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  • PAGE 1 AROUND CAMPUS

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    CMCC BREAKS GROUND ON NEW ACADEMIC BUILDING

    CENTER FOR TESTING & ASSESSMENT OPENS AT CMCC

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    A groundbreaking ceremony was held October 17 for a new academic building that will be constructed in front of Jalbert Hall. The building will house a business simulation center, case study and presentation rooms, student study lounges, an organic chemistry lab, a new reception area and the admissions office. It will connect to Jalbert Hall and is expected to be completed by next fall.

    Pictured here are Dan Williams, vice president of Langford & Low, the general contractors for the building construction; Dick Gleason, chair of the CM Education Foundation; Scott Knapp, president of CMCC; Ryan Levesque, president of the CMCC Student Senate; David MacMahon, trustee of the Maine Community College System and CM Foundation board member; Clif Greim, president of Harriman Architects & Engineers, the architectural firm for the project.

    A VISIT TO VIETNAM WITH FACULTY MEMBER KATHLEEN MONTEGUT

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    MUSTANGS HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR AUBURN PAL PROGRAM

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    CMCC ALUM MEETS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA

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    Make up, catch up on degree requirements, or accelerate your studies! During the Winter Session, CMCC offers both online and on-campus courses. Remember, with an online course you can

    learn anytime, anyplaceon-campus, at home, or while you travel!

    Learn more at www.cmcc.edu or call (207) 755-5380

    ONLINE CLASSES: Introduction to Visual BASIC Criminology US History to 1877 Substance Abuse Music Appreciation & History Introduction to Psychology Developmental Psychology ON-CAMPUS CLASSES: Introduction to Automotive State Inspection First-Year Seminar Macroeconomics

    December 23, 2014 - January 14, 2015

    Two longtime members of the CM Education Foundation Board of Directors were honored recently for their distinguished service on the board. The directors voted unanimously to grant them member-emeritus status.

    Richard Roy served on the board for almost 20 years and is a former chair. He is executive vice president and chief banking officer at Mechanics Savings Bank. Ed Cormier, also a former board chair, served on the board for over 15 years. He is retired from Harriman Architects and Engineers, where he served as president from 1991 to 2008.

    The CM Education Foundation is a community-based, non-profit corporation that has as its sole mission support for Central Maine Community College and its students. The Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of community and business leaders. The Foundation has raised and contributed almost one million dollars to the college for scholarships, program improvements and capital projects. In addition to an annual fund campaign, the Foundation holds an annual dinner and co-hosts the annual Scholarship Scramble with the Androscoggin Chamber of Commerce.

    For more information about the CM Foundation, please contact Roger Philippon at 755-5357 or [email protected], or visit the website at www.cmcc.edu.

    Photo Caption: Longtime board members Ed Cormier and Dick Roy, second and third from the left, were honored recently The CM Foundation Board of Directors. They are pictured here with CMCC President Scott Knapp, left, and Board Chair Dick Gleason, right.

    CM FOUNDATION HONORS RETIRING MEMBERS

    WINTER SESSION AT CMCCONLINE CLASSES BEING DECEMBER 23Registration is now open for Winter Session classes!

    Registration is open and ongoing until the classes start. More information on Winter Session and spring semester classes in available online at www.cmcc.edu.

    Students not enrolled in a program at CMCC must register through the Registrars Office by calling 207-755-5292. Payment is due upon registration.

    mailto:rphilippon%40cmcc.edu?subject=http://www.cmcc.eduhttp://www.cmcc.edu/Portals/0/Docs/Academics_Registration/WinterSession2015Web.pdf

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    Make up, catch up on degree requirements, or accelerate your studies! During the Winter Session, CMCC offers both online and on-campus courses. Remember, with an online course you can

    learn anytime, anyplaceon-campus, at home, or while you travel!

    Learn more at www.cmcc.edu or call (207) 755-5380

    ONLINE CLASSES: Introduction to Visual BASIC Criminology US History to 1877 Substance Abuse Music Appreciation & History Introduction to Psychology Developmental Psychology ON-CAMPUS CLASSES: Introduction to Automotive State Inspection First-Year Seminar Macroeconomics

    December 23, 2014 - January 14, 2015

    The College lost a great friend and alum when Bruce Fox, 71 passed away suddenly October 30. Bruce graduated from the College (then CMVTI) in 1971. Bruce was employed at Maine Machine Products

    Co., in South Paris for over 40 years and was working as a floor manager when he passed away. Always active in his community, he also served as the mentor to Maine Machines scholarship program recipients, most of whom have been students in the Precision Machining program at CMCC. You may read his obituary here in the Sun Journal.

    A FRIEND REMEMBEREDBRUCE FOX, 71 1950-2014

    Registration is now open for Winter Session classes!

    Registration is open and ongoing until the classes start. More information on Winter Session and spring semester classes in available online at www.cmcc.edu.

    Students not enrolled in a program at CMCC must register through the Registrars Office by calling 207-755-5292. Payment is due upon registration.

    President Knapp and Dean of Planning & Public Affairs Roger Philippon paid a special visit recently when they called on Mr. George Ruman, a member of the first faculty at CMCC (what was then the Androscoggin State Vocational Institute). Mr. Ruman was instrumental in developing the Building Construction Technology program and remained on the faculty for 21 years. President Knapp presented Mr. Ruman with the official CMCC lamp. At right is Fred Wheeler, owner of Landscape Center of Maine, who is a former student of Mr. Rumans.

    MEMBER OF FIRST FACULTY HONORED

    Ian Munsell of Auburn, a high honors student in the Precision Machining Technology (PMT) program, recently participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) conference in Washington, D.C.

    Munsell was one of only 50 students who received a scholarship to attend the conference, which was titled Developing Leaders, Broadening Impact. He prepared and staffed a display related to CMCCs RAMP (Regional Advanced Machining Partnership) project, which is funded by NSF. He also attended the student recognition breakfast where he was presented with an award.

    Attending with Munsell were Devin Watson, chairperson of the PMT program and Diane Dostie, dean of corporate & community services.

    The RAMP project is developing a Certificate in Advanced Machining that supports regional and national manufacturers by creating hybrid on-line curriculum for graduates of associate degree programs in machining. The courses include advanced machining theories and applications required to set up and run multi-axis computer numeric control (CNC) equipment used in high tech manufacturing plants. The certificate prepares students for advanced level positions in the machining field related to multi-axis CNC equipment.

    Photo caption: Ian Munsell staffs the CMCC RAMP display at the National Science Foundation conference in Washington, D.C.

    STUDENT PARTICIPATES IN NATIONAL NSF CONFERENCE

    http://www.sunjournal.com/news/obituaries/2014/11/01/bruce-w-fox/1612265http://www.cmcc.edu/Portals/0/Docs/Academics_Registration/WinterSession2015Web.pdf

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    Terri Ashton and Samuel Yawdik, students in the Medical Coding & Electronic Health Records program, attended the Maine Health Management Coalitions annual symposium in Portland on October 15. The symposium is an annual event for Maines healthcare leaders, and this years theme was addressing the high cost of healthcare in Maine.

    As a Medical Coding/EHR student, it was a rare opportunity for me to listen to top healthcare professionals, from many disciplines, speak on the changing face of medical care and how it could affect the choices available to patients in the future. I especially enjoyed the break-out sessions with Dr. Richard Wexler on Shared Decision-Making and the Costs of Care by

    Dr. Neel Shah, noted Terri Ashton. Those seminars gave me food for thought on the struggle healthcare offices face between providing the best and most appropriate care to patients and lowering costs for that care. I hope to carry the information I learned that day, along with my in-class learning, into my future medical office career.

    STUDENTS ATTEND MAINE HEALTH MANAGEMENT COALITION ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

    CENTER FOR TESTING & ASSESSMENT OPENS AT CMCCA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held recently to mark the formal opening of the new Center for Testing and Assessment at CMCC.

    This new, state-of-the-art facility provides academic, placement, and industry certification testing to help students and professionals accomplish their career goals. As a Pearson VUE

    Authorized Test facility, the Center provides a secure environment for the delivery of all academic and professional certification tests. Exams offered include Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, Linux, ASE Automotive, ETS Praxis, and Excelsior College. CLEP and DSST exams, which enable students to earn college credit for knowledge obtained outside the traditional classroom, are also offered at the Center.

    The Center is partially funded by a $13 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. This grant is also funding the Maine is IT! initiative, which is enabling Maines community colleges to offer new information technology programs such as network and computer security. The Maine is IT! program is an equal opportunity/affirmative action program. Adaptive equipment will be provided upon request to persons with disabilities.

    The CMCC Center for Testing and Assessment is located in Jalbert Hall right across from the library. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, and from 12:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Most tests are administered by appointment only. For more information, please contact Dan Dundore, center administrator at (207) 755-5450 or [email protected] Information is also available on the college website at www.cmcc.edu.

    Photo caption: Preparing to cut the ribbon at the formal opening of the CMCC Center for Testing and Assessment are left to right Dan Dundore, test center administrator, Scott Knapp, president of CMCC, Michelle Hawley, TAACCCT grant project manager, and Bob Boucher, dean of information technology services.

    mailto:ddundore%40cmcc.edu?subject=http://www.cmcc.edu/AcademicsRegistration/CENTERFORTESTINGASSESSMENT

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    STUDENTS ATTEND MAINE HEALTH MANAGEMENT COALITION ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

    Big DanE MEMORial 5k a Big SUCCESS!

    A great turnout of family, friends, and neighbors turned out for the first annual Big Dane Memorial 5K Walk/Run held at Wiscasset High School on October 25.

    Dane Bonang was only 26 years old when he died in a car accident in May, 2013. He was a student at CMCC in the Ford ASSET program in 2005-06. Even since his death, the Wiscasset community has rallied to his familys support. Its amazing, totally amazing. We didnt know how

    big his circle of love was, but we do now, said Danes mother, Mary Beth Bonang.

    Proceeds from the event are funding an endowed scholarship fund in Danes memory at CMCC. As with a fishing derby held on Biscay Pond in July, the Bonang family would like the walk/run to become an annual event. This is something to keep his name alive in the community, and all his friends and family liked the idea of it going to education, Danes father Allan said.

    Donations by check to the scholarship endowment should have Dane Bonang scholarships on the memo line and be mailed to CM Education Foundation, 1250 Turner St., Auburn, ME 04210.

    Photo caption: Mary Beth Bonang, right, chats with volunteers before the start of the Big Dane Memorial 5k at Wiscasset High School.

    Ethan White of South Paris has been named a 2014 recipient of the Construction Specification institute (CSI) scholarship.

    Founded in 1948, the CSI is a national association of more than 13,000 volunteers, including specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors, facility managers, product representatives, manufacturers, owners and others who are experts in building construction and the materials used therein. They are

    dedicated to improving the communication of construction information and building information management and education.

    The Maine Chapter of CSI met at CMCC recently with over 30 design professionals from throughout the state in attendance. Several CMCC alumni and students participated along with Dan Moreno, chair of the Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology program.

    Ethan, second from left, is pictured here (left to right) with CSI representative Dick Eustis, student Cassandra Sappiel, and Dan Moreno, chair of the Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology program.

    ETHAN WHITE WINS CSI SCHOLARSHIP

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    STUDENT INTERNS IN CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE

    When Jennifer Gibbens wanted an internship where she could really help people and make a difference, working in a Congressional office was not really what she had in mine. Little did she realize at the time that this would turn out to be a life-changing experience!

    Jennifer, who is an honors student in General Studies, says that CMCC has been amazing in helping me with my career goals. She credits Liz Oken, director of placement and transfer services, with guiding her in her academic and career planning. After a comprehensive application process with the office of Representative Chellie Pingree, she was hired and began work in early September.

    As one of three interns in the office, Jennifer works approximately 12 hours a week in Rep. Pingrees Portland office. She answers phones, provides information, and helps respond to constituent requests. Jennifer has been amazed at how much work goes on behind the scenes in a Congressional office as staff membes respond to a wide array of constituent questions, concerns, and issues. She notes that the staffers are all about service-first and foremost and that everyone on Rep. Pingrees staff has been very supportive and encouraging.

    The internship will likely end in December and she hopes to transfer to USM next year and major in Social Work. She lives in Lewiston with her husband Zack and their two children.

    Photo: Jennifer Gibbons, left, and U.S. Representative Chellie Pingree of Maines first Congressional District.

    Organizers of the Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament (SITT) hosted representatives of the Maine Community Colleges at a reception in South Portland recently at which they presented checks for the colleges endowed SITT scholarship funds. The 17th annual tournament was held in August out of the Spring Point Marina in South Portland. The tourney has made more than $600,000 in charitable contributions since the inaugural event in 1998. Most of the funds have gone toward establishing scholarship endowments at Maines community colleges. The SITT endowment at CMCC is now approaching $40,000.

    This years tournament winner was Captain Phil Chase and the crew of Hookr1, who reeled in a 537.4 pound slammer. Captain Patrick Simmons and his Kelly Ann crew came in second with a 430.6 catch.

    Photo: Pictured here after received a check at the Sturdivant Island Tuna Tournament (SITT) scholarship reception are Dean of Planning & Public Affairs Roger Philippon, center, along with this years scholarship recipients Ryan Levesque and Chyanna Millett-Cordwell.

    STURDIVANT TUNA TOURNEY ENDOWMENT GETS ANOTHER BOOST

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    A BIG WELCOME TO THE NEW FACES AT CMCCTERRY CHARLTONTRiO Director Terry comes to CMCC from Eastport Elementary School where she served as teaching principal. Terry has a long history in education, including previous experience at Washington County Community College as a TRiO transfer counselor

    and director of student support services. Originally from Fairfield, CT, Terry currently resides in Yarmouth. She earned her B.A. from Boston College, and her M.Ed. from Emmanuel College. Shes interested in the arts, gardening, and helping students achieve their goals.

    JULIA EDWARDS Learning & Advising Specialist Julia comes to CMCC from the University of Southern Maine where she was a full-time lecturer in Political Science, the executive director of the Maine Model UN Program, and an advisor. As a Fulbright Scholar, Julia taught in

    Norway as a middle, high school, and university teacher. She previously worked in market research and was a staffer for Senator Susan Collins in both Maine and Washington, D.C. Julia currently lives in Portland with her chocolate lab Wrigley.

    STUDENTS ATTEND INTERNATIONAL LIVES IN BALANCE CONFERENCE

    The CMCC Education Club sponsored two attendees at the Fourth International Lives in the Balance Conference held in Portland November 7. Christen Marshall, vice president (pictured) and Karen White, advisor for the Education

    Club, attended excellent workshops on brain development and positive discipline. They note that acknowledging childrens feelings with empathy was an important theme throughout the conference. They will share their experiences with Education Club members at their next meeting.

    CMCC ALUM MEETS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMAFahmo Ahmed of Lewiston, who graduated from CMCC last year, said hello to President Obama during his recent campaign visit to Maine. Fahmo was a very active member of the CMCC community and was honored as the 2013 Scholarship Recipient of the Year by the CM Education Foundation. She is now a student at USM.

    Photo used with permission from Jeff Kirlin.

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    BUILDING CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY STUDENTS HELP MARANACOOK HIGH SCHOOL

    BCT students have been working on panelizing a 12x24 building for Maranacook High School to store track equipment in. The shop phase of this project is now complete. The first photo shows first-year students working on individual wall sections. The second photo shows the compiled wall sections being off-loaded on-site at MCS in Readfield. A volunteer work force of BCT students then met at the high school to reassemble the floor, walls, and roof trusses. More photos to come.

    COLLEGE PANEL DISCUSSES TEACHER CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS TO EDUCATION STUDENTS

    On Tuesday, October 28, students in Eileen Stecks class Curriculum and Environments for Young Children attended a presentation on teacher certification programs at local four-year institutions. Co-sponsored by the Office of Transfer Services, this panel presentation was open to all students and included faculty and admissions staff from Kaplan, UMA, UMF, and USM. Certification programs from early childhood through secondary education were discussed.

    Similar collaborations between academic programs and Transfer Services this semester involved Nursing, Human Services and Social Sciences. On October 29, Kathleen Montegut, MSN, hosted a panel presentation for first and second-year nursing students, highlighting RN to BSN programs, followed by a nursing mini-fair open to all students. Programs at Kaplan, St. Josephs College, UMA, UMFK and USM were presented with guest speakers from both faculty and admissions. Students in Jesse Morris and Frankie Holts Tuesday afternoon classes attended presentations by USM faculty on November 4. Programs in Psychology, Social Work and Social and Behavioral Sciences were featured in a panel presentation, open to all. Cindy Dean (UMA), Pat Clark (UMA), Lori Levesque (Kaplan), Beth Hatcher (UMF), Christy Hammer (USM), Mary Anne Peabody (USM), Paul Caron (USM), in background Chris Fox (USM) Others in attendance included: Theresa Overall and Carolyn Drugge (both from UMF) and Kaymala Ells (Kaplan).

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    FACULTY MEMBER VISITS VIETNAM WITH GLOBAL HEALTH COLLABORATIVE

    In May of this year nursing instructor Kathleen Montegut (standing in photo below) travelled to four cities in Vietnam in association with the Global Health Collaborative at Boston University School of Medicine. While in the city of Hue, Kathleen visited the Hue University Hospital and met with practicing nurses. She also presented "Patient Care Systems and Service Operations Management as part of The Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management: An Introductory Course to members of the administration at the hospital.

    BlOOD DRivE EnDS Up in thE RED!Early Childhood Education instructor Karen White, left, and Diane Dostie, dean of corporate and community services, enjoy their snacks after donating blood during the recent Red Cross Blood Drive held on campus.

    CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLUB STUDENTS VOLUNTEER WITH HEALTHY ANDROSCOGGINMembers of the Criminal Justice Club asssited Healthy Androscoggin staff and the Auburn Police Department with their Prescription Pill Takeback event held on September 27. Club members helped with directing traffic, meeting with citizens, and collecting their old medications. They also assisted with record keeping by filling out an informational survey with each citizen who came through. The surveys are used by Healthy Androscoggin to justify future grant funding to keep this important program in operation.

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    CCS HOSTS SKILLS UP MAINE EVENT AND OPEN HOUSE

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    ES CMCCs Corporate and Community Services was one of three Maine Community Colleges that opened its doors on November 6th to introduce community members and local business leaders to its customized workforce training and professional development resources.

    The event provided business owners, managers, human resource officers, and others an opportunity

    to discuss and explore resources available to upgrade the skills of their employees. Attendees learned about CCSs affordable, customized training programs and online training courses and could register for a free training class in 2013 Microsoft Excel, Word or PowerPoint courtesy of the college and Metrix Learning. The event was a success with more than 20 people visiting and signing-up for the free class.

    ONLINE CLASS OFFERINGS EXPANDCorporate and Community Services has recently partnered with Metrix Learning, a leader in on-line workforce education, to add more than 5,000 classes and certification programs through its offerings with Central Maine Community College. With this new partnership, we are able to increase our resource capabilities to meet increasing demand for on-line business related classes and certifications, said Dean Diane Dostie. New online courses will include a broad array of subject areas for business education, including IT, desktop computing, project management, accounting and human resources. Click here to learn more about online courses available through CCS.

    CUSTOM TRAINING PROGRAMS AVAILABLECorporate and Community Services recently has recently delivered the following programs to help organizations and businesses address identified workforce training needs..

    Leadership and Supervisory training for a large municipality.

    EPA Certified Lead Safety training for industry leading restoration company.

    Highly specialized precision machining technology CNC training for Fortune 500 aerospace company.

    Microsoft Outlook training for large social service agency.

    it BOOt CaMpS annOUnCED!CCS now offers several 10-hour exam cram workshops for CPT students or IT professionals. These courses are a condensed version of the 32-hour Microsoft Technology classes. An intense course designed for professionals who simply need a short test prep style review before sitting for the certification

    exam. There will be three separate courses running during the CMCC break between semesters including Microsoft Networking Fundamentals (MTA Exam 98-365), Microsoft Server Administration (MTA Exam 98-366) and Microsoft Security Fundamentals (MTA Exam 98-367). Each course is $169 which includes all

    course materials, six-month access to practice exam and one certification test voucher. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible by clicking here.

    http://www.ed2go.com/cm/http://www.ed2go.com/cm/http://www.ed2go.com/cm/https://cmconnect.cmcc.edu/ICS/Training/

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    JAM THE GYM REALLY ROCkED!

    The Mustang Men took on the Auburn Police Department November 18 in a big charity

    basketball game to benefit the Auburn PAL, an organization that provides educational and athletic activities for at-risk youth. Watch the WGME news clip here.

    SUN JOURNAL HIGHLIGHTS MUSTANG HOOPSTERS

    Womens college basketball: Foy ready to follow first year, Sun Journal, November 11, 2014

    Mens college basketball: Cummings makes his mark, Sun Journal, November 13, 2014

    OPEN HOUSE AT THE WMUCC FOOD, FUN FACTS, AND FRIENDSAn Open House was held in October at the Western Maine University & Community College Center (WMUCC) in South Paris. The Open House celebrated 10 years of the WMUCC providing local, convenient access to higher education for area residents. The event also highlighted the newly re-invigorated partnership between CMCC, UMaine Systems University College, and MSAD 17s Central Office.

    Visitors to the event were able to stroll through the historic building (once the site of the Oxford County

    Fairs Exhibition Hall), meet and talk with staff, go on a scavenger hunt for inspirational facts about post-secondary education, participate in door-prize drawings, and submit their names to win scholarships to use at either CMCC or the UMS. For many living in the area, it was the first time they have had the chance or reason to visit the WMUCC. We certainly hope it wont be their last!

    The WMUCC provides CMCC students with resource access to learning and advising services, laptop and internet use, transfer and placement services, test proctoring, and a quiet study space. Off-campus courses are also available each semester at neighboring Oxford Hills Comprehensive High School. For more information about off-campus learning services, contact Lisa Cooper at 212-0550 or [email protected]

    http://www.wgme.com/sports/features/local-sports/stories/jam-gym-836.shtmlhttp://www.wgme.com/sports/features/local-sports/stories/jam-gym-836.shtmlhttp://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/2014/11/12/womens-college-basketball-foy-ready-follow-first-year/1615536http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/2014/11/12/womens-college-basketball-foy-ready-follow-first-year/1615536http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/2014/11/13/mens-college-basketball-cummings-makes-his-mark/1615538http://www.sunjournal.com/news/local-sports/2014/11/13/mens-college-basketball-cummings-makes-his-mark/1615538mailto:lcooper%40cmcc.edu?subject=

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    Central Maine Communi ty Col lege is an equal opportuni ty/aff i rmat ive act ion ins t i tu t ion and employer. For more information please cal l (207) 755-5233. Adaptive equipment is avai lable upon request for individuals wi th disabi l i t ies.

    PROGRAM ADVISORY COMMITTEES MEETA breakfast meeting was held recently in the Kirk Gymnasium for all CMCC academic program advisory committees. More than 100 were in attendance.

    All programs at CMCC have an advisory committee consisting of representatives of those organizations and businesses that employ graduates of the college. In addition to assisting with program planning and development, committee members provide helpful information about jobs and employment trends, educational opportunities, and serve as an important communications link between employers and the college.