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Making college a family event!

Attending college at any age can be a rewarding challenge, but when UMA Saco Center student Melissa Meserve started college last year she had no idea she would end up sharing the experience with her family.

Left to right: Mellissa Meserve, Brenda Plummer, and Carly Meserve. A family photo of three generations taking classes through UMA's Saco Center.
Left to right: Mellissa Meserve, Brenda Plummer, and Carly Meserve. A family photo of three generations taking classes through UMA’s Saco Center.

Melissa, an Education Pathways student, transferred to UMA looking to complete her education closer to home and to obtain the personalized experience that UMA offers. Melissa serves as both a VAWLT (Virtual Academic Writing Lab Tutor) tutor, interacting with students at various UMA locations, and a math tutor assisting students at the UMA Saco Center.

Brenda Plummer, Melissa’s mother, is a newly matriculated student and is excited to be taking classes full-time to gain skills that will help her run a business. While Carly Meserve, Melissa’s daughter, is a recent transfer student to UMA, and will be studying liberal arts. Carly hopes to follow her Mom’s example again and become a math tutor in the near future.

The whole family is looking forward to taking classes at the UMA Saco Center learning and volunteering together as both UMA students and family.