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MCCS Honors All-Maine Academic Team for Two-Year Colleges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, March 21, 2006

CONTACTS:
Karen Hamilton at (207) 767-0116 x 4 or Ellyn Chase at (207) 629-4007 

AUGUSTA, Maine – Joanna Jones, Chair of the Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustees, praised the accomplishments of 13 community college students who were named to the All-Maine Academic Team at a ceremony today at the Senator Inn in Augusta. The team, which recognizes the academic achievements of two-year college students, is sponsored in part by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges.

The students selected for the team are: Katreena Corriveau of Auburn, Janaya Millett of South Paris, Stephen McGuire of Veazie, Leah Scott of Fairfield, Scott Fairfield of Knox, Lori Keith of Presque Isle, Renee Eager of Presque Isle, Aimee Michaud of Brunswick, Vi Nguyen of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and South Portland, Catherine Lee of Eastport, Stephanie Ireland of Baileyville, Ashley Senecal of Arundel, and Cheryl Cheever of York.

“It is a pleasure to award this prestigious honor to these very talented and hard working students. Their superior academic accomplishments and commitment to volunteer activities place them among the best of what our Community College students have to offer our state,” said Jones.

At the ceremony, each of the students received a $500 scholarship from the Maine Community College System. Martha Freeman, Executive Director of the Maine State Planning Office and Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Baldacci, and MCCS President John Fitzsimmons, both gave remarks recognizing the students’ achievements.

The All-Maine Academic Team was introduced in 1997 as a way to recognize two-year college students who have achieved academic distinction. It is a division of the All-USA Academic Team for Community and Technical College students, an international program sponsored annually by Phi Theta Kappa, USA Today, and the American Association of Community Colleges. Each of the Maine team members has also been chosen by their colleges for selection to the All-USA Academic Team.

The All-Maine Academic Team program is cosponsored by the Bangor Daily News, Creative Awards of Scarborough, and the Maine Community College System.

Members of the 2006 All-Maine Academic Team

Katreena Corriveau, of Auburn, an Early Childhood Education major at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.
Achievements: Blue Christmas and Advocates for Children volunteer; Edward Little Music program volunteer; Jessica St. Pierre Scholarship recipient; Maine Roads to Quality award for early childhood educators.

Janaya Millett, of South Paris, a Liberal Studies major at Central Maine Community College in Auburn.
Achievements: 2005 CMCC Women’s Fall Softball Team captain; 2005 YSCAA First Team All Conference Women's Fall Softball All-Star Team member; 2005-2006 CMCC Women's Basketball Team captain; 2004-2005 YSCAA Women's Basketball All Tournament Team; 2005-2006 MSCC All Academic for Basketball award; 2005 spring President's List; 2005 fall semester high honors; Student Senate member and Secretary; volunteer intern for U.S Congressman Michael Michaud; McLaughlin Garden volunteer.

Stephen McGuire, of Veazie, a Medical Radiography major at Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor.
Achievements: PTK member; Medical Radiography class fundraiser volunteer; Pathway Wesleyan Church member; 2005-2006 Coca Cola Foundation Scholar; 2005-2006 New England College Council Scholar; 2005-2006 Penobscot Valley Medical Society Scholar.

Leah Scott, of Fairfield, a nursing major at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield.
Achievements: President of Kennebec Valley Student Nursing Association; Student Senate member and Orientation Leader for 2005-2006; PTK member, Dean's List for three semesters.

Scott Fairfield, of Knox, an Applied Electronics and Computer Technology major at Kennebec Valley Community College in Fairfield.
Achievements: KVCC volunteer tutor; active member of the local Saint Albans Grange #114 as Chaplain; WCCC 2006 Polar Bear Dip participant; PTK member; Dean's List each semester.

Lori Keith, of Presque Isle, a Paraeducation major at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle.
Achievements: NMCC Student Senate President 2005-2006 and Secretary 2003-2005; PTK President 2005-2006; Children's Cancer Research Fund volunteer; WCCC Polar Dip participant; American Cancer Society Relay for Life participant; NMCC Falcon Spirit Award recipient; PTK Outstanding President Award recipient.

Renee Eager, of Presque Isle, a Paraeducation major at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle.
Achievements: PTK member; Beads for the Bayou volunteer to benefit hurricane Katrina victims; Battered Women's project volunteer; Childrens' Literacy project volunteer; WCCC Polar Dip participant; NMCC Peer Mentoring Project volunteer; local elementary school playground project volunteer; Caring Area Neighbors for Cancer Education and Recovery volunteer.

Aimee Michaud, of Brunswick, a Behavioral Health Science major at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.
Achievements: Maine Army National Guard member with service in Iraq; PTK member and Vice President of Finance for the SMCC chapter; student ambassador and ambassador trainer; national Dean's List September 2005; Student Ambassador Award recipient, December 2004.

Vi Nguyen, of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and South Portland, a Liberal Studies major at Southern Maine Community College in South Portland.
Achievements: PTK five-star member and Vice President of Fellowship for the SMCC chapter; student ambassador; Interim Student Senate member; SMCC Chorus member; contributing writer and photographer to the SMCC student news paper, The Beacon; national Dean's List, May 2005; Dean's List for three semesters.

Catherine Lee, of Eastport, an Education major at Washington County Community College in Calais.
Achievements: WCCC Early Childhood and Education Advisory Committee member; WCCC's annual Poetry Café participant; 2005 WCCC Student of the Year nominee.

Stephanie Ireland, of Baileyville, a Medical Assisting major at Washington County Community College in Calais.
Achievements: United Methodist Women's Club member; Sunday School teacher; Woodland Elementary School library volunteer; TRIO member; President’s List; WCCC and TRIO scholarship recipient; National Collegiate Scholastic Achievement Award recipient.

Ashley Senecal, of Arundel, a Computer Technology, Web Development major at York County Community College in Wells.
Achievements: YCCC 2005 Student of the Year nominee; PTK member; YCCC Student Senate Secretary, President and Service Committee member; teacher volunteer; Web designer volunteer; Mildred L. Day Memorial School volunteer; Arundel PTA Scholarship recipient; Grand Lodge of Maine/Arundel Lodge #76 Scholarship recipient.

Cheryl Cheever, of York, a Liberal Studies major at York County Community College, Wells.
Achievements: PTK member and volunteer; College Council member; YCCC Student Senate Secretary; 2005 MCCS Board of Trustees’ Scholarship recipient; YCCC Student Leadership Scholarship recipient; PEO International Scholarship recipient; writing tutor; Table of Plenty volunteer; Literacy ME volunteer; National Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children volunteer.

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