Friday, October 19, 2012

YCCC Announces Fall 2012 Distinguished Lecturer Series

In keeping with the mission of York County Community College (YCCC), each fall the Distinguished Lecturer Series seeks to celebrate the artistic, innovative, and educational accomplishments of individuals and communities across the state of Maine. The college has offered the series each year since 2009. To continue the tradition, each fall the YCCC invites three distinguished individuals to speak about their experiences and accomplishments as a way to inspire the community toward their own achievements.
The 2012 Distinguished Lecturer Series will feature:
- Bonita Pothier, certified financial educator, Key Bank on Wednesday, October 24.
Born, raised, and educated in Maine, Pothier has made her mark on the town of Biddeford, as mayor, teacher, small business owner, and bank manager.
- Shanna Horner O'Hea, chef/owner of Kennebunk Inn on Tuesday, October 30.
O’Hea studied art and marketing at North Park University in Chicago. She also attended the Culinary Institute of America and is now owner and chef of Kennebunk Academe Brasserie & Tavern at the historic Kennebunk Inn.
- Kathryn Slattery, district attorney of York County on Tuesday, November 6.
After graduating from the University of Maine School of Law, Slattery served as a clerk for Governor Joe Brennan and later as an assistant attorney general. She was a York County Prosecutor from 1987 until 2010, when she was elected district attorney.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series at YCCC is free and open to the public. All lectures will be held in the YCCC Mid Café at 4 p.m.