YCCC Welcomes Three New Faculty
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2014
Wells, ME – York County Community College (YCCC) is pleased to announce that it has hired three new faculty who will start teaching this fall when the semester kicks off on September 2nd.
“The college is growing in student enrollments and is developing and implementing new programs! One of the most important parts of this growth is bringing on new faculty to teach in our programs.” said YCCC Vice President/Academic Dean Paula Gagnon. “The college conducted national searches for all three of these new faculty positions and received many highly qualified applications. We are especially thrilled because the three faculty joining us this fall were all the unanimous first choice of their respective search committees. It is an honor to welcome them to our college to be a part of our faculty.”
James Owens, faculty Computer Technology*-
holds a BA in Business and Management from University of Maryland University College, a ME with a concentration in Technology in Education from St. Michael's College, and a MS in Computer Science from Clarkson University. Following a career in the US Air Force Owens began a second career in technical education. Owens has previously taught at the Community College of Vermont, Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh State College in New York and the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.
*This position is paid for by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.
Krista Cochran, faculty Culinary Arts
- Cochran has been an adjunct pastry chef at YCCC since 2012 and holds both an AS in Patisserie & Baking and a BA in Culinary Management from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. Cochran brings with her a diverse and varied work experience. She has worked in a mass production bakery, owned and managed her own café/bakery and held the position of executive pastry chef at two hotels.
“It is a joy to come to school each day and to help each student reach their full potential.” said Cochran “I am looking forward to further developing the baking and pastry program, strengthening our ties with the community and providing more professional opportunities for our culinary students.”
Jennifer Mallett, faculty Math
- Mallett holds a BS in Mathematics from Gordon College and MS in Mathematics Education from University of Massachusetts. Mallet has taught in both public and private high schools and has been an adjunct instructor at the University of New England and YCCC. Mallett enjoys helping students break down big concepts into smaller more manageable chunks and watching their confidence increase. Mallett has also worked with the International School Project, partnering with Russian teachers in an exchange of ideas.
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. For more information visit www.yccc.edu
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