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 2017 - News Archive

2017 Trek Across Maine

For the 4th year in a row, KVCC Chain Lynx, the KVCC cycling team, participated in the Trek Across Maine to raise money and awareness about clean air and lung disease.

Members included:

  • Mark Kavanaugh (Team Captain)
  • Kenlyn Clark
  • Judy Harris
  • Zander Waltz
  • Tim Crowley (President of NMCC)

To learn more about the team and the impact we had click the link below!

2017 Trek Across Maine

KVCC Chain Lynx Team Page - 2017 Trek Across Maine


 2015 - News Archive


Spring 2014 - KVCC Student Shows the Meaning of Service!

Maryanne Stevens lent a helping hand to a stranger by filling his gas tank and simply asked him to pass it on...according to THIS article in the Portland Press Herals!


2014 - News Archive

Fall 2014 - 1st Annual Hats and Mittens Drive for the Waterville Homeless Shelter and Trinity Mens Shelter

The Center for Civic Engagement held the 1st Annual Hat and Mitten Drive leading to a Benefic Concert featuring Yellow Brick Road at Moody Chapel on Movember 15, 2014.

Click HERE to learn more about the results of this drive!

Summer 2014 - Trek Across Maine

KVCC fielded a cycling team for the Maine Lung Association's Trek Across Maine event this year. Members of the team included:

Mark McAffee (student at KVCC and Team Captain)
Dr. Rick Hopper (President, KVCC)
Dr. Mark Kavanaugh (Chair, KVCC Department of Social Sciences)
Steve Knight (KVCC Adjunct Instructor)
Matt Skehan (Director of Waterville Parks and Recreation)

The team raised approximately $6000 and had an amazing time! We will be doing it next year as well!

Click HERE to read an article about the event from the Morning Sentinal.

Spring 2014 - 1st Annual Sock Drive for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter

Students in Mark Kavanaugh's Introduction to Sociology are collecting socks for the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter. Boxes have been placed all over the Waterville area. More news on this even will be forthcoming!

Click here to view some pictures from the day we delivered the socks!

I just got to work and saw the huge pile of new socks that you and your class worked so hard to get for us..648 pairs!!! That is unreal. You don't know how many people that you guys have made happy...well...648 of them to be exact!! Your hard work and dedication to this project fills my heart with pride because I KNEW that the KVCC would come through big time and you did!!! Would you please convey my deep appreciation and thanks for a job well done. I so greatly appreciate all of your students demonstrating to me, once again, the goodness of mankind and the realization that we all can make a difference. You should all feel very proud!
Thank so very much,
Brian Wheeler
Former KVCC Mental Health Student, now working at the Mid Maine Homeless Shelter

Spring 2014 - College Bowl for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine

Two student teams from KVCC participated in this years College Bowl to raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine.

Click here to view some pictures and movies from the event!


2013 - News Archive

Student at Spruse Mountain

KVCC Student Jan Kirkland (and her daughter Ashley) were featured in a Maine Sundy Telegram article for their volunteer work at Spruce Mountain as part of Jan's Introduction to Psychology class.

Click HERE to read the article.


2005 - News Archive

Maine Campus Compact Awards

Maine Campus Compact celebrated it's 10 Anniversary with an event at the Senator Inn in Augusta ME

KVCC student Wanda Smith with teh Executive Director of the National Campus Compact, Liz Hollander
Wanda was awarded the PILLARS Award
"Philanthropy, Innovation, Learning, Leadership, Action, Responsibility, and Service"

Students Jessica Parks and Andrea Watkins were both recognized with the "Unsung Hero Award"

KVCC Faculty member, Mark Kavanaugh was awarded both the "Campus Civic Stewardship Award" and the "Donald Harwood Faculty Award for Service-Learning Excellence"