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

Marnie Kaler, Dean of Students and Admissions

Photo of Dean Kaler smilingContact: | 207.255.1320

A.A.S. Computer Science; Andover College
B.S. Technology; University of Alaska Anchorage
M.P.A.; University of Alaska Southeast

Hometown: Alna, Maine
Fun facts: Have been to 48 states and seven countries, restores old cars, does pysanky and cross-stitches!

Peggy Slicer, Administrative Specialist

Contact: | 207.255.1339

Hometown: Truro, Massachussetts

Peg is our Administrative 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 UMM? 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 Hill, Admissions Counselor

CDorsey Hillontact: | 207.255.1365

B.S Marine Biology; University of Maine at Machias

Hometown: Lunenburg, Massachusetts

I worked here on campus as a student worker in the admissions office for 4 ½ years before being hired as an Admissions Counselor for UMM.

What class would you take at UMM? I took many classes at UMM 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.

Trees lining the campus grounds