NEW STAFF 2020
|Joseph Arsenault||Network Engineer I||Networkmaine/Infrastructure, UMaine|
|Zachary Baldwin||IT Specialist CL3||IT Support Services, UMaine|
|Christopher Emery||IT Specialist CL3||Academic/Research Computing, UMaine|
|Kate McPherson||Classroom & Desktop Support Specialist||IT Support Services, UMA|
|Debra Ugosoli||IT Specialist CL2||Card and Cellular Services, USM|
|Christopher Walker||IT Specialist CL2||IT Support Services, UMaine|
|Gabriel Winch||Network Engineer I||Networkmaine/Infrastructure, UMaine|
|Owen Wood||Senior Classroom Technology Engineer||Classroom Technology, USM|
|Jeffrey York||Desktop Services Technician||IT Support Services, USM|
US:IT STAFF RECOGNITION
Information Technology folks were unable to gather in person for an annual summit this year, however recognition certificates and awards were distributed to 26 staff members celebrating 5 to 40 years of service.
|Joseph||Duchette||Classroom and Desktop Support||IT Campus Service – UMA|
|Emma L.||Gelsinger||Data Consistency & Policy Analyst||IT Information Security|
|Todd||Marquis||Application Administrator||Card – Cell Services|
|Brandy||Miller||Web Design Manager||Custom Enterprise Solutions|
|Heidi L.||Raynes||IT Specialist CL2||IT Tech Support Center|
|Chadeverett E.||Brown||Campus IT Op Mgr – USM||IT Campus Services – USM|
|James M.||Connors||Software Support Lead||Card – Cell Services|
|Thomas J.||Ouellette||Senior Analyst Programmer||Custom Enterprise Solutions|
|Robin L.||Perry||Software Support Analyst||Service Delivery & Support|
|Thomas S.||Drake||Sr. Campus IT Op Mgr – UM||IT Campus Services – UM|
|Brenda J.||Kane||Administrative Specialist CL2||Card – Cell Services|
|Tanner||Kelleter||Campus IT Operations Mgr||IT Campus Service – UMA|
|Drew D.||Northup||Technical Support Specialist||IT Enterprise Computing & App|
|Bryon L.||Sibley||End User Technology Manager||IT End User Technology|
|Arthur A.||Drolet III||Technical Lead||IT Campus Service – UMF|
|Andrew W.||Henry||Network Operations Ctr Coord||IT Infrastructure|
|Marteen R.||Hester||Campus IT Op Mgr – UMPI||IT Campus Services – UMPI|
|James B.||Kessler||Software Support Specialist I||IT Campus Services – USM|
|Corey D.||Lavoie||Dir Struct Cable & Camp Net||IT Infrastructure|
|Eugene P.||Daigle||Information Technology||IT Mgmt East|
|Judith||Ferrante||IT Purchasing Coordinator||Operations|
|Emily M.||Johnston||Senior Analyst Programmer||Custom Enterprise Solutions|
|Robert||Sobczak||Transmission Engineer II||Classroom Technology|
|James L.||Cyr||Associate Director of Networking||IT End User Technology|
|John A.||St. Peter||Database Administrator Lead||IT Enterprise Computing & App|
|Susan M.||Robinson||Manager, Campus Card & Cell Sv||Card – Cell Services|
In addition, special service awards were presented as follows:
CIO Award – for someone whose contribution to delivering IT services has been above and beyond.
Winner: Todd Berry, Manager of Web and Data Solutions
Extra Mile Award – for someone who has gone the extra mile to provide high-quality service delivery.
Winner: Zora Merrill, IT Specialist CL2
Team Impact Award – a) Superior performance by a group or cross-functional team demonstrated by the achievement of goals through collaboration; b) Recognizes outstanding teamwork within a group or team and promotes the spirit of teamwork within US:IT.
Winner: IT Support/Help Desk Teams
BRIGHTSPACE VIRTUAL SUMMIT
To assist faculty across the University to best leverage the pending transition in Learning Management System from Blackboard Learn to Desire2Learn’s Brightspace, the Brightspace implementation core team, led by the Educational Technology Advisory Committee and members of the US:IT team, designed and delivered the UMS Brightspace Virtual Symposium in May 2020. This 2-day virtual training event was designed for faculty to learn, explore and experience the Brightspace Learning Management environment through a series of sessions led by faculty colleagues and experts. The sessions focused on how Brightspace differs from Blackboard, how to use the Brightspace environment effectively, and time-saving tips and tricks. The event was kicked off with an introduction from the University of Maine System Chancellor, Dannel Malloy, and a keynote address from Desire2Learn CEO John Baker.
The event was a tremendous success, with over 900 participants registered to attend one or more interactive sessions across the two days.
This was the first fully virtual faculty conference conducted using the Zoom web conferencing tool.