Office of the President
A response to the attack on the U.S. Capitol
President Hopper’s message concerning the attack on the U.S. Capital was delivered to all students, staff and faculty on January 13, 2021.
KVCC provides high-quality education ensuring that our graduates acquire the skills necessary to secure a satisfying profession, engage successfully in further study, or simply find joy in learning. With 36 degree and certificate programs, Kennebec Valley offers a dynamic education relevant to all aspects of Maine’s labor market, with a consistently high job-placement rate and clear pathways for transfer to four-year institutions. The Aspen Institute has ranked KVCC among the top 120 community colleges in the United States three years in a row.
The faculty and staff at Kennebec Valley are focused on student success. Classes and support services are designed to help students meet their academic, professional, and personal objectives. This focus on students means that KVCC is an ideal place for all types of people – those starting college directly from high school or those entering college after many years away from an academic setting. Our student body comes from a wide variety of backgrounds, whether traditional students, single mothers, war veterans, disabled students, unemployed adults, or folks simply wanting a change after years on the job. The range of student experiences brings a richness to the campus culture and classroom dynamic. Whatever your situation, we are here to assist you in getting started, making sure you feel welcome, and guiding you all the way to graduation and beyond.
KVCC is accessible and affordable; in the past year over 80 percent of our full-time students qualified for a comprehensive financial aid package that helped them to avoid debt. Many of our part-time students also qualify for solid financial aid packages, and the KVCC Foundation provides additional assistance for those in need. It is our responsibility and our collective task to make the education we offer the most effective, efficient, and accessible that it can be for our entire community.
We are embarking on extraordinary opportunities with the expansion to KVCC’s new Harold Alfond Campus in Hinckley; the growth of Early Childhood Education, Energy Services Technology, Sustainable Agriculture; and the introduction of many new and exciting programs including Food Science, Culinary Arts and a fully functioning farm operation.
Come in. Visit the campus. Talk to us. Let us help you determine a way to get started or resume studies so that you can achieve your goals.
KVCC prides itself on being a friendly, open, and warm community where all students are encouraged to pursue their dreams.
It’s time for you to pursue yours.
Richard R. Hopper
Kennebec Valley Community College