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KVCC Open House Oct. 2

By Jon Humphrey on Sept. 14, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave. Fairfield and 23 Stanley Ave. Hinckley, Fairfield, Maine For more information: 207-453-5155; kvcc.me.edu FAIRFIELD, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will hold an Open House Friday, Oct. 2 at its campuses in …
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KVCC offers “Late Start” 12-week mini session beginning Sept. 28

By Jon Humphrey on Aug. 31, 2015, at 3:58 p.m.
FAIRFIELD, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is offering a “Late Start” 12-week mini session beginning September 28 for current and prospective students. About a dozen general education, high-demand courses are being offered in this compact “Late-Start” schedule. “Our fall semester high-demand courses filled up quickly,” said Karen Normandin, …
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KVCC to launch new Sustainable Design-Build (Timber-Frame) and Welding programs and new options in Electrical Technology, Mental Health and Medical Assisting for Fall 2015

By Jon Humphrey on July 14, 2015, at 1:37 p.m.
FAIRFIELD & HINCKLEY, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is now enrolling students in new programs and options for the Fall 2015 semester including a unique two-year degree in Sustainable Design-Build (Timber-Frame). The new Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Sustainable Design-Build is the first program of its …
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KVCC and Mix 107.9 to host Culinary Festival April 4 at Augusta Civic Center

By Jon Humphrey on March 26, 2015, at 1:30 p.m.
AUGUSTA, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) and 107.9 The Mix will host their first annual Culinary Festival Saturday, April 4 at the Augusta Civic Center. This celebration of food and beverages will feature vendors from the food, spirits, and home industries, demonstrations by KVCC staff and students, giveaways, …
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KVCC “Admit in a Day” event scheduled for Dec. 12

By Jon Humphrey on Nov. 18, 2014, at 1:04 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 12, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield, Maine For more information: 207-453-5822; kvcc.me.edu Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will hold an “Admit in a Day,” event Friday, Dec. 12 giving potential students a one-stop option for …
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KVCC Open House Nov. 15

By Jon Humphrey on Nov. 04, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave. Fairfield, ME and 23 Stanley Ave. Hinckley, ME, Fairfield and Hinckley, Maine For more information: 207-453-5155; kvcc.me.edu KVCC will hold an open house from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday Nov. 15 at its campuses in …
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KVCC Open House scheduled for two campuses Nov. 15

By Jon Humphrey on Oct. 28, 2014, at 11:42 a.m.
Fairfield,Hinckley, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will hold an open house from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 15 at its campuses in Fairfield and Hinckley. The open house will feature campus tours, financial aid guidance, program information, refreshments, and much more. Programs in the Allied Health, Nursing, and Trades …
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KVCC’s Bradley Harding named Plumbing Instructor of the Year

By Jon Humphrey on Oct. 22, 2014, at 11:29 a.m.
FAIRFIELD, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) instructor Bradley Harding has been named 2014 Plumbing Instructor of the Year by Contractor Magazine and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors (PHCC) National Association. Harding, plumbing instructor for KVCC’s Energy Services and Technology (EST) Program, received the award during CONNECT 2014, PHCC’s convention and …
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KVCC wins $2.5 million federal training grant

By Jon Humphrey on Sept. 30, 2014, at 1:48 p.m.
Fairfield, ME – The U.S. Department of Labor today announced that Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) has been awarded $2.5 million in federal funding over the next three years to advance health care, social work, and construction careers in Maine through new and existing programs of study. The grant, awarded …
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KVCC “Late Start” semester to begin Sept. 22

By Jon Humphrey on Sept. 10, 2014, at 1:38 p.m.
FAIRFIELD, HINCKLEY – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is offering a “Late Start” 12-week session of academic courses beginning Sept. 22. Approximately a dozen courses required by a wide range of college programs are being offered in this compact “Late-Start” schedule to students not already registered for the regular Fall …
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KVCC and Northern Pride Communications partner to offer no-cost cell tower training beginning Sept. 2 thanks to Maine Quality Center grant

By Jon Humphrey on Aug. 13, 2014, at 1:23 p.m.
FAIRFIELD, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) and Northern Pride Communications have jointly developed an education and training program to prepare individuals for system installer positions with the Topsham-based telecommunications company. This 258-hour program will be offered at no cost to qualified Maine residents thanks to funding from a …
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KVCC to hold first “Admit in a Day” event July 24

By Jon Humphrey on July 01, 2014, at 10:27 a.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield, Maine For more information: 207-453-5822; kvcc.me.edu Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will hold its first-ever “Admit in a Day” event July 24 giving potential students a one-stop option for …
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KVCC expands summer scholarships for 2014

By Jon Humphrey on May 06, 2014, at 2:08 p.m.
Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) has announced an expansion of scholarships for the summer semester which runs May 19 to August 9. The College will make approximately $125,000 in scholarships available to qualified students for the summer semester. More than 250 students are expected to benefit from …
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KVCC partners with Midstate Berkshire to offer free machinist and machine operator training

By Jon Humphrey on April 28, 2014, at 10:58 a.m.
Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Midstate Berkshire to offer free machinist and machine operator training to qualified students beginning May 19. Midstate Berkshire has generously donated $97,000 to fund 700 hours of training at KVCC for each student selected …
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Maine Senator Susan Collins will be keynote speaker at KVCC 44th Commencement

By Jon Humphrey on April 22, 2014, at 2:48 p.m.
FAIRFIELD, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) has announced that Maine Senator Susan Collins will be the keynote speaker at its 44th Commencement Exercises May 17 at the Augusta Civic Center. Commencement will begin at 10 a.m. Senator Collins was invited to make the keynote address by Dr. Richard …
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KVCC Open House scheduled March 27

By Jon Humphrey on March 19, 2014, at 10:24 a.m.
Thursday, March 27, 2014 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Location: Kennebec Valley Community College, 92 Western Ave., Fairfield, Maine For more information: 207-453-5035; kvcc.me.edu Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will hold an Open House Thursday, March 27, featuring campus tours, financial aid guidance, program information, and much …
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KVCC Evening of Jazz Gala March 21

By Jon Humphrey on March 04, 2014, at 12:30 p.m.
Fairfield, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) Foundation’s An Evening of Jazz gala dinner dance and auction will be held March 21 to raise money for student scholarships and educational needs, and reservations are still available for this fun and important event. Organized to raise funds to open the …
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Series of speakers on agriculture topics begins Feb. 6 at KVCC

By Jon Humphrey on Feb. 03, 2014, at 2:28 p.m.
FAIRFIELD, ME – Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will offer a series of seven agriculture-oriented speakers and panel discussions beginning in early February. The series will focus on issues important to Maine’s sustainable agriculture and farm-to-table culinary arts efforts. Each session will be held in the conference room at the …
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KVCC offers solar photovoltaic code workshop Jan. 21

By Jon Humphrey on Jan. 06, 2014, at 9:54 a.m.
Fairfield, ME – In collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the International Association of Electrical Inspectors, Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) will offer a unique one-day workshop for Maine code officials and photovoltaic (PV) design and installation professionals on Jan. 21 at its Fairfield campus. The one-day …
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KVCC President addresses Mid-Maine Global Forum on how education policies in Japan and elsewhere could help to improve secondary education in Maine

By Jon Humphrey on Dec. 17, 2013, at 12:25 p.m.
WATERVILLE, ME – Dr. Richard Hopper, President of Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC), spoke at the Mid-Maine Global Forum Dec. 11 on lessons Maine can learn from Japan’s education policies since World War II. Dr. Hopper was invited to address the monthly forum as the featured speaker based on his …