Journal Tribune features UNE Citizenship and Civic Engagement forums for Biddeford mayoral candidates

October 23, 2013

The Journal Tribune on Oct. 10th ran a story on a UNE student Citizenship and Civic Engagement project in which UNE students interviewed Biddeford mayoral and City Council candidates in forums that are being broadcast by Biddeford Public Access TV.

The students who interviewed the mayoral candidates and who were quoted in the story were Danny Huy '14, a history major; Melissa Klemt '17, a psychology major; and Tim Newell '14, a biochemistry major. Other students involved in the project are Abbey Donigian '16, medical biology major; Michael Allan '14, business administration major, and Samuel Casey '14, political science major.

Samuel McReynolds, Ph.D., UNE professor of sociology and academic coordinator of the university’s Office of the Citizenship and Civic Engagement, came up with the idea of having students run the forums. He said it was a way for him and the university to “give back and be involved in the community.”

UNE's Office of Citizenship and Civic Engagement develops community engagement opportunities for UNE students, on campus, in the community, and around the globe. Read the Journal Tribune story.