Media Contacts

Margaret Nagle
Senior Director of Public Relations and Operations
Acting News Manager
207.581.3745; 207.949.4149

Role:
Margaret Nagle is Senior Director of Public Relations and Operations in the Division of Marketing and Communications. She is responsible for managing UMaine’s public relations efforts, with a focus on news and media relations, and production of UMaine Today, a magazine distributed nationwide that highlights UMaine creativity and achievement.

Bio: Nagle has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in education from the University of Maine. A former newspaper reporter, she has been a member of the staff since 1985.


Beth Staples
News Writer
207.581.3777

Role: Beth Staples is a News Writer in the Division of Marketing and Communications. She promotes teaching, research and public service achievements of University of Maine professors and accomplishments of students. Staples writes news releases and advisories as well as stories for UMaine Today, other university publications and the website.

Bio: Staples earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Colby College and a bachelor’s degree in journalism at UMaine. The former newspaper editor has won New England Press Association and Maine Press Association writing awards. Staples played and coached high school and college basketball and softball and is a color analyst for games broadcast on 92.9 The Ticket. She also serves on the Maine Sports Hall of Fame board of directors.

Elyse Catalina
News Writer
207.581.3747

Role: Elyse Catalina is a News Writer in the Division of Marketing and Communications. Catalina is responsible for developing stories that demonstrate the quality and value of teaching, research and achievements in the UMaine community. Catalina writes news releases and articles for UMaine Today, the UMaine website and other university publications.

Bio: Catalina has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maine. Before joining the staff, Catalina was a weekend, copy and web editor for the Bangor Daily News.


Cleo BarkerCleo Barker
News Writer
207.581.3729

Role: Cleo Barker is a news writer for the Division of Marketing and Communications. She writes news releases and articles for the UMaine website and other university publications.

Bio: Barker earned a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Maine in 2018. She interned with the division during her senior year, and transitioned into full-time work after graduation. She was a copy editor for the Maine Campus and participated in School of Performing Arts productions.