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College Readiness

Melissa Ladenheim: Associate Dean in Honors

Alice Kelley: School Earth and Climate Sciences

Lindsay Seward: Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology

Charlene Gray: Environmental Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture

Ann Dieffenbacher-Krall: SBE – Biology, Botany, and Zoology,

Seanna Annis: Medical Laboratory Sciences

Edward Bernard: Molecular & Biomedical Sciences

Judy Stickles: Communication Sciences and Disorders

Eileen Molloy: Food Science and Human Nutrition

Sandy Butler: Social Work

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Q: How difficult is it to find NSFA jobs and internships as a first year?
A: There are a lot of opportunities to get student jobs in labs in NSFA. Many professors like to hire first year students with the hope these students will enjoy working in their labs and continue through their degree and increase their skills over the years.  Many students then complete research capstone projects in their final year in the labs they have worked in.

Q: Do you recommend participating in a Maine Bound trip?
A: We are waiting for final travel guidance in this COVID era. Fortunately UMaine is located in an area where outdoor activities are at our doorstep. We will know more in a week or two. Please keep checking the Maine Bound website or contact us again.

Q: What is the difference between a double major and a concentration, and do we need more credits for a major with a concentration?
A: Good questions! Concentrations are very similar to a minor – about 6 courses in an area.  For a double major say biology, with english as a second major, you’d be taking probably 8 or 10 english courses not say 6. If you want to know more please email

Q: If I want to get into to flower farming, what major would you reccomend?
A:  I would say either Enviro Hort or Sustainable Ag would be fitting depending on whether you’d like to own a business or also grow food crops or other ornamental plants in addition to flowers. I’d be happy to discuss further if you’d like to send me an email,

Q: What is NFA 117 – Issues and Opportunities? 
A: NFA 117 is typically a 1-credit “orientation” course.  Topics covered typically include how to register for classes, how to navigate MaineStreet to find important information, study tips/acclimation to college, study abroad, health professions, and library information.  Each unit has their own version and they differ, accordingly.

Q: Will the aquaculture lab be open in the fall?
A: Yes!