2011 Commencement at EMCC

Saturday, May 21st, marked the 44th Annual Commencement of Eastern Maine Community College. Over 3000 community college students will graduate this month in the State of Maine and the 350 members of  the Eastern Maine Community College’s Class of 2011 are very diverse- with the youngest student graduating being... Read more >


Heather McGlauflin

Heather McGlauflin

I am a bicentennial baby, born on March 2 at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Bangor, Maine. My parents divorced when I was 2.5 years old. As a child I watched my mother work full-time while continuing her education. I saw that with hard work and perseverance, anything is possible... Read more >


Stephen McCarron

Stephen McCarron

I went to work in construction right out of high school. I got a lot of good experience with heavy equipment but I also wasn’t going to be able to go anywhere in the field without a degree. I knew I needed to go back to school in order... Read more >


Shauna Strattonmeier

Shauna Strattonmeier

I am the first person in my family to go to college, which is an achievement I never thought was possible. College was always a dream of mine but I grew up in an isolated, financially unstable household. As a result of that environment, I followed the path modeled... Read more >


Morgan Talty

Morgan Talty

I grew up on Indian Island, a 3×1 mile stretch of land. We’re Wabanaki, meaning People of the Dawn. We’re made up of Micmac, Passamaquody, Penobscot and Maliseet Native Americans. I know every house, every person, every landmark on Indian Island. But walking through the woods, it’s always new... Read more >


Zach Mathieu

Liberal Studies as the launching pad

Zach Mathieu is a second year Liberal Studies student from Bingham, Maine who enrolled directly after high school. His plan is to become a history teacher, completing a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maine at Farmington and then going to graduate school. Read more >


Math instructor Changsu Lee

Mastering language

When math instructor Changsu Lee first arrived in the United States from Korea, he learned English quickly because there were no other Korean students. Immediately integrating foreign students into classes with other English speaking students is key to the Integrative English Program Changsu developed five years ago and which... Read more >


James Cleaves

Bringing the family potato truck along

James Cleaves is a first year Diesel, Truck and Heavy Equipment student from Sangerville whose father, Bill Cleaves, sent along the family potato truck with his son to provide an additional piece of equipment for students to learn upon. The truck is a 1974 tractor trailer used on family... Read more >