In the Spotlight: November 13 Campus Connections

Faculty Spotlight
Louise Ouellette, Radiography Chair

As the longtime chair of the Radiography program, Louise Ouellette has overseen the program as it has grown and developed in tandem with technological advances in the industry.

Ouellette has taught at SMCC since 1987 and has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from the University of Southern Maine.

Her students are educated and trained both in the classroom and in simulation labs to operate radiographic equipment and imaging systems. Her students also obtain hands-on, real-world clinical experiences at the major hospitals and private medical practices from Brunswick to York.

“My philosophy of education is one of partnership with the students to ensure high-quality learning in and out of the classroom. The most satisfying aspect of my work is seeing a struggling student change, grow and become successful in a way that totally changes their lives.”


Student Spotlight
Will Tiner, video whiz

You may not know Will Tiner, but there’s a good chance you’ve seen his videos.

Will enrolled in the Communications & New Media Studies program after graduating high school in 2015, drawn by our affordability and location, the CNMS program and Video Production Professor Corey Norman. He expects to graduate at the end of this semester.

After arriving at SMCC, he began producing highlight and team videos for the SMCC Athletics Department. With the videos in his portfolio, he was hired by the Portland Sea Dogs baseball team as a camera operator at their games, which has led to freelance work taking high school sports videos.

He plans to continue working in video production and will see where his path takes him after graduation.

He credits his video work for the Athletics Department with serving as a springboard for him. His athletic videos can be found on the SeaWolves YouTube channel.

“Those videos are how people have gotten to notice me. From there, I was able to get the job with the Sea Dogs. And from there I got the freelance gigs.”