LEWISTON — The Maine College of Health Professions (MCHP) graduated two nuclear medicine technology, 52 nursing, and 19 radiologic technology students in a ceremony at 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 Sen. Angus King. The 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. Poulin introduced Kay Rand, who gave the graduation address.

Providing reflections of the class were Kersti Bayne, nuclear medicine technology student representative; Dana Hallisey, nursing class president; and Samantha Bourassa, radiologic technology class pesident.

Baker presented the MCHP Board of Trustees Award to Cheryl Morin, nursing graduate, and Emma Schalk, radiology graduate. Thes award is given 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.


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.

Area MCHP Class of 2017 members are Cody Leavitt, Joshua Mosher, Kenneth Romero and Larissa Montminy of Auburn; Dana Hallisey and Josie Tanguay of Brunswick; Kelsey Baril, Monica Beaule, Jillian Hutchinson and Dillon Lyons of Greene; Victoria Clemons of Harpswell; Hannah Chaney of Jay; 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.

Also, 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; Diana Libby of Norway; 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; Stephanie Jones of Turner; Steven LeClair of West Gardiner;Samantha Bourassa of Wilton; and Mary Darcy and Kathleen Holbrook of Windham.

FMI: www.MCHP.edu, 207-795-2840.

The Maine College of Health Professions graduated two nuclear medicine technology, 52 nursing, and 19 radiologic technology students recently. From left are Kay Rand, graduation speaker; Kersti Bayne, Samantha Bourassa and Dana Hallisey, class presidents and student speakers.

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