The Maine College of Health Professions (MCHP) graduated 2 Nuclear Medicine Technology, 52 Nursing, and 19 Radiologic Technology students in a ceremony at the Lewiston Middle School.
Faculty and administration awarded Associate Degrees in the Applied Sciences of Nuclear Medicine Technology, Nursing, and Radiologic Technology, and 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. MCHP President Dr. Monika Bissell welcomed the guests: Dr. Pamela Baker, Chair, MCHP Board of Trustees; and Kay Rand, Chief of Staff for Senator Angus King. Rev. Jonathan Vogel, Assistant Chaplain of Pastoral Care at CMMC, offered the Call for Reflection and Benediction. Phil House was pianist.
Susan Poulin, Faculty and Coordinator of General Education, served as Master of Ceremonies. Ms. Poulin introduced Kay Rand, who provided the graduation address. Ms. Rand encouraged graduates to live like a tree by keeping roots to stay securely grounded and having the ability to bend and adjust in changing conditions.
Providing reflections of the class were Kersti Bayne, Nuclear Medicine Technology Student Representative; Dana Hallisey, Nursing Class President; and Samantha Bourassa, Radiologic Technology Class President.
Dr. Pamela Baker, Chair of the Board of Trustees, presented the MCHP Board of Trustees Award to Cheryl Morin (Nursing graduate), and Emma Schalk (Radiology graduate). This award is given each year to the students who demonstrate leadership qualities, display concern and understanding for others, make decisions and assume responsibility for their actions, and establish trust in their interactions with others.
Dr. Bissell presented the MCHP President’s Awards for the senior students attaining the highest academic achievements to Jennifer Mitchell (Nuclear Medicine Technology), Lindsey Rose Maines (Nursing), and Samantha Bourassa (Radiologic Technology). This award is given to the students with the highest GPA in each program of study.
Members of the MCHP Class of 2017 are: Holly Denman of Appleton; Cody Leavitt, Joshua Mosher, Kenneth Romero, and Larissa Montminy of Auburn; Terri Bono of Arundel; Alyssa Stanley of Biddeford; Dana Hallisey and Josie Tanguay of Brunswick; Carly Grass of Bridgewater; Miranda Smith of Eliot; Hannah Parlin of Fairfield; Maria Barton of Falmouth; Kelsey Baril, Monica Beaule, Jillian Hutchinson, and Dillon Lyons of Greene; Victoria Clemons of Harpswell; Hannah Chaney of Jay; Katrina Gosselin of Kennebunkport; Christie-Jo VanAmburg of Hartford; Jaymi Sullivan of Gray; Sarah Breton, Tyler Croman, Elizabeth McArthur, Rachel McElravy, Cheryl Morin, Rudy Pandora, Elisha Perez, Katherine Pushee, Kaszi Smith, Tia St. Pierre, Vanessa Swett, Courtney Belanger, Evan Bourassa, and Steven Small of Lewiston; Emma Blethen and Emily Gilbert of Lisbon; Heather Nickerson of Litchfield; Alexa Jackman of Livermore; Chelsey Walker of Lovell; Emily Ridley and Morgan Vellaro of Mechanic Falls; Brielle Embrey and Kylie Kemp of Monmouth; Dawn Collette of Mexico; Tara Hadsell, Lindsay Ryan, and Sara Sands of Minot; Shannon Storman of North Waterboro; Diana Libby of Norway; Shannon Buzzell of Oakland; Gina Criado of Old Orchard Beach; Paula Berube, Samantha Berube, and Darcy Rodriguez of Oxford; Jennifer Mitchell of Phillips; Lindsey Maines of Poland; Hannah Lloy of Raymond; Emma Schalk of Sabattus; Lauren Boucouvalas and Felicia Manson of Saco; Kersti Bayne of Standish; Emily Lemieux and Shirley Pouliot of South Portland; Rylie Turner of Steep Falls; Stephanie Jones of Turner; Steven LeClair of West Gardiner; Mandy Moore of Whitefield; Samantha Bourassa of Wilton; Mary Darcy and Kathleen Holbrook of Windham; and Kevin Schuller of Leominster, MA.
Maine College of Health Professions offers fully-accredited associate degree programs in nuclear medicine technology, nursing, and radiologic technology. Certificate programs are available in computed tomography, nurses’ assistant, and phlebotomy. General education courses are offered each semester and are open to the public.
For more information about programs at MCHP, please visit our website at www.MCHP.edu or call 207-795-2840.
Photo credit Dave Gondek Photography
Graduation Photo Caption: Kay Rand, Graduation Speaker, Kersti Bayne, Samantha Bourassa, and Dana Hallisey, Class President and Student Speakers.