CMCC Honors Achievements at Annual Dinner
April 29, 2013
More than 200 people attended the sixth annual Central Maine Community College (CMCC) Annual Dinner held recently at the Hilton Garden Inn in Auburn. The event was hosted by the College’s Education Foundation Board of Directors.
The event included the presentation of awards to individuals and organizations noted for their achievements or contributions to the College. The following students were honored: Michael Cloutier of Auburn and Jennifer Woodard of Turner, All-Maine Academic Team; Samson Olayemi of Manchester, England and Maggie Sabine of Litchfield, Male and Female Athletes of the Year; Fahmo Ahmed of Lewiston, Scholarship Recipient of the Year; Dustin Strout of Lewiston, “Against All Odds” Award; Carmen Edwards of Auburn, Student of the Year; Heather Sturks of Mechanic Falls, Student Veteran of the Year. Other awardees were Jean Blais of Turner, Staff Person of the Year; Don Varney of Readfield, Faculty Member of the Year; Andrew Morong of Auburn, Coach of the Year; Dan DeBruin, ’01 of Northeast Event Design, Alumnus of the Year; Ray Martel of Lewiston, President of Spiller’s, Corporate Partner of the Year; Dr. Rosemarie G. Sheline and the staff of Center Street Dental, President’s Award.
Proceeds from the dinner, which are expected to approach $20,000, will benefit the Foundation’s scholarship fund. The mission of the CM Education Foundation is to provide financial support to CMCC and its students, to advocate on behalf of the college, and to nurture relationships with the community and constituencies. The Foundation also serves in an advisory capacity to help evaluate CMCC programming and course offerings.
LEFT: Fahmo Ahmed, center, and Dustin Strout, right, were two of the students honored at the Central Maine Community College Annual Dinner. They are pictured here with Roger Philippon, dean of planning and public affairs at the college. Each awardee received a framed painting of the campus by local artist and teacher Mercedes Gastonguay.
ABOVE: Rick Vail, president of Mechanics Savings Bank and chair of the CM Foundation Board of Directors, presented Dr. Rosemarie Sheline of Center Street Dental with the prestigious President’s Award.