Dean’s updates

Bannis to lead initiative on inclusion, diversity, equity and access for NSFA

Benita Bannis will spearhead a new initiative to advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine. The effort seeks to cultivate an environment where each person’s unique attributes and perspectives are celebrated.  Bannis, who is consulting with the college for a one-year […]

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Strout, Kruetz named presidential award winners

The University of Maine awarded two of its three top faculty honors to College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture faculty this year. Kelley Strout, associate professor and director of the School of Nursing, and interim associate dean of health science in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, received the Presidential Public Engagement […]

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Leahy named Interim Associate Dean for Research and Associate Director

Jessica Leahy has been named Interim Associate Dean for Research of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture and Associate Director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station (MAFES), effective Jan. 1, 2022. Leahy joined the School of Forest Resources in 2005. She will retain her faculty position as Henry W. Saunders Distinguished […]

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Strout named Interim Associate Dean of Health Science

Kelley Strout has been named interim associate dean of health sciences of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture at the University of Maine for the Spring 2022 semester.  She will retain her director and associate professor position at the School of Nursing, continuing her research and teaching.  Strout, a member of the UMaine […]

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Diane Rowland, dean of the college, talks with Maine Forest Service District Forester Jim Ferrante during the tour.

Dean Rowland connects with forest industry and agency leaders

Diane Rowland, dean of the college and director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station, connected with the agency and industry leaders who help shape the Maine woods on October 4. Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry Commissioner Amanda Beal and Maine Forest Service (MFS) Director Patty Cormier organized a tour in northern Maine’s […]

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NSFA Unlocked showcases college’s impact

Diane Rowland, dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine hosted a live webinar called “NSFA Unlocked” from 2–4 p.m. on Sept. 30, 2021. Campus leaders from the college in nursing, marine sciences, economics and more highlighted the science and student experiences that inspire their work. The showcase aimed to better acquaint […]

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