The Northern Maine Community College Foundation recently celebrated its success of the past year at an annual dinner held on the Presque Isle campus.

In addition to celebrating the year’s accomplishments, the evening also marked the conclusion of Jeff Pangburn’s tenure as chair, and the transition of leadership to new chair, Connie Sandstrom, the foundation’s previous vice-chair.

During the program portion of the dinner, Foundation Chair Pangburn presented an overview of the Foundation’s accomplishments over his two-year term, which included the launch of the water treatment program, renovations to the gym and locker rooms, completion of the simulation center, and the first stages of renovations to Reed Dining Commons. Pangburn also recognized the record-high distribution of student scholarships, at $117,000.

Pangburn also recognized outgoing Foundation board members: Douglas Cyr and Joel Griffeth, as well as newly-elected members: Shawn Anderson, Michelle Collins, Hunter Graham, and Jessica Lahey.

The reception highlighted students from various departments on campus who demonstrated course work and technology utilized in their education.

The evening concluded with presentations by students and alumni: Chirien Pace, liberal studies and business administration; Nicole Whittaker, accounting; and Ashley Hall, 2010 alumni. These presentations allowed guests the opportunity to see how their scholarship support is instrumental in allowing NMCC students to achieve success.