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Director Eva Giles & CTP Alum Mary Lou Thibodeau Honored [Lewiston Adult Education]

This past Friday, December 4th, College for ME Androscoggin honored three members of the Lewiston Adult Education community at their annual awards luncheon.

LAE Director Eva Giles was honored with a special award for all she has done to support adult college aspirations, both as a partner to the local colleges and College for ME, and as an advocate for adult learners. Jan Phillips, in presenting the award, described Giles as "a spark-plug in the community, the hardest working person I know." Those of us who work with Eva on a daily basis know just how true that is!

LAE College Transitions Program alum and current CMCC student Mary Lou Thibodeau also was recognized for her exceptional work overcoming issues with finances and confidence to become model college student. She now helps out as CMCC as a student leader and mentor to her fellow college students. As Thibodeau accepted her award, she took a moment to thank her College Transitions Program instructor, Roger Guay, for all the support he offered her along her journey to becoming a successful college student.

Also, Superintendent of Lewiston Schools Leon Levesque was honored with a Student Advocate award for his work supporting college aspirations at all ages, pre-K through Adult. Levesque has been the champion behind numerous initiatives that help students start thinking about their college plans early, including the LRTC school of Health Sciences, the LRTC engineering program, and the Aspirations Labs at the Middle and High School, just to name a few.

Read the Sun Journal article about the College for ME Androscoggin Luncheon here: Awards honor 4 inspiring students.


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on December 10, 2009 | Read more in: News

Adult Learning Center at the Fox School [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

The Adult Learning Center is located at the Fox School, Main Street in South Paris. We are excited to share the large Fox School space with Oxford Hills Christian Academy.  The new Adult Learning Center at Fox School is bigger and  brighter than our old space yet still handy for students.  New signs at the Fox School point out the Adult Learning Center of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education.  The telephone number of the Adult Learning Center is now 739-2274 and its hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm.  Contact the main office of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education for information on courses at the Adult Learning Center, 743-8842, press 1.


Posted by Donna Marshall  on December 9, 2009 | Read more in: News

Adult Education Office at Buckfield Junior/Senior High School [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

The office and classroom for the Buckfield location of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education were re-located over the summer of 2009.  Signs are posted in Buckfield Junior/Senior High School and direct you to the Adult Education office and classroom.  The telephone number for the Buckfield location is 336-2151.  You can also call the South Paris office of Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education with any questions, 743-8842 and press option 1.


Posted by Donna Marshall  on December 9, 2009 | Read more in: News

Thinking about going to college? [Oxford Hills/Buckfield Adult Education]

Thinking about going to college?  The Adult College Transitions program can help you make your plans.  Call the Adult Education office at 743-8842, option 1, to set up a meeting with our Guidance Counselor.  She'll help you plan your career, college programs and academic preparation. 

Courses start in January for Academic preparation, Technology Skills for College, Study Skills, Reading & Writing for College, Accuplacer Preparation and more.  Call and make an appointment now, to start your college journey....make your future bright!


Posted by Donna Marshall  on December 9, 2009 | Read more in: News

Instructors Wanted [Madawaska Adult and Community Education]


Instructors Wanted

Do you have a hobby that you would like to share with adults in your community?  Teaching an adult education class is fun, fulfilling and flexible part-time employment.  We are currently soliciting course proposals for classes starting in September and October.  Only teachers of academic courses require teacher certification. 

For more information, contact Madawaska & MSAD #33 Adult Ed at 207-728-6314 or 207-728-3371 ext. 423.  You may also submit a course proposal form electronically.  We are particularly interested in course proposals in the following areas:

  • Digital Photography
  • Handheld Electronics (GPS, Cell Phones, IPods, etc.)
  • Beginning Sewing
  • Fitness
  • Interior Design
  • Floral Arranging
  • Ballroom Dancing

Posted by Christine Cowie  on November 30, 2009 | Read more in: News and Events

Sun Journal Sunday: "Foodies filling Lewiston cooking classes" [Lewiston Adult Education]

Sun Journal reporter Bonnie Washuk visits a Lewiston Adult Education cooking class to investigate the current "foodie" trend. See the full story here:


CAUTION: Do not read if you are hungry!


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on November 30, 2009 | Read more in: News

Sharing the Table & Meet Your Chefs Programs in the News! [RSU #13 Adult and Community Education]

Georgeanne Davis of the Free Press wrote a terrific article on our pilot programs, Meet Your Chefs and Sharing the Table. Click here to see the article online! 

We still have six available slots for this class. Call 596-2018 to register.


Posted by Vanessa Richards  on November 19, 2009 | Read more in: News

LAE Learners featured in Museum L-A's latest exhibit! [Lewiston Adult Education]

Come see Museum L-A's new exhibit, "Rivers of Immigration: Peoples of the Androscoggin," exploring the flow of diversity in Lewiston-Auburn.

Generations ago, people from Ireland, Canada, Greece, Lithuania, Italy and many other lands were the new people in town. Different languages and cultures set them apart. Over time, their assimilation into the community became the community. New immigrants are now calling Lewiston-Auburn home.

HEAR the stories and SEE the faces of the people who have joined our community. FOLLOW a Timeline that traces the flow of diversity in L-A. ADD your own story to the Interactive Writing Wall. 

Many students from the Lewiston Adult Learning Center are involved and have shared their stories to help make this exhibit possible!

For additional information, see the write up on Lewiston Adult Education’s Facebook Page or contact Museum L-A at 207-333-3881 or


Posted by Jessica Crabtree  on November 18, 2009 | Read more in: News

Join a new class in 2016! [Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel]

  Adult Education of the Kennebunks and Arundel has many new classes as well as traditional favorites.

 Our enrichment and academic classes are running now through June, with new classes each week.

 Check with us any time if you are looking to get your HiSET, are interested in learning English, need support in Academic areas or would like to take one of our enrichment classes.

 Sign up now! 

 You may E-mail us at or speak with us during office hours or leave a voice mail message at 985-1116  if the office is closed.

Check out our full brochure online( Click on Department tab and then Adult Education from the drop down menu.

NEW for Spring 2016

Our office has moved! We are now temporarily located at the Kennebunk Elementary School, 177 Alewive Rd. (Rte. #35), Kennebunk.

If you are planning for a college or career transition, call us to schedule an appointment so we can help you explore opportunities for post -secondary education or careers.  

Come visit us soon!



If you are planning for a college or career transition, call us to schedule an appointment so we can help you explore opportunities for post -secondary education or careers. 


Posted by Paula Abramson  on October 30, 2009 | Read more in: News

Please Pre-register for Enrichment Classes! [RSU16 Adult Education ]

Please PRE-REGISTER for enrichment classes at least a week before the class is scheduled to start.  We sometimes have to cancel classes due to low enrollment only to find out that several people were interested and were planning to attend...


Posted by Admin   on October 27, 2009 | Read more in: News