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External Relations

Welcome to the Office of External Relations. Our office is responsible for the following:

  • Responding to media inquiries – If you’re a writer, reporter, editor or producer working on a story, contact Rachel Paling at 621-3271 or
  • Promoting UMA stories of interest – If you need a UMA event or activity publicized, or if you are aware of an achievement by a UMA student, alumnus, or faculty or staff, please inform Rachel Paling at 621-3271 or
  • Maintaining the UMA web page – If you have any questions, feedback, or information regarding this website, please contact Frear Hook at 621-3460 or
  • Producing UMA’s newsletters and other publications – If you have any questions regarding UMA’s many publications, or wish to be added to our mailing lists, please send your mailing and email address, and any inquiries to Frear Hook at 621-3460 or
  • Placing advertising – If you would like us to know about any great deals you offer with respect to print or electronic advertising, contact Mark Tardif 621-3404


Office of External Relations Staff

Frear Hook
Manager of Online Marketing

Rachel Paling
Communications Manager

University of Maine at Augusta