Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, February 9

Isaiah Lemay, Behind the LensIsaiah-Lemay-Optimized

Communications & New Media student Isaiah Lemay discovered his passion for film when he was a high school freshman in Sanford and he and a friend filmed a short video for YouTube.

Now he’s making the most of it at SMCC. When he’s not in class or filming Seawolves basketball games, he works as an intern behind the camera for WCSH-TV in Portland. He also earned a film production scholarship this year.

After graduation, he eventually hopes to get into cinematography.

“After I graduate, I hope to stay with Channel 6 and also look for other film production work. I want to get into the movies, but I figure news is a good option to start with.”

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wesley-grover-optimizedWesley Grover, Degree lands better job

Wesley Grover was a commercial painter and served in the Army Reserve for eight years before deciding to come to SMCC, where he earned his business degree in 2012.

Now he’s a project manager overseeing scaffolding projects in Maine and New Hampshire for Brock Services LLC, a multinational company with headquarters in Houston and offices in Portland.

For his job, he oversees everything – from cost estimates to design to oversight of the project itself – for scaffolding used in industrial projects in paper mills, power plants and other industrial sites. When applying for a job, he told the company about his SMCC degree and was offered a job with more responsibility than the one he was applying for.

“It’s exactly the type of job I’ve always seen myself in. It never gets stale, you’re always moving on to some new project. I know how beneficial SMCC is and was to me. They really serve their students and my experience there was excellent.”