Central Maine Community College (CMCC) President Scott Knapp has announced the establishment of the Richard R. “Rick” Fournier Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Rick Fournier of Poland passed away in October 2015 after a long battle with cancer. An army veteran of the Vietnam War, he had a long career in industrial supply sales, including 14 years with Butler Bros., where his coworkers became a second family. He was survived by his wife Suzan, two children and three grandchildren.
Butler Bros. President Pat Butler notes that the purpose of this endowed scholarship fund is to perpetuate Rick’s spirit and the qualities of life he embraced. Proceeds from this fund will provide scholarship assistance to students in Precision Machining Technology, a program that was very important to Rick.
The PMT associate degree program at CMCC offers broad training experience in the metal products industry. Graduates of the program are employed as machine operators, machinists, CNC machinists, tool and die makers, quality control inspectors, machine assemblers, machine tool designers, CNC programmer or field service representatives.
Anyone wishing to contribute to the Rick Fournier Scholarship Fund may do so online at www.cmcc.edu or by sending a check to the CM Education Foundation, 1250 Turner Street, Auburn, ME 04210. Checks should be made payable to “CM Education Foundation” with Rick Fournier Fund on the notation line.
Photo caption: An endowed scholarship fund in memory of the late Rick Fournier has been established at Central Maine Community College. Left to right are CMCC President Scott Knapp, Rick’s wife Suzan Fournier, and Pat Butler, president of Butler Bros., where Rick had been employed for 14 years.