Greene, Turner students earn MEREDA scholarships

PORTLAND — Sarah Pierce, of Greene, and Bailey Pullen, of Canton, have been awarded $1,250 scholarships from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association for the current academic year.
A high-honors student, Pierce has worked as a peer tutor in math and science. After she earns her business degree in December, she plans to complete a network security/computer forensics program in preparation for a career as a computer forensics investigator.
Pullen completed the criminal justice program with high honors in May 2017 and has now earned president’s honors in the business program. She is employed as an accounting assistant at H.E. Callahan Construction. She may pursue a bachelor’s degree in accounting and then become a certified public accountant.
Both are second-year students in the business administration program at Central Maine Community College.
Pierce and Pullen are two of 14 Maine college students to receive a scholarship from MEREDA. The association’s goal is to support Maine students as they prepare for careers in areas of study that promote MEREDA’s mission of responsible development and ownership of real estate throughout the state.
“MEREDA is a strong supporter of trades and professions associated with real estate and the real estate development industry in Maine, and recognizes how important these professions, that provide good jobs and careers, have been to our state, the economy and the real estate industry,” said Gary Vogel of Drummond Woodsum and MEREDA president. “An educated workforce is vital to support economic development. We are pleased to help these deserving students achieve their goals and our members look forward to the contributions they will make to our industry, our state and our economy.”
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PHOTO: Two MEREDA scholarship recipients — Sarah Pierce, left, and Bailey Pullen, right — are pictured with Shelly Clark, MEREDA vice president of operations. (Submitted photo)