February Professionals of the Month
Everett Blair is a senior from Erskine Academy enrolled for the 2nd year in the Law Enforcement Academy program. He has enjoyed the opportunities he has had in the program. He feels he has benefitted from a variety of guest instructors that have come into the program. Currently, he has been receiving instruction from 2 members of the Augusta Police Department, Derek Daley and Donald Whitten in Mechanics of Arrest, Restraint and Control. Because of COVID restrictions, this training has been possible with the use of training dummies. His instructor, Mr. Peter Couture says, “Everett is a great asset to the Law Enforcement Academy as he has strong leadership qualities. He arrives for class daily with a contagious smile and a positive attitude. He is always willing to motivate and help his peers. His work ethic and integrity is outstanding.” Everett credits ride-alongs with the Maine State Police that his instructor was able to set up for him as solidifying his intentions to pursue a career in law enforcement. When he is not in school, Everett likes to be outside hunting, fishing and hiking. He has enlisted in the Maine Army National Guard and after completing basic training will attend the University of Maine at Machias to study Wildlife Biology with the goal of becoming a game warden.
Adrianna Morley is a senior from Cony enrolled in the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program. Last year she completed the Medical/Veterinarian Terminology program at CATC and feels that gave her a strong foundation for the CNA program. She describes the programs at CATC as fun. She has liked the teaching methods her instructors have used, incorporating games and projects into the lessons. Although due to COVID restrictions, they have not been able to go out to clinicals, she feels she has obtained good experiences in the nursing lab setting. Her current instructor, Mrs. Deborah Belanger-Warnke states, “While at CATC, Adrianna focuses on the important work that a Nursing Assistant performs at the bedside each and every day. Her eagerness to learn, caring gestures, and display of quality clinical skills are just a few of her positive attributes that the health care profession desires and demands. Moving to college, I have no doubt that Adrianna will excel in the career of her choosing.” Adrianna recently watched the movie Patch Adams and aspires to be like that type of person when working in health care. After graduation, she will attend Kennebec Valley Community College with the goal of becoming a nurse.