Faculty Spotlight on Roger Poitras, CEO Intermed

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Roger Poitras, CEO

Dr. Roger Poitras is the CEO of Intermed, one of the largest healthcare providers in Maine. In his 36-year work history, he has experience in multiple facets of the healthcare world – both supporting the physician enterprise and within the health system itself. His administrative experience includes finance, operations, strategic planning, and executive leadership, and he has served in various…

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February 14, 2022 |

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UNE Online Launches New Educational Leadership Master’s Degree

What is a Master of Science in Education – Educational Leadership? This program is a 30-credit, Master of Science in Education – Educational Leadership (MSEd-EL) which prepares teachers with the foundational knowledge to pursue a career as an assistant principal or principal and is an approved program for preparation for the Building Administrator 040 endorsement in the State of Maine.…

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February 10, 2022 |

Autumn Straw, MSW, Assistant Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work Online at UNE

Faculty Spotlight: Autumn Straw, Social Work Program

Autumn Straw is the Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies here at the University of New England. In this post, she talks about the importance of mentors, her experience with changing careers within the field of social work, and what skills are most important for a social work career.  Can…

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February 9, 2022 |

Diana Dearden student spotlight

Ironman Triathlete Diana Dearden Crosses the Finish Line to PA School with UNE’s Online Prerequisite Courses

Diana Dearden has taken a number of science prerequisite courses at UNE Online, and has recently been accepted into UNE’s on-ground Physician Assistant Program. She is currently an Industrial Athletic Trainer along with being an ultra marathon runner and Ironman Triathlete, and is working to move to the next phase of her career in medicine. Can you tell me a…

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February 8, 2022 |

How to write an excellent graduate-level paper

How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers

“How to Write Excellent Graduate-Level Papers” brought to you by the Student Academic Success Center (SASC) at UNE. Becoming a better writer – the process Breaking a writing project down into phases helps with motivation as well as managing your time and workload effectively. The phases of the process – prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing – are described below. Each…

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December 23, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Emily Voss, Prerequisites Program

Emily Voss has taken several prerequisite courses at UNE Online during the course of her journey to become a doctor. She is currently a small business owner and photographer and has owned her photography business for nearly 10 years. In this post, Emily talks about how she contemplated getting into the medical field and has found UNE’s courses to have…

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December 20, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Seth Abdallah, SPHP Program

Seth Abdallah is a student enrolled in the prerequisite courses at UNE Online. He is currently in graduate school to earn his Master of Public Health, and is taking SPHP courses at UNE Online in order to enter a Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Here, he discusses his motivation to get his DPT, his passion for neurology, and the flexibility…

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November 23, 2021 |

Laura Eberly spotlight

Meet Our Team: Laura Eberly, SPHP Program

‘Meet our Team’ spotlights are just one way we like to share a little bit about the people who are dedicated to the University of New England’s Online signature student-centric experience. What do you do here at UNE Online? I am a Student Service Advisor in the Science Prerequisites for Health Professions program. What stands out to you with the…

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November 12, 2021 |

Christine Wirsen, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS

Alumni Spotlight: Christine Wirsen, MSW, LCSW-A, LCAS

Christine Wirsen graduated from the Master of Social Work Program in December 2020. In this post, she talks about how she got interested in Social Work, how she overcame some significant challenges, and how she is putting her MSW to work to move her career forward. Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your MSW?…

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November 9, 2021 |

Staying on Track in a Self-Paced Course

Four Tips for Staying On Track In a Self-Paced Course

Online learning can be an ideal way to pursue higher education while shuffling the many demands of life, work, and personal circumstances. Here at UNE, we offer many online learning programs, including the science and math prerequisite courses. These courses are designed for students who need prerequisite courses in order to complete their graduate school application. Beyond the convenience of…

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November 3, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Casey Galey

Casey Allen Galey has served in the U.S. Army for over 18 years, and among other honors and awards is the recipient of a Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal, three Bronze Star Medals, four Good Conduct Medals, two Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medal, Humanitarian Assistance Award, and Combat Infantryman’s Badge. As a former 18D (Special Forces Medical Sergeant), he…

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October 28, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Tracy Hirst, MSW Program

Tracy Hirst is the Director of Social Services at a nursing home in Maine. Here, she talks about how the UNE Online SOS field experience model has given the skills that help in her day-to-day job and has also allowed her to gain skills to advance her career. Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue…

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September 28, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Ashley Bennink, SPHP Program

Ashley Bennink is living in Spain, and working as a professor of Linguistics at the University of Oviedo in Asturias, Spain. She is taking online science prerequisite courses at UNE Online to get into Physician Assistant (PA) school, in order to eventually change professions and become a PA. Here, she talks about why she chose UNE, how her classes are…

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September 22, 2021 |

Accelerated Dietetics to MS in Applied Nutrition Pathway

NEW Accelerated Pathway: RDN to MSAN

The University of New England is excited to present a brand new pathway for Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to earn their Master of Science in Applied Nutrition (MSAN) 100% online. Current RDNs will now be eligible to earn their master’s degree more quickly than the traditional pathway. Provide your RDN license, earn your MSAN more quickly This new accelerated pathway…

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September 10, 2021 |

Dr. Kenyatta Stephens, PhD

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Kenyatta Stephens, PhD

Dr. Kenyatta W. Stephens, CEO of SAPHE Consulting Group, LLC, is an Adjunct Professor for the Graduate Programs in Public Health at UNE Online. She is an Infectious Disease Epidemiologist with years of advanced training and professional experience in diverse public health areas including disease surveillance, bioterrorism preparedness, epidemic/outbreak management, and HIV/AIDS research. Her current work surrounds the resurgence of…

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September 8, 2021 |

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Alumni Spotlight: Lynn Montgomery MSEd '20

Lynn Montgomery, MSEd ’20, is a kindergarten teacher heavily involved in teacher leadership and the new teacher mentoring program at her school. She decided to pursue her MSEd because she felt that it was the next step in her career. She also wanted to understand more about the inner workings of school leadership in order to gain a deeper understanding…

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August 26, 2021 |

NEW Online Prerequisite Courses in Anthropology, Microeconomics, Sociology

NEW Online Prerequisite Courses in Anthropology, Microeconomics, Sociology

UNE Online is pleased to announce the launch of three new prerequisite courses: Cultural Anthropology, Introduction to Microeconomics, and Introduction to Sociology. These courses are now available for registration. Our Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) are 100% online courses that are popular with students who may need one or two courses to fill a gap in their transcript. These…

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August 11, 2021 |

Brittany Brown, Master of Healthcare Administration program at UNE

Student Spotlight: Brittany Brown, Healthcare Administration Program

Brittany Brown is a student in the Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program. Here, she talks about her love of leadership, why she chose to get her MHA, and why she feels that having an MHA gives her an edge.  Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your Master of Healthcare Administration? I was born…

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August 11, 2021 |

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Student Spotlight: Mark Nolan, SPHP Program

Mark Nolan is a student in the Science Prerequisites program, taking an online medical biochemistry course at an accelerated pace to fulfill a prerequisite and enter a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program. Can you tell us about yourself and what encouraged you to take this course? I’m a non-traditional student, finally realizing a goal and a dream that I’ve had…

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August 5, 2021 |

Alumni Spotlight: LaToya Bryant, MSW

LaToya Bryant is an alumna of the MSW program here at UNE Online. Here, she talks about her social work career, why she feels that having her MSW makes her more marketable, and how her education prepared her for clinical work. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and what encouraged you to pursue your Master of Social…

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August 4, 2021 |

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Spotlight: Rose Aitcheson, MPH

Rose Aitcheson received her MPH at UNE in May of 2021. She is currently employed as a Clinical Informatics Specialist within Primary Care Medicine and her goal is to apply for Physicians Assistant school. Here she talks about her time at UNE, and how she was able to positively impact her community through her APE and ILE experiences. Can you…

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July 22, 2021 |

Britni Pitman, MSW, Ed.D. Candidate

Spotlight: Britni Pittman, MSW, Ed.D. program

Ed.D. candidate Britni Pittman earned her MSW at UNE Online and has now chosen to continue at UNE to get a terminal degree.  Read about Britni, her academic journey, and how enrolling in the Ed.D. program led her to pursue a leadership capacity within her current job position. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself and what encouraged…

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July 19, 2021 |

New Epidemiology focus at UNE Online

NEW – MPH Epidemiology Focus Area

UNE is pleased to announce a new MPH Epidemiology Focus Area option for the 100% online, CEPH-Accredited Master of Public Health program. This exciting development is intended to help interested students bundle their elective courses and specialize their MPH degree in epidemiology, preparing them for a well-paying and rewarding career as an epidemiologist. About the MPH Epidemiology Focus Area The…

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July 13, 2021 |

Taysia Radoslav, Olympic Hopeful and Science Prerequisite student at UNE Online

Student Spotlight: Taysia Radoslav

Olympic hopeful and Veterinary Assistant Taysia Radoslav is moving through her General Chemistry I class quickly and successfully – all the while traveling around and participating in track meets in order to get her qualifying time for the Olympics in the 400-meter hurdles. And with one of the top times in Canada, she is pretty sure to make it! Here…

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July 1, 2021 |