A large gathering of 225 people attended the tenth 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 evening’s highlight was the presentation of awards to students and others for their achievements or contributions to the College. Seated left to right are Robyn Rawle, Student of the Year (with her service dog Sig); Kassie Schmidt, “Yes I Can” Award; Kathy McManus, Faculty Member of the Year; Nicole Labbay, Scholarship Recipient of the Year; Misty Edgecomb, All-Maine Academic Team; Diane Dostie, Staff Person of the Year. Standing are Deion Jenkins, “Against All Odds” Award; Jarvis Simpson, Student Veteran of the Year; Melissa Potter, All-Maine Academic Team; Dr. Jeff Stewart, President’s Award; Charlie Knauer, Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year; TD Bank President Larry Wold, Corporate Partner of the Year; Pietro Badalassi, Male Student Athlete of the Year; Brooke Reynolds, Female Student Athlete of the Year.
Proceeds from the dinner, which are expected to exceed $23,000, 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 has raised more than one million dollars in scholarships for the College.