Stories about Washington County Community College


Washington County program helps scores of low-income, elderly taxpayers

By Cait Smith, Special to the BDN on April 15, 2013, at 11:40 a.m.
MACHIAS | Of the thousands of income tax filings made in Washington County before the April 16 deadline, more than 200 were prepared with the help of a dedicated group of tax-savvy volunteers. Since Feb. 1, seven volunteers staffed tax preparation work stations at the University of Maine at …
More than 150 people took the plunge Friday during the 12th annual Washington County Community College Polar Bear Dip at Split Rock on the Passamaquoddy Reservation. The determined dippers raised more than $20,000 for the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor. Dippers came from as far as Bangor and St. Stephen, New Brunswick, to participate.

Icy dips in Passamaquoddy Bay net more than $21,000 for Ronald McDonald House

on Feb. 10, 2012, at 6:58 p.m.
CALAIS | More than 150 people, in various stages of dress from bright-colored swim trunks to Peter Pan costumes, plunged into the Passamaquoddy Bay on Friday to help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House in Bangor. The event was part of Washington County Community College’s 12th annual Polar …

Calais college workshop to satisfy new food safety certification law

on Dec. 13, 2011, at 5:50 p.m.
A new law that will go into effect in January 2012 will require food certification for all commercial eating establishments. The Washington County Community College in cooperation with the Sunrise County Economic Council is sponsoring a two-day ServSafe workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and …
Washington County Community College building construction instructor Richard Ramsey, during the college’'s celebration of National Weatherization Day on Oct. 27, demonstrates how the college’'s new miniature weatherization house is being used as a teaching tool. The house was built with federal stimulus funds designed to promote weatherization programs across the country.

New pressurized house at Calais college to train builders in energy efficiency

on Oct. 30, 2011, at 4:51 p.m.
The days of putting on a carpenter’s apron and building a house are gone. Now carpenters need to know the science behind energy efficiency and how weatherization plays in home construction. On Thursday, officials at the Washington County Community College, unveiled a new miniature pressurized house on …
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.
AUGUSTA | The Maine Community College System has grown so much in recent years — 83 percent since 2003 — that it is having to turn away many qualified applicants. “Obviously it’s good news that in tough times we continue to expand,” the system’s president, John Fitzsimmons, said in …

WCCC unveils walkway memorial to honor veterans

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Oct. 03, 2011, at 5:26 p.m.
CALAIS | Washington County Community College unveiled Friday its Brick Memorial to honor veterans and current military personnel. Sgt. Maj. Russell Coltart, retired from the Maine Army National Guard, was honored during the dedication ceremony not only with words of praise for his years in the military and his …

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

By Dawn Gagnon on Sept. 15, 2011, at 9:52 p.m.
BANGOR | Students enrolled in diesel, truck and heavy equipment technology programs at Maine’s community colleges now have a chance to work with some of the equipment they will encounter once they join the work force as the result of a major gift from Dead River Co. Dead River …

WCCC hosts summer marine program

By Sharon Kiley Mack on Aug. 21, 2011, at 12:39 p.m.
CALAIS | Thirteen students from Princeton to Pleasant Point were able to dive into the marine ecosystem of Maine’s coast at a recent program held at Washington County Community College. The weeklong Marine Biology and Science Camp was taught by Dr. Wesley “Doc” Hedlund as part of the college’s …

Husson to stop running Boat School in Eastport in 2012

By Judy Harrison on April 21, 2011, at 7:23 p.m.
BANGOR | Husson University will end its relationship with the Boat School it operates in Eastport at the end of the 2012 school year, which will allow current students to complete their studies. Husson President Robert Clark announced the plan Thursday after it was approved by the university’s board …