Sarah Pierce and Bailey Pullen, second-year students in the business administration program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC), have been awarded $1,250 scholarships from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for study during the current academic year.
A resident of Greene, Pierce has earned highest honors at CMCC, where she has worked as a peer tutor in the Math & Science Center. After she earns her business degree in December, Pierce plans to complete the network security/computer forensics program at the college. She hopes to pursue a career as a computer forensics investigator.
Pullen completed the criminal justice program with high honors in May 2017 and has now earned president’s honors in the business program. A resident of Canton, she is employed as an accounting assistant at H.E. Callahan Construction. After CMCC, she may pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting and then become a CPA.
Pierce and Pullen are two of 14 Maine community college students to receive a scholarship from MEREDA. The association’s goal is to support Maine students as they prepare for careers in areas of study that promote MEREDA’s mission of responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the state.
“MEREDA is a strong supporter of trades and professions associated with real estate and the real estate development industry in Maine, and recognizes how important these professions, that provide good jobs and careers, have been to our state, the economy and the real estate industry,” said Gary Vogel of Drummond Woodsum and MEREDA president. “An educated workforce is vital to support economic development. We are pleased to help these deserving students achieve their goals and our members look forward to the contributions they will make to our industry, our state and our economy.”