Stories about Northern Maine Community College


NMCC cutting positions, services to offset projected $470,000 budget deficit

By Jen Lynds on May 23, 2014, at 4:55 p.m.
An architect's rendering shows the interior fitness area of the Rodney Smith Wellness Center being added on to the A.K. Christie Complex at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle. NMCC held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to celebrate the project, though construction actually started last month.

Northern Maine Community College breaks ground on new wellness, student centers

By Jen Lynds on May 15, 2013, at 7:13 p.m.

VFW Post 2599 in Presque Isle creating ‘a place to call home’

By Scott Mitchell Johnson, Presque Isle Star-Herald on April 15, 2013, at 2:10 p.m.
State, local and economic development officials attended the commissioning of a new biomass boiler at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012. Robert Clark (from left), USDA Forest Service; President Timothy Crowley, Northern Maine Community College; Kris Doody, chair of the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees; Barry Ingraham, director of physical plant and technology at NMCC; and Philipp Lüscher, CEO of Schmid energy-group in Switzerland, attended the ceremony.

New NMCC wood boiler to save money, reduce carbon footprint

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 19, 2012, at 7:08 p.m.
Northern Maine Community College students are congratulated by faculty and staff of the College as the exit commencement exercises at The Forum in Presque Isle on Saturday, May 14.

Want to enroll in a Maine community college? You may have to wait

By Alex Barber on Oct. 05, 2011, at 8:01 p.m.

Dead River gift to provide hands-on experience for community college students

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 15, 2011, at 9:52 p.m.
Spencer Bragan (left), a 1991 graduate from Northern Maine Community College's residential construction program, was among the 50 stars recognized during NMCC's 50th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011.  Bragan, who served as a resident assistant at the College, and his wife Tricia had the chance to catch up with Thomas Richard, NMCC director of residential life, during the social preceding the Gala.

Gala fetes 50 years of NMCC

By Jen Lynds on Sept. 12, 2011, at 9:08 p.m.

Celebration to mark Northern Maine Community College’s 50th year

By Rick Levasseur on Sept. 07, 2011, at 7:36 p.m.

Presque Isle community college attracts attention of national green energy organization

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 15, 2011, at 8:11 p.m.
Crews from Northern Electric Inc. of Ashland install an 80-foot tall residential wind turbine at the site of Northern Maine Community College’s Northern Maine Center for Excellence in Alternative Energy Training and Education on Skyway Street in Presque Isle this past week. The 10-kilowatt residential wind turbine will  serve as the latest teaching tool for students in the wind power technology program, which teaches them to operate, maintain and repair wind turbine generators. Incoming and returning students in the wind power program and several additional programs will have access to it when classes resume later this month.

NMCC installs 10-kilowatt wind turbine to be used as teaching tool

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 13, 2011, at 2:42 p.m.

Former NMCC nursing instructor mourned by friends, colleagues

on Aug. 12, 2011, at 8:39 p.m.

Presque Isle session to highlight energy programs in Aroostook

By Jen Lynds on Aug. 03, 2011, at 5:06 p.m.
A number of volunteers, including several students at Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle and Loring Job Corps in Limestone, teamed up to make a Westfield family'’s wish come true, building a handicapped ramp so a resident  can enter and leave his home with less difficulty.

Volunteers make ramp a reality for County man with multiple sclerosis

By Kathy McCarty, Presque Isle Star-Herald on July 21, 2011, at 8:08 p.m.
Harold "Bud" Stewart.

Northern Maine Community College recognizes ‘founders’ on 50th anniversary

By Jen Lynds on June 17, 2011, at 10:41 p.m.

Northern Maine Community College to mark 50th birthday

By Jen Lynds on June 13, 2011, at 7:16 p.m.
At the start of 2009, 200 employees of Fraser Timber Inc. lost their jobs after the business shuttered its sawmills in Ashland and Masardis for an indefinite period of time. The news came just after Northern Maine Community College reconvened for its spring semester, but college officials wanted to do something to help the displaced workers. They created an entire special semester of course offerings tailored to laid-off workers. On Saturday, 18 of the displaced workers, including (from left,)  Albert Nadeau of Presque Isle, Pierre Gagne of Portage Lake, Tanya Clark of Ashland and Richard Michaud of Houlton will graduate from the college. The four are pictured studying for final exams in the NMCC library last week.

Displaced Fraser workers to graduate from NMCC May 14

By Jen Lynds on May 13, 2011, at 6:49 p.m.
Ben Dutil

NMCC to graduate first wind power technicians

By Jen Lynds on May 08, 2011, at 1:36 p.m.

Maine school to graduate wind-power majors

The Associated Press on April 26, 2011, at 4:55 a.m.
Visitors to the new Northern Maine Center for Excellence in Alternative Energy Training and Education look at equipment in the facility during a tour on Thursday April 21.2011. The facility, located a short distance from the Northern Maine Community College campus in the Skyway Industrial Park in Presque Isle, features both classroom and laboratory space for students in the building technology programs at the college.

NMCC dedicates new alternative energy training center

By Jen Lynds on April 21, 2011, at 7:39 p.m.

New NMCC alternative energy training center to open next week

By Jen Lynds on April 13, 2011, at 6:53 p.m.