EMCC Honors All Maine Academic Students

Apr 2, 2013

The All-Maine Academic Team is part of the national Phi Theta Kappa program, an international honor society for two-year colleges. Students are nominated and selected for the team by their college based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. The All-Maine Academic Team program is co-sponsored by Camden National Bank, Bangor Daily News, Creative Awards of Scarborough, Phi Theta Kappa, and the MCCS.

Sarah Freeman, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor
Residence: Bangor
Age: 20
GPA: 3.91
Major: Business Management

Having been homeschooled, Sarah Freeman was looking for a college that would help her navigate her first experience with public education after earning her GED. Her choice was EMCC. She says the small class sizes, supportive faculty, and becoming a math and English tutor have helped her become more confident and outgoing. She is described by her instructors as self-motivated and hard working and finds inspiration in helping others succeed academically. She plans to continue her education with the career goal of becoming a financial manager.

Jonathan Torsch, Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor
Residence: Bangor
Age: 25
GPA: 4.00
Major: Electrical and Automation Technology

When the company he worked for closed and he was laid off, Jonathan Torsch wanted to learn a trade and gain skills he could rely on for a lifetime. He juggles his own classes while tutoring others in the electrical and automation technology program, as well as higher level math and science courses, all while maintaining a 4.00 GPA. He plans to continue his studies in electrical engineering at the University of Maine after he graduates and looks forward to a rewarding career in a field that he finds challenging and enjoyable.

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