Communications Staff


Ellen Beaulieu headshot

VP for Strategic Initiatives and Communications

(207) 221-4744

Ginn Hall

Ellen Beaulieu brings outstanding academic and administrative experience to her role as the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Communications. Dr. Beaulieu has facilitated university-level strategic planning, implementation mapping, plan communication and evaluation — all important processes for enhancing institutional effectiveness. Currently, she is leading the Communications professional staff team and coordinating systems for program and institutional innovation.

Ellen Beaulieu has served as a UNE program director and VPAA, along with other administrative and faculty roles. She is a... Read More


Product Design

Strategic Planning


Health Promotion

Professional Staff

Jennie Aranovitch

Communications Specialist

(207) 221-4841

Ginn Hall

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




grammatical accuracy

Louise Coburn

Social Media Strategist

(207) 602-4359

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


Content Development

Social Media Strategy

Paid Social

Social and Google Analytics

Content Marketing and Creative


Lee Cote

Lee Cote


Audio Visual Event Videographer

(207) 602-2771

Ketchum Library

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

Proctor Hall

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

Interim Director of Communications

(207) 221-4899

Ginn Hall

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. 

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video production

Content Development

Social Media

Copy Editing

Sean Fitzpatrick, Strategic Marketing Strategist of Strategies

Marketing Strategist

(207) 221-4843

Ginn Hall

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

Ginn Hall

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, 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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Copy Editing

AP Style

Content Management Systems

Meghan Grammer

Graphic Designer

(207) 221-4236

Ginn Hall

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

Ginn Hall

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

Jessica Kruzel

Web Designer

(207) 221-4391

Ginn Hall

Jessica comes to UNE from Cuddledown, a luxury bedding company based in Yarmouth, Maine. She brings experience in consumer-focused design, online marketing, and front-end web development. Jessica received her undergraduate degree from Quinnipiac University in Interactive Digital Design.

In her spare time, Jessica enjoys going to concerts, exploring museums, and trying new recipes.Read More


Film Producer/Director

(207) 221-5010

Ginn Hall

Daniel Lambert is UNE’s resident filmmaker, using the media of film and video to tell the countless individual stories that, together, make up the UNE community. Whether he’s hanging off the side of a boat to film renowned UNE marine biologist James Sulikowski in action, or jetting off to Morocco to capture the cross-cultural pageantry of UNE’s Tangier campus, Dan is always alert for the personal element in any story—bringing a distinct humanist touch to all his work.

A native... Read More

Marine miller

Art Director

(207) 221-4286

Ginn Hall

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


Ginn Hall

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



Writing Instruction

Script Writing

Content Editing

Copy Editing

Baseball Culture

Jonathan Santos

Web Operations Manager

(207) 221-4774

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


Web Development





Adobe Creative Suite



Phil Shelley


(207) 221-4181

Ginn Hall

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



Content Development

Marketing Strategy

Creative Concepting

Academic Communications.

Content Editing

Jen Swanda

Digital Strategy Team Lead

(207) 221-4939

Ginn Hall

Jen leads the University of New England's digital strategy team, overseeing the main UNE website and other digital properties. Prior to joining the team at UNE, Jen managed digital strategy for The University of Texas at Austin; coordinated enrollment policy publications and campaigns for the New York City Department of Education; and spearheaded academic marketing and development efforts for The New Press, a non-profit public-interest book publisher. Beyond her cubicle, she enjoys biking, hiking, and searching for Southern Maine's best tacos.... Read More

Sarah Wissler

Communications Specialist/Web Editor

(207) 221-4376

Ginn Hall

Sarah is the communications specialist for the College of Pharmacy and the College of Dental Medicine, as well as a web editor. Prior to joining the University, she led copywriting and public relations efforts at Cuddledown, a Maine-based luxury bedding company. Sarah received her undergraduate degree from Bowdoin College, where she also worked as a publications assistant in the Office of Communications. 

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys paddleboarding, running, practicing vinyasa yoga... Read More




Social Media

Copy Editing and Proofreading

Public Relations