MCCS Board of Trustees honor Students of the Year

April 22, 2016


Contact: Helen Pelletier
W 207-767-0116, Ext. 3
C 207-215-4652

AUGUSTA , ME — Seven Maine community college students will be honored for their academic success and campus and community involvement at a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, April 27, at the Senator Inn in Augusta. The event will be hosted by the Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustees.

The 2016 MCCS Student of the Year Awards ceremony will begin at 10:30 am and will be followed by a luncheon. The students being recognized are:

  • CMCC: Coral Adelle Buck, Life Sciences, Windham;
  • EMCC: Jessica M. Dorman, Nursing, Bangor;
  • KVCC: Erin Falconer, Mental Health, Winslow;
  • NMCC: Crystal Ann Condo, Health Information Management, Presque Isle;
  • SMCC: Erik T. Squire, Education, Portland;
  • WCCC: Kimberly Stuart, Medical Assisting, New Brunswick, Canada;
  • YCCC: Nicole Boucher, Criminal Justice, Lebanon.

The seven students being honored on Wednesday were selected by faculty and staff at the colleges. In addition to being recognized as Students of the Year, they will each receive a John H. Lapoint, Jr. Leadership Award in the amount of $1,000. Mr. Lapoint was president of UF Strainrite in Lewiston and a trustee of the Maine Community College System. After his death in 1995, his widow, Jana Lapoint, served on the Board from 1995 to 2006 and helped establish the fund for the annual awards.

MCCS Board of Trustees to meet in Augusta

Also on Wednesday, April 27, the MCCS Board of Trustees will hold regularly scheduled meetings at the MCCS System Office, 323 State Street, Augusta. The meetings will include:

8:30 a.m. – Committee Meetings

  • Education
  • Finance
  • Strategic Planning

10:30 a.m. – Student of the Year recognition ceremony – The Senator Inn

1:30 p.m. – Board Work Session, Board Room, First Floor

3:00 p.m. – Board of Trustees Meeting, Board Room, First Floor

Agendas for the sessions are available at
If special accommodations are needed to attend either of these events, please contact Bonnie Brown at 629-4017.