CMCC Life Sciences Students Attend Honors Conference

August 4, 2017

Students in the Life Sciences Honors Program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC) recently attended the Northeast Regional Honors Council Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. With a theme of Bridging the Divide: Contemplating Differences and Forging Commonalities, the conference was further inspired by its location of Pittsburgh, commonly referred to as the “City of Bridges.”

Samuel Moreau, Fanie Wabwende, Deanna Doyon, and Emily Dingman, along with instructor Diana Drown participated in the conference, and Dingman shared a poster presentation of her capstone project title “Healthcare and Earthcare: Bridging the divide between medicine and climate change.”

Doyon described the conference as a “truly an amazing and inspiring experience. Honors is not just about doing extra credit. It is about coming together, finding a common thread, and collaborating for a common goal. The goal is to feed each other intellectually and enrich our lives.”

The Life Sciences program at CMCC provides a broad survey of scientifically accumulated knowledge focused on life and biological sciences. Students completing the degree can enter the workforce as scientific technicians or transfer into science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) majors at four-year colleges and universities. The 61-credit program, which includes 34 credits in lab science, provides appropriate course sequencing for efficient transfer and reinforces and deepens core learning across the curriculum.

In partnership with the University of New England (UNE), graduates of this program may apply all credits earned toward any of 15 bachelor’s degree programs at UNE. Some of these programs prepare students for graduate-level study in Pharmacy, Dentistry, Osteopathic Medicine, and other health professions.  More information is available online at

Photo caption: Diana Drown, left, Honors Program coordinator at CMCC, is pictured here with student Emily Dingman during Emily’s poster presentation at the National Regional Honors Council Conference in Pittsburgh