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Portland Adult Education Wins FAME Award!

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Portland Adult Education Wins FAME Award!
Posted on 12/01/2015
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Portland Adult Education (PAE) has won an Education at Work for Maine Award from the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME).

PAE officials and students accepted the award at FAME’s annual meeting and awards event, held at Portland’s Holiday Inn By The Bay on Nov. 19. FAME celebrated another year of successful business and educational partnerships at the event.

“FAME always enjoys celebrating the successes of the past year with our partners in Maine’s business and higher education communities,” said Ray Nowak, FAME’s Board Chair.

FAME described PAE this way in announcing the award: “Portland Adult Education has been committed to increasing educational opportunities and financial literacy since 1850. The organization helps to foster self- sufficiency through education for area immigrant and refugee populations, as well as the greater community of southern Maine. Classes are accessible, frequently offered, low-cost, and provide a valuable resource for community members who strive to improve their quality of life and create a brighter future for their families. “

Other award recipients this year included Apothecary By Design (Business at Work for Maine Award); Camden National Bank (Financial Institution of the Year Award); and Machias Savings Bank (Community Financial Institution of the Year Award).

FAME is a quasi-independent state agency that provides innovative financial solutions to help Maine citizens pursue business and educational opportunities. Portland Adult Education is part of the Portland Public Schools.

PHOTO CUTLINE: At the FAME award ceremony with the Portland Adult Education award are (from left to right): Martha Johnston (FAME director of education); Bethany Campbell (PAE director); Fartun Hirsi (PAE College Transitions student); Hugues Ingabire (SMCC student, PAE alumnus); and Bruce Wagner (CEO of FAME).