Northern Maine Community College is pleased to announce that Ryan Bushey and Fred Grant, both of Houlton have been elected to its Foundation Board.


The Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to raise and distribute funds to help NMCC meet its commitment to provide superior educational opportunities.  Much of the funding is in the form of scholarships; the Foundation also supports programing equipment needs and the expansion of College facilities.

Grant is the president and owner of Northern Maine Media, Inc. of Houlton.  The company provides marketing and technology services including radio, video, web social media, print and technology management services to Northern Maine.

Grant developed—a regional job board dedicated to marketing employment opportunities in the County.  He is also the owner and creator of—an online job board business that manages the part-time off-campus job postings for colleges (including Boston College, Bentley College and Wellesley College), employers and students.


“Fred takes a fresh and innovative approach to developing community relations,” says Gregg Collins, chair of the NMCC Foundation. “We’re very happy to have his marketing and technological expertise on the Board and his understanding of higher education. He is a welcome addition to an already strong Foundation.”


Ryan Bushey is the Human Resource Manager for Louisiana Pacific Corporation in New Limerick where he is in charge of recruiting, training, public relations and benefits administration.  He also works with the corporate HR office on strategic planning and training at LP plants in North America.  Before that, Bushey was the Continuing Education Coordinator at Northern Maine Community College where he managed course offerings and sold customized training to businesses in Aroostook.


“Ryan’s background and experience in business, the workforce and education are a perfect match for the mission of Northern Maine Community College and its Foundation,” said Foundation Chair Collins.