Communications Staff

Administration

Anouar Majid headshot

Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications; Managing Director of UNE Morocco; Founding Director of the Center for Global Humanities, Founding Director of the Tangier Global Forum; Professor of English

(207) 221-4447

amajid@une.edu

Proctor Hall
301

Anouar Majid is Vice President for Global Affairs and Communications, founding director of the Center for Global Humanities (Maine, USA) and the Tangier Global Forum (Morocco), and founding chair of the Department of English, which he headed from 2000 to 2009. He conceived and established UNE's campus in Tangier and is the managing director of UNE's operations in Morocco. Majid has published widely on relations between Islam and the West. He is the author of Islam and America:  Building a Future Without Prejudice... Read More

Staff

Crystal Canney

Director of Communications and Global Operations

(207) 615-5968

ccanney1@une.edu

Ginn Hall
108

Canney is a national award winning broadcast journalist who covered news for more than two decades. She interviewed national figures, worked on economic stories around outsourcing the shoe industry to Puerto Rico, and was recognized nationally by the Annie E. Casey Foundation for her work on poverty and children. She received a national Headliner Award for her report on poor housing conditions for the mentally ill and an Emmy nomination for her reporting on the Baxter School for the Deaf.... Read More

Jennie Aranovitch

Communications Specialist

(207) 221-4841

jaranovitch@une.edu

Ginn Hall
101

Jennie came to UNE in 2010 and joined the Communications Office in 2012.  She graduated summa cum laude from Colby College in 1999 as an English major.  A Rhodes Scholarship finalist, she attended Oxford University in England, where she specialized in Renaissance poetry.

Jennie’s work in Communications spans several areas.  She writes press releases about the University, which she distributes internally via UNE’s website and externally to various media outlets.  She also writes news stories and in-depth feature profiles specifically for... Read More

Expertise

Writing

proofreading

grammatical accuracy

Louise Coburn

Social Media Strategist

(207) 602-4359

lcoburn1@une.edu

Ginn Hall 102

Louise Coburn serves as the social media strategist for the University of New England. Louise oversees UNE's social strategy, manages engagement with target audiences, and creates and curates content for UNE's social media channels. Louise also works to build the capacity of the university community to effectively use social media in their own roles. Louise returned to Maine (childhood in Ireland, teens in Maine) following world travel and a 10-year career in marketing and non-profit management... Read More

Expertise

Content Development

Social Media Strategy

Paid Social

Social and Google Analytics

Content Marketing and Creative

Presenter

Lee Cote

Lee Cote

B.A.

Audio Visual Event Videographer

(207) 602-2771

lcote4@une.edu

Ketchum Library
110

Lee works with different UNE offices and departments across campus and beyond, assisting with the audio-visual aspects of conferences, meetings and special events.

Lee joined the UNE Communications team in 2016, after seven years as co-owner of a successful full-service video production company in Kennebunk, serving clients such as the Mayo Clinic, Central Pacific Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, the Bush family and the Ogunquit Playhouse. Prior to that, Lee worked with several high-profile production companies in Los Angeles,... Read More

David Dadiego

A/V Event Manager

(207) 221-4357

ddadiego@une.edu

Proctor Hall
9

David has been with the University of New England for 20 years. For fifteen years, he worked in the IT Department, supporting the technology needs of the University in his role as senior network administrator and Helpdesk technician.

When David joined the Communications team, he took on the responsibility of filming and live streaming most of the live events on both campuses and sometimes even on the Tangier campus.  He is also responsible for all the A/V... Read More

Sarah Delage

Communications Specialist

(207) 221-4899

sdelage@une.edu

Ginn Hall
102

A natural storyteller, Sarah Delage comes to UNE with eight years of broadcast journalism experience in Maine. During her tenure as a reporter at WCSH 6 and WLBZ 2 she covered crime, politics, business, extreme weather, and feature stories from Kittery to Fort Kent. Working both in front of and behind the camera, Sarah shot news stories, wrote scripts, edited video, and delivered live reports. They are skills she learned early on, earning a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College. 

As... Read More

Expertise

Writing

video production

Content Development

Social Media

Copy Editing

Sean Fitzpatrick, Strategic Marketing Strategist of Strategies

Marketing Strategist

(207) 221-4843

sfitzpatrick4@une.edu

Ginn Hall
106

Sean Fitzpatrick is an award-winning marketing director and strategist with more than eighteen years of experience on the agency and client sides. 

Sean began his career working directly with clients as a graphic designer in Los Angeles. In 1998 he joined boutique Southern California ad agency Strausberg as an account executive. There, he supported the principal in growing the agency's client base and revenues dramatically over eight years. By the time he departed Los Angeles in 2006 he had become... Read More

April Forristall

Web Editor

(207) 221-4322

aforristall@une.edu

Ginn Hall
103

April comes to UNE from Diversified Communications where she started as the editorial assistant for SeaFood Business magazine, a leading seafood industry publication. From there, she moved into the assistant editor role and was instrumental in developing and launching SeafoodSource.com, a business-to-business website for the seafood industry.

Prior to that, she attended the University of Maine in Orono to earn a B.A. in Journalism.

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Expertise

Copy Editing

AP Style

Content Management Systems

Meghan Grammer

Graphic Designer

(207) 221-4236

Ginn Hall
107

Meghan Grammer comes to UNE with several years of experience in print design, specializing in catalogs, books, and posters. She received her undergraduate degree from Oberlin College, and her MA in Graphic design from the New England School of Art and Design. She strives to bring clarity, functionality, aesthetics, and a touch of whimsy to everything she creates.

In her spare time, Meghan can be found coaching and officiating for Maine Roller Derby.Read More

Holly Haywood

University Photographer

(207) 221-4776

hhaywood@une.edu

Ginn Hall
111

Holly Haywood earned her B.F.A. from Rochester Institute of Technology in Photojournalism and Film, where she fell for both — the stayed moment and the moving picture — at different times. Years of darkroom work at Colorado State University followed and then a move back east. She has co-owned a photography business, worked in multi-media and is glad the circle has returned her to her initial passion. 

Holly loves her daughters, documentary photography, portraiture and running with her dogs each and... Read More

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Film Producer/Director

(207) 221-5010

dlambert2@une.edu

Ginn Hall
109

Daniel Lambert’s primary goal is to tell the stories of the University of New England through film and video. Whether he’s jumping on a boat to film UNE students catching and studying sturgeon, or filming to promote one of UNE’s undergraduate, graduate or professional programs, Dan is living the dream at UNE.

Dan has been producing and directing documentaries and short films for more than fifteen years. Prior to joining UNE in 2014, he was a longtime director/producer at Maine Public Broadcasting Network... Read More

Alan Liddell

Web Operations

Alan lends his knowledge and experience with UNIX/Linux administration and web technologies to the web team. A jack-of-all trades, Alan is either building some new tool, scripting some new process, or helping to debug some new problem. He first became interested in web technologies while working as a student aide at the University of Mary Washington's Division of Teaching and Learning Technologies.
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Expertise

UNIX/Linux Administration

Web Operations

Web Development

Marine miller

Art Director

(207) 221-4286

mmiller17@une.edu

Ginn Hall
107

Marine Miller received an M.F.A. in visual communications in 2005 from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. Her design experience includes exhibition, in-house and publishing. Four of her artist's books are included in the Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection. She relocated to Portland in 2013.Read More

Josh Pahigian

Fellow, Center for Global Humanities

Adjunct Instructor, English Department

Writer, Office of Communications

jpahigian@une.edu

Ginn Hall
103

Josh has been affiliated with UNE since joining the English Department as an adjunct instructor in 2004. He currently teaches the annual Center for Global Humanities Seminar Series and English Composition, and writes part-time for the Office of Communications. 

Josh is also the author of several books, including popular baseball titles like The Ultimate Baseball Road Trip... Read More

Expertise

Writing

Writing Instruction

Script Writing

Content Editing

Copy Editing

Baseball Culture

Jonathan Santos

Web Operations Manager

(207) 221-4774

jsantos3@une.edu

105 Ginn Hall

Jonathan comes to UNE with over two decades of combined software development and graphic design experience. Prior to joining the UNE Communications team, Jonathan's love for design and technology led to his involvement in diverse range of interesting and high-profile projects, including conceiving and prototyping a foot-scanner kiosk for Nike, designing DVD user menus for Paramount Pictures, creating the first software developer intranet for the U.S. Social Security Administration and, most recently, acting as the lead designer/developer at the University... Read More

Expertise

Web Development

Drupal

design

SEO

UX/UI

Adobe Creative Suite

HTML5

CSS

Danielle Shaw

Operations Manager, Global Affairs, Communications and Center for Global Humanities

(207) 221-4622

dshaw6@une.edu

Proctor Hall
301

Phil Shelley

Writer

(207) 221-4181

pshelley1@une.edu

Ginn Hall
102

Philip spent over a decade as a copywriter, content strategist, and associate creative director at a number of New York advertising agencies, where he helped create innovative, effective, award-winning work for clients ranging from Jose Cuervo to M&M’s, Verizon, and Bank of America. 

A burgeoning passion for education brought Philip to Maine, where he studied to become a teacher at USM, and became deeply involved in educational issues and the local educational community. ... Read More

Expertise

Writing

Content Development

Marketing Strategy

Creative Concepting

Academic Communications.

Content Editing

Jen Swanda

Content Strategist

(207) 221-4939

jswanda@une.edu

Ginn Hall
105

Jen serves as the University of New England's content strategist, working with departments and offices across campus to improve the user experience of UNE's website. She also helps to oversee the digital marketing efforts for UNE's global affairs office, along with project and program management.

Prior to joining the team at UNE, Jen managed digital strategy for The University of Texas at Austin; coordinated enrollment publications and campaigns for the New York City Department of Education; and spearheaded... Read More

Sarah Wissler

Communications Specialist/Web Editor

(207) 221-4376

swissler@une.edu

Ginn Hall
103

Sarah brings experience in writing, public relations and marketing communications to her position at UNE. Prior to joining the University, Sarah was the copywriter at Cuddledown, a luxury bedding company based in Yarmouth, Maine. She received her undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, where she also worked as a Publications Assistant in the Office of Communications. Sarah is eager to continue her career at UNE and to help further the mission of the University.

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Expertise

Writing

Advertising

Social Media

Copy Editing and Proofreading

Public Relations