New 2015 Staff Members at CMCC
October 29, 2015
Central Maine Community College (CMCC) President Scott Knapp has announced the following staff appointments:
Branden Ross, resident director. A former resident assistant at CMCC, Brandon graduated in May with honors in business administration and management. Brandon has worked for several years as manager at Stevenson’s Vegetable Farm in Wayne where he trained employees and operated equipment. A certified nursing assistant, he lives in his native Livermore Falls
Cynthia McShane, learning and advising specialist. Cynthia earned a BFA in creative writing from UMaine at Farmington and an MFA in creative writing from Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She also holds graduate certificates in travel writing and the teaching of writing. She has worked at CMCC as an adjunct instructor in humanities and as a writing center tutor. Cynthia has also served on the adjunct faculty at Southern New Hampshire University. She is a native of Auburn where she continues to make her home.
Grimes Williams, associate dean of student services. A native of Raleigh, NC, Grimes has also lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and England. He worked previously at Southern Maine Community College as a pathway learning strategist for the Business and Community Partnership Department. Grimes holds a BA in history and political science from the University of No. Carolina at Greensboro; an MA in higher education from Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA; and an MA in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD.
Joey Blanchard, admissions representative. Joey just graduated from CMCC this year with a degree in criminal justice. A familiar face on campus, Joey recently worked as a campus security officer. While he was a student, Joey served as a resident assistant, president of the Student Senate, and president of the Criminal Justice Club.
Joshua Mello, facilities maintenance specialist. Josh graduated from Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School in Fall River, MA. A native of Monmouth, Josh has worked as a carpenter and also served as a correctional officer at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset.
Marquis Forbes, food service worker. Marquis recently joined the CMCC food service staff. A native of Providence, RI, he recently worked as a cook at Buffalo Wild Wings.
Kyle Fleming, information systems support specialist II. Kyle holds an AAS degree in computer science from CMCC. He is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in IT and on earning certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA. Prior to coming onboard full time, Kyle worked on campus as student helpdesk technician in IT and as a resident assistant. He lives in his native town of Norway.
Photo, L-R: Branden Ross, Cynthia McShane, Grimes Williams, Joey Blanchard, Josh Mello, Marquis Forbes, Kyle Fleming