Campus News

WCCC Student Wins Gold in Powersports

March 16, 2018
Every year, high school and college students across the state are invited to participate in SkillsUSA, a competitive event that tests their knowledge and their expertise in trades-related fields. During this year’s event, which took place on March 2nd in Bangor, Washington County Community College student Clint Dakin was awarded… Read More

WCCC Staff Member Receives Equal Opportunity Award

March 12, 2018
The economic challenges of Washington County can occasionally produce individuals who are capable of significant resourcefulness and determination as they grow throughout their lives. Such is the case for – and the belief of – Tiffany Peterson, who recently received the Maine Educational Opportunity Association’s [MEEOA] Rising Star award for… Read More

WCCC Polar Bear Dip Raises $10,200

March 12, 2018
There aren’t many things that can make a group of people want to run into the Passamaquoddy Bay in late winter, but the Polar Bear Dip is one of them. Now in its 18th year, the Polar Bear Dip raised more than $10,200 thanks to the efforts of 42 dippers… Read More

Local Youth Participate in WCCC Adventure Camp

March 12, 2018
As part of its ongoing series of weeklong camps aimed at encouraging youth to explore and appreciate the outdoors, Washington County Community College [WCCC] hosted eight local youths during February break. During the camp, the children were able to ice skate, rock climb, and learn about wildlife and various habitats,… Read More

WCCC to Hold Winter Break Adventure Camp

February 9, 2018
Adventure is worthwhile in itself,” said Amelia Earhart, referring to the pleasure gained by the experience of something new and exciting. While the winter climate can be an impediment to some outdoor activities, there are many other options that those of us in Eastern Maine can partake in. Youth between… Read More

WCCC Invites Community to Polar Bear “Dip Through the Decades”

February 7, 2018
The annual Polar Bear Dip, organized each year by Washington County Community College’s Student Senate, is an event of unique character. Scores of participants dressed in often vibrant outfits race into the icy waters of Passamaquoddy Bay, creating a spectacle for those in attendance and symbolically concluding the largest fundraiser… Read More

DECU President Joe Moses Reflects on Time at WCCC

January 22, 2018
  Sometimes, the path to the future we desire for ourselves is not a straight one, but instead it becomes filled with unexpected opportunities and challenges, each of which takes us into seemingly different directions. Such was the case for Joe Moses, who would spend seven years acquiring his associate’s… Read More

WCCC Rock Climbing Competition an All-Around Success

December 21, 2017
At Washington County Community College, many of its programs are specifically designed to offer students a hands-on learning experience to enable them to transition their academic learning to real world applications. Four students from the Adventure Recreation program recently had that opportunity when they planned, organized, and conducted a rock… Read More

Jingle Bell Rock Climbing Competition to be Held at WCCC

December 4, 2017
The oncoming winter in Maine is a signal for some to withdraw into their homes and hibernate, but the students of Washington County Community College’s Adventure Recreation program are urging community residents to fight that compulsion and remain active. One method of doing so is by participating in a rock… Read More