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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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Calling all Car Buffs and Those Who Like to Buff Cars to WCCC’s 4th Annual Show n’ Shine Day

By wccc on May 29, 2013, at 2:02 p.m.
CALAIS _ An extravaganza is the only way to describe the 4th annual Show n’ Shine to be held at the Washington County Community College on Saturday, June 8th. An array of vehicles from classic antiques to fancy Beamers to Rat Rods will be on display. The event begins at …
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Four Area Residents and An Instructor Honored During WCCC Commencement Exercises

By wccc on May 13, 2013, at 4:48 p.m.
CALAIS _ It was a day to honor those who have given so much to either education or their community and on Friday a popular WCCC instructor received Faculty Emeritus status while four area residents were given honorary degrees during the 44th annual Commencement Exercises at Washington County Community College. …
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WCCC Graduation – Lots of Cheers and Tears

By wccc on May 13, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.
CALAIS _There were lots of cheers and plenty of tears at the 44th Commencement Exercises Friday at the Washington County Community College. The ceremony was held in the gymnasium at Calais High School. Some of the cheers and tears were for Business Studies Instructor Rhonda French, who had been elected …
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They Paddled, Ran and Biked during the 8th Annual WCCC Outdoor Adventure Race

By wccc on May 13, 2013, at 2:34 p.m.
CALAIS _ Participants paddled, ran and biked more than 20 miles earlier this month during the 8th annual Washington County Community College’s Outdoor Adventure Race. Each year teams from both sides of the international border take on the grueling task of competing and this year was no exception. “It was …
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WCCC Students Tour Augusta and Gain Insight into the Future Job Market

By wccc on May 02, 2013, at 9:53 a.m.
Students in the Heavy Equipment Operation and Heavy Equipment Maintenance programs at Washington County Community College were in Augusta in April to attend the 33rd annual Construction Expo of Maine. Students had the opportunity to view the latest in technology as they visited more than 175 indoor exhibits and two …
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WCCC Students Tour CRH And Learn From the Best in the Field

By wccc on April 11, 2013, at 4:26 p.m.
CALAIS _ Students enrolled in Washington County Community College’s Medical Assisting Program recently had an opportunity to learn from the best of the best at Calais Regional Hospital. More than a dozen Medical Assisting students enrolled in the Medical Management phase of the program recently toured the hospital and talked …
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CHEP Opens Doors to Education on Both Sides of International Border

By wccc on April 08, 2013, at 1:19 p.m.
CALAIS _ Educators from both Maine and New Brunswick met last week to kick off a unique post-secondary education cross-border partnership that will lead to high-quality learning opportunities for students on both sides of the international border. The Cross border Higher Education Partnership, known locally as CHEP, will offer first-class …
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Washington County students attend JMG Conference

By wccc on March 29, 2013, at 12:04 p.m.
CALAIS, Maine — Planning for the future was on the minds of many of the students who attended the Jobs for Maine Graduates conference at the Washington County Community College last week. Students from Machias to Baileyville spent the day interacting with fellow WCCC students and attending classes. They had …
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Students at JMG Conference at WCCC Learn Work Can Be Fun

By wccc on March 29, 2013, at 10:44 a.m.
CALAIS _ Planning for the future was on the minds of many of the students who attended the Jobs for Maine Graduates conference at the Washington County Community College last week. Students from Machias to Baileyville spent the day interacting with fellow WCCC students and attending classes. They had an …
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Two-year Community College Degree Could Lead to Job in Criminal Justice Field

By wccc on March 25, 2013, at 9 p.m.
CALAIS _ A two-year associate’s degree in Criminal Justice could lead to a variety of jobs including work as a police officer or a corrections official. Or how would you like to be a detective, criminal investigator, or a forensic science technician? At the state and county level there are …
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Interested in a GED? Get it Now. Federal Rules Have Changed

By wccc on March 22, 2013, at 7:34 p.m.
CALAIS _ Tess Ftorek, Washington County Community College’s dean emeritus and former student support services counselor encourages anyone who may be thinking about getting their GED to do it now. New changes in the federally-run program are going to make getting a GED a lot tougher, she said. For those …
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Unique Partnership to Benefit Post-Secondary Students on Both Sides of International Border

By wccc on March 19, 2013, at 1:40 p.m.
CALAIS _ An exciting cross border partnership between neighboring post-secondary educational institutions in Maine and New Brunswick will expand additional shared resources and high-quality learning opportunities for students on both sides of the international border. The Cross border Higher Education Partnership, known locally as CHEP, will offer first-class learning opportunities, …
 
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