Meg Cotton, deployed soldier and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Student Spotlight: Meg Cotton, SPHP Program

Meg Cotton is an active duty service member, single mom, Registered Nurse, and an aspiring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). As a deployed soldier, she has chosen to take UNE’s SPHP classes for the flexibility of schedule and ease of access. Here she talks about being a student while on deployment, her experience with the coursework, and her goals for…

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October 12, 2020 |

New MSW virtual field placement options

New Innovation in MSW Field Experience: Virtual Field Simulation

The current COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need to provide alternatives to in-person field training, and the Master of Social Work (MSW) team at UNE has responded. In 2009, UNE was one of the very first MSW programs in the nation to be offered 100% online in an asynchronous format – and now the MSW program at UNE is continuing…

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August 16, 2020 |

Gail Callahan, MPH Alumni of University of New England 2018

New Online Psychology Courses Offered

UNE Online is excited to announce that three new online Psychology courses will be added to the CGPS course offerings. Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) courses are 100% online, post-baccalaureate level courses. These courses are designed to be taken one at a time, and are mostly intended for students who wish to enter a health professions program but may…

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August 12, 2020 |

Dr. Stephanie Marcotte, author of 5 Tips for Finishing Your Dissertation During a Global Pandemic, talks about completing my dissertation.

5 Tips for Finishing Your Dissertation During a Global Pandemic

Dr. Stephanie N. Marcotte is a graduate of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at UNE Online, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England.  She has guest posted in the past, sharing Ten Tips for Online Doctoral Students: A Dissertation Success Kit. We are happy to have her return to the Vision Blog with…

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July 30, 2020 |

COVID Diaries Intentional Online Education

Intentional Online Education vs. Emergency Remote Instruction

Olga LaPlante and Amy Wright, members of the CGPS Instructional Design Services (IDS) team, discuss some of the benefits of intentional online education and the collaborative processes IDS uses to create engaging online courses: 2020 was a school year unlike any other since 1918 and now that it’s summer and school is out, many K-12 schools and colleges are reflecting…

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July 28, 2020 |

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Grief hosted by the MSW program at UNE Online

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Self-Care

This is the second video in the COVID Diaries video series. Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work Online Jennifer O’Neil facilitates a discussion centered around the role of self-care in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists include Dr. Pat Coccoma, Dr. Brian Rzepczynski, and Susan Osofsky, LSW, LCSW – each of whom is a UNE faculty member who…

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July 20, 2020 |

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Grief hosted by the MSW program at UNE Online

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Grief

Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work Online Jennifer O’Neil facilitates a discussion centered around the role of grief in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists are UNE faculty members who teach in the online Master of Social Work program, and each is a practicing therapist. Panelists include Dr. Pat Coccoma, Dr. Brian Rzepczynski, and Susan Osofsky, LSW, LCSW.…

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July 13, 2020 |

Registered Dietitian making a smoothie

Career Growth in the Field of Nutrition

with Angelina Maia, PhD, RD, LD Dr. Angelina Maia is a Registered Dietitian with over 18 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She currently serves as the MSAN Assistant Director/Director of RDN Focus. Here she talks about trends and areas of growth and opportunity for people looking to work in the field of nutrition. What career path do…

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June 25, 2020 |

Mike Fischer, Ed.D.

UNE Graduate Michael Fischer Appointed President of York County Community College

Dr. Michael Fischer is a recent graduate of the Ed.D. program at UNE Online and was recently named the president of York County Community College, in Wells, Maine. Fischer was chosen out of a field of nearly 50 candidates to lead this 1,600-student college in southern Maine. Dr. Fischer began his academic journey at UNE in Fall 2016 as a…

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June 16, 2020 |

Student Spotlight: Amber Silva, MSW

Student Spotlight: Amber Huff, Master's in Social Work Online

Amber Huff has overcome great obstacles to get her Master’s in Social Work online. Not only will she be the first in her family with an advanced degree, but this Mom of three will also be graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. A major source of her inspiration was to be a positive role model for her children, particularly…

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June 12, 2020 |

Four tips for writing outstanding goals statements

Four tips for writing outstanding goal statements

Goal statements are an essential part of the graduate school application process here at UNE Online. Developing your goal statement can be seen as intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. It’s best viewed as an opportunity. We spoke to Nicole Lindsay, the Director of Online Admissions and asked her what makes a great goal statement for graduate school. We talked about…

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June 5, 2020 |

Graduation video for the Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Hooray to the class of 2020 – you made it!!  We love graduation because it’s the one time of year that we get to physically see the depth of beauty that we’re helping bring to our students’ lives. Because we can’t see you in person this year, we asked our faculty and staff to submit short video messages for you.…

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May 15, 2020 |

Jazmin Soloman, MPH

MPH Student Spotlight: Jazmin Soloman

Jazmin Soloman is an MPH student on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses here how the coronavirus has changed her work atmosphere, and how her degree in public health has opened up doors for her. Can you provide a general overview of your position with Pinellas County EMS & Fire Administration? I am a paramedic and the…

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May 12, 2020 |

How health data analytics helping in the fight against COVID-19

Health Data Analytics: Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19

Analysts are using health data analytics and predictive models to learn about the coronavirus – and it’s working. Applying health data analytics to the coronavirus pandemic Analysts are using digital technology to develop real-time forecasts in order to arm healthcare professionals and government decision-makers with the intel they can use to predict the impact of the coronavirus, measure and optimize…

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May 8, 2020 |

Fred Adhaya, MPH graduate and Ed.D. student at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Fred Adhaya, MPH – Doctor of Education Program

Fred Adhaya earned his Master of Public Health through UNE Online, and now he has returned to attain his terminal degree, a Doctor of Education. In this post, Fred discusses why he chose to pursue his Ed.D. with UNE, and how his MPH has helped him along that journey. You earned your MPH at UNE. What attracted you to continue…

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May 1, 2020 |

Carol Ewan Whyte spotlight

The Role of Public Health in a Pandemic

UNE Online Faculty member and public health expert Carol J. Ewan Whyte, Ph.D., M.Sc. discusses the role of a public health professional during the coronavirus pandemic. This information reflects the expert opinions and experiences of Dr. Ewan Whyte, and is accurate as of Wednesday, April 1, 2020. For someone working in public health right now, what is their role in…

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April 1, 2020 |

Margaret

Online Education Modifications During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Peggy Wallace has been teaching in the online Master of Science in Education program for 10+ years. She is a seasoned veteran who has taught hundreds of students online and has had to modify her instruction in those online settings many times before. With COVID-19, educators are seeing the need to extensively modify aspects of learning experiences to accommodate their…

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March 27, 2020 |

Matt Kaszubinski, Program Director Health Informatics Program

Program Director Spotlight: Matt Kaszubinski, Health Informatics Program

Matt Kaszubinski is the Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Health Informatics and the new Master’s in Healthcare Administration here at UNE Online. Read on for his plan to keep students’ skills fresh, and what he is excited about for the future in the field of health informatics. Can you tell me a little about your background and what…

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March 17, 2020 |

Dr. Tim Bohinski, Medical General Chemistry II instructor in our Science Prerequisites for the Health Professions program

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Tim Bohinski, Science Prerequisites Program

Dr. Tim Bohinski has a Doctorate in Physical Chemistry and is a Medical General Chemistry II instructor in our Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program. He has a deep interest in chemistry which he has applied in several different fields. Currently, he works with ultrafast lasers – and in a very recent development, a division of the company he works…

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March 11, 2020 |

Llanie Nobile, Science Prerequisites for Health Professions instructor for Medical Biochemistry 1005

Faculty Spotlight: Llanie Nobile, Science Prerequisite Program

Llanie Nobile is an instructor for the online Medical Biochemistry I (CHEM 1005) class. She also serves as our Adjunct Faculty Representative and is an actively contributing member at our Faculty Assembly meetings. Read more about her below! Can you tell me a little more about the work you do/have done in your field? As a subject matter expert in…

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February 28, 2020 |

RDN talking to patient

Jump-start your Journey to Become a Registered Dietitian (RD/RDN)

The online M.S. Applied Nutrition program at UNE recently matured in the candidacy process with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND®) as the program develops an exciting new pathway for students to earn the Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) credential. An excerpt from the approval document:  “The University of New England has applied to the Accreditation Council…

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February 19, 2020 |

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 |