Top Stories: June 25 Campus Connections

SMCC students conduct hands-on research at Bowdoin A dozen SMCC students participated in an intensive hands-on research course at Bowdoin College, conducting novel genetic research in the lab of a well-known genetics research professor. Students spent the last week in May at Bowdoin for the SMCC-Bowdoin Genetic Research short course, a laboratory-based class where students… More »

In the Spotlight: June 25 Campus Connections

Staff/Student/Alumni Spotlight Bobby Morrissey, never too late At SMCC’s graduation ceremony last month, Bobby Morrissey helped set up the stage and equipment as part of SMCC’s facilities crew. When the time came for students to march across stage and collect their degrees, he donned a cap and gown and joined the graduation procession, having earned… More »

Campus Connections Whats Happening June 25 – July 29

Academic Calendar: Monday, June 25 8 a.m., Open registration for fall classes begins 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons open Tuesday, June 26 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons open Wednesday, June 27 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons open Thursday, June 28 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons open Pick up your financial aid refund check for summer… More »

Leadership Transitions Announced at Southern Maine Community College and Washington County Community College

After seven productive years as president of Southern Maine Community College (SMCC), Ron Cantor has announced that he will be stepping back from daily operations at SMCC on July 31 to work on strategic initiatives at the System level. “The Board is grateful to Ron for his leadership of our largest college and his deep… More »

12 graduate from Maine State Fire Academy at SMCC’s Maine Fire Service Institute

Twelve Maine firefighters graduated Sunday from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Maine State Fire Academy after completing the academy’s intensive training program. Firefighters who completed the 10-day program will receive Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association. The Maine Fire Service Institute is a department of Southern Maine Community College… More »

Top Stories: May 21 Campus Connections

Students lauded for leadership Several dozen students received well-earned recognition for their leadership and accomplishments over the past year at the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership’s annual awards ceremony on April 30. This year’s winners are: President’s Award: Student of the Year- Claudia Johnson Dean of Students Service Award: Alex Kennedy Leader of the… More »

In the Spotlight: May 21 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Megan Michaels, Mount Holyoke bound Megan Michaels is headed to Mount Holyoke College’s prestigious Frances Perkins Program, where she plans to build upon her degree from SMCC. Megan graduated this spring with a degree in Liberal Studies with a focus on sociology. Come fall, she will enroll in Mount Holyoke’s Frances Perkins Program… More »

Campus Connections Whats Happening May 13 – June 22

Academic Calendar: Monday, May 21 8 a.m., New student registration for Fall Semester begins Summer book allowances start 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons Open Tuesday, May 22 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons Open Wednesday, May 23 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons Open Thursday, May 24 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Learning Commons Open Friday, May 25 8… More »

SMCC awards record number of degrees at 71st commencement

Southern Maine Community College awarded a record number of degrees Sunday when hundreds of students are joined by family and friends at the College’s 71st commencement. In all, 1,120 students earned 1,156 degrees and certificates during the past academic year, with nearly 500 of them marching in Sunday’s graduation ceremonies and receiving their diplomas at… More »

In the News: Never too late

Robert Tyzik spent six weeks at Brunswick Naval Air Station for survival training after enlisting 51 years ago. Now he’s back as a student at SMCC’s Midcoast Campus at age 70. President Cantor recounts his story in this Times Record column.