AUBURN — A gathering of 225 attended the 10th annual Central Maine Community College dinner held recently at the Hilton Garden Inn. The event was hosted by the college’s Education Foundation board of directors.

The  highlight was the presentation of awards to students and others for their achievements or contributions to the college. Awards were presented to: Robyn Rawle, Student of the Year (with her service dog Sig); Kassie Schmidt, “Yes I Can” Award; Kathy McManus, Faculty Member of the Year; Nicole Labbay, Scholarship Recipient of the Year; Misty Edgecomb, All-Maine Academic Team.

Also, Diane Dostie, Staff Person of the Year; Deion Jenkins, “Against All Odds” Award; Jarvis Simpson, Student Veteran of the Year; Melissa Potter, All-Maine Academic Team; Dr. Jeff Stewart, President’s Award; Charlie Knauer, Adjunct Faculty Member of the Year; TD Bank President Larry Wold, Corporate Partner of the Year; Pietro Badalassi, Male Student Athlete of the Year; Brooke Reynolds, Female Student Athlete of the Year.

Proceeds from the dinner, which are expected to exceed $23,000, will benefit the foundation’s scholarship fund. The mission of the CM Education Foundation is to provide financial support to CMCC and its students, to advocate on behalf of the college and to nurture relationships with the community and constituencies. The foundation has raised more than $1 million in scholarships for the college.

Central Maine Community College students and faculty were awarded during the college’s annual dinner. Award winners are, from left, seated, Robyn Rawle with her service dog Sig, Kassie Schmidt, Kathy McManus, Nicole Labbay, Misty Edgecomb, and Diane Dostie; and, standing, Deion Jenkins, Jarvis Simpson, Melissa Potter, Dr. Jeff Stewart, Charlie Knauer, TD Bank President Larry Wold, Pietro Badalassi, and Brooke Reynolds.

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