When NMCC’s new advanced certificate in community paramedicine was launched with support from the Foundation, St. George officials took advantage of it and moved from an all-volunteer ambulance service to a community paramedicine model. They hired Adrian Stone, a 2010 graduate of EMCC’s emergency medical services (EMS) program, to serve as St. George’s first full-time EMS director. Read more»
The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges was created in 2009 to ensure that the state’s seven community colleges have the resources they need to provide a high quality, affordable, and accessible college education for Maine people.
The Foundation’s initial capital campaign raised $11.3 million. In all, the Foundation has raised nearly $39 million to expand educational access and academic programs, strengthen student support services, and upgrade instructional equipment and technology.
As the colleges enter their second decade as comprehensive community colleges, the Foundation is focused on:
- supporting student success,
- increasing access to higher education, and
- improving operational efficiencies to serve more students.
To learn more about the Foundation, its work, and how you can support its efforts to strengthen Maine’s community colleges, visit its website.