Mission Statement

The UMF Office of Media Relations is designed to collect, research and develop news content to promote the strategic messages of UMF and the significant achievements of its faculty, staff and students. This is accomplished by the production and distribution of the media releases, media advisories, and written and oral pitches needed to publicize news and events to local, state, national and international news media.

A Collaborative Effort

Though a small office with limited resources, we encourage you to contact us, with as much lead time as possible, with your news ideas and welcome the opportunity to explore their potential external news value.

Of particular interest is any news that enlightens the general reader about the important work UMF is doing in the liberal arts to reinforce its identity as a student-centered university with a focus that is unique to the University of Maine System, including: interdisciplinary cooperation, faculty and student collaboration and examples of academic and creative quality.

April Mulherin
Associate Director of Media Relations
Office: 207-778-7081
Cell: 207-491-0064