reality of […]

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    Registration Open for Thomas College’s Dirty Dog Mud Run

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2018 — Need an event to motivate yourself to exercise in the new year? Want to have fun while you exercise and get really muddy? If yes, […]

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    Thomas College announces spring 2018 Professional Development courses for Central Maine Workforce

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2018 — Thomas College’s Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation knows the greatest asset a company can have are highly skilled, trained and engaged employees. A recent […]

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    Thomas College innovates its offerings to help build workforce

    Thomas College President Laurie Lachance wrote a piece in the New England Journal of Higher Education about employing the workforce through innovation.

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    Terrier STAR: Dana Jordan

    Dana Jordan is known to almost everyone on campus – for his positive attitude, great smile, and hard work ethic. Dana, an eight-year employee of the College, is a utility […]

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    Preparing for a Career in Cybersecurity

    Kayla Maheux ’18 has developed a passion for cyber while at Thomas College. A Security and Cyber Defense and Computer Science double-major, Kayla has learned a lot during classes about […]

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    Alumni on the Move

    This summer, Bob Moore, Sr. Vice President of Advancement, and Wendy Martin, who had returned to Thomas after a brief hiatus as Development Officer, made dramatic moves on campus. With […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host January Business Breakfast on Legislative Overview

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, December 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Legislative Overview. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, January 11, from […]

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    Student Transferred to Thomas and Found Better Fit

    Last year around this time, Leah Kruse ’20 was finishing up her first semester at Bentley University in Waltham, Massachusetts. She was hesitant about staying. “Bentley is a great school; […]

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    First-generation student featured on Channel 6’s 207

    Carlos Gonzalez ’18 went through a lot to get to Thomas – and now has found his own family here. His story was featured on Channel 6’s 207.

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    How to Innovate for Maine’s Diverse Population of Students

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, December 2017 — Calling all Maine educators PK-12! Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education is holding its annual Summer Institute on June 26-28 at Thomas College in […]

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    Wells High School Wins Thomas Cup, IT and Gaming Competition at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, December 2017 — Wells High School students are the winners of the third annual Thomas Cup. The Thomas Cup is an overnight IT and gaming competition which includes […]

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    Terrier STAR: Ryan Wheaton

    Dr. Ryan Wheaton is not just an important advocate for his students in their endeavors; he also supports his fellow colleagues. Ryan is a true believer in all things Thomas […]

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    A Career Dedicated to Helping Women

    Tammy Weston ’94 had a vision for creating her own firm someday, but it wasn’t until shortly after her father passed away that she decided to go for it. “My […]

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    Budding Entrepreneur Attends Create Weekend, Plans to Open Her Own Business Someday

    Lexi Clark ‘20’s hometown of Lincoln, Maine (population ~5,085 people), doesn’t have a place to buy fresh-baked goods. Lexi loves to bake and plans to open her own bakery in […]

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    Thomas College Students Attend National Education Conference in Missouri to Prepare for Future Teaching Careers

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, November 2017 — Seven Thomas College students and their professor joined more than 40,000 educators across the nation in St. Louis, Missouri for the National Council of Teachers […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host December Business Breakfast on Marketing

    WATERVILLE, November 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Marketing: Branding Your Business. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, December 7, […]

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    Thomas College hosts first Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend

    Thomas College’s first Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend was covered by the Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal and re-published by the Portland Press Herald.

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    Trustee Profile: Michelle Hayes ’83

    In addition to her role as a partner at the human resources consulting firm, Smith Kjeldgaard & Hayes,Michelle Hayes, class of 1983, is one of Thomas College’s newest trustees. She […]

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    Student Profile: Emily Dufour ’18

    Neither of Emily Dufour’s parents attended college. She is the first. “Being a first-generation college student put pressure on me to grab any opportunity this school had to offer, whether […]

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    Upward Mobility: Karen (LaPlante) Restivo ’83

    College can be tough – financially, mentally, and academically. Karen Restivo was a single mom when she arrived at Thomas College. Since she was from just 20 minutes away, she […]

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    Upward Mobility: Spenser Ouellette, M.B.A. ’11

    When Spenser Ouellette was 18 years old, he set out just for an Associate’s degree. “But somehow along the way, I kept pushing myself to learn more and gain more […]

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    Upward Mobility: Deserae (Levesque) Dearborn ’03

    Deserae Dearborn ’03 grew up in Aroostook County in a town where most of the population worked for the paper mill. She was raised in a lower-income family, and she […]

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    Thomas College to Expand Program Offerings with Master’s in Cybersecurity and Master’s in Integrative Criminology

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, November 2017 — Thomas College is expanding its program offerings with two new Master’s programs in Cybersecurity and Integrative Criminology beginning in the Fall of 2018. “We are […]

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    Thomas College student on Channel 6’s NewscenterNOW

    On Election Day, Thomas College student Michael Ring ’21 was on Channel 6’s NewscenterNOW talking about what it was like to be a first-time voter in last year’s election.

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    Thomas College to host Maine Teacher of the Year Gala Ceremony on November 10

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, November 2017 — Educate Maine’s Maine Teacher of the Year Program will host its annual gala at Thomas College this year on November 10 at 5 p.m. The […]

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    Terrier STAR: Mark Lint

    Mark Lint is known for his talent, work ethic and good sense of humor. That’s why he is this month’s Terrier STAR. Mark, who has worked at Thomas College for […]

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    Thomas College’s Guaranteed Golf Program Highlighted on 207

    Thomas College teaches business on the golf course. This program was highlighted on Channel 6’s 207.

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    Thomas Students Give Back to Waterville Community

    An important part of the Thomas College experience is learning how to be a community and how to give back and support your community. That’s why all first-year students at […]

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    Thomas College’s Annual Leadership Conference Open to Area College Students and High School Seniors

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2017 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s fifth annual Leadership Conference on November 4, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Thomas College in Waterville. This […]

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    An incredible fitness and weight loss journey

    In May 2016, Amanda (Brooks) Barish ’13 moved from Maine to Houston, Texas, with her husband, Nick Barish ’15, M.B.A. ’16 because Nick had a work project with Cianbro. Amanda […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host November Business Breakfast on Social Media

    WATERVILLE, October 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on Customer Service: Seven Ways to Engage Your Target Audiences on Social Media. The […]

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    Thomas College to host drop-in open house for graduate programs

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2017 — Thomas College will hold a drop-in open house for graduate programs on November 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Jeanie’s Café in the Alfond […]

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    Cindy Blodgett Speaks at Thomas College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

    Maine basketball legend Cindy Blodgett spoke at Thomas College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. WABI-TV5 interviewed Cindy about the importance of the event.

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    Thomas alum featured on WGME13 Dirigo Stories

    Thomas alum and one of the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College’s advisory board member Chris Voynik ’14 was on WGME 13‘s Dirigo Stories talking about how […]

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    New School of Education at Thomas College to Expand on Preparing Students to be the Teachers of Tomorrow

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, September 2017 — This fall, Thomas College announces the official launch of a new School of Education, which will join the School of Arts and Sciences and the […]

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    Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend hosted by Thomas College on November 17 and 18

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2017 — Calling all innovators! Central Maine Converge and Create Weekend will be hosted at Thomas College in Waterville on November 17 and 18. The two-day event […]

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    Terrier STAR: Nancy Charette

    Nancy is well known for going over and above from what is expected of her, and shows her love for her Thomas family through her commitment and caring attitude. Nancy, […]

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    Thomas College’s Fall Open House on October 14 to Showcase School of Personal, Practical, and Guaranteed Success

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, October 2017 — Thomas College will host its annual Fall Open House on October 14 at 9 a.m. at its campus in Waterville. Thomas College is known for […]

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    Prospective students visit Thomas for the Wicked Good TC Summer Visit

    Students were on campus for a Wicked Good TC Summer Visit, which included a Maine-themed lunch, lawn games, and tours of campus. WABI-TV5 covered the story.

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    Thomas College and Central Maine Growth Council Promote Local Entrepreneurs

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, August 2017 — Thomas College’s Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation, working with the Central Maine Growth Council, is sponsoring a new effort to showcase budding entrepreneurs in […]

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    Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education bringing together science educators

    Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education, Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, and the Next Generation Science Exemplar System (NGSX) hosted more than 50 science educators for a workshop. This was […]

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    Thomas College to connect students and local businesses with internships

    Through a recent grant provided by Thomas College’s Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation, Thomas College will provide 50 internships for students in the local area. This was covered by […]

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    He’s got a way with words

    Michael Richardson ’17, of Dover Foxcroft, graduated from Thomas College in May. While at TC, he studied Psychology and English – and even was able to help teach courses to […]

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    Shifting the way we teach science education to help the next generation of scientists and engineers at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, August 2017 — More than 50 Maine science educators participated in a three-dimensional Science and Engineering workshop held by Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education, Maine Mathematics […]

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    Money Magazine Names Thomas College a National Leader in Best Colleges Where Alums Beat the Odds

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2017 — Money Magazine recently ranked Thomas College 23rd of colleges in the U.S. that add the most value. The ranking was a part of Time’s Money […]

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    Thomas College’s Wicked Good Summer Event In The News

    Thomas College is holding a Wicked Good Summer Visit on August 18. Mainebiz and the Bangor Daily News covered the upcoming event.

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    Thomas College Criminal Justice Program Focuses on Social Justice

    Thomas College student is interning with the Waterville Police Department this summer – specifically in their HOPE program, which focuses on community policing and drug recovery. Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal covered […]

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    Thomas College To Hold A “Wicked Good” Maine-Themed Summer Visit

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2017 — Thomas College invites prospective students and families to campus on August 18 for the “Wicked Good” TC Summer Visit. Come get a taste of Maine […]

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    Marketing Student Already Impressing Clients

    Joe Creta ’19 loves the variety his summer internship provides. Creta, a junior marketing major at Thomas College, is working at Integrated Media Group in Johnston, Rhode Island this summer. […]

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    Educators and administrators learn how to be innovative in the classroom

    Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education’s annual education summer institute was covered by the Bangor Daily News and the Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal.

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    Marketing the Arts: Victoria Cushing ’17

    Victoria Cushing ’17 has been dancing since she was three years old. Growing up, her dream was to be a dancer on Broadway – until she realized her aversion to […]

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    Men’s Tennis Team Serves Up an Ace!

    The Thomas Men’s Tennis team was selected to finish third in the 2017 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Preseason Coaches’ Poll at the beginning of the season. The Terriers were […]

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    Catching Up With: Elizabeth “Liz” Geller M.B.A. ’86

    Roxbury, Massachusetts native Liz Geller did not expect to build her life and career in Waterville. After many visits to see relatives here, though, she was set up with Sidney […]

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    Trustee Profile: Wick Johnson

    Q: Tell us about Kennebec Technologies. You manufacture high-precision machine products – what happens to those products after they leave Kennebec Technologies? A: We make precision components for aerospace firms […]

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    Graduate Profile: Levi Knapp ’16, M.B.A. ’17

    Around campus, Levi Knapp ’16, M.B.A. ’17 can often be seen wearing a suit. While at Thomas, Levi had internships with three different companies. Last year, Levi graduated with his […]

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    Graduate Profile: Tanya Naborowsky ’17

    Tanya Naborowsky ’17 didn’t grow up around people who went to college. “That didn’t happen in my family. My mother was one of 16 children, and my father was one […]

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    Graduate Profile: Shelby Watson ’16, M.B.A. ’17

    Shelby Watson has had a very unique journey through college. Shelby, 20, not only graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in a record two and a half years (instead of four), […]

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    Learn How to Protect and Grow Your Family Business at Thomas College on July 19

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2017 — Thomas College and the Institute for Family-Owned Business join forces to provide Maine businesspeople tools and advice in the form of a three-part educational series […]

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    Educators and administrators from 25 different schools participate in Thomas College’s conference to innovate for the future of Maine’s education

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, July 2017 — More than 100 Pre-K-12 educators and administrators from 25 different schools in Maine participated in a three-day summer institute held by Thomas College’s Center for […]

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    Josh Devou Joins Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, June 2017 — Thomas College’s recently announced Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation added another member to its staff this week. Levant native and recent 2017 Thomas College […]

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    Thomas College Announces Spring 2017 Dean’s List

    President’s List Jocelyn Alex Allain, Lindsay Michele Allen, Mark Anthony Amato, Joshua James Baker, Asmita Bamma, Keileigh Alicea Belanger, Kendra Michaela Bell, Kaeleigh Frances Benson, Shenciaray A Black, Scott M […]

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    Inspiring the next entrepreneurs

    On May 10, Thomas College announced a $5.3 million dollar commitment from the Harold Alfond Foundation to create the Harold Alfond Institute for Business Innovation. See coverage from the day and […]

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    Thomas College Continues Success in Supporting Students and Providing Leadership Opportunities Through Re-certification of Peer Tutor Program

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, May 2017 — Thomas College’s peer tutoring program has been re-certified through the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) recently. CRLA certification shows the quality of the peer […]

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    Thomas: Making College More Affordable and Accessible

    Thomas College is making college more affordable and accessible through accelerated degrees. Hear from Kathryn Lindsay ’17 who spoke with Maine Public Radio on how she’s graduating with less debt […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host June Business Breakfast on Motivating Employees for Success

    WATERVILLE, June 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast about motivating employees for success. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, June 8, […]

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    Studying the Human Mind: A Recent Grad’s Success

    Lionel Booth (’17)’s dream is to become a forensic psychology professor. He loves studying the human mind and wants to help others understand it, too. Booth was a peer tutor […]

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    From the Air Force to Picking Tomatoes to Director of IT: One Graduate’s Journey

    At 10-years-old, Lance Bates took apart a computer for the first time. He sat on the living room floor and spread all of the pieces out. Then he tried to […]

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    Emmy-Nominated Greenlight Maine TV Show to Hold Live Taping of Season Finale at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, May 2017 — Come watch three Maine companies – Surge Hydro, Bluet, and Herbal Revolution – compete in the final Greenlight Maine pitch-off and vie for $100,000 in […]

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    Accelerated MBA student persevered to receive degree

    Jack Mosher graduated from Thomas on May 13. His story of overcoming tragedy was told by WCSH6’s 207.

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    Lecture-style classes are thing of past, innovative education classes at Thomas College

    Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education professors Kate Cook Whitt and Katie Rybakova wrote a piece about academically productive talk in a college classroom in the New England Journal […]

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    Thomas College’s 123rd Commencement highlights stories of its students

    Thomas College’s 123rd Commencement was covered by WABI-TV 5, Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal, and WCSH6.

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    Thomas College’s Career Services program highlighted in national media

    Thomas College is the exception when it comes to offering career services – including its guaranteed job program – writes the Hechinger Report, a national education publication, and republished by […]

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    Thomas College Receives $5.3 Million Commitment for New Institute for Business Innovation

    WATERVILLE, Maine – Today, Thomas College announced the college has received a $5.3 million grant from the Harold Alfond Foundation. At a press conference on the Waterville campus, Greg Powell, chairman […]

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    Thomas College to graduate largest class ever on May 13

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, May 2017 — Thomas College will graduate its largest class ever of 225 graduates on Saturday, May 13 at 1 p.m. in the Harold Alfond Athletic Center at […]

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    Thomas College to hold Entrepreneur Speaker Series on June 13

    WATERVILLE, May 2017 — Thomas College will hold its second in a series of entrepreneur speaker and networking events to be held at Thomas College’s Ayotte Auditorium on Tuesday, June […]

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    Two Local Business Leaders to Join Thomas College Board of Trustees

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, May 2017 —Thomas College is excited to announce two new Board of Trustee members that were approved recently. Michelle Hayes and Greg Savard have joined the Thomas College […]

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    Maine educator summer institute to host national speakers at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, May 2017 — Maine PreK-12 educators have a unique opportunity this June to engage with three inspirational speakers who are leaders in working with students to develop their […]

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    Future Thomas Students Earn Dirigo Scholarship Award

    Students from all over the state earned the Dirigo Award, a $2,500 per year scholarship to Thomas College. This was highlighted in Camden’s Courier-Gazette, Kennebec Journal/Morning Sentinel, and Bangor Daily […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host May Business Breakfast on Finding Your Personal and Professional Passion

    WATERVILLE, May 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on “Finding Your Personal and Professional Passion”. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, […]

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    Thomas College launches new entrepreneur speaker series

    Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal did a preview of Thomas College’s new entrepreneur speaker series.

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    Third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run

    Thomas College had record participants at its third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run. It was covered by Portland Press Herald, Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal, and WABI-TV Channel 5.

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    New educational gaming course at Thomas

    New education professor Ted Prawat highlighted by WABI-TV 5 for his new course at Thomas: educational gaming.

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    Laurie Lachance on the future of Maine

    President Laurie Lachance wrote an op-ed in the Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal about why Maine should dare to dream big – for the future of education, and the prosperity of our […]

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    Thomas College Announces 123rd Commencement Speakers and Class Marshals

     WATERVILLE, April 2017 —Thomas College Provost Dr. Thomas Edwards has announced this year’s speakers and honorary degree recipients for the College’s 123rd Commencement Ceremonies taking place on the Thomas campus […]

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    Laurie Lachance on Maine Life Media’s Game Changers

    President Laurie Lachance was on Maine Life‘s Game Changers segment, a one-on-one with Maine innovators. She talks about the launch of the center for innovation in education.

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    Exceptional teachers helping future teachers at Thomas College

    Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education and Educate Maine’s Maine Teacher of the Year program are partnering up to bring Maine’s exceptional teachers to Thomas College education students. This […]

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    Thomas College and Educate Maine announce partnership to help Maine’s future teachers thrive

    WATERVILLE, April 2017 — Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education and Educate Maine’s Maine Teacher of the Year program announce a new partnership to help Maine’s future teachers thrive. […]

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    Terrier STAR: Diane Anderson

    Diane Anderson goes above and beyond for students. As Assistant Director of Career Services, Diane frequently works one-on-one with students to meet their needs and best prepare them for their […]

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    JMG holds 25th annual Career Development Conference at Thomas College

    Thomas College hosted JMG’s 25th annual Career Development Conference. Published on WABI-TV5, the Lewiston Sun Journal, Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal, and Bangor Daily News.

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    President Laurie Lachance talks Thomas on WVOM

    President Laurie Lachance was on WVOM’s George Hale Ric Tyler radio show talking about what’s new at Thomas College and its part in Waterville’s Renaissance.

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    Thomas College supports early college access

    Thomas College provost Thomas Edwards wrote an opinion editorial about Thomas College’s place in early college access for Maine students. It was published in the Morning Sentinel/Kennebec Journal.

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    Thomas College to hold Entrepreneur Speaker Series on April 26

    WATERVILLE, April 2017 — Thomas College will hold its first in a series of entrepreneur speaker and networking events to be held at Thomas College’s Ayotte Auditorium on April 26, […]

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    Waterville native’s art work at Thomas College

    Waterville native Michael Libby uses art to talk about addiction. His work was presented and exhibited at Thomas College. The Morning Sentinel covered the story.

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    Registration open for Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education Summer Institute

    WATERVILLE, March 2017 — Calling all Pre-K-12 Maine educators: registration is now open for Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education (CIE) Summer Institute: Weaving a Tapestry of Learning. This […]

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    President Laurie Lachance on Maine’s Big Z Breakfast Club Show

    President Laurie Lachance was on Maine’s Big Z Breakfast Club Show talking about what makes Thomas College special, what is new at Thomas and how Thomas College prepares their students for […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host April Business Breakfast on Recruiting and Hiring: Win the War on Talent

    WATERVILLE, March 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on “Recruiting and Hiring: Win the War on Talent”. The breakfast will be held […]

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    Success After Graduation

    Last fall, Joe Quinlan ’16 came back to Thomas College for his first alumni weekend. “Being the guy coming back to see his friends was very different than when recent […]

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    Thomas College Announces Spring Drama Performance April 14 and 15

    WATERVILLE, March 2017 — Thomas College’s drama club, the Thomas College Players, presents its spring production of The Princess Diatribes, written and directed by Paul P. Barnes. The show’s opening […]

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    Central Maine Motors to Sponsor Third Annual Dirty Dog Mud Run at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, March 2017 — Central Maine Motors Auto Group will sponsor the third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run at Thomas College on April 23. This year’s event is expected to […]

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    Terrier STAR: Joe Scozzafava

    Joe Scozzafava is known by many on campus as the guy who “blows stuff up” and does cool science projects. He’s also known for being very involved on campus with […]

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    Bringing Activism and Art Together

    Maine artist and activist Robert Shetterlywason campus February 2 to talk with Thomas College education students about the function of education in the world today, its relationship to a healthy […]

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    Helping Others after Graduation: Success in Internships Leads to Early Career

    Arielle Rolfe ’16 says her internships while studying at Thomas College were the most important aspect of her education – from providing opportunities after graduating to giving her a taste […]

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    Waterville Native to Speak on Art and Addiction at Thomas College

    WATERVILLE, February 2017 — Waterville native Michael Libby will speak at Thomas College on his artistic response to the opiate crisis, addiction, and its impact on families through his personal […]

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    Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce and Thomas College Host March Business Breakfast on Education, Economics, and Our Community on March 9

    WATERVILLE, February 2017 – Thomas College and the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Breakfast on “Education, Economics, and Our Community”. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, March […]

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    Thomas Security Center’s Frank Apunn on Maine Calling

    Professor Frank Appunn was on Maine Public Radio’s Maine Calling show about Cybersecurity. Thomas College’s new Security Center was highlighted.

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    Terrier STAR: Michelle Joler-Labbe

    Michelle Joler-Labbe is a leader on campus who is dedicated to serving the employees of Thomas College. This month, Michelle is being recognized for her exceptional customer service, dedication, loyalty, […]

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    Getting Out of Your Comfort Zone: Washington Center Internship

    Washington, D.C. isn’t just a place for political science majors. Brianna Jones ’17, a psychology major at Thomas College, spent last summer in D.C. as part of the Washington Center. […]

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    Thomas College Announces Fall 2016 Dean’s List

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, January 2017 — Thomas College announces Dean’s List for undergraduate day students for the fall term of 2016. The College recognizes the following students for academic achievement: Jared […]

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    Thomas College and Maine Emergency Management Agency Announce Partnership to Help Protect Maine Citizens from Cyber and Homeland Security Threats

    WATERVILLE, January 2017 — Growing cyber security threats pose a serious risk for Maine cities, towns and citizens. In order to keep them safe, Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and […]

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    Thomas College Fall 2016 Dean’s List

    Undergraduate Day – Fall 2016 Honors List President’s List Jocelyn Alex Allain Alyshia Josephine Allen Lindsay Michele Allen Lindsey E Allen Mark Anthony Amato Joshua James Baker Asmita Bamma Lance […]

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    New Academic Programs Digital Marketing Management and Business Administration Complement Continued Success

    WATERVILLE, January 2017 — Thomas College announces two new academic programs for Fall 2017: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Digital Marketing Management. Thomas College […]

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    Registration Open for Thomas College’s Dirty Dog Mud Run

    WATERVILLE, January 2017 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s third annual Dirty Dog Mud Run, which will take place on April 23, 2017 on the College’s campus. The […]

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    Terrier STAR: Jim Delorie

    Jim Delorie is known on campus as a leader, innovator, and easy to work with. That is why he was nominated by his colleagues as this month’s Terrier STAR. Jim […]

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    Student Overcoming Challenges

    Lindsay Morong ’18 was profiled by WABI-Channel 5 for her strength and perseverance over life’s challenges, like supporting herself through college.

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    Thomas Students to Attend International Conference in February

    WATERVILLE, December 2016 — With scholarship provided by the Unity Foundation, four Thomas students will attend this year’s Camden Conference, a three-day international conference that discusses various global issues. The […]

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    Baxter Academy wins second annual Thomas Cup Competition

    Baxter Academy won the second annual Thomas Cup competition this weekend. Coverage included: WCSH6-Portland, WLBZ2-Bangor, WABI-TV 5 (including live spots, coverage on Friday night and coverage of winner on Saturday), Bangor […]

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    Terrier STAR: Danny Pomerleau

    Danny Pomerleau is known by all of those on campus – whether staff, faculty or student – as a hard worker who is easy to get along with. “Most of […]

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    Tyler Technologies to Sponsor The Thomas Cup

    Bangor Daily News published notice of Tyler Technologies sponsorship of Thomas College’s The Thomas Cup.

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    Thomas College and MEMA aim to help keep citizens safe

    Thomas College and the Maine Emergency Management Agency are holding forums for municipalities throughout the state to educate them on how they can keep themselves safe from cyber threats. WABI […]

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    Thomas College students attend national education conference

    Thomas College education students attended a national education conference in Atlanta, Georgia where they attended workshops, received free resources for their classrooms, and learned about advocacy. This was published in […]

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    More than 200 Maine students registered for Thomas Cup

    More than 200 Maine high school and homeschooled students are registered for Thomas College’s IT and gaming competition, the Thomas Cup, was featured in the Bangor Daily News and the […]

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    Taking Initiative and Networking is the Key to Success

    This spring, 19-year-old Nate Philbrook ‘19 will be training Portland Sea Dogs interns. Philbrook, a sophomore sport management major at Thomas College, has never waited for anything. While he was […]

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    Bowling Her Way to Success

    Jenn Lemay ’17 hasn’t even started her internship with Macpage yet and she’s already helped the company’s bowling team win a tournament last month. “After Macpage asked me back for […]

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    Going Through Tragedy and Gaining Opportunity

    When Melinda White ’20 was high school sophomore, her and her family were forced to move from their home in Oxford Hills to Gorham, Maine. It was a difficult time […]

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    Finding A Love for Research

    When Danielle Chase ’16 was a first-year student at Thomas College, her psychology professor recommended her to read “The Myth of Repressed Memory” by Elizabeth Loftus. The book evoked an […]

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    Thomas College Kiest-Morgan Scholars Volunteer with Waterville Creates!

    All first-year Thomas College students are required to participate in community service. Thomas College Kiest-Morgan Scholar students, those who work to complete their Bachelor’s degree in three years instead of […]

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    Student Helps Family in Guatemala

    Tina Oms ’19 was in the mountains of Camanchaj, Guatemala when she peered into a dark, desolate hut. The dirt floor was partially covered with a piece of cardboard used […]

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    Studying Abroad: Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost

    Emelia Petroski ’16, from Vassalboro, Maine, spent last semester studying abroad in New Zealand. She says it was the best decision she’s ever made. “I think a lot of people […]

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    Terrier STAR: Jeff Ferguson

    This month, Jeff Ferguson will celebrate his fourth year at Thomas College; and he has a lot to be proud of. Jeff, who began his time at Thomas in the […]

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    JMG Student Thriving

    When Josh Woodard ’16 was in high school, he was a part of JMG, which is a Maine-based program that prepares students for successful careers after graduation by helping them […]

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    Senior John Swan succeeding in sport internships

    Thomas senior John Swan was profiled for his successful internships by the Morning Sentinel. He graduates in May.

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    A Dream Job Thanks to Thomas College

    If Kelsea (Adams) Pinkham ’14, M.B.A. ’15 had not attended Thomas College, she would not be in her dream job at age 23, she says. “It is still so surreal. […]

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    Reaching for the Stars with Thomas College Community’s Support

    Katherine Ferreira ’17 is used to performing in front of an audience. As a dancer for Thomas College’s Dance Club and in high school, she has performed on a stage […]

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    Thomas College Community Donates over 360 Pounds of Food to Good Shepherd Food Bank

    WATERVILLE, October 2016 — Thomas College collected 364 pounds of food to support the Good Shepherd Food Bank’s Child Hunger Program, which provides nutritious, easy-to-prepare foods for children facing food […]

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    Thomas College to host Education and Criminal Justice/Psychology Program-Specific Open Houses in November

    WATERVILLE, October 2016 — Thomas College will host its program-specific open houses this November at its campus in Waterville. The Education program open house will be held on November 15 […]

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    Coach Jim Calhoun’s appearance at Thomas College

    Legendary Coach Jim Calhoun was interviewed by 96.3’s BigJab prior to his speech at Thomas College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and spoke highly of what Thomas College is doing […]

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    Student publishes book about how Thomas College saved his life

    Thomas College senior Eli Vilanova recently published a book about his experiences growing up in a rough city in New Jersey, but getting a second chance by moving to Maine […]

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    Coach Jim Calhoun’s appearance at Thomas College

    Legendary Coach Jim Calhoun was interviewed by 96.3’s BigJab prior to his speech at Thomas College’s Athletic Hall of Fame Ceremony and spoke highly of what Thomas College is doing […]

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    Thomas College Guarantees Golf Lessons

    Thomas College’s Guaranteed Golf program was highlighted by WABI-TV Channel 5 with interviews of our President Laurie Lachance and senior student Josh Devou.

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    Thomas College Prepared

    Before this summer, Lindsy Hoopingarner ’16 didn’t know what being a business analyst entailed. Working as a business analyst at Collaborative Consulting in Waterville, she has been assigned different projects […]

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    Thomas Student Learning the Ropes in IT at Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan

    Hunter Quinlan ’18 began his first internship ever after his first year in college. A Computer Science and Security & Cyber Defense double major at Thomas College, Quinlan was able […]

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    Technology for the Benefit of Humanity

    In a small village with no electricity in southern Africa near Libya, an entrepreneur met with a Village Elder about helping her people not only survive but thrive. The Village […]

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    President Laurie Lachance on Greenlight Maine

    President Laurie Lachance served as a judge on Season 2’s Episode 3 of the entrepreneurial competition show, Greenlight Maine, which airs on Portland’s WCSH6 and Bangor’s WLBZ2 on Saturday nights.

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    Thomas College Launches Security Center

    Thomas College officially opened its first Security Center this week, in alignment with National Cyber Security Awareness Month. The Center will offer a range of services to the Thomas community, […]

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    Working to Build Something

    Sofia Andree ’18 always knew she wanted to work with children. It wasn’t until she was searching for colleges that she realized her true dream was to build her own […]

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    Thomas College’s grows its dual enrollment and pathways programs

    Thomas College is leading the way with Higher Ed access and affordability by growing its dual enrollment and Pathways programs was covered by the Bangor Daily News.

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    Terrier STAR: Jason LaVerdiere

    Jason LaVerdiere first began his work at Thomas College on a part-time basis in 2008. By 2011, Jason was named Chief of Public Safety and was already well-known for his […]

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    Maine Cohort for Customized Learning and Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education to host Defining Proficiency Summit October 12

    WATERVILLE, September 2016 — Maine Cohort for Customized Learning (MCCL) and Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education will host the first one-day summit out of its four-summit series for […]

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    Thomas College’s Dual Enrollment and Pathways Programs Grow

    WATERVILLE, September 2016 — This fall, more than 700 Maine students are enrolled in Thomas College’s dual enrollment programs with more than 1,000 individual course registrations. Thomas College’s dual enrollment […]

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    On the Fast Track

    After graduating from Thomas College, Amelia Guimond ‘16 would like to get an entry-level management position, and eventually work her way up to being a CEO. She’d also like to […]

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    Thomas College Continues Growth in Enrollment, Curriculum and Facilities

    Thomas College was highlighted for its continuing growth in enrollment, curriculum and facilities on WABI TV Channel 5.

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    Thomas College: Leaning into change for Maine’s students

    GrowSmart Maine, an organization that works to build lasting prosperity without sacrificing the quality of life that defines Maine, wrote a blog post about how Thomas College is leaning into […]

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    Three-time national championship coach Jim Calhoun to speak at Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony October 14

    WATERVILLE, September 2016 — Three-time NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Champion Head Coach Jim Calhoun will speak at the 2016 Thomas College Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on October […]

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    Thomas College to Hold Its Fall Production on October 14 and 15

    WATERVILLE, September 2016 — Thomas College’s theatre group, The Thomas College Players, presents their spring production ‘Don’t Go Into the Basement’ on October 14 at 7 p.m. and October 15 […]

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    Thomas College student earns American Association of University Women Award

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thomas College student earns American Association of University Women Award WATERVILLE, September 2016 — Thomas College senior, Chelsea Hale, was awarded the American Association of University Women […]

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    Registration open for second annual Thomas Cup

    Thomas College’s second annual Thomas Cup, a gaming and technology competition for high school and home schooled students, takes place on Dec. 2. Registration is now open. Morning Sentinel published […]

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    A Year Ahead of the Game: Kiest-Morgan Scholar Program at Thomas College

    When Reilly Kons is asked what year he is in college, it is not an easy answer. Kons is a Kiest-Morgan Scholar, which is a program that allows students to […]

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    Registration now open for Thomas College’s Second Annual Gaming and IT Competition

    WATERVILLE, September 2016 — Registration is now open for Thomas College’s second annual Thomas Cup. The Thomas Cup is an overnight event bringing together teamwork, technology and competition. Open to […]

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    Big Ideas at the Center for Innovation in Education at Thomas College

    Thomas College’s new assistant professor of education Ted Prawat talks about his role in providing his students with innovative ways to teach “big ideas” in the New England Journal of […]

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    Terrier STAR: Rebecca Kane

    In her six years at Thomas College, Rebecca Kane has made her mark on Thomas College. From her position as the face of Thomas in the Welcome Center, to the front […]

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    Thomas College to Have Record-Breaking Enrollment This Fall

    WATERVILLE, MAINE, August 2016 — This fall, Thomas College will have the largest incoming class and overall enrollment in its 122-year history with a projected 320 incoming class and 550 […]

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    Thomas College, Collaborative Consulting Partnership

    Thomas College professors are participating in a training that will help them prepare students for the work force and help with the success of the Waterville business community as part […]

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    Thomas College, Collaborative Consulting Partnership

    Thomas College professors are participating in a training that will help them prepare students for the work force and help with the success of the Waterville business community as part […]

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    Thomas College’s Peer Mentor Program Re-certified For Next Five Years

    News of Thomas College’s peer mentor program re-certification was in the Morning Sentinel and MaineBiz. The program is re-certified for the next five years.

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    Thomas College featured for having record enrollment this fall

    The Morning Sentinel was on campus for move-in day on Friday to showcase Thomas College for having the largest incoming class and record enrollment for the fall. The Portland Press […]

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    Thomas College’s Peer Mentor Program Re-certified For Next Five Years

    News of Thomas College’s peer mentor program re-certification was in the Morning Sentinel and MaineBiz. The program is re-certified for the next five years.

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    Thomas College featured for having record enrollment this fall

    The Morning Sentinel was on campus for move-in day on Friday to showcase Thomas College for having the largest incoming class and record enrollment for the fall. The Portland Press […]

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    President Laurie Lachance featured on the Maine Show Podcast

    Laurie Lachance was interviewed by Ben Sprague, of the Maine Show Podcast, about her career, including her current role as President of Thomas College where she helps students succeed.

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    Thomas College’s Peer Mentorship Program Recertified

    WATERVILLE, August 2016 — Thomas College’s peer mentoring program, which was the first CRLA certified program in Maine, was recently recertified by College Reading and Learning Association’s International Mentor Training […]

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    EDGE program gives students a chance to experience college 10 days early

    Channel 5 was on campus this weekend to catch first-year students participating in stress management workshops as part of the EDGE program, our 10-day early start program that allows students to […]

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    Making Wi-Fi Accessible to College Students

    Thomas College’s CIO Chris Rhoda was interviewed by EdTech Magazine about how Thomas College is getting wireless networks ready for their college students who will be on campus in a […]

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    Surviving the First Year of College

    Thomas College’s Director of Alumni and Career Services Corey Pelletier ’04, MBA ’12 was a part of a panel discussion of MPBN’s Maine Calling about “Surviving the First Year of […]

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    Thomas College Criminal Justice Program Featured

    Thomas College criminal justice professor Steve Dyer and criminal justice student Tyler LeClair were both interviewed by the Morning Sentinel about their philosophy with criminal justice education in light of […]

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    Guaranteed Job Program™ Highlighted as Way to Save Students Money

    Thomas College’s Guaranteed Job Program™ was recently highlighted as a way to increase affordability and accessibility of a college degree for our students, while coping with the issue of student debt, […]

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    Thomas College Criminal Justice Program Featured

    Thomas College criminal justice professor Steve Dyer and criminal justice student Tyler LeClair were both interviewed by the Morning Sentinel about their philosophy with criminal justice education in light of […]

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    Guaranteed Job Program Highlighted as Way to Save Students Money

    Thomas College’s Guaranteed Job Program was recently highlighted as a way to increase affordability and accessibility of a college degree for our students, while coping with the issue of student debt, […]

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    Working with Tomatoes

    Two greenhouses, 42 acres of tomatoes, 260 employees and one human resources internship for Thomas College student Logan Bruneau ‘17. Bruneau, from Madison, Maine, worked at Backyard Farms as a […]

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    Working with Tomatoes

    Two greenhouses, 42 acres of tomatoes, 260 employees and one human resources internship for Thomas College student Logan Bruneau ‘17. Bruneau, from Madison, Maine, worked at Backyard Farms as a […]

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    The Benefit of Double Majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology

    Thomas students can double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology and still graduate in four years. Psychology professor Dale Dickson says the two majors complement each other well, and combining […]

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    The Benefit of Double Majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology

    Thomas students can double major in Criminal Justice and Psychology and still graduate in four years. Psychology professor Dale Dickson says the two majors complement each other well, and combining […]

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    TRIO Student Thriving

    Meghan Raymond ’19 is entering her sophomore year at Thomas College and is already a leader in many ways. From organizing the League of Legends Competition at the Thomas Cup, […]

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    Meet Natalie West: New Sport Management Professor at Thomas

    Sports have always been a part of Natalie West’s life. But it was her work at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference that sparked her interest in combining business with sports. […]

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    Meet Thomas College’s new Criminal Justice Professor: Dr. Gail Rioux

    After working and living out of Maine for more than 20 years, Dr. Gail Rioux is returning home to work at Thomas College. Rioux, who grew up in Freeport, earned […]

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    Meet Natalie West: New Sport Management Professor at Thomas

    Sports have always been a part of Natalie West’s life. But it was her work at the Great Northeast Athletic Conference that sparked her interest in combining business with sports. […]

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    Meet Thomas College’s new Criminal Justice Professor: Dr. Gail Rioux

    After working and living out of Maine for more than 20 years, Dr. Gail Rioux is returning home to work at Thomas College. Rioux, who grew up in Freeport, earned […]

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    Interning at Hannaford: More to Retail Than Meets the Eye

    This summer, Gage Thurston ’17 is interning in Scarborough at Hannaford’s Corporate Office in the retail operations department. The internship focuses on the Eastern division, which includes all of the Maine […]

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    Literacy education students take first clinical course offered at Thomas College

    A group of Thomas Master’s students and their instructor were interviewed about their clinical course this summer by the Morning Sentinel. The course, which included work at Messalonskee Middle School this […]

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    Interning at Hannaford: More to Retail Than Meets the Eye

    This summer, Gage Thurston ’17 is interning in Scarborough at Hannaford’s Corporate Office in the retail operations department. The internship focuses on the Eastern division, which includes all of the Maine […]

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    Literacy education students take first clinical course offered at Thomas College

    A group of Thomas Master’s students and their instructor were interviewed about their clinical course this summer by the Morning Sentinel. The course, which included work at Messalonskee Middle School this […]

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    Thomas College Names Two New Faculty

    WATERVILLE, July 2016 — Thomas College announced the hiring of two new faculty members to support growing enrollments in the Criminal Justice and Sport Management programs. Dr. Gail Rioux and […]

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    Summer Internship Series: Thomas College students at the Kennebec County Jail Internship Program

    A group of Thomas College students are getting a taste for the corrections field with a summer internship program at the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office. Earlier this month, six students […]

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    More than 70 Maine educators attend Full STEAM Ahead Conference at Thomas College

    More than 70 Maine educators attended a two-day conference at Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education called Full STEAM Ahead. The first annual conference was covered by WABI-TV Channel […]

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    Job’s For Maine Graduates and Thomas College host week-long intensive summer course

    Twenty-six Maine high school students spent the week at Thomas College as part of a summer intensive course in collaboration with Job’s For Maine Graduates called JMG Summer Academy. Centralmaine.com covered […]

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    Thomas College Pathways Program Highlighted

    Channel 5 highlighted Thomas College’s Pathways program during the summer intensives week on campus.

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    Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education featured in MPBN

    MPBN’s story about innovation in education throughout Maine highlights Thomas College’s new Center for Innovation in Education. Read more.

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    Bringing Education and Technology Together

    It seems like Ted Prawat was always destined to work in education – his father is a professor and chairperson of counseling, educational psychology and special education in the College […]

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    Thomas College Names Three New Faculty Members for Center for Innovation in Education

    WATERVILLE, June 2016 — Thomas College announced the hiring of three new education faculty members as part of its Center for Innovation in Education, which opened in Fall 2015. Ted […]

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    Thomas College featured in ADTRAN for its investment in technology

    Thomas College was featured in ADTRAN for its investment in providing the best technology for students and faculty to help with their success.

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    Pathways Program in the New England Journal of Higher Education

    In May 2016, two Marancook High School students graduated with their Associate’s degree from Thomas College, and received their high school diploma the next month because of Thomas College’s new […]

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    Thomas College: Training the Teachers of Tomorrow

    In response to the ever-changing world of technology and the way we educate our children, Thomas College has recently changed how its students are trained as teachers. In the fall […]

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    Thomas College’s Dean List Spring 2016

    Undergraduate Day – Spring 2016 Honors List President’s List                                           […]

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    Thomas College President Laurie Lachance on Maine Live

    In March, President Laurie Lachance spoke at Maine Magazine’s Maine Live, a series of Maine leaders telling “bold tales of creation, grit and vision”. Listen to our President speak about […]

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    Thomas College’s 122nd Commencement

    Thomas College graduated more than 200 on May 14 at Thomas’s 122nd Commencement Ceremonies. Before graduation, the Kennebec Journal covered a front-page story about two Maranacook High School students receiving […]

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    People to Lean On

    It was March 2014. Joe Quinlan ’16 was traveling down to Florida with his baseball team for the start of the season. Quinlan was a sophomore at Thomas College and finally […]

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    Gaining Experience at Thomas College

    Zak Kennedy ’16 didn’t expect to have many work opportunities at Thomas College while studying for his Computer Science degree. Kennedy worked at the service desk, for IT services, as […]

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    Creating Opportunity

    When Kelsea Tortorella ’16 arrived at Thomas College, she didn’t know what career path she wanted to pursue. She had spent a semester at the University of New Haven in […]

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    The First

    Felicia Hinkley ‘16, from Kingfield, ME, is the first in her family to graduate from college. This month, she will graduate from Thomas College with her Bachelor’s. “I’ve had a […]

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    Headed to Law School

    When Michael Salas ’16 arrived at Thomas College, he was shy and kept to himself. From a town of 4,500 people in rural New Hampshire with no gas station, one […]

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    Finding Her Way

    Cassie Thoopsamoot ’16 didn’t take the traditional path through college. After graduating from Waterville Senior High School in 2006, she began studying nursing. “But life got in the way with […]

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    Working His Way Up

    At age 23, Julian Margitza ’16 is graduating from Thomas College with Business Management degree, and was recently promoted to Purchasing Manager at F3 MFG Inc. Margitza, a Waterville, Maine […]

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    Thomas College Students Travel to Worcester Police Department for “Ride Alongs” in The Second Biggest City in New England

    Last week, 14 Thomas College students and their professor, Steve Dyer, traveled to Worcester, Massachusetts to go on “ride alongs” with police officers. “The trip was very eye-opening to all […]

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    Working with People: Success After Thomas

    Krista Specht ’10 never expected to be the Senior E-Commerce Operations Support Specialist for Hannaford Supermarket at age 27. “I don’t know if you can really expect exactly what’s your […]

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    Vice President of Enrollment wins Rising Star Award

    Jonathan Kent received the Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce’s Rising Star Award. Kent has been the Vice President for Enrollment at Thomas College for three years. The Morning Sentinel sat down […]

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    Thomas College hosted second annual Dirty Dog Mud Run

    Thomas College hosted its second annual Dirty Dog Mud Run on campus on Sunday. Over 500 participants ran the 12-obstacle course and over 750 people attended the event. Channel 7, […]

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    Thomas College student artists and Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter artists to Hold Expressive Arts Exhibition and Reception

    WATERVILLE, April 2016 — Thomas College student artists and Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter artists will hold an Expressive Arts Exhibition and Reception on April 25th from 4 to 5 p.m. and […]

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    Two New Education Faculty Members Join Thomas College

    Meet Kate Cook Whitt: When Kate Cook Whitt was studying for her undergraduate degree at Oberlin College in Ohio, she had a double-major: one in Neuroscience and the other in […]

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    Registration Now Open for Full STEAM Ahead Institute

    WATERVILLE, April 2016 — Calling all PK-12 Maine educators, Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education is hosting a two-day integrated and interactive institute on June 29 and 30, 8 […]

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    Registration Now Open for Full STEAM Ahead Institute

    WATERVILLE, April 2016 — Calling all PK-12 Maine educators, Thomas College’s Center for Innovation in Education is hosting a two-day integrated and interactive institute on June 29 and 30, 8 […]

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    Computers and Music: Shelby Watson ’17 is the new IT Support Technician at Thomas College

    When Shelby Watson was in middle school, her teachers often asked her for help with computer problems. In high school, she continued to be involved with the tech team. “I’ve […]

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    Thomas College Announces Center for Innovation in Education

    The announcement of Thomas College’s new Center for Innovation in Education was covered by WABI-TV5 and the Morning Sentinel.

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    President Laurie Lachance named one of Mainebiz’s top Maine business leaders

    President Laurie Lachance was one of 10 Maine business leaders to be profiled in an edition of Maine Biz Magazine as a business leader who is trailblazer in her industry. Read […]