UMPI officials and regional business leaders gathered to celebrate the “graduates” of the 10th annual Young Professionals Institute, which capped off on April 12 with a final presentation by this year’s YPI participants. YPI, presented by UMPI and MMG Insurance, provides young professionals with a one-of-a-kind professional development opportunity—a 7-week short course designed specifically for emerging leaders looking to refine the skills that will bring them long-term success in their careers. Participants hone their professional skills through hands-on activities, on-the-spot public speaking assignments, and business simulation exercises. Along the way, participants visit local businesses and organizations to complete on-site assignments and hear presentations by embedded guests from the public and private sectors. This year’s theme was CONNECTING, which focused on 10 skills that the most successful people excel at: Communication, Optimization, Networking, Nimbleness, Engagement, Customer Service, Teambuilding, Influence, Navigating and Goal Setting. Taking part in this year’s Institute were:
Wendy Burtchell, MMG Insurance
Stacey Carroll, TAMC
Kristen Clark, MMG Insurance
Jamie Corrigan, Cary Medical Center
Jared Duggan, MMG Insurance
Sarah Duncan, WAGM-TV
Charlie Hatfield, McCain Foods USA, Inc.
Matthew Leighton, MMG Insurance
Amy Ouellette, Cary Medical Center
Trevor Parent, UMPI
Evan Richards, Farm Credit East, ACA
Samantha Roenigk, McCain Foods USA, Inc.
Dennis Rogeski, County Federal Credit Union
Shannon Todd, Thompson-Hamel, LLC
Jolene Wallace, Katahdin Trust Company
Travis White, McCain Foods USA, Inc.