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YCCC Student of the Year
4/23/2014 2:06:36 PM by Stacy Chilicki

YCCC Announces

Student of the Year


April 23, 2014


Wells, ME -  York County Community College (YCCC) is pleased to announce Rhonda Phillips-Perseille as the YCCC Student of the Year. Rhonda was chosen by college faculty and staff because of her outstanding academic achievements and commitment to the college and community.


"I am very humbled and honored to be Student of the Year at YCCC.” said Phillips-Perseille. “My experience there has been wonderful. The faculty and staff have been helpful every step of the way. I cherish the friendships I have made over the last couple of years, and will never forget the experience I have gained at YCCC."

Rhonda, the mother of three grown children, lives with her husband in Dayton, Maine.  She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and will graduate from YCCC in May with an Associate’s Degree in Accounting.  She plans to attend Husson University in the Fall to pursue her bachelor’s degree and will continue to work in the YCCC Learning Center as a tutor.


“Rhonda has achieved academic success, emerged as a student leader and worked in

service to the YCCC Community.” said Tami Ward Gower, YCCC Chair of Accounting,

Business and Culinary Arts “When I envision what I hope a YCCC graduate embodies,

I think of Rhonda Phillips-Perseille.”


Rhonda was honored by the Maine Community College System (MCCS) on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 in a ceremony held at the Senator Inn in Augusta.  After brief remarks from MCCS President, John Fitzsimmons and Robert Clark, Chair of the MCCS Board of Trustees, she was presented with the John H. Lapoint, Jr. Leadership Award in the amount of $1,000.  


York County Community College (YCCC) established in 1994, is one of seven community colleges in the Maine Community College System.  The college enrolls over 2,200 students in degree and transfer programs and over 2,500 individuals in continuing education, career & professional development and business training annually.    


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