The following students were engaged with community-based projects and/or activities through internships during the spring, summer, and fall of 2014.

Keegen Ballard

Ballard-Kingfield Summer 2013A May 2014 graduate, Keegen, from Manchester, Maine majored in Environmental Policy and Planning with a concentration in Economics in preparation for a career in city management or town and regional development.  Selected as the Community Business Assessment Project Intern for the Town of Kingfield, Maine in the summer of 2013, Keegen’s work with the Town was extended through the spring of 2014.   Over the course of this internship, Keegen was involved with tasks critical to two major projects being planned by the Town – a much needed sewer system upgrade and downtown infrastructure improvements in conjunction with the State’s Route 27 corridor project.  In addition to completing a comprehensive business assessment for the Town that included updating of all business information and the tax map for all businesses in Kingfield, Keegen compiled the necessary data and took the photographs needed to prepare releases and presentations for public forums and for Town Selectmen, and assisted with the preparation of a Community Development Block grant application and the required environmental review required for the sewer system upgrade project.  Keegen’s internship work was supported by grant funding from the Davis Family Foundation and the Maine Community Foundation.

Corbin Briske

A May 2014 graduate, Corbin, from Fayette, Maine, majored in Interactive Media with a Computer Science emphasis.  Selected as a Website Design/Development Intern with Aptuitiv during the spring 2014 semester, Corbin had the opportunity to work directly with clients to design their new websites.  Corbin’s internship work was supported by Aptuitiv.

Update:  Corbin was employed after graduation as a Technical Support Representative for Carbonite in Kents Hill, Maine.

Tyler Brown

T Brown-TitcombA May 2014 graduate, Tyler, from Ayer, Massachusetts, majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As the Operations and Marketing Intern for Titcomb Mountain during the winter 2013 and spring and summer 2014 semesters, Tyler had the opportunity to be involved in all areas of operating this business, including marketing, working with the membership and volunteer programs, as well as special events, membership surveys, and general operations responsibilities.  Tyler’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Tyler Buck

Tyler Buck - AptuitivMajoring in Computer Science at UMR, Tyler is from Jay, Maine.  Selected as a Website Design/Development Intern with Aptuitiv during the spring of 2014, Tyler has had the opportunity to work directly with clients to design their new websites.  Tyler’s internship work, which was extended through this summer, is being supported by Aptuitiv.

UpdateTyler’s internship turned into a full-time position for him as the Website Developer for Aptuitiv during his senior year at UMF.  Tyler has now been hired as a full-time regular employee of Aptuitiv.

Cody Burrows

Cody working (2)A May 2014 graduate from Buxton, Maine, with a major in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Cody interned with the Sebago Trails Paddling Company during the summer and early fall of 2014.  Working with this relatively new business, Cody has had the opportunity to learn management and marketing strategies and tactics, customer and community relationships, as well as the daily business operations involved in operating a seasonal outdoor recreation business in Maine.

 

 

Nicholas Butler

GOPR9886 (2)A Junior from Winterport, Maine, Nicholas is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  Selected for an internship as an On Site Representative with Skydive New England during the summer of 2014, Nicholas gained practical experience in all areas related to operating a Skydiving Learning Center and Extreme Resort, including working directly with customers and management and team leaders in Sales and Marketing, Recreation Planning, Customer Service, and Scheduling.

Jeremy Demers

Jeremy Demers last day 2014 (2)From Boscawen, New Hampshire, Jeremy is a Junior majoring in Business Economics.  As the Property Management and Organizational Development Intern with the Somerset Woods Trustees during the summer of 2014, Jeremy worked on several projects related to trail design and construction, forest and wildlife management plans for several properties and  development of policies and procedures needed for official accreditation by the national Land Trust Alliance, as well as working on some grant proposals.  Jeremy’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award and by the Somerset Woods Trustees.

Sebastien Dumont

Sebastien Dumont A Biology major at UMF, Sebastien is a Junior from Skowhegan, Maine.  Selected as an Intern with the Invasive Aquatic Plant Survey Crew with the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance during the summer of 2014, Sebastien will be participating in aquatic invasive plant control and removal efforts, including surveying and identification of variables, boat inspections, assisting with volunteer recruitment, training and supervision, and helping to educate the public about invasive aquatic plants.  Sebastien’s internship work is supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award and by the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.

Jill Gingras

Jill Gingras-AJBA Junior from Jay, Maine, with a double major in Creative Writing and Art, Jill was selected as one of the summer 2014 interns with Alice James Books.  During her internship, Jill had the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including design of the organization’s upcoming newsletter, social media relations/marketing efforts, processing manuscript submissions, and designing magazine advertisements, as well as general business functions/activities.

Nicole Haggan

NikiTempleStream (2)A non-traditional student and current employee of UMF’s IT Center from Farmington, Maine, Nicole is a Junior majoring in Environmental Science.  As the selected Community Projects and Outreach Intern for High Peaks Alliance during the summer of 2014, Nicole assisted with High Peaks’ efforts to continue building its organizational capacity.  In addition to participating in trail projects, Nicole conducted outreach for the Fly Rod Crosby Trail with regional conservation groups, assisted in planning and implementing events, and conducted background work to assist High Peaks Alliance with efforts to obtain Wildlife Refuge status for part of the High Peaks region.

Katherine Haigney

A first-year student from Rye, New York, Katie is planning to major in Rehabilitation Services with a minor in performance art, to incorporate art into her goal to work in the mental health field.  As the selected Exhibition Marketing Intern for the Spiral Artists during the fall of 2014 and spring of 2015, Katie assisted the artists involved with this group with marketing, public relations, and other tasks associated with conducting a fairly large community art exhibit.

Kevin Hubbard
Kevin Hubbard-Titcomb Office - CopyA Junior from Cornwall, Connecticut, majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Kevin was selected for the Mechanical Operations and Assistant to the Manager internship with Titcomb Mountain during the fall and winter 2o14 and spring 2015. Kevin will be involved in a wide variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the Mountain, including learning to operate, repair and maintain the equipment, marketing, assisting with the membership and volunteer programs, assist with the planning and implementation of special events and fundraising activities. Kevin’s internship work is being supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Joshua Everett

Photo by Joshua EverettA May 2014 graduate from Skowhegan, Maine, Joshua majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As the Ski and Ride School Intern at Saddleback Ski Resort during the winter of 2013 and spring of 2014, Joshua was able to be immersed into virtually all aspects of operating the School, including customer service, reservations, logistics, budgeting, developing and expanding staff training programs, scheduling instructors, coordinating with Saddleback’s marketing department, photography and videography for marketing and for the School’s website and Facebook pages, explore ways to improve efficiencies and effectiveness of operations, and develop and market new guest packages.

Update:  Joshua is now employed at Saddleback.

Cassandra Kittredge

From Mirror Lake, New Hampshire, Cassandra, a Junior majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning, undertook two different internships this year. She was selected as one of the student interns for the Franklin County Asset Mapping Project during the spring and summer of 2014.  Developed by the Franklin County Network of Networks, a newly established network involving the Franklin County Tourism Network, High Peaks Creative Council, and the Franklin County Community College Network, the Asset Mapping Project seeks to identify, map and analyze assets in arts and culture, outdoor recreation, etc., and foster collaborative efforts among regional networks to develop a sound and sustainable economic development strategy for Franklin County.  Cassandra’s internship work on this project is supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Cassie Kittredge-MDEP 4Cassandra was also selected to serve as the Land Licensing and Enforcement Program Intern with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection during the summer of 2014.  In this role, Cassandra assisted Department staff with land licensing, compliance and enforcement programs to protect Maine’s natural resources and shorelines.  In addition to field site visits to review citizen complaints or to provide permitting assistance, she monitored legislating activities and attended Board of Environmental Protection hearings on appeals of DEP decisions, as well as assisting with other department activities.  Cassandra’s internship work at the Maine DEP was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Joseph LeClair

An Environmental Policy and Planning major, from Scituate, Rhode Island, Joseph was selected during his Junior year as one of the student interns for the Franklin County Asset Mapping Project during the spring and summer of 2014.  Developed by the Franklin County Network of Networks, a newly established network involving the Franklin County Tourism Network, High Peaks Creative Council, and the Franklin County Community College Network, the Asset Mapping Project seeks to identify, map and analyze assets in arts and culture, outdoor recreation, etc., and foster collaborative efforts among regional networks to develop a sound and sustainable economic development strategy for Franklin County.  Joseph’s internship work on this project was supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Chelsea Lear-Ward

Chelsea Lear-WardCurrently a Senior at UMF, from Levant, Maine, Chelsea is a Community Health major and is also minoring in Environmental Studies.  During the summer of 2014, Chelsea worked as the Marketing and Events Intern for the Farmington Farmers’ Market.  In this role, Chelsea assisted in the Market’s efforts to increase awareness about the Market, develop marketing strategies to reach populations in the community not currently shopping at the Market (particularly families), and develop and implement plans to increase activities and events held on market days to increase customer traffic to the Market.  Chelsea’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Kalvin Lord

K Lord-SaddlebackA May 2014 graduate from Norridgewock, Maine, Kalvin majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As the Promotions, Events and marketing Intern for Saddleback Ski Resort during the winter of 2013 and spring of 2014, Kalvin’s was able to be involved in all aspects of Saddleback’s public relations and marketing programs and activities, as well as in planning, implementing and evaluating events.

Taylor McCafferty

T McCafferty-FCty ChamberFrom Woodville, Maine, Taylor is majoring in English.  Selected as the Marketing Guide Intern for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce in her junior year during the spring of 2013, Taylor assisted in producing one of the Chamber’s key annual marketing pieces, the Guide to Franklin County.  In addition to gathering information and writing for the publication, the internship included the graphic design and publication of this Guide.  Taylor’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Update: After completing her internship with the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber hired Taylor as the part-time Assistant Executive Director, during the summer and her senior year at UMF.  Taylor is currently working as an intern with Islandport Press, based in Yarmouth, Maine.

Brandon Melville

Brandon Melville-UB 4A May 2014 graduate from Farmington, Maine, with a major in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration, Brandon was selected as the Recreation Coordinator for UMF’s Upward Bound Program during the summer of 2014.  In this role, Brandon planned, coordinated and implemented wellness, team building and special interest activities, and planned and led up five weekend camping excursions for student participants, as well as supervising study skills and provide tutoring assistance as needed.  Brandon’s internship work was supported by grant funding through the Upward Bound Program.

Update:  Brandon is now employed as the Assistant Men’s Lacross Coach at UMF and the Junior Varsity Lacross Coach at Mt. Blue High School.

Joseph Menyo

An Environmental Policy and Planning major, from North Attleboro, Massachusetts, Joseph was selected during his Junior year as one of the student interns for the Franklin County Asset Mapping Project during the spring of 2014.  Developed by the Franklin County Network of Networks, a newly established network involving the Franklin County Tourism Network, High Peaks Creative Council, and the Franklin County Community College Network, the Asset Mapping Project seeks to identify, map and analyze assets in arts and culture, outdoor recreation, etc., and foster collaborative efforts among regional networks to develop a sound and sustainable economic development strategy for Franklin County.  Joseph’s internship work on this project was supported by a grant from the Maine Community Foundation.

Brandon Monroe

A Junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Music, Brandon Monroe was selected for a special/intensive Maymester internship experience at Belgrade Central Elementary School.  As the Intern working on the Musical Improvisation with Children Project, Brandon worked with children ages 4 to 11 in the school setting under the supervision of the school’s Guidance Counselor and Psychotherapist.  Through this internship, Brandon had the opportunity to explore far and wide with children’s inventions, using voice, alternative instruments and found-sound.  Brandon’s internship work was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Cecilia Natale

Celia NataleCurrently a Sophomore majoring in Community Health Education, Cecilia is from Winchester, Massachusetts. Selected as the After School Program Activity Leader at the Mercer Community Club for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters, Cecilia will assist with the organization’s After School Program, which serves children aged 6 to 11, including helping with the management of activities for the children including games and physical activities both indoors and outside, as well as developing and implementing a special activity or workshop (such as a play or musical performance). Cecilia’s internship work is being supported through a donation from a generous donor to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Seth Noonkester

Seth Noonkester-Titcomb - CopyA Junior from Acton,Maine, Seth is an Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration major. Selected for the Mechanical Operations and Assistant to the Manager internship with Titcomb Mountain during the summer and fall of 2014, Seth will be involved in a wide variety of tasks related to the operation and maintenance of the Mountain, including learning to operate, repair and maintain the equipment, marketing, assisting with the membership and volunteer programs, assist with the planning and implementation of special events and fundraising activities. Seth’s internship work is being supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Update:  A 2015 graduate from UMF, Seth is currently employed as the Assistant Director of the Parks and Recreation Department for the Town of Farmington, Maine.

Kelsey O’Connor

KelseyOConnor_EnGeolIntern2014B (2)From Carnation, Washington, Kelsey is a Junior majoring in Geology at UMF.  Selected as the Environmental Geology Intern during the summer of 2014 with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection‘s Environmental Assessment Division, Kelsey assisted Maine DEP Environmental Geology Program staff with Geographic and Hydrologic analysis activities.  The research and data collection Kelsey performed during her internship work, which was supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award, will be the foundation for a research project she will be working on during the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

Sam Oppenheim

Sam Oppenheim-AJBA Junior from Acton, Maine, majoring in English and Creative Writing, Sam was selected as one of the summer 2014 interns with Alice James Books.  During his internship, Sam had the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities, including design of the organization’s upcoming newsletter, social media relations/marketing efforts, processing manuscript submissions, and designing magazine advertisements, as well as general business functions/activities.

Zain Padamsee

Zain Padamsee with Gabe PerkinsFrom Readfield, Maine, Zain (on the right), is majoring in Environmental Policy and Planning and is planning to pursue a career related to sustainable development.  Selected as the Chisholm Trail and Community Forest Intern for the Androscoggin Land Trust during the summer of 2014, Zain assisted the organization in its community engagement/stakeholder coordination to determine local values placed on outdoor recreation and land stewardship in relation to the Land Trust’s interest in owning the woodlands and managing it as a community forest with direction from the local community.  Zain’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Joseph Pepin

Joe Pepin-RLHS Museum 1A native of Augusta, Maine, Joseph is a Senior working toward a double major in Psychology and Political Science and a minor in French.  During the summer of 2014, Joseph worked as the Docent and Research Assistant for the Rangeley Lakes Region Historical Society’s Outdoor Sporting Heritage Museum.  In addition to providing tours as a docent, Joseph conducted research on special projects for the Museum for cataloging and valuing the Museum’s Library.  Joseph’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Sara Quimby

Sara Quimby (2)An Environmental Science major, Sara, currently a Junior, is from Albion, Maine.  Selected as an Invasive Aquatic Plant Education and Outreach Intern with the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance for the summer of 2014, Sara conducted milfoil removal and community outreach in response to a variable milfoil infestation on Great Pond.  In this role, she helped educate property owners through the “Adopt-A-Shoreline” program, developed educational materials, conduct trainings and presentations, and tracked information on spreadsheets and in GIS.  Sara’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award and by the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.

Karen Reed

Karen Reed-ARC 3A non-traditional student from Farmington, Maine, Karen, who is currently a senior majoring in Community Health, is working toward a career as a public health nurse.  Selected as the Grant Writer and Research Intern for the American Red Cross of Maine during the summer and early fall of 2014, Karen assisted the organization with its statewide fundraising efforts.  In addition to researching potential funding sources and writing proposals and supporting documents for grant applications, Karen helped with the stewardship and ongoing cultivation of the agency’s funding partners and in developing an outreach strategy to build relationships with funding organizations.  Karen’s internship work was supported through a donation from a generous donor to UMF’s Partnership for Civic Advancement.

Kory Scarponi

K Scarponi-Sunday RiverA May 2014 graduate from Bath, Maine, Kory majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  Serving as the Snow Reporter for Sunday River Resort during the winter of 2013 and spring of 2014, Kory’s internship involved gathering information, both first-hand (through personal assessment of trail conditions) and from all resort departments to create morning and afternoon updates to inform skiers of current conditions and trail openings, as well as taking photographs for the resort’s website and Facebook pages, and gathering information from all departments for writing afternoon reports and projections for following days conditions.  Kory’s internship work was supported by Sunday River Resort.

Update:  Kory is currently employed as a Camp and Travel Sales Associate with L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine, as well as working as the Grounds Maintenance Manager for his family’s business, Linnhaven Mobile Home Center in Brunswick, Maine.

Keisha Scott

K Scott-Safe VoicesA May 2014 graduate from Eastport, Maine, Keisha majored in Rehabilitation Services.  As the Franklin County Education and Outreach Intern for Safe Voices during the spring of 2014, Keisha had the opportunity to observe and participate in nearly all of the agency’s work to end domestic violence and was exposed to a diverse array of individuals and professional settings.  In addition to updating and restructuring the agency’s resource binder used by all staff and volunteers for Safe Voices‘ 24-hour Helpline, Keisha shadowed the facilitator for the weekly support group, worked on the Helpline, attended court proceedings and classroom presentations, helped facilitate sessions at the elementary school level, and participated in several community collaborations and events.  Keisha’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Maeghan Sloat

A Junior from Gorham, Maine, Maeghan is majoring in Business Economics. As the Web Coordinator intern for the Farmington Downtown Association during the summer of 2014, Maeghan will help manage and update the Associations website and work directly with Association members to assist them with publicity and content for their individual pages on the Farmington Downtown Association site. Maeghan will also be working with the Association’s Facebook and its newsletter to help build brand visibility for Farmington and with the Maine Office of Tourism and their website to help promote the Farmington region as a tourism destination. Maeghan’s internship work is being supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Jasmine Strout

Jasmine StroutA May 2014 graduate from Greenville, Maine, Jasmine majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  During her internship as a Photographer and Office Assistant with Rapid Shooters, Jasmine took action shorts of whitewater rafting companies going down the Kennebec and Dead Rivers, marketing photographs to the companies and customers, and performed a variety of day-to-day business activities.  Jasmine’s internship work was supported by Rapid Shooters.

UpdateFollowing her internship, Jasmine was hired as a property manager at Bulldog Camps in Enchanted Pond Township, Maine.

Lacey Tatosky

Lacey TatoskyA May 2014 graduate from Sanford, Maine, Lacey majored in Psychology and will be attending graduate school at the University of Southern Maine beginning this fall.  As the Counseling and Therapy Intern at Belgrade Central Elementary School during the spring of 2014, Lacey worked, under the supervision of the Guidance Counselor and Psychotherapist, with children ages 4 to 11 in the school setting, using a variety of therapy methodologies and materials.  Lacey’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

Jacob Taylor

A May 2014 graduate from China, Maine, with a major in Biology and minor in Chemistry, Jacob  was selected as an Invasive Aquatic Plant Education and Outreach Intern with the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance for the summer of 2014.  In this role, in addition to assisting with milfoil removal efforts, Jacob conducted community outreach in response to a variable milfoil infestation on Great Pond, including educating property owners through the “Adopt-A-Shoreline” program, developing educational materials, conducting trainings and presentations, and tracking information on spreadsheets and in GIS.  Jacob’s internship work was supported by the Belgrade Regional Conservation Alliance.

UpdateJacob is currently working in the Lab Technical Support area at IDEXX Laboratories in Westbrook, Maine.

Brogan Tooley

photo-2 (2)Brogan, a Junior from Camden, Maine, is majoring in Environmental Sciences and plans to enter the Peace Corps upon graduation from college.  As the Farm and Project Intern for Rustic Roots Farm during the summer of 2014, Brogan assisted with the general farm tasks involved with operating the Farm as well as working on a special project to create a workable composting system on the Farm.  Brogan’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

 

 

Dylan Toothaker

Dylan ToothakerFrom Temple, Maine, Dylan is majoring in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  As the Ski Technician and Sales Associate for Northern Lights during his Junior year in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014, Dylan was primarily involved with customer service and marketing, however his internship also provided him the opportunity to gain a broad overview of all functions related to operating a retail business.  Dylan’s internship work was supported by Northern Lights.

 

 

Katherine Turpen

Kate Turpen-DRKatherine, a major in History and Secondary Education, with a focus on Social Studies, is from Windham, Maine. Starting as the Archival Intern for the Temple Historical Society in her Junior year during the fall of 2013, Katherine has been assisting members of the Historical Society in scanning and creating a permanent archive of its photographs and other local information on the Town of Temple’s history. Katherine’s internship work, which was extended through the fall of 2014, was supported through a grant from the Maine Community Foundation during her initial year and through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award this fall.

Zachary Vincent

Z Vincent-FCAEZachary, who is from Standish, Maine, is majoring in Business Psychology. As a Junior, during the spring of 2014, Zachary served as the Marketing and Social Media Intern for Franklin County Adult Education. In this role, he is developing, updating, and implementing social media and marketing strategies for the organization and assisting staff in learning the required skills to maintain those strategies. Zachary’s internship work has been extended through the fall of 2014 and is being supported through a T.H.E.O. Fund Intern Award.

Jeremy Vroom

Jeremy VroomFrom Bangor Maine, Jeremy, a Senior majoring in Geography and minoring in Art, would like to work in the planning and development fields in either the municipal or non-profit sector.  As the Summer Intern for the City of Lewiston‘s Department of Planning and Code Enforcement during the summer of 2014, Jeremy worked on a variety of projects and assisted with Department activities such as researching and drafting zoning and land ordinances, assisting with implementation of various plans and projects such as the Riverfront Masterplan and Downtown Neighborhood Action Plan, and participating in the adoption and implementation of a new comprehensive plan.  Jeremy’s internship work was supported through a UMF-Bangor Savings Bank Intern Award.

Update:  Following graduation in May 2015, Jeremy accepted a position as a Product Advisor for Cadillac Mountain Sports in Ellsworth, Maine.

Kevin Walsh

K Walsh-Sugarloaf Terrain ParkA May 2014 graduate from Milton, Massachusetts, Kevin majored in Outdoor Recreation and Business Administration.  In his Senior year, during the winter of 2013 and spring of 2014, Kevin was the Terrain Park Intern at Sugarloaf.  Assisting with the operations and management of this department, Kevin was involved in virtually all aspects of the Terrain Park, including the budgeting process, management operations over the mountain (including grooming and snowmaking), planning and coordinating events, working with media and participating in efforts to review operations and plan for improvements.  Kevin’s internship work was supported by Sugarloaf.

Samantha Wasko

Samantha Wasko-UWTVA B4B 2A senior from Rockaway, New Jersey, Samantha is a senior majoring in Early Childhood Special Education.  Samantha interned on a special project, Buttons for Babes, with the United Way of the Tri-Valley Area during the fall of 2014.  Scores of volunteers throughout the community donate their time to make button bracelets, which are then sold.  All proceeds support children in the region served by the United Way.  Samantha worked with the volunteers and helped promote the program, both within the broader community and among students on UMF’s campus.