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WCCC Polar Bear Dippers are Ready to Take the Plunge

By wccc on Jan. 15, 2014, at 8:27 p.m.
CALAIS _ There will be a lot of love at this year’s 14th annual Washington County Community College dip because the theme is Valentine’s Day. The event is sponsored by the Student Senate and the motto this year is “Cupid’s Plunge.” The WCCC Student Senate held a contest and this …
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New WCCC Medical Programs Will Lead to Jobs

By wccc on Nov. 09, 2013, at 9:51 a.m.
CALAIS _ A successful college program leads to jobs and that is what students at the Washington County Community College have learned More than a dozen students who graduated from the college’s Medical Assisting Program are now working at local health centers and hospitals. Others have gone onto health centers …
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WCCC 14th Annual Polar Bear Dip to Benefit Two Agencies

By wccc on Oct. 27, 2013, at 12:08 p.m.
CALAIS _ THE 14th annual Washington County Community College Polar Bear Dip has a new twist to it this year, the proceeds from the icy plunge will benefit both children and adults alike. Money raised by the dippers, who each year plunge into the frigid Passamaquoddy Bay, will be divided …
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WCCC Students Collect Turkey Stuffing to Benefit Families During Thanksgiving

By wccc on Oct. 27, 2013, at 11:14 a.m.
CALAIS  – Unlike other holidays, Thanksgiving is just what it says it is, it is about saying thanks and about giving. And that is what students enrolled in Instructor Rhonda French’s Supervisory Management Class at Washington County Community College are doing. Alecia McIver, a second year Business Management student, and …
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WCCC 2nd Annual Trunk of Treat Festival

By wccc on Oct. 18, 2013, at 3:08 p.m.
CALAIS _ Ghosts and goblins along with witches and pumpkins will all be part of the second annual Washington County Community College’s Truck or Treat Festivities on Friday, Oct. 25. The event will be held again in the parking lot behind the college from 5 to 7 p.m. The event …
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CNA Opportunities at WCCC

By wccc on Oct. 10, 2013, at 9:05 a.m.
CALAIS _ A career opportunity and the possibility of a scholarship makes the Certified Nurse’s Aide Program an attractive option for students enrolled at Washington County Community College. Again this year, WCCC is offering its one-semester CNA course. And again this year, scholarships for eligible students are available through the …
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WCCC to host Bluegrass, Country and Rock Concert

By wccc on Oct. 04, 2013, at 5:25 p.m.
CALAIS _ Feet will be tapping during the 5th annual Ken and Jane Brooks and Friends Concert on Saturday, Oct. 19th at Washington County Community College. The show starts at 7 p.m. and will be held in the lecture hall. Since their concert last year, it has been an amazing …
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WCCC’s Outdoor Adventure Center Receives Donation

By wccc on Sept. 22, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.
CALAIS _ A longtime sportsman and Registered Maine Guide, Roy E. Comstock Jr. of Calais, was honored recently when family and friends donated money to the Washington County Community College’s Outdoor Adventure Center in his name. Comstock’s daughter, Mary Ann Duvall of Robbinston said that her father’s funeral was held …
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WCCC hires academic dean

By wccc on Sept. 15, 2013, at 9:19 a.m.
CALAIS , Maine — Experience and a familiar face makes for a winning combination for the new Academic Dean at Washington County Community College. Dr. David Sousa assumed his new duties in August. He has agreed to serve for one year. Sousa was hired to work closely with newly appointed …
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WCCC Named Among Top 25 Colleges in Country

By wccc on Sept. 14, 2013, at 9:09 a.m.
CALAIS _ Washington County Community College was recently ranked among the top 25 best community colleges in the United States by the Washington Monthly. Saint Paul College again took the top spot, followed by North Florida Community College and North Dakota State College of Science. WCCC was named number 24 …
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WCCC Students Benefit from Summer Golf Tournament

By wccc on Sept. 04, 2013, at 6:46 p.m.
CALAIS _ The international community came together this summer to raise more than $18,000 for the Direct-to-Student Scholarship Program at Washington County Community College. This is the largest amount raised to date since the program began three years ago. Last year, area residents and businesses raised more than $13,000 and …
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Community Comes Together to Help WCCC Students

By wccc on Sept. 04, 2013, at 12:49 p.m.
CALAIS _ The international community came together this summer to raise more than $18,000 for the Direct-to-Student Scholarship Program at Washington County Community College. This is the largest amount raised to date since the program began three years ago. Last year, area residents and businesses raised more than $13,000 and …
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WCCC Officials Show Texans a Good Time

By wccc on Aug. 26, 2013, at 4:26 p.m.
CALAIS _ What happens when Texas and Maine collide? You end up with a weekend of fun. Earlier this year, officials at the University of Texas at Tyler contacted the Washington County Community College’s Outdoor Adventure Center to see if it could provide some activities for members of the university’s …
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Unique Partnership Dubbed “Paddles for the Public” Leads to Fun Times on the Water

By wccc on Aug. 12, 2013, at 6:38 p.m.
CALAIS _ A unique partnership between the Washington County Community College, the Maine Coast Heritage Trust and Cobscook Hikes and Paddles of Perry has led to some wonderful summertime activities for area residents. Dubbed “Paddles for the Public,” the ecological summertime program has been a hit among nature enthusiasts. According …
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Students are the Big Winners during the 12th Annual WCCC Golf Tournament

By wccc on July 15, 2013, at 2:09 p.m.
CALAIS _ More than 135 golfers demonstrated not only their love of the sport, but also their commitment to higher education during the 12th annual Washington County Community College Golf Tournament over the weekend. The tournament was held under sunny skies on Saturday, July 13, at the St. Croix Country …
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Golfers Saturday Swing for WCCC Education

By wccc on July 08, 2013, at 2:16 p.m.
CALAIS _ There still is room for a few teams to sign up for the 12th annual Washington County Community College Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 13, at the St. Croix Country Club. There will be two shotgun starts at 7:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The tournament will help raise …
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New WCCC president has Down East roots

By wccc on July 08, 2013, at 7:04 a.m.
CALAIS, Maine — A man who has an appreciation of the quality of life Down East has just been appointed the new president of Washington County Community College. Joseph Cassidy, who was born and raised in Calais and attended universities in Maine, comes from a long line of Washington County …
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Swing for Education During WCCC’s 2013 Golf Tournament

By wccc on June 21, 2013, at 11:29 a.m.
CALAIS _ Golfers are invited to swing for education during the 12th annual Washington County Community College Golf Tournament on Saturday, July 13 at the St. Croix Country Club. Once again, old and young alike, will help raise scholarship money for WCCC students because each $250 or $500 donation does …
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WCCC Offers Summer Sailing Classes

By wccc on June 13, 2013, at 5:07 p.m.
CALAIS _ Anyone who has thought that learning how to sail would be a rich addition to their lives can now realize their dream. Washington County Community College, in partnership with the Passamaquoddy Yacht Club will be offering a series of community sailing programs for youth and adults this summer. …
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Contact Info:PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN SCEC AND WCCC BENEFITS LOCAL BUSINESSES

By wccc on May 29, 2013, at 2:28 p.m.
CALAIS _ A collaboration between the Sunrise County Economic Council (SCEC) and Washington County Community College (WCCC) has been a winning combination that has benefitted individuals and businesses in Washington County for two decades. The most recent partnership led to a two-day ServSafe certification class at the college that involved …
 
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