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  • PAGE 1 AROUND CAMPUS

    2014 N O V E M B E R

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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 rphilippon@cmcc.edu, 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