Maine Community College System Names All-Maine Academics

The All Maine Academic Team recognizes high-achieving Maine community college students who demonstrate academic excellence, leadership, and service that extends beyond the classroom. They represent the best of nearly 17,500 students who are enrolled this year at Maine’s seven community colleges. EMCC’s All-Maine Academics are Barbara Lewis and... Read more >


Fire Science Alum Receives Disaster Hero Award

Chandler Corriveau is a 2008 Fire Science graduate and recipient of the Fire Science Technology Award for his graduating class. He was recently honored with the American Red Cross’ Disaster Hero Award for his life-saving bravery on the Hermon Fire Department. Read more >


Spring Art Show at the Library Starting March 24

“All About Flowers,” a show of oil paintings by Peggy Clark Lumpkins, is all about local flowers growing in the woods, her big garden or her windowsill in Brownville, ME.  The paintings are done in the “Slow Art” method of oil glazing, which builds up rich colors over the... Read more >

$115,000 Maine Quality Centers Grant Funds EMCC Training for 200 New Employees at OnProcess Technology in Belfast

OnProcess Technology, a Massachusetts-based company that opened operations in Belfast in May of last year, will receive no-cost training through the Maine Community College System (MCCS) for up to 200 of its new Maine employees. The project is funded through a $115,000 grant by Maine Quality Centers, a program... Read more >

EMCC Public Safety Training Center

New Public Safety Training Center Opens

A 12,000-square-foot space that Eastern Maine Community College purchased nearly a year ago has reopened as the Public Safety Training Center, housing EMCC’s Criminal Justice, Emergency Medical Services, and Fire Science programs. Located at 312 Hogan Road adjacent to EMCC’s existing campus, the former site of The Maine Jump... Read more >


Students and Alumni Featured in Bangor Chamber Award Video

Eastern Maine Community College was recently honored by the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce with the M. Jane Irving Community Service Award. Interim President Cassidy accepted the award at the Chamber’s annual dinner, an event attended by over 1,000 business and community members. Check out the video highlight EMCC’s... Read more >

Criminal Justice Mock Trial

Criminal Justice Students Stage Mock Trial

Students enrolled in Criminal Procedure and Report Writing and Testifying courses took part in a mock trial at the Penobscot Judicial Center. Each student was tasked with testifying on the stand to the contents of a police report they wrote earlier in the semester. Reports were done on a... Read more >


EMCC Alum Named “Chef of the Year”

Kara van Emmerik, chef de cuisine of Dudley’s Refresher in Castine, has been named Maine’s Chef of the Year in the 2015 Eater Awards. Eater is a food and nightlife blog of digital media company Vox Media Inc. Van Emmerik is a 2014 graduate of Eastern Maine Community... Read more >

Jon Tierney Hired as Faculty for New Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Program

Eastern Maine Community College has hired Jon Tierney as the lead faculty member for its new associate’s degree program in Outdoor Recreation and Tourism. Tierney, the owner of Acadia Mountain Guides in Bar Harbor, has three decades of experience in wilderness education, having been actively involved in developing nationally... Read more >


Kara van Emmerik, A.A.S. Culinary Arts, ’14

Castine, a small yet historical seaside community, is quintessential Maine. Thousands of tourists flock to the town each summer to take in the stunning scenery of sailboats, lighthouses and the rocky coast, and to of course dine on Maine’s famous seafood. This season, tourists and locals alike have a... Read more >