Wendy Lawson Lorigan '10
I felt very connected with the faculty and professional staff at UNE. I enjoyed being a face in the classroom rather than a number. The one-on-one connection with the teachers and the students, and the learning that takes place within this small classroom setting are some of my most valued memories of UNE.
UNE has left an imprint forever in my heart. My college years were pertinent to my growth as a young person and the friendships and relationships I made with peers and professional staff were wonderful.
UNE not only offered me a chance to grow and succeed as a student, but also provided me with a wide range of activities and opportunities on campus and within the Biddeford community... My most influential involvement came from my leadership role as an Orientation advisor. As an advisor, I was able to hold a paraprofessional title while gaining the knowledge of higher education. I worked closely with faculty and professional staff members to develop and implement the summer, fall, and winter orientations.
During my time at UNE, I had the opportunity to work at Biddeford High School as part of my internship experience. I had been with the school for two years, working with students and shadowing teachers. After a year of service, I was granted permission to teach an advisory class in which I instructed the students in resume writing, college preparation, and current events. I enjoyed my time spent with the students and the knowledge and confidence I gained from my internship. My internships taught me so much about the real-life experience of teachers in a public school setting.