Assistant Director of Advising
As a former undecided student myself and UMF alumna (Self Designed – Psychology and Art), I enjoy working with students and assisting with their course selection and major exploration. I encourage students to think about being undeclared as a positive step towards learning more about themselves and their interests. UMF has much to offer, plus we are small enough to give you the personal attention you deserve. I hope to see you at UMF!
Assistant Director of Career Services
Greetings! My name is Cyndi McShane and I’m a UMF grad (2007). Welcome to the Liberal Arts Undeclared Program! I enjoy working with students who are up for learning about themselves and the world around them. I advise students on academics and internships, and, as a Career Counselor, I help students explore their options for after they leave UMF. It is never too early to start thinking about tomorrow. Life’s path is full of surprises and is rarely direct, but it’s full of interesting views. Let’s get you a viewfinder to see what you’re doing in a constructive way.
Welcome to the Liberal Arts Undeclared Program! One of my favorite jobs here at UMF is to assist students as they explore and plan for the next steps in their lives. In my role as a career counselor I frequently meet with first year and transfer students and help them with this process. I look forward to helping you as you begin your time at UMF and as you get ready to move on to your next step.
Mantor Library Director
I’m the Library Director here on campus. I graduated from BYU in 2003 with degrees in English and Linguistics, planning on becoming an English professor. I received my MA in English from BYU in 2005, but then . . . plans changed. I switched tracks to library science, getting another Masters in that from Florida State in 2007. After I graduated, I came to UMF, and I’ve been here ever since. In my spare time, I write young adult fantasy under the pen name Bryce Moore. I enjoy reading, playing board games, and collecting Magic the Gathering cards.
Director of Custom Enterprise Services, University Services: Information Technology.
Hi, I am 2005 alumna of UMF as well as a staff member for the University for more than 20 years. Currently I serve in a senior IT Leadership position for the University of Maine System. Prior to working at the University, I spent over 3000 days at sea as a U.S. Merchant Marine Officer, traveling to numerous countries and living within several cultures. In addition to working for the University I am; a State of Maine Disaster Responder, a Selectperson for the Town of Wilton, and cyber security specialist. Some of my interests and passions include being an avid outdoors enthusiast; kayaking, hiking, boating, fishing, hunting, wilderness survival, remote camping. I am also a terrain analysis enthusiast, pertaining to remote sensing techniques and its applicability to physical, biological, and criminal investigations.
Jess Isler Nickerson
Access Services Librarian
I joined the UMF Staff in 2017 as a professional librarian at Mantor Library. Over the years, I have added other work roles: like advising undeclared students, and working with the technical side of our student success platform, Navigate360. I didn’t always want to be a University librarian–in fact, I started off college with plans to become a geneticist or lawyer! I attended a small liberal arts college, where I eventually became a Music major, and graduated in 2004. A few years later I decided to get my Master’s degree in a Library and Information Science program which I finished in 2010. I love working with students to help them find their academic home at UMF! When I’m not working, I feel very lucky to spend time outdoors with my family in our beautiful region of Maine.
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