This December, Educate Maine is bringing together hundreds of educators, business and civic leaders, policymakers, national thought leaders, and diverse individuals from across our state’s institutions and communities at its annual symposium.
Taking part in two of the symposium breakout session will be several members of the UMA Community.
In a session titled Education Inside and Outside the Bars in Maine, UMA Assistant Professor of Sociology Katherine Darling will join other panelist in a discussion around the current programs and services that exist to educate incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals in Maine.
A session titled Working with and Supporting Aspiring and Current Students in Recovery will include Jennifer Davis, UMA Director for the Center of Student Success and Development on the Bangor Campus, and Terri Reiter, UMA Director for the Center of Student Success and Development on the Augusta Campus. This panel will focus on how to support aspiring students in accessing educational opportunities and how to provide current college students who are also in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction with support services.