FAIRFIELD — Kennebec Valley Community College held its 40th commencement exercises at the Augusta Civic Center on May 15, with 496 graduates.
The graduating class was the largest in the college’s history, and the crowd of graduates, family and friends gathered for the event filled the civic center auditorium.
President Barbara Woodlee, speaking at her last KVCC graduation before her retirement this summer, shared some lessons from her 26 years leading the college. Maine State Sen. Justin Alfond, (D-Portland) was the keynote speaker for the event.
The following local students graduated:
Advanced Emergency Care
Certificate: Dustin D. Barry, Winthrop; Joseph M. Carpenter, Farmington; Harold N. Eames, Carrabassett Valley; Zachary William Kazan, Durham; John D. Kluzak, North Monmouth; Joshua R. LaBonte, Litchfield; Lee T. O’Connor, Mechanic Falls; Joseph E. Ponte, Hartford; Cassandra Elizabeth Purington, Livermore Falls; Alan Ramsdell Sleight, Carrabassett Valley; Stephen L. Smith, Wilton; Joshua John Wheeler, Winthrop; Aaron M. White, Winthrop.
Associate in applied science degree: Denis A. D’Auteuil, Lewiston; Katherine Lois Melvin, Readfield.
Advanced certificate: Laurie Ann Theberge, New Gloucester.
Associate in applied science degree: Vonnie Jean Coron, Winthrop; Susan Marie Hunter, Mt. Vernon.
Electrical Lineworker Technology
Diploma: Adam E. Ellis, Casco.
Diploma: Anthony G. Trask, Farmington.
Health Information Technology
Associate in applied science degree: Sharon I. Rawstron, Lewiston.
Certificate: Debbie Sue Prescott, Wayne.
Health Science Preparation
Certificate: Christine P. Averill, Mexico; Christopher L. Bonnevie, Jay; Trina Bryant, Winthrop; Richard Nelson Harvell, Jay; Susan M. Lemieux, Mt. Vernon; Bryel J. Marston, Winthrop; Nancy L. Martin, Winthrop; Adam J. Pynenburg, Turner; Megan L. Zimmerschied, New Sharon.
Associate in arts degree: Michelle Denise Howard, Chesterville; Kristen A. Remaly, Winthrop; Nichole M. White-Matson, Turner
Associate in applied science degree: Catherine S. Rogers, Farmington; Angela Ann Stone, Chesterville.
Associate in science degree: Sherie Elizabeth Carson, Farmington; Willa Lee Yates, Kingfield.
Certificate: Tina M. White, Litchfield.
Physical Therapy Assistant
Associate in applied science degree: Maria Lynn Arsenault, Berlin, N.H.; Karie Lynn Bradbury, New Gloucester.
Pulp and Paper Technology
Associate in applied science degree: Benjamin Scott Hebert, Jay; Ryan Guy Marshall, Jay.
Associate in science degree: Carrie E. Dugal, Winthrop.
Associate in science degree: Michael D. Breton, Roxbury.
Advanced certificate: Lori Melissa Drew, Litchfield.