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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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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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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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: Molly Lindsey and Eric Depner

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 emegencies as they arise after-hours in the residence halls.

Molly Lindsey: Hi, I am Molly Lindsey! I am an Athletic Training Major and RA on the third floor of Merriman. I am very active being part of the volleyball and Nordic ski team. A fun fact about me is I have donated my hair four times. I am a senior staff member and excited to work with PULL to support freshman in their first year of college.

Eric Depner: Hi my name is Eric Depner! I am from Connecticut and am one of the Pro Staff members. I am a sophomore living on the 1st floor of Emerson Hall. I am pursuing a four year degree in Criminal Justice. Some of my interest include golf and doing any kind of outdoor activities! I am looking forward to working with everyone involved in Residential Life and I hope to bring new ideas to the table and have a successful year!

The Emerson Hall Staff: Pictured L-R: Mitch B, Eric E, Errol I, Amanda L, Caleb W

Eric E: Howdy! My name is Eric Edgecomb. I hail from the tourist trap town of Ellsworth Maine. I am the Emerson first floor RA this year (as well as last year). I am an English major with a film minor and actively participate with UMPI's 100% Society. I have gone through numerous LGBT trainings and identify as part of this community. As most know I'm a night owl whose hair changes color nearly every week. I look forward to talking with you!

Caleb Ward: I'm Caleb Ward, a second-year BUS major and first-year RA. I love everything to do with the outdoors including hunting, fishing, canoeing, downhill skiing, you name it. My aim for the coming year is to be as helpful as possible and keep everyone on my floor safe and happy. I'm down-to-earth, approachable, and my door is always open!

Errol Irland lll: My name is Errol Wilfred Ireland III. I'm 20 years old and a junior here at UMPI. I am pursuing a double major in pre-med biology and mathematics with a minor in chemistry. I eat ten pounds of food a day. If you don't see me studying I'll probably be at the gym.

Amanda Larrabee: Hello! My name is Amanda Larrabee and I'm on 3rd floor of Emerson! I'm a junior in the Athletic Training program and the goalie for the women's soccer team. I'm from Jackson, ME and really love all things sports and music! Feel free to come and chat about anything on your mind, I'm rather social. I'm really looking forward to working with the upperclassmen (I spent 2 years in a freshman dorm) and offering any guidance I can! I hope everyone has a good school year! :)

Mitchell Bartlett: Hi, my name is Mitchell Bartlett, I am one of the RA's on the 3rd floor of Emerson Hall. I am a junior in the Criminal Justice program with a minor in Educational Studies and Pre Law. My goal for this year is to make it comfortable and enjoyable for my residents. 

The Merriman Hall Staff:  Pictured L-R: Zach B, Morgan S, Jordan C

Zach Benner: Hi, my name Zach Benner. I am the second floor RA in Merriman Hall this year (2nd year as RA). I am a senior in the Education Program. My major is Secondary Education with a concentration in Social Studies. I am originally from New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Jordan Cook: Hello, I am Jordan Cook! I am a sophomore and the RA on second floor Merriman. I am an athletic training major and also part of the men’s basketball team. One cool fact about me is I am from England in the UK. My goal for this year is to make the second floor a fun and pleasant place to live. most of theirs as well.

Morgan Swan: HEY!!!! I'm Morgan Swan, a junior Early Childhood Special Education major.  I will be RA on third floor Merriman!! I play on the UMPI volleyball team and love it! Sports have always been my thing!  I grew up in a small town just outside of Caribou, ME and have lived in the County my whole life.  Last year, I spent my first year of college in Philadelphia, PA and loved it!!  However, the city life, just wasn't my cup of tea yet...But I do love tea!!! So stop in any time, we'll jam to some music, drink some tea, and chit chat :) Can't wait to meet y'all.

Misty Steward: Hi my name is Misty Steward. I am and an Elementary Education major and a sophomore here at UMPI. I am a PULL Programmer this year, and I live on the 3rd floor of Merriman. My goal this year is to make the floor fun and functional. A fun fact about myself is that I am 5'1 and one of the tallest members of my family.

The Park Hall Staff: Pictured L-R: Abigail P, Malachi S, Bre H

Abigail Poole: Hi! My name is Abigail Poole and I am a junior. My major is Business with a concentration in Project Management and Information Systems. A fun fact about me is that I've gone swimming with sharks before. I'm looking forward to a fun-filled year! :)

Malachi Stover: My name is Malachi Stover. I am a third year student at University of Maine at Presque Isle. 2nd floor RA in Park Hall.  I am from Oakfield, Maine and I am currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business with a concentration in Recreation.  A fun fact is that I have already obtained an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice. I am looking forward to the fall semester because I want to help incoming freshman with their transition into college dorm life.

Breanna Hyde: My name is Breanna Hyde, I'm a junior and a psychology major. I'm the first floor RA in Park hall. I love music, writing and singing and a fun fact about me is that I've never broken a bone or been out of the country (Aside from Canada). My goal for the year is to build a strong community on my floor and in my building and encourage my residents to be involved on campus.

Ashley Crandell: Hi, my name is Ashley Crandell. I am from Oakfield, ME. I am a PULL Programmer living on the 3rd floor of Park Hall. I am a sophmore majoring in the Elementary Education program with a concentration in Socail Studies. My goal for this year is to make the programs fun and enjoyable for the residents, including the incoming freshman in helping them transition!

The Skyway Manager: Holly B

Holly Bouvier: I’m Holly Bouvier, the Skyway Manager. I am a double Business Administration Major in Recreation and Accounting. I am Part of the UMPI Cross Country Running team. An interesting fact about myself is that I use to weigh 90 lbs. more than I do now. I plan to make the most out of my UMPI experience for me and my residents.