Melanie Berdyck, MSAN, UNE Online Alumna

Alumni Spotlight: Melanie Berdyck, MSAN

We interviewed Melanie Berdyk, MSAN, when she was a Student Ambassador in the Applied Nutrition program at CGPS in 2018. Here’s an update on what she’s up to, how she is using her MSAN in her career, and how her MSAN has helped her with career advancement. Can you give us an overview of what you’ve been up to since…

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January 8, 2021 |

Three new online math courses

Three New Math Courses: Calculus I, Calculus II, and College Algebra

UNE Online is pleased to announce the development of three new math courses, Calculus I, Calculus II, and College Algebra, that are now available for registration. Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) courses are 100% online courses that are popular with students who need just a few college-level or post-baccalaureate-level science or math credits in order to apply for graduate…

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January 1, 2021 |

Kenneth Palmer, MSW student, stands in his Navy Uniform

Student Spotlight: Kenneth Palmer, MSW Program

Kenneth Palmer is a former Navy Independent Duty Corpsman who is using the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon status to change careers. Here, he talks about his experience with UNE Online, the community among MSW students, and how he intends to move forward in his career as a clinical social worker focused on trauma treatment. Can you tell us a…

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December 16, 2020 |

Student Spotlight Janet Quiring Health Informatics program

Ambassador Spotlight: Janet Quiring – Health Informatics Program

Janet Quiring is a student in the Master of Science in Health Informatics program here at UNE Online. We spoke with her recently about her thoughts on the program, how she leveraged her strengths to find her practicum placement, and what aspects of real-life cybersecurity her practicum is exposing her to. Can you tell me a little bit about yourself,…

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December 8, 2020 |

CSWE Council on Social Work Education logo

CSWE Accreditation for the UNE Online Master of Social Work Program

We are excited to announce that the MSW program has once again earned CSWE accreditation, making this the 30th year the MSW program has been continuously accredited by CSWE! In acknowledgment of the 2020 CSWE re-accreditation of the Graduate Programs in Social Work, we would like to share this blog post that covers the benefits, process, and rigors of the…

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November 18, 2020 |

Blackboard Features

New Blackboard features for 2018

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Every December, the UNE IT department updates Blackboard, giving the gift of handy new features to students and instructors. Here are three of those goodies that the Instructional Design team is anxiously anticipating. Drag-and-Drop Files Whenever you need to add a file to Blackboard, it can be a hassle to search the…

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November 13, 2020 |

Megan Thompson, Master of Science in Applied Nutrition

Alumni Spotlight: Megan Thompson, Master of Science in Applied Nutrition Program

Megan Thompson is an alumna of the MS in Applied Nutrition program. Here, she talks about her writing career, how she got interested in the field of nutrition, and how she plans to move forward with her MSAN. Could you start out by telling us a little bit about yourself, and why you decided to pursue your Master of Science…

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November 5, 2020 |

NEASC logo with grey circle

About Accreditation at UNE Online

Dr. Jayne Pelletier is the former Director of Accreditation and Policy for the College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) at the University of New England. This position oversees accreditation and policy development to support the operational and academic processes of online programs. The Director of Accreditation and Policy makes sure that CPGS is compliant with accreditation standards so that…

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November 4, 2020 |

Meg Cotton, deployed soldier and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Student Spotlight: Meg Cotton, SPHP Program

Meg Cotton is an active duty service member, single mom, Registered Nurse, and an aspiring Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). As a deployed soldier, she has chosen to take UNE’s SPHP classes for the flexibility of schedule and ease of access. Here she talks about being a student while on deployment, her experience with the coursework, and her goals for…

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October 12, 2020 |

Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D.

Dr. Vicki Rusbult, Ed.D.

“Not being in a classroom was initially a concern of mine, but with technology I was able to have valuable interactions. A lot of people don’t realize you can accomplish so much, and be truly effective, 100% online.”

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September 13, 2020 |

New MSW virtual field placement options

New Innovation in MSW Practicum Experience: Virtual Practicum Simulation

The current COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the need to provide alternatives to in-person practicum training, and the Master of Social Work (MSW) team at UNE has responded. In 2009, UNE was one of the very first MSW programs in the nation to be offered 100% online in an asynchronous format – and now the MSW program at UNE is continuing…

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August 16, 2020 |

Zachary York, Student Support Specialist

Meet Our Team: Zachary York

Meet Zac York, a Student Support Specialist for our Graduate Programs in Public Health (GPPH). Zac started at UNE Online about a year ago and he’s been having a great time ever since. Zac and his team have a lot of fun, and he genuinely enjoys working with them. Zac’s great listening skills, positive attitude and sense of humor make…

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August 13, 2020 |

Gail Callahan, MPH Alumni of University of New England 2018

New Online Psychology Courses Offered

UNE Online is excited to announce that three new online Psychology courses will be added to the CGPS course offerings. Science Prerequisites for Health Professions (SPHP) courses are 100% online, post-baccalaureate level courses. These courses are designed to be taken one at a time, and are mostly intended for students who wish to enter a health professions program but may…

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August 12, 2020 |

Dr. Stephanie Marcotte, author of 5 Tips for Finishing Your Dissertation During a Global Pandemic, talks about completing my dissertation.

5 Tips for Finishing Your Dissertation During a Global Pandemic

Dr. Stephanie N. Marcotte is a graduate of the Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program at UNE Online, the College of Graduate and Professional Studies at the University of New England.  She has guest posted in the past, sharing Ten Tips for Online Doctoral Students: A Dissertation Success Kit. We are happy to have her return to the Vision Blog with…

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July 30, 2020 |

COVID Diaries Intentional Online Education

Intentional Online Education vs. Emergency Remote Instruction

Olga LaPlante and Amy Wright, members of the CGPS Instructional Design Services (IDS) team, discuss some of the benefits of intentional online education and the collaborative processes IDS uses to create engaging online courses: 2020 was a school year unlike any other since 1918 and now that it’s summer and school is out, many K-12 schools and colleges are reflecting…

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July 28, 2020 |

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Grief hosted by the MSW program at UNE Online

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Self-Care

This is the second video in the COVID Diaries video series. Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work Online Jennifer O’Neil facilitates a discussion centered around the role of self-care in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists include Dr. Pat Coccoma, Dr. Brian Rzepczynski, and Susan Osofsky, LSW, LCSW – each of whom is a UNE faculty member who…

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July 20, 2020 |

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Grief hosted by the MSW program at UNE Online

The COVID Diaries: A Discussion on Grief

Program Director for the Graduate Programs in Social Work Online Jennifer O’Neil facilitates a discussion centered around the role of grief in the current COVID-19 pandemic. Panelists are UNE faculty members who teach in the online Master of Social Work program, and each is a practicing therapist. Panelists include Dr. Pat Coccoma, Dr. Brian Rzepczynski, and Susan Osofsky, LSW, LCSW.…

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July 13, 2020 |

Registered Dietitian making a smoothie

Career Growth in the Field of Nutrition

with Angelina Maia, PhD, RD, LD Dr. Angelina Maia is a Registered Dietitian with over 18 years of experience in the field of nutrition. She currently serves as the MSAN Assistant Director/Director of RDN Focus. Here she talks about trends and areas of growth and opportunity for people looking to work in the field of nutrition. What career path do…

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June 25, 2020 |

Mike Fischer, Ed.D.

UNE Graduate Michael Fischer Appointed President of York County Community College

Dr. Michael Fischer is a recent graduate of the Ed.D. program at UNE Online and was recently named the president of York County Community College, in Wells, Maine. Fischer was chosen out of a field of nearly 50 candidates to lead this 1,600-student college in southern Maine. Dr. Fischer began his academic journey at UNE in Fall 2016 as a…

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June 16, 2020 |

Student Spotlight: Amber Silva, MSW

Student Spotlight: Amber Huff, Master's in Social Work Online

Amber Huff has overcome great obstacles to get her Master’s in Social Work online. Not only will she be the first in her family with an advanced degree, but this Mom of three will also be graduating with a 4.0 grade point average. A major source of her inspiration was to be a positive role model for her children, particularly…

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June 12, 2020 |

Four tips for writing outstanding goals statements

Four tips for writing outstanding goal statements

Goal statements are an essential part of the graduate school application process here at UNE Online. Developing your goal statement can be seen as intimidating, but it shouldn’t be. It’s best viewed as an opportunity. We spoke to Nicole Lindsay, the Director of Online Admissions and asked her what makes a great goal statement for graduate school. We talked about…

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June 5, 2020 |

Graduation video for the Class of 2020

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Hooray to the class of 2020 – you made it!!  We love graduation because it’s the one time of year that we get to physically see the depth of beauty that we’re helping bring to our students’ lives. Because we can’t see you in person this year, we asked our faculty and staff to submit short video messages for you.…

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May 15, 2020 |

Jazmin Soloman, MPH

MPH Student Spotlight: Jazmin Soloman

Jazmin Soloman is an MPH student on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. She discusses here how the coronavirus has changed her work atmosphere, and how her degree in public health has opened up doors for her. Can you provide a general overview of your position with Pinellas County EMS & Fire Administration? I am a paramedic and the…

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May 12, 2020 |

How health data analytics helping in the fight against COVID-19

Health Data Analytics: Helping in the Fight Against COVID-19

Analysts are using health data analytics and predictive models to learn about the coronavirus – and it’s working. Applying health data analytics to the coronavirus pandemic Analysts are using digital technology to develop real-time forecasts in order to arm healthcare professionals and government decision-makers with the intel they can use to predict the impact of the coronavirus, measure and optimize…

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May 8, 2020 |