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Cyr Hall • University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

 Human Resources December Update

December 20, 2019
Posted by: Debra Pelletier

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Happy Holidays from the Human Resources Office

The University of Maine at Fort Kent Office of Human Resources would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our colleagues across campus the very best for a healthy and happy holiday season. At this time of year, with so many demands upon our time and obligations to be met, it's always a good idea to make sure you take care of yourself even as you attend to the needs of others.

Please take a moment to pause, step back and find ways to appreciate co-workers, family, and friends and celebrate.

Debbie, Alyssa, and Cindi

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Dealing with Holiday Stress: Prioritizing Health, Wellness, and Work-Life Balance

Avoid or minimize holiday stress with tips for managing difficult family conversations, dealing with the pressure of gift-giving, dealing with financial stress, and managing expectations with these resources from the American Psychological Association. Explore how higher education institutions prioritize health, wellness, and work-life balance for employees.

Meet New UMFK Colleagues

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Samantha Beaulieu
Samantha was hired on an interim one-year appointment and has become a full-time Natural Science Laboratory Manager/Forestry & Environmental Studies Program Assistant. Samantha is a graduate of UMFK with a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree and a minor in Geographic Information Systems.

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Stephanie Chick
We are pleased to welcome Stephanie Chick to the University team as our new Academic Advisor & Student Success Specialist. Some of you may remember Stephanie when she worked for UMFK as an Admissions Counselor from 2012-2016. Her most recent employment has been with the Hope and Justice Project as an Outreach Advocate.

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Brandon Dayton
The Office of Human Resources is very pleased to welcome Brandon Dayton to the University team as our new International Admissions Counselor. Brandon comes to us with experience from both France and Spain where he worked as an English teacher. He has a master's degree in International Education from the University of Alcala in Madrid and a bachelor's degree in Linguistics, French, and Italian from Indiana University.

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Alex Smith
Alex was hired in August as Interim Head Women's Soccer Coach and has since accepted the full-time position of Head Women's Soccer Coach/Sports Center Manager. As you all know in Alex's short time with us, he was instrumental in bringing our women's soccer team to a national title finishing the season with a record of 12-6-1. Alex holds a master's degree in Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Education degree as well. He also has experience in recruiting, retaining, and advising diverse student-athletes.

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Lisa Lavoie, who is well-known to all of us in her exceptional role as Administrative Specialist for the Art & Sciences & Professional Studies Division, has accepted the position of Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science. Lisa has obtained two master's degrees, one in Interdisciplinary Studies and one recently completed i Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling. For the past ten years, Lisa has also served as an adjunct professor at UMFK.

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