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R ECREATION AND L EISURE S ERVICES. UMPI Located in Presque Isle, Maine Approximately 1600 students NCAA Division III Athletics Access to many rivers,

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1 R ECREATION AND L EISURE S ERVICES

2 UMPI Located in Presque Isle, Maine Approximately 1600 students NCAA Division III Athletics Access to many rivers, lakes and mountains in Maine and Canada A member of the University of Maine System

3 Recreation and Leisure We’re excited about our new program! Concentrations in: Outdoor Recreation/Leadership Natural Resource Recreation Management Community Recreation 120 total credits required 8 credit Internship experience Students are highly encouraged to find paid internship positions Students have done internships at great places! -Acadia Mountain Guides-The Nature Conservancy -Cook Inlet Wildlife Refuge-Gentile Hall We’re excited about our new program! Concentrations in: Outdoor Recreation/Leadership Natural Resource Recreation Management Community Recreation 120 total credits required 8 credit Internship experience Students are highly encouraged to find paid internship positions Students have done internships at great places! -Acadia Mountain Guides-The Nature Conservancy -Cook Inlet Wildlife Refuge-Gentile Hall

4 Faculty and Staff Dr. ANJA WHITTINGTON Dr. ANJA WHITTINGTON, Assistant Professor of Recreation Teaching Interests: Outdoor Recreation, Outdoor Pursuits, Women’s Pursuits, Leadership skills and theories of Experiential Education Hobbies/Interests: Kayaking, Reading, Swimming and Biking

5 Faculty and Staff Dawn McPherson Dawn McPherson, Instructor of Recreation/Leisure Services Currently working on: A Doctoral degree at the University of Maine at Orono Hobbies/Interests: Backpacking, Knitting, Mountain biking, Coffee and Candy

6 Faculty and Staff Lenny Cole Lenny Cole, Instructor of Rock Climbing Teaching Interests: Team building, Goal setting, Rock climbing, Challenge by choice Hobbies/Interests: Rock climbing, Mountain biking, Alpine skiing, Ski patrol, Music and Photography

7 Class Activities Outside Classroom Gulf Hagas

8 Class Activities Overnight Cross- Country skiing in Baxter State Park

9 Class Activities Practicing Medical Skills

10 Class Activities Canoeing the Allagash

11 Class Activities Camping at Aroostook State Park

12 Class Activities Team building activities at a high school

13 Class Activities Rock Climbing at Gentile Hall

14 OAPI Outdoor Adventure Program International Click the pic to visit our website! An opportunity to become a leader The ability to plan campus events Access to great trips all over Maine Four seasons of fun Lots of people who enjoy the outdoors as much as you What you’ll gain by joining:

15 OAPI Adventures Canoeing on Ambajejus Lake Leadership Weekend in Baxter State Park Hiking in Baxter State Park Leave No Trace Training at Nordic Heritage Center Whitewater Rafting on the Penobscot

16 JACQUIE – Class of 2007 Minor: Minor: Business Management Business Management Summer Job: Summer Job: Whitewater Raft Guide Whitewater Raft Guide Current Job: Current Job: Director of 21 st Century, Fort Fairfield Director of 21 st Century, Fort Fairfield Alumni

17 Jason – Class of 2007 Club Involvement: OAPI Vice President, Kappa Delta Phi Current Job Rock Climbing Facility Manager Concentration: Outdoor Recreation/Leadership

18 Alumni Enjoys: Jumping off waterfalls in Jamaica Current Job: Develops programming Develops programming for a major cruise line Cindy Trapnell Class of 2001

19 Alumni Rocky Mountain National Park Currently works in Rocky Mountain National Park as a Park Ranger Check out her job! MARIA ELENA SEBASTIAN Class of 2000

20 Alumni nature center in New York state After graduation, Greg worked at a nature center in New York state field work through UMPI He secured that position after his field work through UMPI GREG SHUTE Class of 1982 Director of WildernessPrograms Chewonki FoundationCurrently, Greg works as the Director of Wilderness Programs for the Chewonki Foundation on the coast of Maine

21 Alumni manager Tim is currently the manager of Spinnaker Point Fitness Center for the City of Portsmouth. involved in: He has been involved in: New Hampshire Parks and Recreation Association National Youth Sports Coaching Association National Swimming Pool Foundation National Recreation and Parks Association TIM BAILEY Class of 1988 HobbiesCurrent Hobbies: –Men’s Basketball League –Golf –Watching his boys play sports HobbiesCurrent Hobbies: –Men’s Basketball League –Golf –Watching his boys play sports

22 Alumni Minor: Recreation Environmental EducatorTrip Leader Assistant Program Director for Environmental Education Since graduation, she has worked at the Chewonki Foundation as an Environmental Educator, Trip Leader and Assistant Program Director for Environmental Education One major contribution to her success Experience with OAPI Experience with OAPI Current Position Current Position Asst. Director of Gentile Hall, Manager of OAPI Asst. Director of Gentile Hall, Manager of OAPI AMANDA MORIN Class of 2003

23 Alumni Works for: Maine Department of Conservation Current position: Park Ranger at Aroostook State Park Scott Thompson Class of 1990 Advice to future students: –Volunteer! –Get to know people! Advice to future students: –Volunteer! –Get to know people!

24 Alumni The Nature Conservancy Conservation Education Intern After graduation, Amelia took an internship with The Nature Conservancy as a Conservation Education Intern Amelia Cox Class of 2006 sorted 72,000 scallopsIn one day she sorted 72,000 scallops to place in their protected nursery as part of their restoration efforts in the Peconic Bay!

25 Alumni The Marriot Florida After graduation, Jason did his internship with The Marriot in Florida Jason Gardiner Class of 2007 MarinaHe know runs a Marina in Maine and just bought a house!

26 Come North of Ordinary and Enjoy the Adventure!!!


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