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YCCC Announces 16th Commencement Ceremony

YCCC Announces 16th Commencement Ceremony

Bill Green to deliver YCCC’s 16th Commencement Address

WELLS- York County Community College president, Dr. Charles M. Lyons, is pleased to announce that Bill Green, news reporter/anchor and host of WCSH 6 Bill Green’s Maine, will deliver the 2011 commencement address to 138 graduates on Saturday, May 14th at the Ogunquit Playhouse. Mr.

Bill Green to deliver YCCC’s 16th Commencement Address

Bill Green to deliver YCCC’s 16th Commencement Address

WELLS- York County Community College president, Dr. Charles M. Lyons, is pleased to announce that Bill Green, news reporter/anchor and host of WCSH 6 Bill Green’s Maine, will deliver the 2011 commencement address to 138 graduates on Saturday, May 14th at the Ogunquit Playhouse.  Mr. Green will share from his personal experiences, congratulate the students on their accomplishment as well as challenge them to live and work in Maine. 

Bill Green is a lifelong Mainer. Born in Bangor, he was educated in Bangor schools and the University of Maine. He worked his way through college as a full-time studio cameraman at WLBZ2 in Bangor.

Bill has worked at all levels of on-air television.  His Bill Green’s Maine, now in its twelfth season, is the most watched program in its time period.

Spring 2011 Walk & Bike to School Events in Your Neighborhood

• Auburn, The Walton School, Walk to School Day, May 5
• Biddeford, Community Bicycle Center, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Wednesdays, starting April 6
• Bridgton, Stevens Brook Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 17
• Brunswick, Jordan Acres Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Thursdays, starting May 5
• Brunswick, Longfellow Elementary School, Monthly Walk & Bike to School Days, all year
• Bucksport, Miles Lane School, Walk to School Day, May 13
• Calais Elementary School, Walking School Bus, Tuesdays & Thursdays starting April 26
• Camden, Camden-Rockport Middle School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 18
• Cutler, Bay Ridge Elementary School, Daily Walk & Ride to School Days, June 13 – 17
• Dresden Elementary School, Grades 3 -5 School Bike Trek, May 25
• Eagle Lake Elementary School, Walk & Bike to School Day, May 25
• Falmouth,

YORK COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE TO HOLD SATURDAY CLASSES

WELLS - Starting with the upcoming Fall 2011 semester, York County Community College  (YCCC) will open its doors on Saturdays.  YCCC will hold weekend classes in an effort to address the continued enrollment surge the college has experienced for the past 5 years, and the need for additional class sessions that accompanies that growth.

YCCC  Saturday college will offer two sessions; 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m and 12:00 p.m to 2:30 p.m. Students interested in weekend classes will be afforded an opportunity to sign up for two, consecutive classes, limiting the time on campus and perhaps childcare and/or transportation costs.

College for Kids returns to York County Community College

College for Kids returns to York County Community College

Wells-  Once again, this summer offers exciting possibilities for youth, ages seven to fourteen, at York County Community College’s Wells campus.

Beginning July 11 and running through August 19, this year’s College for Kids program includes the ever-popular science camps; Chemistry, Physics and Geology, as well as camps for the artistically inclined; Advanced Animation, Musical Theatre, and Writing and Publishing camps.  And, back by popular demand both beginner and advanced culinary camps to keep those aspiring chefs busy.

“Each year we try to bring back the camps that were the most enjoyed by the campers,” says Paulette Millette, Director of Community Education and Career Training.  “The kids aren’t shy about what they liked and what they gained from the experience.”

According to Millette, one of last summer’s favorites was the Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) camp, wherein Sergeant Wayne Cronin of the Wells Police Department created a 5 day e

YCCC Student named to USA TODAY'S All-USA Community College Academic Team

YCCC Student named to USA TODAY'S All-USA Community College Academic Team

Wells, Maine - Diane Dense of Wells, a student at York County Community College, was recognized among the top 20 community college students in the nation recently in New Orleans and was among the students featured in Monday’s USA TODAY. Over 1,600 students from over 800 community colleges were nominated for the 2011 All-USA Community College Academic Team.

The All-USA Community College Academic Team is presented by USA TODAY and Phi Theta Kappa (the official honor society of two-year colleges) and is sponsored by Follett Higher Education Group.   The program, created 21 years ago, is widely recognized as the most prestigious academic honor for students attending community college. Dense is the first student in YCCC’s history to win this award.

The awards ceremony took place at the Presidents Breakfast during the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) Convention, where she was joined by her husband, Barry, and Dr.

Student artists in your neighborhood to be honored at Blaine House

Augusta, ME – Student artists from across Maine will receive recognition from Maine’s First Lady at a Blaine House ceremony at 2:00 pm, on Monday, April 11.

The students, from 17 schools, will receive certificates for their participation in the Maine Youth Excellence in Art exhibition that has been on display in the Capitol Complex since February.

“These works of art are inspiring and showcase the talent of our youth,” said Maine’s First Lady Ann LePage. “Two pieces of artwork are on display currently in the Blaine House and we are making space available for a third.