News and Events


August 31, 2023
AUGUSTA, ME – Early fall enrollment is up 18 percent at Maine’s community colleges and 25 percent at Washington County Community College, boosted by a new scholarship for recent high school graduates, expanded programs, and an easing of pandemic-related restrictions. “The Free College Scholarship is unleashing a new generation of… Read More


July 11, 2023
Governor Mills signs budget funding Free College Scholarships for High School Classes of 2024-25 AUGUSTA, ME –Tuition-free community college in Maine was extended to two more graduating high school classes under the budget passed by the legislature and signed today by Governor Janet Mills. The $15 million investment will allow… Read More

Washington County Community College Welcomes Kayli Doten

May 22, 2023
Washington County Community College would like to introduce Kayli Doten as our new full time Nursing faculty member. Kayli will be working to develop a nursing curriculum for a WCCC nursing program. Kayli has dreamed of becoming a Nurse. To make her dream become a reality, she attended Husson University… Read More

Maine Community College Students Named to All-Maine Academic Team

April 24, 2023
AUGUSTA, ME – Twenty-one Maine community college students have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. The students receiving the award and a $500 scholarship from the MCCS Board of Trustees, are: Patricia Benson, Dixfield, Central Maine Community College in… Read More

Lindsey Karwacki Joins WCCC as New Enrollment & Student Success Specialist

April 14, 2023
Washington County Community College (WCCC) would like to welcome Lindsey Karwacki as the Enrollment and Student Services Success Specialist.  This is a new position recently created at WCCC as part of the guided pathways approach and overall strategic enrollment management plan. Lindsey’s role is to assist new students with the… Read More

Washington County Community College Powersport Equipment and Small Engine Students Tour Shops for a Day in the Life Experience

April 12, 2023
The Powersport Equipment and Small Engine Technician certificate program has been offered at WCCC for around a decade.  Greg Johnson is the program instructor.  WCCC trains students as professional entry level outdoor power propulsion and small engine technicians through a combination of theory and hands on experience. The certificate program… Read More

Brandon Vinal Announced as WCCC 2023 Student of the Year

April 3, 2023
CALAIS, ME – Washington County Community College is proud to announce that Brandon Vinal, a student in the Residential and Commercial Electricity (RCE) program, has been named the 2023 Student of the Year. Brandon chose WCCC because of the positive statewide reputation our electrical program maintains. After arriving, he quickly… Read More