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Adult Education CNA Graduates Pinned Friday, April 17, 2015

Otis Smith, Director of RSU 29/70 Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education, and David Keaton, Director of Region Two CTE, are pleased to announce the graduates of the Region Two CTE Winter Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Course.  Successfully completing the course under the tutelage Region Two CNA Instructor of Kim Fox, BSN, were Sydney Bradshaw, Stephanie Kelly, Crystal Ladd, Cassidy LeFay, Barbara Nanton, and Kathryn Wrin.  CNA training is comprised of 140 hours of classroom instruction and 80 hours of clinical experience.   For those interested in beginning a career in the Allied Health Care field, Adult Education is offering a Personal Support Specialist (PSS) course at Region Two beginning on June 8.   Online registration for the PSS course is available at  For those interested in a CNA course or registration by phone for the PSS course, please call 521-3100, Ext. 5.


Pictured L to R: Barbara Nanton, Crystal Ladd, Kim Fox – Instructor, Stephanie Kelly, Sydney Bradshaw, and Cassidy LeFay.  Also graduating but not pictured – Kathryn Wrin.


Posted by Melody Gonya  on June 4, 2015

New Books New Readers Concludes in Houlton

The latest New Books New Readers series to be offered through RSU 29/70 Adult Education concluded on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  New Books New Readers is a program for adults that is sponsored by the Maine Humanities Council.  Learners get to read nine children's books (which they get to keep and add to their own library) and have an adult discussion around the theme that is the thread that connects the books and the conversation.  A distinguished scholar,  also provided by the Maine Humanities Council facilitates the discourse.  Annaliese Jakimedes, an author from the Bangor area, led the most recent series that focused on the topic of "Justice."  Annaliese led two sessions, one with males and one with females, at the Aroostook County jail, and one coed session at the Houlton Higher Education Center.  Watch the RSU 29/70 Adult Education Course offerings to partcipate in New Books New Readers this fall. Enrollement in adult education is not required to particpate.






Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on April 14, 2015

C.N.A. Pinning and Graduation


Pictured L to R: Dave Keaton, Region Two Director, Kelsey Allen, Karen McGraw, Kim Fox, R.N., C.N.A. Instructor, Alicia Bell, Janeil Kinney, Debra Somes, and Amy Hocking, Gardiner Healthcare Administrator, guest speaker


Certified Nurse Aide Assistant (C.N.A.) graduates of the Region Two Adult Education program held their pinning and graduation program on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Houlton Higher Education Center.  They were congratulated on their accomplishments by C.N.A. Instructor Kim Fox, R.N. and by Adult Ed Director Otis Smith. Region Two Director Dave Keaton presented them with their certificates of completion, and Gardiner Healthcare Administrator Amy Hocking thanked them for the valuable service that they would be providing to others.  The graduates were then “pinned” by a member of their family.  All of the graduates have completed over 200 hours of classroom and clinical work and have successfully passed the C.N.A. certification exam making them eligible to be placed on the state of Maine Nurse Registry.  The C.N.A. program is a cooperative effort of education and local healthcare providers.  Winter C.N.A. classes start on January 6, 2015.  For more information about C.N.A. training contact Adult Education at 521-3100 ext.5.


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on December 13, 2014 | Read more in: News

Houlton Hodgdon Adult Education is Internet Sponsor for the 2014 Houlton Rotary Auction

Don't miss your chance to see the 2014 Houlton Rotary Auction Live on the Internet:

Click here to see the Rotary Auction

You may also check for more information on the following adult education course/offerings  as seen during the auction:

Click here for the course/offerings


Posted by Bernadette Farrar  on November 24, 2014

CNA Graduates

A Step on their Career Pathway

The Houlton / Hodgdon Adult Education program would like to present the most recent group of graduates for the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.  Each student has successfully completed the 220 hour certification program, including classroom, lab, and clinical requirements.  Additionally, each has completed a step on their career pathways ladder in the health sciences field. 

For more information on our career pathways health science programs, contact Adult Education at 521-3100 x5.

From left to right (front row - seated): Becky Russell, Nursing Instructor; (back row):  Miranda McClure, Karla Flanders, Krista Maguire, Michelle Moore, and Shelby Lane 




Posted by Tracy Rockwell  on June 5, 2014 | Read more in: Events


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