The USM LAC Alumni Lecture Series invites our alumni to return to campus and speak to how their degree program has helped them in their chosen careers. Members of the USM community as well as the general public are invited to attend these short talks and hear directly from alumni applying their USM education in their workplace or organizations as well as to the wider world.
Fall 2014 Series
- Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Noon - 1 pm Room 285
Julia Sleeper, Tree Street Youth Center
Julia Sleeper is the Founder and Executive Director of Tree Street Youth Center in Lewiston, Maine. As a student at Bates College she began connecting to the Downtown Lewiston community youth through service learning opportunities as a Psychology and Education major. After completing her Masters in Leadership Studies at USM LAC she began what is now Tree Street Youth Center in the heart of downtown Lewiston. Supporting through academics, the arts and athletics, Tree Street Youth provides Lewiston-Auburn children a safe space that encourages healthy physical, social, emotional, and academic development while building unity across lines of difference.
- Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Noon - 1 pm Room 285
Denise Scammon, Sun Journal
Denise Scammon hold a bachelor's degree in the Arts & Humanities from USM LAC and serves as the special sections editor for the Sun Journal's advertising/marketing department and entertainment editor for the newsroom. She has worked in marketing communications for 15 years, including four years as a freelance writer for USM LAC. She has volunteered as publicist and historian for the Woman's Literary Union of Androscoggin County for which she has written a successful grant for preserving the group's historical documents.
She is a tour guide at the historic Foss Mansion in Auburn and serves as hostess of Bunco and prom gown-giveaway events.
All lectures are free and open to the public.
If you are a USM LAC alumni and would like to share your story, please contact USM LAC for more information.