Thomas College is a small
college located in Waterville,
was founded in 1894 as a non-sectarian
college dedicated to career
training. Thomas specializes in business
, and technology
. Thomas offers undergraduate
degrees and is accredited by the
England Association of Schools and Colleges
Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in
their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and
service in their communities. The private, career-oriented College
is committed to preparing its undergraduates for careers in
business, technology and education. Over 90 percent of Thomas
graduates are hired in their field of study within 90 days of
graduation. The College guarantees employment in a student's chosen
field of study through its Guaranteed Job Placement Program.
Vision and values
The Mission and Vision for Thomas College:
"Those we serve are the foundation of our future"
Thomas College prepares students for success in their personal and
professional lives, and for leadership and service in their
communities. Thomas provides a supportive learning environment that
values the needs and goals of individual students. At Thomas,
students discover and fulfill their unique potential. Each program
at the College promotes professional excellence, informed by ethics
Thomas aspires to be a regional leader in business and liberal arts
education. The College is committed to quality teaching and to the
application of technology at both the graduate and undergraduate
levels. Thomas offers broad opportunities for professional
development, and promotes economic prosperity through long-term
Thomas College academic program focuses on career-specific and
liberal arts degrees. The most popular majors are: Accounting,
Criminal Justice, Elementary Education, Sports Management,
Psychology, and Information Technology. The school places a strong
focus on small class sizes through a student to faculty ratio of
The college offers the following degrees:
- Associate in Science
- Associate in Arts
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Arts
- Master of Business Administration
- Master of Business Administration-Human Resource
- Master of Science in Education
- Master of Science-Computer Technology in Education: Technology
Integration or IT Administrator track
Thomas competes at the NCAA Division III Level. The Terriers
compete in 12 intercollegiate sports. They are a member institution
in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC).
The Thomas College Athletics Department currently sponsors
Baseball, Softball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Field Hockey,
Men's Golf, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, Men's and Women's Soccer,
Men's Tennis and Women's Volleyball. The school also sponsors Club
Sports in Men's Ice Hockey.
The mascot, a terrier, is nicknamed "Tommy" and sometimes appears
for sporting events and other public events.
Harold Alfond Athletic Center
Opened in September
2006, this facility includes a multi-sport, three court surface
(striped for basketball, tennis and volleyball), an indoor track,
lacrosse ball-wall, plyometrics room, locker rooms, fitness center,
multipurpose room, and lounge area.
Larry Mahaney Gymnasium
The Larry Mahaney
Gymnasium is an NCAA regulation size athletics facility.
Laurette Ayotte Auditorium
This high tech 300-seat
structure was completed in the spring of 2000. It features a
beautiful lobby, and two technology-driven classrooms in addition
to the auditorium.
The student center is located in
the middle of campus. The building is open for all students to use.
It contains the dining center, atrium lounge, ATM, GPH mailboxes,
and the T-Bones grill.
The "Admin" building hosts
most administrative and faculty offices, the library, bookstore,
and most classrooms and computer labs.
The Alumni House hosts the College
office of Institutional Advancement.
Grant, Parks and Heath (GPH) Halls
underclassmen residential hall complex.
hosts apartment-style rooms for
offers suite-style rooms for
, which were built in 2008 offers
more housing for upperclassman.
All on-campus housing is equipped to provide students with wireless
internet, wired internet ports and cable television service.
Thomas College has continued to aggressively upgrade its technology
over the last decade. Nearly 100% of floorspace on campus is
covered by an 802.11g wireless network, and many outdoor areas of
campus are also covered by this network. Laptop computers are
recommended for all incoming students. The college has a special
arrangement with Dell Computers laptop purchases. The Services
Desk, located in the Library is available for technology assistance
for all students, faculty, and staff.
Unique in colleges across America:
graduate from Thomas College with a bachelor’s in arts or sciences
are eligible for the Guaranteed Job Placement Program, which
guarantees students a job in their field of study.
The Guaranteed Job Placement program (or G-Job) is the only one of
its kind in the nation. No other college or university in America
offers this type of job placement guarantee. If students don’t
secure employment in their field of study within six months after
graduation, they can return to Thomas and take more classes or the
College will pay the monthly federally subsidized student loans
that were incurred while attending Thomas for up to one year or
until you get a job. All of this applies if the student achieves
goals set by the school, for instance in order to qualify for
G-job, the student may not ever incur a grade in any course less
than a C. They must also maintain an average GPA of 2.8 or higher.
All inquiries about the requirements for G-job can be retrieved
through the SFS office located in the front of the administration
In addition, if students are employed within six months following
graduation, but the position is not within their field of study
(for whatever reason), they may take an unlimited number of
tuition-free undergraduate courses for up to two years or up to six
tuition-free graduate courses at Thomas while working toward an
Thomas College was founded in 1894 as a nonsectarian,
co-educational college dedicated to career training. In the spring
of 1956, the College moved from its downtown location to a large,
private estate in the city of Waterville. When the College outgrew
this campus in 1966, it purchased more than of land next to the
historic Kennebec River and developed a small-college facility. By
1971, the entire college was relocated to the West River Road
Thomas College graduates are successful in every profession
imaginable, including business, education, and technology. They are
often leaders and innovators in their fields. Here are just some of
the College's prominent alumni:
Brian Bernatchez '88-Golden Pond Wealth Management Inc.
John Brooks Jr. '87-Vice President of Sales at Enesco Inc.
Kenneth Burek '81-CFO, The Foreside Company
Robert Clark '82-Mill Controller, International Paper Company
Ryan Conley '02-Vice President/General Manager Atlantic City Surf
Paul Cottrell Jr. '77-President, Pine Tree Trading Co.
Kevin Dennehy '80-Vice President of Accounting and Reporting, TNK
BP (British Petroleum in Moscow Russia)
Christopher Evans '87-Chief Operating Officer, Sabre Yachts
Michael Fitton '77-Partner, Perry, Fitts, Boulette, &
Neal Glazier '77-Partner/Vice President, G & E Roofing
Dan Gwadosky '82 '94-
Secretary of State, Maine
Scott Harrison '88-Vice President, 
David Herlt '90-Mill Manager, International Paper Company
Scott Jacobs '82-Senior Accounting Manager, Staples
Kim Lindlof '91-President, Mid-Maine Chamber of Commerce
David Mahan '70-Co-owner Funny Cide's (Kentucky Derby Winner)
Harold Marden '80-President, Marden's
James McCann '75-Owner, McCann Commercial Investments
Peter Merfeld '99-Chief Operating Officer, (COO) at the 
Maine Turnpike Authority
Kevin R. Molloy 82-Executive Director, Lancaster County Convention
Center Authority, Lancaster Pennsylvania
Jeffrey Nichols '86-Senior Systems Analyst, 
Hannaford Bros Co.
Phyllis Paris '71-Director of International Business Development,
Bath Iron Works
Janet Parkhurst '71-President, Oakes Parkhurst Glass Co.
Randy Reynolds '94-Director of Facilities, 
Clayton Rollins '85-President, Yankee Title Co.
Kathleen Ryan '81-Vice President of The Boston Company
David Sayers '87-President and CEO, Casco Federal Credit
Todd Smith '92-Owner, TSSD, Inc. (company specializing in
decommissioning and demolition of nuclear power plants)
James Vachon '91-Manager Finance and Operations, E-Commerce
Billie Vasoll '68-President, Williams Construction Co.
Jeffrey Vaughn '83-Vice President of Sales, Boston Whaler
Dan Veilleux '72-Owner, Harry J. Smith Company
Mike White '01-Marketing Assistant, Chicago Bears
Scott Mullen '04-Supervisor Procurement, Bath Iron Works
Ross T. Plante '02 - Head Interrogation Officer, US Border Patrol,
San Diego, CA
Eric Reddy '04-Director of Sales, America East Conference