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#OwlHero shares stories, builds community

By Rachel Rice COVID-19 can’t keep a good writer down. In the case of UMPI student Melanee Terry, who’s been writing about members of the campus community since March 2020, it hasn’t even come close. The stories she’s written in the past 14 months have helped to inform what life has been like for members…

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#OwlHero making a difference in students’ education

By Melanee Terry The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for college students seeking academic support and, at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Catherine “Anne” Chase has helped with some of those learning needs. Anne has been assisting students at the university with tutoring and educational support services throughout the pandemic. Due to her…

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#OwlHeroes guiding students through their education

By Melanee Terry College students around the country have continued to pursue an education despite the pandemic’s difficulties and, at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Shara Page and Bethany Lord have guided and motivated students as campus advisors. Through their assistance, UMPI students have been able to successfully continue their education, making Shara,…

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#OwlHero keeping student athletes healthy

By Melanee Terry Athletic trainers across the country have helped college athletes make a comeback to sports this year and, at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Brian Morrison has been that person. With the assistance of newly hired trainer Sydney Churchill, Brian has kept UMPI athletes healthy and ready for competition throughout the…

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#OwlHeroes in the Campus Center

By Melanee Terry The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we visit public places and, in the Campus Center at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Lydia Kieffer-Till, Victoria Butterfield, and Lisa Udasco have helped members of campus continue to use the building safely. As a popular area at UMPI, the Campus Center is…

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#OwlHeroes in Student Financial Services

By Melanee Terry College campuses around the country have seen tremendous impacts because of the COVID-19 pandemic and this includes the employees working at these universities. But members of the Office of Student Financial Services at the University of Maine at Presque Isle haven’t let that stop them from putting students’ needs first every day…

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#OwlHero assisting students at the Houlton Center

By Melanee Terry It has been a difficult year for University of Maine at Presque Isle students taking classes through the Houlton Center, but Tracy Rockwell and the whole team there have been alleviating those challenges for students. Though the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many changes for the Houlton Center, students have been able…

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#OwlHero mentoring and motivating students

By Melanee Terry At the University of Maine at Presque Isle, Ralph McPherson has been helping students navigate the changes to their education and social life due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As the campus counselor, Ralph has been busy since last March motivating and encouraging students, which is what makes him an Owl Hero on…

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#OwlHero working hard for student athletes

By Melanee Terry Student athletes across the country have dealt with a lot of changes to their sports this past year and the University of Maine at Presque Isle’s athletic director, Dan Kane, has been helping his athletes with those difficulties. Through Dan’s positivity and hard work, the UMPI Athletics Program was able to make…

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#OwlHero in Health Services

By Melanee Terry Health and safety have been top priorities for the public during the COVID-19 pandemic and Linda Mastro of the University of Maine at Presque Isle has ensured that with the school’s students. She has managed the University’s health services for 22 years and has demonstrated acts of leadership and courageousness this year,…

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