Good UMPI News

Good UMPI News

We’re so proud to say that UMPI Owl Kaitlyn Belanger has been accepted to the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine! Kait, from Libertyville, Illinois, graduated from UMPI last spring with her B.A. in Biology (and a minor in chemistry and physical science) and received her med school acceptance in September. She gets to work on her new degree in July. Congratulations, Kait!!

A big shout out to Bonnie Corey, Biology major (with a concentration in Pre-Medicine) and Presque Isle resident, who was accepted to three medical schools–Liberty University, Lake Erie College of Medicine, and Campbell University! Bonnie plans to attend Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina next year and right now is planning to specialize in surgery or emergency medicine. Congratulations, Bonnie–we can’t wait to see where your wings take you!

Congratulations to Dayna McLaughlin, Biology major and Perth-Andover, NB native, who was accepted at and will attend the Doctor of Chiropractics program at New York Chiropractic College!

Congratulations to Jessalyn Levesque, UMPI BFA ’15, on her acceptance to the Maine College of Art graduate program! She was accepted to two graduate programs, but has decided to go to MECA.

Congratulations to Hannah Wood, Bio-Med major, who will attend the New England College of Optometry in Boston next fall! She also was accepted to Salus University’s Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Congratulations to Timothy Babine, Physical Education non-teaching major, on his acceptance to Marshall University’s Master’s Program in Exercise Science!

Congratulations to Emma Ruff, Art major, on being awarded the Lunder Fashion and Textile Arts Internship at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston this summer!

Congratulations to Yuting Zhou, Math major, on her acceptance to USM’s Master’s Program for Statistics!

Very proud of UMPI Alum Oz Sailors on being included in an article by Sports-Management-Degrees.com about the “30 Most Influential Women in College Sports”! Sailors was featured for her groundbreaking career as a women in college baseball. Read all about it here!

Congratulations to Tonya Godin, CJ Major, who secured a position as Assistant Clerk at the Penobscot County Court House (and she got the job before graduation, to boot)!

Welcome back to campus, Heather Nunez-Olmstead! An UMPI Alum, Heather began working for University College as an Instructional Design Specialist based at the UMPI campus in March 2016!

Congratulations to UMPI Owl Elizabeth Day, BSW Major, on her acceptance to the Master’s in Social Work Program at UMaine!

Christopher Phillips graduated Summa Cum Laude from UMPI’s Business Administration program with a concentration in Management and a minor in Pre-Law. The summer before his graduation, he had the opportunity to intern with the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians (HBMI) in Littleton as an Economic Development Assistant, where he helped with research and producing reports. That internship turned into a career: after graduation, he was hired by HBMI as an Assistant Grant Writer/Project Manager, where he now researches and assists with securing grants for programs that range from economic development, health, youth, and environment. Phillips recently applied to a 10-week internship in Washington, D.C. at the Bureau of Indian Affairs. He also has been nominated to participate in Leadership Maine for the Omega Class of 2016-2017. He says next year is going to be very busy, but he’s looking forward to every second of the ride. “A big thank you goes out to the University of Maine at Presque Isle, the Houlton Higher Education Center, and all the instructors that have given me the opportunity to learn and share their wealth of knowledge,” he said.

Congratulations to Senior Business Major Cody Tompkins, who coached the Central Aroostook Lady Panthers to the Northern Maine Regional Finals in February 2016! The Lady Panthers lost a hard fought battle to Shead 44-37–to read more about their journey, check out the BDN stories Central Aroostook girls upend top-ranked Southern Aroostook and Rebounding, defense lead Shead past Central Aroostook girls for ‘D’ North title.