Bryant Pond man wins Doc Hannaford building trades scholarship

AUBURN — Leon Twitchell, of Bryant Pond, has been awarded the 2019-20 Roland “Doc” Hannaford Scholarship, which will help him pursue an education in Building Construction Technology.
An Oxford native, Twitchell worked as a diesel mechanic before entering the Building Construction Technology program at Central Maine Community College. He has earned highest honors in the program and is now a second-year student who plans to graduate in 2020. He particularly enjoys cabinetry and finish work. He lives in Bryant Pond with his wife and daughter.
The endowed $1,000 scholarship fund was established in honor of Roland G. “Doc” Hannaford, a Maine native and graduate of the Building Construction Program at Southern Maine Vocational-Technical Institute, now Southern Maine Community College in 1964. A successful businessman who owned and operated his own remodeling and construction business, Hannaford Construction, he also served as a vocational education instructor for more than 36 years.
The BCT program at CMCC prepares students for successful employment in construction-related fields. Through a combination of classroom study, mockups and live projects, students get hands-on experience and become broadly familiar with methods, standards, and codes commonly associated with the construction industry. A “Jobsite Track” degree option in the BCT program is available that provides students with alternating classroom and laboratory training with paid on-the-job experience.
PHOTO: Roland “Doc” Hannaford scholarship winner Leon Twitchel. (Submitted photo)