May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Additional Information

Equal Opportunity Policy

In complying with the letter and spirit of applicable laws and pursuing its own goals of diversity, the University of Maine System does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship status, familial status, ancestry, age, disability physical or mental, genetic information, or veterans or military status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Director of Equal Opportunity, 5713 Chadbourne Hall, Room 412, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5713, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment or education may also be referred to the Maine Human Rights Commission. Inquiries or complaints about discrimination in employment may be referred to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Inquiries about the University’s compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex; and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, may also be referred to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) 33 Arch Street Suite 900, Boston, MA 02110-1491, telephone (617) 289-0111. Facsimile: (617) 289-0150. Generally, an individual may also file a complaint with OCR within 180 days of alleged discrimination.

Clinical Contracts

Many divisions of study at the University require as a condition of graduation the completion of one or more training programs or courses in a clinical setting, such as a hospital, clinic, professional office, or public schoolroom. Participation in these programs may require those students to execute releases or other contracts with the institution or provider of clinical services, which release them from liability, and which also provide that students will comply with all their participating requirements and regulations, including possible health examinations. The University assumes there will be assent and compliance to such requirements and procedures by each student upon his or her enrollment in those courses involving outside clinical study.

Right to Revise

The University of Maine at Presque Isle reserves the right to revise, amend, or change items set forth in this publication. Accordingly, readers of this publication should inquire about revisions, amendments, amendments, or changes that have been made since the date of printing. The University reserves the right to cancel course offerings, to set minimum and maximum size of classes, to change designated instructors in courses, and to make decisions affecting the academic standing of anyone participating in a course or program offered by the University of Maine at Presque Isle.

Professional Licensure & Certification Notice

Students who are pursuing degrees leading to application for professional licensure or certification, and/or who will be participating in clinical placements, internships, or practica through their UMPI program should be aware that their host facility may require a criminal background check, finger printing, or drug screening. In such situations, each student is responsible for obtaining and paying for the background check or other screening process and for delivering required documentation to the facility. Although the University will make reasonable efforts to place admitted students in field experiences and internships, it will be up to the host facility to determine whether a student will be allowed to work at that facility. Students should further be aware that a criminal record may jeopardize licensure by the state certification body. Students may consult the certification body corresponding to their intended occupation for more details. Successful completion of a program of study at UMPI does not guarantee licensure, certification, or employment in the relevant occupation. ★

The University physical plant includes sixteen buildings on a 150-acre campus located on the south side of Presque Isle on U.S. Route 1.

Athletic/Recreation Facilities

A large playing field (Park Family Field), six lighted tennis courts, and other game fields are located on campus. The City of Presque Isle also has a ski area, and recreation center. Aroostook State Park is nearby for camping, boating, cross-country skiing and hiking. Swimming option is unavailable. A large multipurpose building called the Forum is sometimes utilized for selected recreational and intramural activities, and arrangements are made with the Presque Isle Country Club for the use of its eighteen-hole golf course.

The campus and community boast numerous recreation facilities for indoor and outdoor fun. On campus Park Family Field hosts the men’s and women’s soccer teams. The men’s and women’s basketball teams and the volleyball team use historic Wieden Hall for practice and games. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are also cross-country running trails, a nature trail, a high ropes course, an 18-hole disc golf course, and six lighted tennis courts. For indoor recreation, there are intramural basketball leagues, aerobics and fitness classes, a climbing wall, an indoor track, weight room, and six lane pool in Gentile Hall. Gentile Hall is also home to the UMPI Outing Club, which organizes trips focused on climbing, rafting, boating, camping, and just about anything else you can do on the water or in the woods.

Aroostook State Park, Big Rock (downhill skiing), and numerous cross-county ski trails and ATV trails are a short drive from campus. The Nordic Heritage Center is a world-class cross-country ski facility that hosts the UMPI Ski team for four-season training. The baseball and softball teams utilize the excellent fields at Presque Isle high school for their outdoor practice and games. The UMPI Golf team uses the Presque Isle Country Club for practice and also hosts the UMPI Invitational annually in September.

Owl’s Nest Spirit Store

The Owls Nest Spirit Store offers a full line of emblematic clothing, glassware, and novelty items. All items are now able to be viewed and purchased online! In addition, the store has office supplies, personal toiletries, snack food, and basic technology items. Required textbooks may be ordered online, at a kiosk in the store, or from your personal device.

Campus Center

The Campus Center, constructed in 1992, houses the Office of Conferences and Special Programs, the Owl’s Nest lounge, student organization offices, the Alumni room, the University Credit Union, access to the Cafeteria, and large multi-purpose meeting rooms which can seat up to 300. Students, faculty, staff, and community members alike are able to reserve rooms in the campus center to host conferences, club meetings, movie nights, and more!

Center for Innovative Learning (CIL)

The CIL is designed to support students and promote premier scholastic achievement and lifelong learning for the campus community. It contains the Learning Commons, which houses Student Support Services and Counseling, the Tutoring and Writing Center, Media Lab, areas for studying, relaxing, and conversations, Information Technology Services, the Reed Art gallery, group workspaces, a Computer Lab, and the Library.

Facilities Support Building

Completed in the spring 1990, this handicapped accessible building houses the office of the Manager of Physical Facilities. A receiving area and the electrical, carpentry, heating/plumbing, and painting workshops are also located here.

Folsom/Pullen Hall

Folsom and Pullen join together to form the major classroom building on campus. Folsom was recently renovated with climate control classrooms, energy-efficient lighting, and upgraded technology. Both areas are handicapped-accessible. Folsom Hall is the science and mathematics wing, which houses five science laboratories, a herbarium, also computer labs, the John Lisnik Nursing Simulation Center, and faculty offices on the first floor.

The Northern Maine Museum of Science is also located in this wing with displays. Pullen Hall features general classroom space, the Fine Arts Studio, the Marguerite Pullen Art Gallery, and interactive television and compressed video classrooms.

Caroline D. Gentile Hall

The newest building on campus, the Caroline D. Gentile Hall was completed in January 2006. The facility houses a multi-purpose gymnasium for basketball, tennis, volleyball, and badminton; a 37-foot climbing wall; an elevated track; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and a six-lane 25-yard swimming pool with a one-meter diving board. The facility is used as a classroom space for physical education, athletic training, and recreation courses as well as a fitness/recreational space for students and the public. Matriculated students have free access, all other students are charged a fee.

Kelley Commons

The central dining facility seats 300 and operates a grill, serving lines and a salad bar. The dining area may be reached through the Campus Center by way of the grand staircase or elevator. The Admissions Office, Campus Mailroom, and Switchboard are located on the first floor of Kelley Commons.

Learning Commons (Tutoring and Writing Center)

Student Support Services, in conjunction with the Learning Commons, offers subject area tutoring and writing assistance to all students for all UMPI courses via professional and peer tutors, individually and in small groups. If you are interested in receiving tutoring and/or writing assistance, please contact (207) 768-9611, or stop by the 1st floor of the CIL.

Preble Hall

Preble Hall, which is handicapped-accessible, is the major administrative building on campus. Offices located here include the President’s/Provost’s Office, Academic Affairs, University Advancement Office, Advising, Human Resources, University Services, Student Financial Services, Registrar’s Office, Upward Bound, Marketing & Communications.

Residence Halls

The residence hall system is designed to offer students a variety of living styles, options, and alternatives in a comfortable learning environment. There are three on-campus halls (Emerson, Merriman, and Park). Each on-campus hall features brick construction, a sprinkler system, fire alarms, a large lounge with a big screen cable television and a pool table, comfortable study lounges, on-site laundry facilities, in-room cable, a kitchen area, telephone service, and internet accessibility. 

Emerson Hall is capable of housing 151 upper-class men and women in a traditional residence hall setting. Residents are housed co-educationally room by room. Located on the northwest corner of the hall is Emerson Annex, which houses the offices of Dean of Students, Assistant Dean of Conduct and Residence Life, and Health Services.

Merriman Hall is capable of housing 75 predominately freshmen men and women in a traditional residence hall setting. Residents are housed co-educationally by floor.

Park Hall is capable of housing 98 freshmen men and women in a traditional residence hall setting. Residents are housed co-educationally by floor.

South Hall

A colonial-style hall that is fully handicapped accessible, the first floor is home to the Faculty Service Center and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). Faculty offices are also located throughout South Hall.

Wieden Hall

This multi-purpose building houses the gymnasium, physical education and PTA classrooms, faculty offices, the Director of Athletics, the athletic equipment room, Athletic Training Education and the athletic training room. Also located in the building are a ceramics lab and a 400 seat auditorium. ★

Chancellor of the University of Maine System

Dannell P. Malloy

Board of Trustees

Pender Makin Commissioner of Education, Augusta
Barbara R. Alexander Barbara Alexander Consulting LLC, Winthrop
Emily A. Cain EMILY’s List, Orono
Lisa Marchese Eames, Vice Chair Attorney, Cumberland
Patrick S.A. Flood Retired State Representative, Kennebec
Roger J. Katz Retired Maine State Senator, Brunswick
Valerie Landry  
Donna M. Loring Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance Board of Directors
David M. MacMahon Retired CEO, Lewiston
Kelly A. Martin, Vice Chair Registered Investment Advisor, Prudential, Fort Kent
Michael H. Michaud Former Congressman, East Millinocket
John Moore  
Dhivya Singaram Student Representative, University of Maine Law School
Patricia A. Riley, Chair President, Center for Health Policy Development, Portland

Board of Visitors

David Bartlett Principal, Presque Isle High School
Christopher Bell Retired, Director of Financial Services, UMPI
Ginger Buck Communications Coordinator,MMG Insurance
Kyle Corrigan Accountant, MMG Insurance
Matt Cummings Chief of Police, Fort Fairfield Police Dept.
Judy Dionne VP Human Resources, Twin Rivers Paper Co.
Janet Doak Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager & Community Banking Officer, Katahdin Trust Co.
Tim Goff Vice President and Branch Manager, Machias Savings Bank
Christine Helstrom Manager of Rehabilitation Services and Switchboard, Cary Medical Center
Chelsea Henderson Vice President of Human Resources, FA Peabody Co.
Donna Lisnik Community Volunteer, AR Gould Northern Light Health
Stephen R. Richard Executive Director, Central Aroostook Association
Tom Richard Director of the Smith Wellness Center, NMCC
Ronald Silliboy Director of Sales and Marketing, Ward Cedar Log Homes
Leigh Smith Broker, ReMax Realty
Trey Stewart Maine State Legislator, District #147
Laura Turner Director of Community Outreach, AR Gould Administration, Northern Light Health
Amber Wire Education Director, Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians

President’s Cabinet

President & Provost Raymond Rice
Chief Business Officer Betsy Sawhill Espe
Executive Director for University Advancement & External Affairs Deborah Roark
Dean of Academic Affairs Alana Margeson
Dean of Students Sarah Coyer
Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions Sue White
Executive Director of Athletics and Recreation Dan Kane
Senior Human Resources Partner Melissa DeMerchant

Academic Affairs

Dean of Academic Affairs Alana Margeson
Chair, College of Professional Programs Matthew Papsadora
Chair, College of Arts and Scicnces Jason Johnston
Executive Director of Competency-Based and Degree Completion Programs Susan Chang
Director of Library Services Allen S. Morrill
Director of Houlton Center Tracy Rockwell
Director of Reed Art Gallery Frank Sullivan
Registrar Lisa M. Smith
Director of Early College Partnerships Teri St. Pierre

Student Affairs

Dean of Students Sarah Coyer
Executive Director of Enrollment Management and Admissions  Susan White
Director of Health Center Linda J. Mastro
Assistant Dean of Conduct and Residence Life Heather Mazorow
Director of Student Support Services Mary Kate Barbosa
Director of TRIO College Access Services Carol McGlinn

Campus Programs

Director of Campus Center Lydia Kieffer-Till
Director of Food Services Flossie Murphy
Director of Facilities Management Joseph Moir