Assistant Director of Communications
Role: Marcus Wolf is the assistant director of communications for the Division of Marketing and Communications. He writes and edits news releases, media advisories, long-form stories and other editorial content for the University of Maine. He also coordinates the production and execution of several other communication initiatives for both institutions.
Bio: Wolf earned a bachelor’s degree in creative writing with a minor in journalism from the State University of New York at Potsdam in 2016. Before joining the UMaine Division of Marketing and Communications, the Upstate New York native worked as a reporter for a daily newspaper writing about business, agriculture, energy, the environment, infrastructure and more. He won a feature writing award from the New York Press Association.
Role: Sam Schipani is a news writer for the Division of Marketing and Communications. She writes and edits news releases and articles for the UMaine website and other university publications, including UMaine Today magazine.
Bio: Schipani earned a bachelor’s degree in sustainable development from Columbia University in 2015. Before joining the UMaine Division of Marketing and Communications, Schipani wrote features for the Bangor Daily News and Bangor Metro magazine. During her tenure, she won multiple Maine Press Association awards, including first place for local columnist and food writing. Before moving to Maine, Schipani was a 2019 Sierra magazine editorial fellow in Oakland, California, and also has bylines in Smithsonian, Earth Island Journal and American Farm Publications.