Meet the Admissions Team

The Office of Admissions at the University of Maine at Machias is home to a small, dedicated team of enrollment and recruitment experts who are here to help you navigate the college application and registration process. Stop in the O’Brien House to meet them, or email with your questions.

Kayaks resting in the grass, trees with autumn leaves in the background

Peggy Slicer, Assistant Director – Communications Specialist

Contact: | 207.255.1339

Hometown: Truro, Massachusetts

Peg is our Communications Specialist in Admissions. If you’ve emailed or called, chances are good you’ve spoken with her.
Peg is a long-time resident of Down East Maine with two very large, drooly dogs (pictured at left) and one spoiled cat. She loves hiking, beaches, and the sense of family that she encounters everywhere she goes in this community.
What class would you like to take at UMaine Machias? I’ve taken a lot of classes here, but the one I haven’t gotten to yet is Book Arts. I love the idea of making a book from beginning to end, and working on the printing press.

Dorsey Ellis, Assistant Director of Admissions

Contact: | 207.255.1365

B.S Marine Biology; University of Maine at Machias

Hometown: Lunenburg, Massachusetts

Dorsey worked on campus as a student worker in the admissions office for 4 ½ years before being hired as an Admissions Counselor for UMaine Machias. She is now a Senior Admissions Counselor in our office. Stop by and say “Hi!”.

What class would you take at UMaine Machias? I took many classes at UMaine Machias while I was a student, but if I could go back, I would take Sailing and Basic Seamanship or the Animal Behavior & Selection of Service Dogs Lab.

What is your favorite thing to do in the area? I like hanging out at Roque Bluffs Beach and hiking the Sunrise Trail. This area is so beautiful and I like to take advantage of all the easily accessible trails.

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Andrius Ksikvas, Associate Director of International Recruitment

Contact: | 207.581.3444
MBA, Husson University
Hometown: Lithuania
What class would you take at UMaine Machias? I love learning new things and UMaine Machias offers so many cool and interesting majors and courses! If I had to pick one, I think I would go with a course in the Outdoor Recreation and Leadership major because I love spending time outdoors and Maine is perfect to prepare for careers in nature-based tourism and many more.
What is your favorite thing to do in the area? My favorite vacation plan is to spend some quality time close to the Atlantic ocean and explore nature, and it just so happens that Machias is one the best sites in Maine for these activities! Machias is also close to the Bold Coast National Scenic Byway, 147-mile driving route along Maine’s rugged granite shore that travels through historic towns, blueberry barrens, rugged landscapes, wildlife preserves, and much more.

Morgan Rolfe, Admissions Counselor

Contact: | 207.255.1347
Education: B.A. Biology, University of Maine at Machias
Hometown: Machiasport, Maine
What class would you take at UMaine Machias? I have always been interested in Psychology, so I’d like to take some of those classes.
What is your favorite thing to do in the area? I enjoy playing tabletop games at Mahoney’s Gaming Emporium on Main Street. I mainly play Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons

Katy Schrader, International Admissions Counselor

Contact:| 207.581.3437
Education: B.S. History & International Global Studies, University of Maine at Farmington 
Hometown: Ellsworth, Maine
What class would you take at UMaine Machias? Any of the PADI Scuba Diving courses because I love diving! 
What is your favorite thing to do in the area? I love swimming in the quiet beaches during my hikes on the bold coast or finding the unique treehouse Airbnbs to stay in.