Campus News

NMCC continues tuition-free practical nurse training to address nursing shortage

September 16, 2019
Presque Isle - In 2017 Northern Maine Community College received approval for the establishment of a practical nursing program to address the growing concern regarding the need to expand Maine’s long-term care workforce.  The first cohort of fifteen students from southern Aroostook will complete the program in December. In a… Read More

NMCC receives grant to address food insecurity on campus

September 12, 2019
  Presque Isle – After attending the Universities Fighting World Hunger summit last March, NMCC Student Navigator Ashley Hall and senior business student Lacie LeGassie felt inspired to apply for a grant from the Maine Campus Compact in an effort to battle food insecurity on campus. This September they were… Read More

Machining student receives job offer and full tuition from GE Bangor

September 12, 2019
Presque Isle - Cameron MacCrae, a senior precision machining technology student at NMCC, received a full-time job offer and a year of tuition scholarship from GE Bangor after completing his summer internship, contingent on his graduation this spring. A representative from GE cited MacCrae's proficiency as a machinist, mastery of… Read More

New faces working at NMCC, some new to the County

September 6, 2019
Presque Isle – NMCC welcomes four new staff and faculty members to the team this fall. “Each of these new team members brings a level of expertise and insight that we depend on to maintain our position as a leader in higher education, and we’re excited to have them aboard,”… Read More

NMCC & WCCC partner to provide EMS education in Washington County

September 6, 2019
Presque Isle - In an attempt to fill a gap in the emergency medical services workforce in Washington County and beyond, two community colleges have formed a partnership as a means to provide the required coursework and field experiences. Through a grant from the Maine Community College System’s Bring College… Read More

NMCC to offer High Pressure Boiler Operator course

August 27, 2019
Presque Isle – Northern Maine Community College will be offering a 16-week High Pressure Boiler Operator Course on Thursday evenings, beginning September 19. “A boiler operator is an essential trade for a lot of businesses in the County,” stated Doug Cyr, regional human resource manager at Irving Woodland Division. “At… Read More

Breaking the Mold: Gail Thibault

August 23, 2019
By Kent DeMerchant Aroostook - Gail Thibault is an Engineer Tech at Northeast Paving, formerly Lane Construction. She is responsible for a variety of tasks both at the paving plant and the many job sites the company oversees.  Her career story started in high school where she developed an interest… Read More

New leaders emerge at NMCC

August 22, 2019
AROOSTOOK COUNTY — Three employees at Northern Maine Community College take on additional responsibilities as they start new positions this academic year in the roles of director of financial aid, Academic Success Center coordinator, and department chair for nursing, simulation, and allied health. With the previous incumbents retiring, these positions… Read More