Recent Houlton Center Highlights

Region Two Students Exploring Opportunities at HHEC

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The winning team of the Scavenger Hunt, each collecting a basket of swag from UMPI, UMA, & NMCC.

Last month over 240 Region Two CTE students participated in a new adventure at the Houlton Higher Education Center. Over six days, students from East Grand, Greater Houlton Christian Academy, Hodgdon, Houlton, Katahdin, and Southern Aroostook traveled throughout the building in teams on a scavenger hunt searching for and discovering career options for classes through UMA, UMPI, and NMCC. Our FAME FAFSA tree greeted them in the front lobby as a reminder to complete their financial aid application for college. They learned from UMaine’s Cooperative Extension staff, Emily Dow and Megan Cook, about their Tick Project, soil testing and 4H opportunities. Students visited the Houlton-Hodgdon Adult & Community Education’s office and learned about their College Transitions Program. The UMPI HHEC soap box derby car was on display in the lobby as a reminder of the importance of community involvement. The adventure wrapped up with Ken Ervin HHEC Director / UMPI TRIO-ETS Advisor exploring with them educational opportunities for each CTE program.

Hodgdon Middle School Exploring Opportunities at HHEC

Recently, sixty 7th and 8th grade students from Hodgdon Middle School visited the Houlton Higher Education Center. UMA/UMPI, UMaine Cooperative Extension/4H, and Houlton-Hodgdon Adult & Community Education staff enjoyed a fun and interactive morning with the students. After touring the Center, Jean Henderson & Ken Ervin, along with UMaine Cooperative Extension, facilitated hands-on activities relating to communication and pathways to future careers.

FAFSA Information night with FAME at HHEC

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FAME’s Nikki Vachon and door prize winner Colby Scott, a senior at Central Aroostook High School.

The Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) held a FAFSA Information Night last month at the Houlton Higher Education Center. Nikki Vachon from FAME as well as Jean Henderson, UMPI & UMA Professional Advisor, Ken Ervin HHEC Director, Melissa Ivey the County’s MEOC Advisor, and Jennifer Deschene from University Credit Union were all on hand to meet with families and help them complete their FAFSA.

Community Program Exploring Opportunities at HHEC

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Jean Henderson providing an eager student a business card for the Houlton-Hodgdon Director of Adult & Community Education, Elizabeth Carroll.

The Community Living Association clients visited and learned about the opportunities for furthering their education at the Houlton Higher Education Center. Jean Henderson, UMPI & UMA Professional Advisor, provided an informational tour of the building In addition Jean talked about community events and classes offered by UMA, UMPI, NMCC, UMaine Cooperative Extension/4H, and the Houlton-Hodgdon Adult & Community Education. View more photos on Facebook.