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Meet Our Staff


Hahna Patterson
Assistant Provost, Division of Student Support
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All Division Staff

Administrative Assistant, Student Counseling and Access Centers

Test Proctor, Student Access Center

(207) 221-4550

Ginn Hall - Lower Level
Room #10

Office Manager

(207) 602-2443

Student Academic Success Center

Born and raised in Biddeford Maine, I have been with the University since 1990.  I have worked in the Counseling Office, the  College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, the Student Affairs Dean's Office  on the Portland Campus and in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  I have held my current position as Office Manager in the Student Academic Success Center since 2008.  Read More

Mary Lou Burgess

Mary Lou Burgess


Family Nurse Practitioner

(207) 602-2358

Worked at UNE for past nine years serving students health care needs.  Has over 30 years experience as an RN and advanced practice nurse (APRN) in a variety of settings with a focus on primary care and college health.

Active on many departmental and university wide committees. Read More


Family Care

Laurie Cyr-Martel


(207) 221-4550

Ginn Hall - Lower Level

Dr. Cyr–Martel comes to UNE after working with the Maine Army National Guard as the Director of Psychological Health and brings over thirty-five years of experience in the field of emergency services and mental health and wellness to her position as the coordinator for the Student Counseling Center. Dr. Cyr-Martel has consulted with and for emergency service systems throughout the United States including San Francisco Police Department, Anchorage Alaska emergency services, Tuscaloosa Police Department and agencies throughout New England. Laurie... Read More

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Eric Drown


Developmental Writing Supervisor

(207) 602-2584

Student Academic Success Center Offices

Once a first-generation college student, Dr. Eric Drown coaches college students in reading and writing. He is especially interested in helping students navigate the transition from high school to college.  Eric has published on pulp and classic science fiction in femspec, Endeavour, and Letterature d'America. He presents research on ePortfolios, the role of writing support in first-year writing, and writing fellows. He is the author of Writing College Research Papers. A long-suffering fan of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Eric nevertheless holds out hope that next year is... Read More


Reading and Writing Support

Learning Strategies

Transition to College

First Generation

American studies

New Media

Writing Placement

Brenda Edmands

Coordinator, SASC Portland Campus

(207) 221-4358

Proctor Hall

I greatly enjoy working with students of all levels to develop their writing and learning skills. Good thing, since I've been doing it both in classrooms and learning centers for more than twenty years!  Before joining the UNE academic support team in 2011, I taught composition, creative writing and literature courses at Colorado State University and the University of Southern Maine and tutored students (and sometimes fellow faculty) in writing. Here at UNE, I work to ensure that the... Read More


Academic support services

Writing Pedagogy

Freelance Writing

Classroom Management

Copy Editing and Proofreading

Promotions and Marketing

Mary Fraser

Director, Student Academic Success Center

(207) 602-2561

Student Academic Success Center


Academic support services

program development

academic advising


sandra green

Sandra Green


Nurse Practitioner

(207) 221-4242

Four years active duty USAF nurse corp., and 15 years primary care nurse practitioner.Read More


Primary Care

Developmental Writing Specialist

(207) 602-2586

Student Academic Success Center

Megan Grumbling is an educator, poet, critic, and dramatic writer. Her poetry has appeared in Poetry, The Iowa Review, Crazyhorse, Memorious, The Southern Review, The Antioch Review, and other journals; was awarded the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation; received the Robert Frost Foundation Award for Poetry; was chosen for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, Port City Poets, and other anthologies; and has been awarded residencies in Alaska, Tucson, and Lovell, Maine.... Read More






oral history.

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Caitlyn Keith


Student Access Center Coordinator

(207) 602-2159

Caitlyn Keith is the Coordinator of the Student Access Center on the Biddeford campus. She also has experience as an adjunct professor in UNE’s MSOT department.

Caitlyn is an enthusiastic and holistic occupational therapist with experience working with individuals across the lifespan in a variety of settings including acute care, intensive care, acute rehabilitation, home care, and academia. She is excited to aide in facilitating success for individuals of all abilities. Read More


Learning Specialist

(207) 221-4259

Proctor Hall


Strategies for academic success

learning styles

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Administrative Assistant

(207) 221-4247

Proctor Hall

I've worked in the Student Academic Success Center for the past ten years, and love the daily interaction with students, faculty & staff.Read More

Adjunct Instructor in Developmental Writing