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Dean of Student Services Randall Lee, right, presents Debra Lyons, a human services student at Central Maine Community College, with the Coca-Cola $1,000 scholarship certificate.

AUBURN – Debra Lyons, a student at Central Maine Community College, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Lyons, who lives in Oxford, is an honors student with a perfect 4.0 GPA enrolled in the human services program.

Through the Coca-Cola Two-Year College Scholarship Program, the foundation awards 4,000 scholarships annually to students attending higher-education institutions granting two-year degrees.

Betsy Libby, director of admissions, describes Lyons as “very dedicated to her academic work and puts more time and effort into her studies than any student I have known.

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She is also presently employed for the Maine Department of Conservation as a customer services representative at Range Ponds State Park in Poland Spring.

Dean of Student Services Randall Lee said, “The Coca-Cola scholarship is quite an honor for a student. Deb is known by all at CM.

Lyons decided to return to school after working several jobs following her discharge from the U.S. Navy.

The Coca-Cola scholarship program is made possible with funding from the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation. The foundation provides grants in support of human services initiatives. The late Joseph B. Whitehead was one of the original bottlers of Coca-Cola.

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