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Residence Life Staff

James Stepp

James Stepp

Title: Dean of Students

Office Location: 238B Preble Hall

Phone: (207) 768-9601

Cell: (207) 551-9150

Fax: (207) 768-9404

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Education:
B.S., University of Pennsylvania, 1984
M.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1990
AAS, Northern Maine Community College, 2001

Jannie Durr

Jannie Durr

Title: Assistant Director of Residence Life

Office Location: Emerson Annex

Phone: (207) 768-9706

Cell: (508) 736-7200

Fax: (207) 768-9583

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Education:
B.A., Bates College, 1998
M.A., Assumption College, 2000

Vanessa Pearson

Vanessa Pearson

Title: Director for Student Success and the Learning Commons

Office Location: Campus Center

Phone: (207) 768-9582

Cell: (412) 926-9829

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Education:
B.A., Elizabethtown College, 2008
M.A., Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2010

Florence Soucie

Florence Soucie

Title: Administrative Specialist

Office Location: Emerson Annex

Phone: (207) 768-9587

Fax: (207) 768-9583

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The Resident Assistant Staff

 

The Senior Staff: Amanda Larrabee and Malachi Stover

Our Senior Staff members reside in Emerson Hall and Merriman. They serve the Deparment of Residence Life as an advanced leader in the residence halls, promoting community involvement, advising Residence Advisory Council, PULL Programming, and responding to situations and emergencies as they arise after-hours in the residence halls.

 

Amanda Larrabee:  Hello everyone! My name is Amanda Larrabee and I am an Athletic Training Major in my SENIOR year! Wahooo! I am Senior Staff this with Res Life!  I am originally from Jackson, Me (Waldo County) but I have fallen in love with The County!  I am eager to get to know any and all of you! Feel free to see me about anything, I'm rather approachable! :) I am also a part of the PULL programming leadership team! I look forward to inviting all of you to fun programs! :)

Malachi Stover: My name is Malachi Stover. I am from Oakfield, Me. I am a senior staff located on the first floor of Emerson Hall. I’m a senior in the Business Administration program with a concentration in Recreation. Pending Graduation I am looking to pursue a career in Law Enforcement. I am looking forward to being able to assist and offer guidance to both the returning students as well as the new students.

The Emerson Hall Staff: Pictured L-R: Mitch B, Christopher A., Ashley C., Jordan C., & AJ N.

AJ Naffziger: Hey, Owls! My name is AJ Naffziger and I'm super psyched to be an RA this semester! I'm a History major in my sophomore year and the current Vice President of the UMPI 100%. I'm originally from Vero Beach, Florida, and I'm something of an artist, or at least I try to be. I'm gender fluid, and my preferred pronouns are neutral (they/them/their) or masculine (he/him/his). I'm responsible for the LGBT/GSRM (Gender Sexual and Romantic Minorities) learning community. I'm always here to talk if you need me and I can't wait to meet you all!

Ashley Crandall: Hi! My name is Ashley Crandall. This is my second semester as an RA, and I will be on the second floor of Emerson. I am from Oakfield, ME, and have lived in the county my whole life. I absolutely love it here! I am a junior, and am a psychology major, with a minor in early childhood. I love working with children! I started out the first semester of my sophomore year as a PULL Programmer, then proceeded to become an RA. I am excited to see what this year brings!

Jordan Cook: HI, I am Jordan Cook and I am a Junior. I am an Athletic Training. I am an RA on the second floor of Emerson Hall. I play on the men's basketball team and I am from Essex, England. I'm looking forward to this year and hope I can help my residents have a fun and enjoyable year!

Mitchell Bartlett: Hello, my name is Mitchell Bartlett.  I am the third floor RA for Emerson Hall.  I am also a Senior in the Criminal Justice Major with minors in Pre-Law and Educational Studies.  I’m from a really small town called Weston, ME.  A fun fact about myself is that I love to go white water canoeing.  I’m also the president of CRU, the Christian club on campus.  I’m excited for the upcoming school year and if you have any questions or problems do not be afraid to come talk to me!

Christopher Arnold: Hello, my name is Christopher Eric Arnold II but call me Chris and I'm on the third floor in Emerson. I am a second year Criminal Justice major and hope to become a federal agent in the future. I'm originally from Sarasota, Florida and moved to Carmel/Etna, Maine. I am really into music, in fact I know how to play roughly 16 instruments. I'm looking forward to see what this year has to offer and I hope to help everyone feel comfortable in the dorms!

 

The Merriman Hall Staff:  Pictured L-R: Zach, Kassidie, Forrest

 

Zach Veayo: Hello, my name is Zach Veayo, I am a Junior this year with a major in secondary education and a concentration in history. I participate in two sports on campus, the Nordic ski team, as well as the men's soccer team. I find myself to be athletic and wanting to be outdoors, but am also very social and willing to chat. I look forward to being your RA this coming school year!

Forrest Heath: My name is Forrest Heath and I am a sophomore majoring in PTA and AT. I lived most of my life right in Patten and Sherman, Maine. Interests of mine are music, cars, outdoor activities, and sports, especially basketball and soccer. I am the RA on second floor Merriman and I can't wait to meet all of my residents! If you have any questions, need help with something, or just want to talk to someone feel free to drop by my door. I like to socialize so feel free to drop by anytime!

Kassidie Bell: Hey all! My name is Kassidie Bell and I am on my junior year for my bachelors in Social Work (: I was born in Denver, Colorado but moved to Maine when I was in middle school. I live in the small town of Palmyra, Maine. I love reading, hiking, playing my wii u, and hanging out with my friends. I'm really looking forward to meeting everyone and making this a great year!!  

 

The Park Hall Staff: Pictured L-R: Christine L., Sara P., and Hazen D.

 

Sara Packard: Hello! My name is Sara Packard and I am a RA in Park Hall. I am from the small town of St. Albans, ME and I am currently a sophomore majoring in Athletic Training. I enjoy sports very much and I am also a member of the softball team here at UMPI. I am really looking forward to meeting all of you and making it a fun year!

Hazen Dauphinee: Hi, I am Hazen Dauphinee! I am a Sophomore attaining a Secondary Education major with a concentration in History. I am an RA on the second floor of Park Hall. I love fly-fishing, golf, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. I can't wait to start the year and look forward to meeting all of my residents!

Christine Lewis: My name is Christine Lewis, and I’m excited to be an RA this semester! I'm a Social Work major in my sophomore year and I’m originally from Wilton, ME. I’m really into photography, the outdoors, cars, music and meeting new people. I am a very go-with-the-flow type of person. I usually come off as quiet but once you get to know me, you’ll soon realize that isn’t the case. I’m also a really easy person to talk to so please feel free to come to me about anything! I’m looking forward to getting to know all of my residents and can’t wait to see what this year has to hold!

 
The PULL Programmer Staff: Pictured L-R: Lindsay B., Daniel J., Alison E., and kneeling Lauryn W.

 

Lindsay Barriault: Hi guys! I'm Lindsay Barriault and I'm looking forward to being a PULL programmer this coming year! I'm a sophomore in the psychology major, I will be living on 3rd floor Merriman with Lauryn Wegmann! My favorite things to do are make people laugh and be a huge goof. I will be on UMPI's radio doing a show! I also can be shy at times so don't take it personally. If you need to look for me you can find me in my room, at the gym, or just look for Lauryn because there is a 95% chance we are together. Just look for a ginger and a dinosaur! 

Lauryn Wegmann: Hi, I'm Lauryn Wegmann. I'm a second year student majoring in Fine Arts. I am excited to being part of the PULL program and setting up activities for you to attend. I like making art, playing the drums, swimming, and wasting time playing video games. I remember how intimidating my freshman year was, so if you need to talk I am always here to listen. I will be staying on third floor Merriman and sometimes I wear my dinosaur pajamas around so I shouldn't be too hard to find.

Alison Earle:  Hi my name is Alison Earle, but I like to be called Ali. I am 20 years old and a junior majoring in elementary education with a concentration in science. I am very excited to be a pull programmer this year and create different activities for freshman to go to. I am very shy but once you get to know me I am very loud and outgoing. In my life time I played many different instruments including the flute, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, harmonica, and the mouth harp (trump).

Daniel Jordan:

The Skyway Manager: Errol I.

Errol Ireland: Hey my name is Errol Ireland III, I'm currently a senior with a triple major in Pre-med Biology, Mathematics and Medical Lab Technologies. I have a newborn baby girl named Alice and I'll be supervising at Skyway! Feel free to see me for any reason!