Leon Twitchell of Bryant Pond has been awarded the 2019-20 Roland “Doc” Hannaford Scholarship for $1,000 at Central Maine Community College (CMCC).
An Oxford native, Twitchell worked as a diesel mechanic prior to entering the Building Construction Technology (BCT) program at CMCC. He has earned highest honors in the program and is now a second-year student who plans to graduate in 2020. He particularly enjoys cabinetry and finish work. He lives in Bryant Pond with his wife and daughter.
This endowed scholarship fund was established in honor of Roland G. “Doc” Hannaford, a Maine native and graduate of the Building Construction Program at SMVTI (now SMCC) in 1964. A successful businessman who owned and operated his own remodeling and construction business, Hannaford Construction, Mr. Hannaford also served as a vocational education instructor for over 36 years.
The BCT program at CMCC prepares students for successful employment in construction-related fields. Through a combination of classroom study, mock-ups, and live projects, students obtain hands-on experience and become broadly familiar with methods, standards, and codes commonly associated with the construction industry. A “Jobsite Track” degree option in the BCT program is available that provides students with alternating classroom and laboratory training with paid, on-the-job experience.