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50 Mayo Street • Dover-Foxcroft, ME 04426 • 207-564-6525 • Fax: 207-564-3481

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Thelma Regan, Director PVAEC, is awarded Outstanding Administrator of the Year

Thelma and Staff with awardThelma Regan, Director of PVAEC – Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative, received the MAEA Adult Education Outstanding Administrator award at the recent Maine Adult Education Association Conference held at Colby College in Waterville on June 19, 2013.

When presenting the plaque to Thelma, Tim Dresser, President of MAEA, cited her commitment to Adult Education.  In March, 2012, Thelma received the Warren “Pete” Myrick Community Service Award which recognizes a Piscataquis County citizen or organization that exemplifies Pete Myrick’s concern for commitment for education, economic development and civic leadership in the region.  Currently, Thelma Regan serves on New England Literacy Resource Center’s board of directors; she is an elected Maine Adult Education Association director, and serves on the executive committee of the University of Maine Extension Service for Piscataquis County. 

The Maine Adult Education Association annually recognizes outstanding teachers, student leaders, support staff and administrators.  For more information about the Maine Adult Education Association, contact MAEA at 875-2722 or visit the web site at  For more information about PVAEC, visit us at


Pictured above from left to right:  Eve Salley, Diploma Instructor; Kathy Normandin, Administrative Assistant; Thelma Regan, Director; and Leah Gomes, College Readiness Instructor.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on June 25, 2013 | Read more in: News and Events

Graduation at PVAEC

Graduates on StagePVAEC held its graduation ceremony on June 5, 2013 at the Center Theatre in Dover-Foxcroft.  

The Keynote Speaker was Tony Hamlin, teacher and coach at PVHS and a NE Basketball Hall of Famer.  Tony had stories to share that demonstrate the fact that it is never too late to get your education.  In congratulating the students, he encouraged them to continue to pursue further education.  

Special recognition was awarded to Paul Stearns, Superintendent of RSU 80.  Paul was one of the "Founding Fathers" of our Adult Ed Cooperative and was given a certificate thanking him for his support and encouragement of adult education.  

Our CNA instructors Sue Duplisea, RN, and Nancy Hoskins, RN, awarded the CNA pins to our latest CNA class.  It was announced during graduation that the entire class had just passed their State Exam!  Congratulations were given to all.

Eve Salley, Diploma Instructor, and Brenda Clawson, GED Examiner, awarded PVAEC Honor Cords to the members of the PVAEC Honor Society.  These students each earned a combined GED Score over 2850.

Thelma Regan and Paul Stearns awarded the High School Diplomas and General Equivalency Diplomas to the students.  

And with the turning of the tassels the class of 2013 was graduated!


Graduation 2013 Program

Posted by Kathy Normandin  on June 11, 2013 | Read more in: News

College Planning Workshop at PVAEC

Our next College Planning workshop will be held Monday, April 29th at 9 am.  Register today at: .

Call 564-6525 for more information.  


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on April 4, 2013

PVAEC Graduation 2013 - Are you going to be there?

You've worked hard to accomplish your goals, and now they are in sight.  Our graduation ceremony, for all our students who have earned a high school diploma or a GED during this year, will be held in June 2013.  Time is running out to complete all your work, but it's not too late!  

Here's our current schedule:

Mondays:  Dover-Foxcroft 8 to 11; Milo 2 to 5

Tuesdays:  Dexter 8 to Noon; Guilford 4 to 7

Wednesdays: Dover-Foxcroft 1 to 7

Grads turning tassels

Thursdays:  Dexter 11 to 7

Fridays:  Dover-Foxcroft 8 to 3


Call us at 564-6525 and let's make sure there is a seat for you on the stage in June!




Posted by Kathy Normandin  on March 26, 2013

Uncover your inner artist!

Landscape paintingPVAEC has two art classes starting next week:  Landscape Painting, and Drawing.  Both are starting next Tuesday, March 26th.  Drawing is at 9 am, and Painting is at noon at our PVAEC office on Morton Ave in Dover-Foxcroft.  Both are being taught by Suzette East.  It's not too late to come join the fun!  Call us at 564-6525 for more information.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on March 21, 2013

From Bootcamp to Transition Town, PVAEC has great classes starting next week.

drop spindleHave you signed up yet?  There's still time to get into these one-of-a-kind classes.  Need a beginning computer class?  Our Bootcamp for Computers starts Wednesday, 3/13 at 6 pm. Food Preservation and Seed Starting, which are both joint offerings between UMaine Ext Office and our adult ed program, start on 3/13 as well.  Plying on the Fly starts Thursday, 3/14.  And, in Milo, we are offering the informative "What is a Transition Town" workshop on Thursday 3/14.

Call PVAEC at 564-6525 for more information.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on March 8, 2013

PVAEC holds CNA Pinning Ceremony January 24, 2013

PVAEC held a CNA Pinning Ceremony for our latest class of graduating students on January 24, 2013 at our facility.


CNA Pinning Ceremony

Pictured left to right:  Marya Bailey, Brandy Reynolds, Anna Whitney, Valerie Rudmin, Nancy Hoskins RN (Class Instructor),  Vicki Garland, and Beth Vincent-Foster.

Not pictured:  Stephen Lackey, Helen Morrill and Celeste Myers.


Congratulations to All!


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on March 5, 2013 | Read more in: News and Events

PVAEC has a great line-up of classes starting this week!

Digital Cameras and Photography, Women's Self-Defense, Genealogy, MS Office, Fiber Studies, Transition Towns, and more!  What a great selection of classes that are beginning this week at PVAEC!  Register online, or call 564-6525 for more information.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on March 4, 2013

PVAEC offers Online Courses for Adobe Programs

Do you need to become more productive with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, or Dreamweaver programs?  PVAEC offers online courses in all Adobe programs.  We're offering a brand new course in Adobe Edge Animate - learn to create animated interactive content for the web.  We also offer online courses in InDesign, Flash and Acrobat.   If you are working with Adobe programs, we have the online training for you!  Visit us at for more course information.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on February 13, 2013

PVAEC Spring 13 Brochure is online!

PVAEC Spring 13 Brochure CoverFor those that can't wait for the mailman, PVAEC's Spring 13 brochure is now online, and registration is open!  We have great new offerings for you, as well as all your favorite classes.  New fiber arts classes, more classes from the You Can... series with the Extension office, two great bus trips, cooking classes, snowshoeing, and so much more!   Call 564-6525 today for more information.


Posted by Kathy Normandin  on January 14, 2013 | Read more in: News


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