Dr. Jayne Pelletier, Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Education

Program Director Spotlight: Dr. Jayne Pelletier, Education Program

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Education at the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, Dr. Pelletier discusses her background, love of education, and imparts some words of wisdom to her faculty and students.  Can you tell me a little bit about your background?…

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February 5, 2020 |

Kendall Croteau, Student Support Specialist

Meet our Team: Kendall Croteau

Meet Kendall Croteau, a Student Support Specialist for the Doctor of Education program here at UNE Online. Kendall joined UNE in the winter of 2019 as an Enrollment Counselor for the Social Work program, and since then, has transitioned into a Support role. Here, she talks about her experience supporting online social work students, the best professional advice she’s received,…

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February 3, 2020 |

Alumni Spotlight, Mona Haimour

Alumni Spotlight: Mona Haimour, MPH

Mona Haimour, RN, BScN, MSN, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Grant MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. As a 2016 inductee to UNE’s Chapter of the Delta Omega Honor Society, she also proved herself to be one of UNE’s brightest Master of Public Health students. From Jordan to Canada Originally from Jordan,…

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January 29, 2020 |

Dianna Montfort Ed.D.

Spotlight on Virtual Research Symposium Presenter Dianna Montfort, Ed.D.

Dianna Montfort, Ed.D. is a graduate of the UNE Doctor of Education program and was a presenter at last year’s inaugural CGPS Virtual Research and Scholarship Symposium. Here, she talks about her experience in the Ed.D. program as well as what it was like presenting at CGPS’s first Symposium in 2019. Last year you presented at our first Virtual Research…

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January 28, 2020 |

Katelyn Beeley, Health Informatics student

Spotlight: Katelyn Beeley, Health Informatics Program

Katelyn Beeley, RN, BSN, MHI is the Manager of Clinical Informatics under Medical Affairs for Maine Medical Center and a 2020 graduate in our Master of Science in Health Informatics program. Here, she talks about what led her to the field of health informatics, what she learned from her studies, and about her experience with the UNE community. Can you…

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January 21, 2020 |

MONEY Best Colleges recognition

UNE earns MONEY’s Best Colleges Award

Choosing a college is one of the most important financial decisions families face. College represents a large up-front expense, but where you go to college can also significantly affect your salary for years to come. MONEY’s annual college rankings examine dozens of data points to measure the costs and payoffs of thousands of schools. Here at UNE, we are proud…

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January 20, 2020 |

Badge for US News & World Report Best Colleges, Regional Universities, North

U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges, Regional Universities North

The University of New England is honored to be included among the “Best Regional Universities, North” by U.S. News & World Report. U.S. News & World Report’s rankings condense a great deal of information about the quality of the education at each school they evaluate, making it easier for students to compare the academic quality of schools. U.S. News & World…

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January 20, 2020 |

U.S. News & World Report Grad Education Badge

UNE Joins Top 60 in 2020 U.S. News & World Report, Grad Education Rankings

UNE’s commitment to providing a high-quality educational experience has resulted in a rise to the top 60 Online Programs in Graduate Education in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings. The online Graduate Education Programs at the University of New England are dedicated to advancing and developing reflective and resourceful teachers and school leaders who are competent, caring and…

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January 14, 2020 |

Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium 2020

Present Your Research at the Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium!

The College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England is proud to present and host the second annual CGPS Virtual Research & Scholarship Symposium. This is an opportunity for current CGPS students and alumni to share their work with professionals in their field while gaining conference and presentation experience. Share your research, expertise, and experience…

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December 17, 2019 |

Counseling session in the online MSW program

UNE Online integrates interactive branching scenarios and video roleplaying

Two new course formats for today’s social work student.  As a part of our commitment to continuing excellence in online education, the Online Master of Social Work program at the University of New England is happy to announce that we have introduced two new course delivery elements: interactive branching scenarios and live video roleplaying. Social Work is a singularly demanding…

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December 10, 2019 |

Tessa Hathaway, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Tessa Hathaway

What do you do at UNE Online? I’m a Student Support Specialist for the Master of Social Work program. Where are you from? I grew up in Pittsfield, Maine, and I’ve lived in the Bangor area for the past 4 years. What’s your favorite dessert? Anything chocolate – preferably something involving frosting or peanut butter. What is the best professional…

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November 13, 2019 |

Carry Buterbaugh, PhD, MS is assistant-director thesis advising for the Graduate Programs in Public Health

Faculty Spotlight: Carry Buterbaugh, Public Health Program 

Carry Buterbaugh, Ph.D., MS is the Assistant Director of Thesis Advising for Graduate Programs in Public Health students here at CGPS.   So can you tell us a little bit about your background and what drew you to teaching at UNE online?  My background is in public health program evaluation and research. When working at the School for Community and Population…

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October 28, 2019 |

Toho Soma

Spotlight: Toho Soma, Health Informatics Program

Toho Soma has two Master’s degrees: a Master of Science in Health Informatics, and a Master of Public Health. This makes him uniquely qualified to work at UNE on program evaluation and quality improvement for various projects in the Center for Excellence in Public Health (CEPH), including Primary Care Training and Enhancement, Chronic Disease Prevention Evaluation, and Statewide Substance Use Prevention Services. He also…

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October 17, 2019 |

four students raising hands

Course Spotlight: EDU 726 - Telling your School's Story through Data Analysis

We know the term “school data analysis” can sometimes come off as intimidating (and riddled with math), so we’re taking a different approach with our new course, EDU 726 – Telling your School’s Story Through Data Analysis. Course instructor and co-designer Caroline Peinado (UNE MSEd ’09, CAGS-AEL ‘14) helps us explain how we can all become storytellers with data and…

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August 26, 2019 |

MRI Resonance Imaging is one of our examples of health informatics coming in the near future

7 Examples of Health Informatics Coming in the Near Future

Health informatics, which is the intersection of people, technology, and data to improve the safety and quality of patient care, can be found in many forms. A few examples include patient portals, electronic medical records (EMRs), telehealth, healthcare apps, and a variety of data reporting tools. But what comes next? We assembled a list of seven examples of health informatics…

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July 15, 2019 |

Health Information Technology Benefits

4 Major Health Information Technology Benefits

It’s strange to imagine life before we had access to the world’s repositories of knowledge in a slim metallic device that fits in our pockets. Technology has surged through our lives and our society, propelling us into an unexpected yet exciting future. One of the most significant advances in information technology is the widespread adoption of the electronic health record…

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July 15, 2019 |

Illustration of man with many arms pointing to various electronics to depict a Health Informatics Job Description

Analysis of a Health Informatics Job Description

One of the most fascinating aspects of health informatics is its versatility. Professionals from many backgrounds—healthcare, computer science, insurance, pharmacy, business, and more—have found their niche within the field. The duties on a day-to-day basis can vary from handling support tickets to holding training sessions to meeting with healthcare professionals and beyond. Still, you may wonder if your talents and…

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July 15, 2019 |

Monica Huelga, who completed her Master of Public Health practicum presentation on environmental health literacy, stands in front of the Pacific ocean with a sailboat in the background

Alumni Spotlight: Monica Huelga, MPH

In celebration of our Graduate Programs in Public Health’s successful CEPH reaccreditation, we sat down with Monica Huelga, MPH ’18, who found herself at UNE Online rather serendipitously. Monica is passionate about the power of communication to promote global health and equality. She completed her applied practice experience on environmental health literacy at the non-profit MEarth Carmel while working at…

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July 8, 2019 |

A Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) sits with a client

Earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification just got easier

It can sometimes feel challenging to figure out which credentials you’ll need to demonstrate your commitment and expertise to employers and patients and successfully lead in the field of nutrition. If you’re dedicated to gaining industry skills and best practice techniques, but feel unsure about which credential best suits your career interests, earning your Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS®) certification tells…

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July 1, 2019 |

Courtney Mejia

Meet our Team: Courtney Mejia

Courtney Mejia works as a Student Service Advisor for our Science Prerequisite for Health Professions courses. Courtney is always willing to go the extra step for her students with her compassionate personality! She understands our non-matriculated student population, and to say Courtney is a problem solver is an understatement. At UNE Online, our students are our top priority, and their…

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June 18, 2019 |

A school social worker in her role gesturing to a student to assist him with his issue

What is the role of a school social worker?

Have you ever been asked, or ever wondered, what it is that a school social worker does? The question is understandable; it’s an incredibly diverse position. The role of a school social worker involves communicating and collaborating with students, parents, teachers, administrators, government officials, and anyone else who can help them encourage students’ success. With the increasing rates of depression,…

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June 10, 2019 |

Student in Sweater on Laptop Taking a Online Social Work Course

Course Spotlight: Master of Social Work Electives

Trying to decide how to customize your degree or pick a professional development course from our more than 20 online social work course electives? We hear you—there are a lot of options to consider! We prepared a closer look at three of our popular MSW electives, including feedback from students who have taken the courses, to help guide your unique…

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May 9, 2019 |

MSW Fieldwork

The MSW Field Experience at UNE Online

Field experience is at the heart of any social work education. The field of social work is one of interaction, and the field experience is where students apply what they’ve learned in the classroom in order to tackle challenges they’ll only encounter outside of the classroom.  Field experience enables students to explore different settings, issues, and communities to better identify…

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April 26, 2019 |

Mae L'Heureux

Alumni Spotlight: Mae L'Heureux, MPH Program

Mae L’Heureux is a graduate of the Master of Public Health program. During her time in the program, Mae served as Membership Co-Chair of the APHA-SA, and Member of the Graduate Programs in Public Health Advisory Committee here at UNE Online. We had a chat about her experience in the program, how she liked the online format, and how getting…

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April 22, 2019 |