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CMMC College of Nursing and Health Professions Graduates 74

The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions (CMMC CONHP) graduated 54 nursing and 20 radiography students recently in a ceremony at the Lewiston Middle School.

Having successfully completed the college's education programs, the graduates were awarded associate degrees in the applied science of nursing or radiologic technology. A number of graduating students received awards during the ceremony.

Graduates, friends, and family gathered with faculty, staff, administration, and honored dignitaries to celebrate commencement. CONHP President Susan Baltrus welcomed the guests, including: CMMC CONHP Board of Trustees Chairperson Marsha Auster; CMMC Board of Trustees Chairperson Richard Roy; and Robert Crowley of Durham, winner of the CBS reality television show "Survivor-Gabon". Reverend Jay Turner offered the invocation and benediction. Phil House was pianist.

Crowley gave the commencement address. Crowley, a retired high school physics teacher, is the oldest winner of Survivor and the first teacher to win. He advised the graduates, "Good luck and good opportunities are often the result of your own personality and work. When they come your way, take advantage of them. Life can be a wonderful journey of many steps. Step carefully and thoughtfully. Take every job you have seriously, work hard: you never know where it may lead you. If you work hard, if you are trustworthy and smile, you will be rewarded. Remember, your downturns will always be followed by upturns."

Nursing student Andaria Crespi was honored with the CMMC Board of Trustees Award, awarded to the student who exhibits excellence in delivering nursing care. The recipient demonstrates gentleness, independence, understanding, caring, compassion, and love in communicating with and caring for people.

Nursing student William Markavich Jr. and radiologic technology student Ashley Kearns were presented the CMMC CONHP Board of Trustees Awards, given each year to the students who demonstrate leadership qualities, display concern and understanding for others, make decisions and assume responsibility for his or her actions, and establish trust in interactions.

Susan Baltrus presented the CONHP President's Award for the senior students attaining the highest academic achievements to nursing student Jennifer Bowdish and radiologic technology student Ashley Kearns.

Members of the CMMC CONHP Class of 2013 are: Tina M. Harris, Amber Diana Lussier, Hali Ann Ryder, Danielle Withers, Shana Connor, and Brooke Caitlin Gagne, all of Auburn; Leah Y. Stevens of Augusta; Kelsey Libby Bulger of Buxton; Sarah C. Reed ofBethel; Thomas Burt, Jr. of Brownfield; Sarah Jean McQuarrie of Cumberland;Jeanette M. Ouellette of Canton; David J. Ryan of Carrabassett Valley; N. LeAnn Hankins of Cooper; Richard Beaudoin of Damariscotta; Joanne C. Hicks of East Machias; Amy Ann Zipperer of Eastport; Jessica Lee Chasteen of Fairfield; Andaria Elizabeth Crespi of Farmington; Brianna Nichole Russell of Gray; Rachael M. Knight of Harpswell; Naomi Roxanne Caron of Hartford; Brianna Marie Beisaw and Jacqueline Cassidy, both of Jay; Adam John Carlson, Robert OvilaDion, George K. Foisy, Heather Marie Gatlin, Chantel C. Giguere, Kristen Michelle Lacasse, Ian J. McCarty, Nicole Marie Thibault, Katelyn Rae Thurston, and Levi R. Robinson, all of Lewiston; Joshua James Scholz of Lisbon Falls;Gisèle Denise Berube, Kara Lynn Casella, Angelica Leah Estes, Thomas T. Fumarola, Jr., and Benjamin M. Tarr, all of Lisbon; Patricia L. McDaniel ofLivermore; Dana M. Lang of Machias; Shelby Richardson Leighton of Machiasport; Kelly Ruth Bickford, Jordan C. Emery, and William Markavich, Jr., all of Mechanic Falls; Patricia A. Smith and Janine R. Young, both of Mexico; Megan Elizabeth Thompson Stauffer of Naples; Celeste Leigh Prescott of New Gloucester; Chelsea Marie Kimball of North Berwick; Myah Lindsay Smallwood of Patten; Christy M. Vasvary of Oakland; Nicole Dawn Davis and Joseph A. Rideout of Oxford; Penny D. Rock of Peru; Shannen Lynn Wagner of Poland; Kimberly Ann Forslund of Porter; Marybeth C. Riley, Isabel Michelle Rodzik, Ashley E. Kearns, and Emily Marie Sweatt, all of Portland;Heather L. Camp of Pownal; Luxiana May Rossignol of Richmond; Deanna Renee Pickard, Matthew Richard Charette, and Katelynn Renee Wood, all of Sabattus; Michelle Marie James of South China; Anna Maria Balbo Baldwin and Ryan Ghislain Gauvin, both of South Portland; Katie L. Nauyokas of Steep Falls; Kristine Erin Sylvester of Chelsea A. Blackwell, and Walter Preston Harris, both of Topsham; Erin Michelle Plante of Wales; Jennifer D. Bowdish of West Bath; Kylie L. Dulac of Windham; Peter E. McWalter of Woolwich; and Kellie A. Keefe of Yarmouth.

The CMMC CONHP offers associate degree programs in nursing, radiologic technology, and nuclear medicine technology. Certificate programs are available in computedtomography, reiki, and nursing assistant. General education courses are offered each semester and are open to the public.

For more information about programs at CMMC CONHP, please visit our website at www.cmmccollege.edu or call 207-795-2840.

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