Human Resources Office–Preble Hall

The Human Resources team is composed of Melissa DeMerchant, Nancy Jackson, Dorianna Pratt, Zachary Breton. They are located in Preble Hall with open doors and smiling faces!

     Let us take a moment to introduce the UMPI Human Resources Team, consisting of Dorianna Pratt, senior human resources partner; Melissa DeMerchant, associate human resources partner; Zachary Breton, administrative specialist; and Nancy Jackson, payroll specialist. Dori, Melissa, Zack and Nancy work with all UMPI staff, faculty and students to ensure UMPI is a delightful place to work and learn.  Through partnerships with all departments as well as other universities in the System, one major goal of the Human Resources department is to recruit, train, develop and retain employees. Collaboratively, we work to enrich our employees to grow as professionals in order to offer a rewarding educational experience for students. The HR office welcomes all students, staff and faculty with open doors and will look for creative ways to collectively meet the university’s mission.

Welcome from the Community and Media Relations Office!

The Community and Media Relations team is serious about its work, which includes everything from social media to press releases to web design–and getting it all done on deadline. From left–Rowena McPherson, Gayla Shaw, Eric Brissette, Rachel Rice.

     The staff members of the Community and Media Relations Office send a warm welcome to all new and returning students at the University of Maine at Presque Isle and wish them best of luck as they begin or continue their college careers. Continue reading “Welcome from the Community and Media Relations Office!”

Hello from the Center for Teaching and Learning!

Alana Margeson

     Did you know that UMPI has a Center for Teaching and Learning  that gives faculty tools and training to make their courses even more successful?  We work with faculty who teach in a wide range of modalities: in person, online, through video-conference and everything in between.  CTL is comprised of former Maine Teacher of the Year Alana Margeson, M.S.Ed. (and doctoral candidate) and collaborative UMA partner Heather Nunez-Olmstead, M.S.Ed.  Together, we bring a diverse skillset and intimate knowledge of current best practices in teaching and learning theory to the faculty and staff at UMPI. Continue reading “Hello from the Center for Teaching and Learning!”

The University Campus Store and Mailroom

     Our Campus Store is stocked with a variety of classic merchandise and trendy styles tailored to fit a wide selection of different tastes! With NEW MERCHANDISE rolling in frequently and OLD FAVORITES always in stock, we have it all! CUSTOM orders are available for both staff and students, so we will always have exactly what you’re looking for! Continue reading “The University Campus Store and Mailroom”

From the AmeriCorner

     Greetings from the AmeriCorner. The 2018-2019 academic year is the fifth consecutive year that UMPI has been able to host an AmeriCorps volunteer on campus. The AmeriCorps volunteer can help students find and get involved with volunteer opportunities both on campus and in the Presque Isle area. Please stop by anytime to meet and/or visit with the UMPI AmeriCorps volunteer. The AmeriCorps volunteer’s office is in the AmeriCorner—the far-right corner of the main floor of the UMPI Center for Innovative Learning (informally known as the UMPI Library). The AmeriCorps volunteer’s office telephone number is 207-768-9602. The UMPI AmeriCorps volunteer looks forward to seeing you soon. Thank you.

Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Fall Into Fitness!!

     Welcome back faculty, staff, students and community members!  I hope you all had a wonderful summer.  We have many exciting events happening this semester at Gentile Hall. Everyone should take advantage of this beautiful facility and all that it has to offer as a way to destress after a long day.  Continue reading “Fitness and Wellness Coordinator Fall Into Fitness!!”

Welcome Back from the Houlton Higher Education Center!

     The staff at the Houlton Higher Education Center would like to welcome all new and returning students for the fall 2018 semester!  The HHEC is an off-site location of UMPI and houses a unique partnership between UMPI and UMA at Houlton (one of eight centers that serves as an access point for the University of Maine System).  The center strives to deliver seamless education/training opportunities for southern Aroostook County.  We offer a local connection to degree programs and services of the university in a collaborative space that engages students to learn together in a supportive and motivational environment.  Continue reading “Welcome Back from the Houlton Higher Education Center!”

Welcome to IT Services!


     We are located on the main floor of the Center for Innovative Learning.   We are here to help you with all your IT needs.

      Looking to register your personally owned device (computer, phone, gaming console, Smart TV, etc.) on our Network?   Visit our self-help tool: Continue reading “Welcome to IT Services!”

College of Professional Programs Welcomes You

Barbara Blackstone

     Greetings from the dean of the College of Professional Programs. We welcome you to the University of Presque Isle. The College of Professional Programs includes the six departments that are focused on exceptional student focused learning for each student. The departments include Athletic Training/Exercise Science, Business, Criminal Justice, Physical Therapist Assistant, Social Work and Education, which includes Elementary, Early Childhood, Secondary and Physical Education.  My role as the dean of the college is to assist the work of each faculty member and to be a resource for students who need my assistance.  Other key members to our group are our professional advisors.  Both Shara Page and Jessica Winslow and their director, Lorelei Locke, will guide your progress at the beginning of your college career and assist your faculty advisor as needed throughout.  Nicole Fournier is our career readiness director.  She will be a great resource to you as you plan your future. Continue reading “College of Professional Programs Welcomes You”

The Office of Career Readiness Is Here for You!

Hottie stopped by for some snacks and a visit with the Dean of Students Office and the Office of Career Readiness, located in the student affairs suite on the second floor of Preble Hall.

     You will have opportunities for many new experiences here at the University of Maine at Presque Isle. One way to maximize your potential is to make being career ready an integral part of your education. The Office of Career Readiness located in Preble Hall can assist you whether you are a first-year student, a returning student or a student in your final year. Continue reading “The Office of Career Readiness Is Here for You!”