April is Financial Awareness Month at SMCC

$$ Financial Awareness Month is Here! $$ April is Financial Awareness Month! We use this month to highlight the easy steps students can take to access financial resources and stay on track. As we delve into the month, it’s crucial to highlight one of the most significant financial steps for many students: filing the Free… More »

SMCC receives Gold Award designation as 2024-2025 Military Friendly school

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) proudly announces the prestigious 2024-2025 Military Friendly School designation. This recognition is a testament to SMCC’s unwavering commitment and dedication to serving students who have bravely served in the military. For the first time, SMCC received the Gold Award designation from Military Friendly, which grades colleges and universities on student retention, graduation,… More »

SMCC students named to the 2024 MCCS All-Maine Academic Team

AUGUSTA, ME (MCCS) – Nineteen Maine community college students have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team in recognition of their outstanding academic achievement, leadership, and service. The students receiving the award and a $500 scholarship from the Maine Community College System (MCCS) Board of Trustees, are: Destiny Worster, Oxford, Southern Maine Community College Fatimah… More »

SMCC receives $4.1 million in federal funding for Health Care Simulation Lab

SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE—Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is set to enhance its healthcare training capabilities with a significant investment of $4.1 million to establish a state-of-the-art Health Care Simulation Lab. This funding is part of the nearly $15 million in federal funding recently secured by U.S. Senator Susan Collins and U.S. Senator Angus King for the Maine… More »

SMCC launches Mobile Learning Lab with STEM training and plans for future state-wide welding and advanced manufacturing training

GORHAM, MAINE – Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) unveiled the first of its new Mobile Learning Lab vans this Friday as part of a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) training. This training is part of a mobile learning lab program made possible by a $1 million Congressional Directed Spending (CDS) request from Maine Representative… More »

Maine Governor Janet Mills to be the featured speaker at SMCC’s 2024 Commencement

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — South Maine Community College (SMCC) is thrilled to announce that Maine Governor Janet Mills will serve as the distinguished commencement speaker at the 2024 graduation ceremony. SMCC’s commencement is scheduled to take place at the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Sunday, May 19, starting at 2 p.m. As part of… More »

Southern Maine Community College launches Bed & Butter: THE Hospitality Podcast

South Portland, Maine — Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is excited to announce the launch of Bed & Butter: THE Hospitality Podcast. Bed & Butter will be an exploration of the hospitality industry hosted by seasoned hotel executive Sean Riley. The podcast is produced in collaboration with SMCC’s Communications & New Media Studies (CNMS) program, offering… More »

Spring Transfer Fair scheduled for Wednesday, March 20

Colleges and universities in Maine and from across New England will be at the spring Southern Maine Community College Transfer Fair where students can learn about transfer opportunities after graduation. The fair is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the South Portland Campus Center. The fair allows students to… More »

SMCC’s Culinary Arts team wins “Maine’s Best Breakfast” at the 2024 Maine Restaurant Week’s Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine – Chef Bo Byrne and his Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Culinary Arts students Simon Allen, Dominica Capelo, Juan Herrera, Liv Koss, Kenzia Marriner, Leif McKenna, Amanda Palma, and Laura Vasquez showed their exceptional talents to Maine’s foodie community by winning the 2024 Maine Restaurant Week’s Incredible Breakfast Cook-Off. SMCC team’s winning… More »

Advising Month 2024 helps students prepare for summer and fall

It’s time to prepare as Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Fall Semester registration starts on March 4. Advising Month, which kicks off March 1 and runs all month, is the time SMCC doubles down to help students succeed. Students should review their degree audit, meet with a faculty or staff advisor, ask questions about which… More »