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CMCC graduates nursing students
AUBURN — The Central Maine Medical Center College of Nursing and Health Professions recently graduated 51 nursing students in a ceremony at the Franco-American Heritage Center in Lewiston.
Having successfully completed the CMMC College of Nursing’s two-year registered nursing education program, the graduates were awarded associate degrees in the applied science of nursing. A number of graduating students were recognized during the ceremony.
The CONHP President’s Award for the senior student attaining the highest academic achievement went to Jessica Lynn Smith of Wilton. Smith also earned high honors distinction.
Jay W. Bachelder of Auburn was presented the Central Maine General Hospital-CMMC College of Nursing Alumni Association Award. The winner of the Alumni Association Award is chosen by members of the graduating class as the person they would most like to have take care of themselves or their family. Bachelder also earned the CMMC CONHP Board of Trustees Award, given each year to the student who demonstrates leadership qualities, displays concern and understanding for others, makes decisions and assumes responsibility for his or her actions, and establishes trust in interactions.
Kendra M. Brown of Freeport was recognized with the Charles E. Fortier Jr. Memorial Award, given to the student whose “behavior as a whole is indicative of a people-oriented person,” who directs “his or her expression in action rather than denying its existence,” and whose “sense of humor permeates all of his or her activities.”
Makalla A. Falco of Auburn was given the Samuel L. Singer and Ruth Small Award, which is presented to a student who will become a credit to herself and her profession, who shows pride as a representative of the CONHP, and maintains good academic standing.
Rebecca S. Lloyd of Rumford was honored with the CMMC Board of Trustees Award, which is 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.
Devan A. Melcher of Rumford was recognized with the first Peggy S. Young Memorial Award, established this year by Young’s husband Bob. Young graduated from CMMC CONHP in 1991 and in 2002 she joined the faculty. Young recognized the challenge of attending college while parenting small children. The award recipient is a compassionate caregiver with children.
CMMC Medical Staff Awards for Excellence in Nursing were presented to the following graduates: Marcy Rae Winslow of Bryant Pond, mental health nursing; Jamie R. Meader of Litchfield, medical nursing; Christal-Rose Stroud of Turner, surgical nursing; Alicia Nicole Jacobsen of Poland, obstetrical nursing and Tracey A. Stuart of Lewiston, pediatric nursing.
Alicia N. Jacobsen of Poland and Tracey A. Stuart of Lewiston were recognized as honors students.
Also comprising the CMMC College of Nursing Class of 2011 are: Socorro A. Barajas, Daniele B. B. Cote, Elizabeth F. LaChapelle, Amber N. Lecomte and Stephanie L. Violette, all of Lewiston; Leah G. Hardy, Christal-Rose Stroud and Richard A. Theriault, all of Turner; Sarah D. Faucher and Rosalba C. Graham, both of Auburn; Abbie K. Kee and Annie B. Novak, both of Bath; Nancy A. Exchange and Christine M. Minott, both of Gorham and Alyson M. Bishop and Jodi A. Freedman, both of Portland.
Also, Sally H. Barker and Tia M. Graffam, both of South Portland; Michelle R. Groh of Bowdoinham; Shannon M. Hatch of Bridgton; Marcy R. Winslow of Bryant Pond; Peter P. Michaud of Cape Elizabeth; Tammy D. Emery of Cushing; Laurissa A. Lewis-Schaab of Farmingdale; Stephen J. Gould of Fayette; Karen E. Twidwell of Greene; Jamie R. Meader of Litchfield; Megan M. Gasbarrone of Manchester and Ciera L. York of Mechanic Falls.
Also, Jennifer Jean Young of Mexico; Jenna N. Stevens of Monmouth; Tiffany M. Stebbins of Oakland; Cortney J. Sirois of Old Orchard Beach; Tamara L. Willis of Poland; Shannon L. Woodward of Richmond; Jean N.Wood of Sabattus; Karen M. McGoldrick of Standish; Maria Z. Watson of Vienna; Cristy L. T. Foxe of Windham; Stephanie L. Horr of Woolwich and Claire A. Upton of Bozeman, MT.