Maine Community College System

Brianna Mae Crosby, of Wayne, who graduated from Central Maine Community College in May, has been awarded the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship.

The Maine Community College System bestows the scholarship to two students every year with the purpose of creating exchange opportunities between Maine and Ireland. It is named after former Maine Sen. George Mitchell, who played a historic role in brokering peace accords between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Starting in January 2016, Crosby will spend a semester studying at the Cork Institute of Technology located on the southern coast of Ireland. All tuition, fees, books, and room and board costs will be covered by the scholarship.

Crosby earned an associate degree with highest honors in business administration and management with a concentration in culinary arts/hospitality management. A member of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, she completed her studies at CMCC with a 4.0 grade-point averea. Crosby was honored as CMCC’s 2015 Student of the Year by the Maine Community College System’s Board of Trustees in April.

Before her semester in Ireland, Crosby plans to continue her studies in international studies at the baccalaureate level in the fall.

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