Walter has 25+ years of experience in all aspects of the audio world. Born in Belgium and working in venues and studios all over Europe, he moved to Los Angeles, CA where he established a very successful professional career as engineer and producer. Walter's international professional endeavors as Producer, Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer, Sound Designer and in Audio Post Production includes recent work with international star Jose Feliciano and Balkan star Dragana (new duet release), new classical and latin albums by Feliciano, audio mix on the Blu-ray release ‘Live in Tel Aviv, Israel’ and post production work on an independent movie release as well as a new release by Sounds of the Supremes and select FOH mixing at various festivals in Europe. His sound designs have been heard internationally in Theatre and Opera houses (e.g. L.A.’s Center for Bilingual Arts, La Mama ETC NYC, PCPA Theaterfest CA, Romanian National Theatre, Cluj, Romania and The Flanders Opera Belgium, including Stephen Schwartz’s new musical “My Fairy Tale”).
He received his MFA from the Higher Institute of Theatre and Culture Spreading in Brussels, Europe. He taught several audio courses, workshops and lectures in Europe (e.g. School of the Arts in Amsterdam, The Netherlands), at UCLA, CSU Fresno, Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts in Santa Maria, CA, asst. professor positions at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ and at the University of South Carolina, SC. He is currently associate professor audio engineering, live sound technology and audio post production at NESCom, Husson University, ME.
Davis, Richard, B.A.
Digital Media Specialist / Video Instructor, NESCOM
She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Business Administration Information Systems and Information Technology Management at Trident University International. She already holds two masters degrees – a Master of Business Administration from Husson University and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from the University of Maine. Professor Gurney also has two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Maine – a Bachelor of Arts in English and another in Secondary Education and Teaching.
Other projects and activities include: being a mother and wife, co-owner of a business, computer consultant, Notary Public, Dedimus Justice, and landlord.
"I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do." –Leonardo da Vinci
As a teacher, I've found this to be true. Doing is one of the most important aspects of learning. I encourage my students to DO both in and out of class. By applying skills and knowledge they will learn more than any textbook contains, they'll learn their abilities to accomplish their goals, who they are and build their confidence to DO. As a teacher am here to help with the DOING.
After serving for seven years as the President of the New England School of Communications, Thom became the Dean of NESCom upon the school’s integration with Husson University in July of 2014. Before that, Thom, was a senior partner and chair of the Employment Law Practice Group at the law firm of Eaton & Peabody where he practiced for 31 years.
He is a past president of the Bangor Symphony Orchestra Board and the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce and past chair of the Boards of both Husson University and of The New England School of Communications. He is a graduate of Middlebury College (AB) and Boston College Law School (JD).
Part of life’s richness rests in experiences beyond the University and work. Thom’s experiences include raising three children (with his wife Patti), barbershop singing, racing Lightning sailboats, carpentry, coaching youth hockey, adjunct instructor, president of a condominium association, member of a zoning board of appeals, actor in community theater productions, member Committee on Excellence in Bangor Schools, trustee of Bangor Public Library, local board member of the Selective Service System, skiing, gardening, fitness, golf, reading and traveling in Europe and Africa.
Mark’s received his B.S. in Communications from the New England School of Communications and has worked in radio and communications ever since. As Station Manager for Husson University’s radio station, WHSN 89.3FM, Mark has worked with students studying a career in radio broadcasting both in the classroom and in the studio. As a board member of the Maine Association of Broadcasters, he works to bridge education with real-world experience and application.
With added skills in social media, graphic design and WebMedia, Mark also volunteers his abilities to help local non-profits including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, the American Folk Festival and the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
In addition, Mark is Camp Director for the annual NESCom high school summer camp, Maine Media Camp.
Wynton Marsalis once said “I don't need what you hate. Give me what you love. And if that costs you too much, at least give me what you like”. Working in higher education gives me the chance to work with people following their dreams, their passions and their love.
I’m proud to work as part of a great campus community that sees the potential in every student and in each other to do great things.
Roberts, Nancy, M.B.A.
Director of Marketing Communications Program, NESCOM