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Top Stories: March 25 Campus Connections

Midcoast Campus tackles food insecurity SMCC’s Midcoast Campus has teamed up with a Brunswick-based organization devoted to fighting food insecurity to help SMCC students in need. The Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program (MHPP) is now providing about 500 pounds of food a week to the Midcoast Campus’ Captain’s Cupboard food pantry, which is located in… More »

In the Spotlight: March 25 Campus Connections

Alumni Profile Abraham Lorrain, launch pad to success SMCC stoked Abraham Lorrain’s interest in science and served as the launch pad to where he is now as the co-owner of a craft-beer company whose products are distributed in five states. A self-admitted “free spirit,” Lorrain took off a few years after high school before enrolling… More »

Campus Connections: What’s Happening March 25 – April 7

Academic Calendar Monday, March 25 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Advising Office open Tuesday, March 26 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Advising Office open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Maine admissions rep visit, Midcoast Campus Wednesday, March 27 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,… More »

SMCC launches Yamaha Outboard Motor Repair Training course to meet industry needs

Southern Maine Community College is launching a Yamaha Outboard Motor Repair Training course, providing boatyards and other Yamaha service centers the skilled workers they need while improving career opportunities for Maine residents. The 150-hour course begins April 2 and includes classroom learning and hands-on training on multiple Yamaha outboard motors. The class is the latest… More »

Hundreds to attend SMCC Open House

Saturday, April 6, 9 a.m.-noon Southern Maine Community College HUB Athletic Center 119 Fort Road, South Portland Hundreds of visitors will attend Southern Maine Community College’s annual spring Open House to learn about academic programs, meet faculty and staff, and tour the college’s beautiful ocean-side South Portland Campus. The April 6 event provides prospective students… More »

In the News: Addressing food insecurity

Summary: SMCC’s Midcoast Campus is doing its part to address food insecurity. In this column in The Times Record, President Cassidy writes that hunger has a direct and negative impact on students’ abilities to succeed, and removing this barrier goes a long way. Read the full column here

SMCC offers 250-plus classes during summer term

Southern Maine Community College is offering more than 250 courses to students during the summer term. Summer registration for the general public and non-degree seeking students begins March 18. Registration for current degree-seeking students previously began February 19. “Summer is a great time for students to take a course that’s good toward their degree at… More »

Top Stories: March 11 Campus Connections

Student leadership award nominations open Nominations are being accepted for SMCC’s annual student leadership awards to recognize the accomplishments of students, a student organization, and the faculty and staff who support them. The entire SMCC community — students, faculty, and staff — is encouraged to submit nominations, which are due by 12 p.m. Friday, March… More »

In the Spotlight: March 11 Campus Connections

Student Profile Will Chabot, about-face When Will Chabot graduated from high school in 2014, he didn’t see the point of going to college. But his viewpoint took an about-face when he enrolled at SMCC three years later. After high school, Will worked as a cashier at Sears and then as a repairman at a cell… More »

Campus Connections: What’s Happening March 11 – March 24

Academic Calendar Monday, March 11 Spring Break, no classes 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Advising Office open Tuesday, March 12 Spring Break, no classes 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Advising Office open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Wednesday, March 13 Spring Break, no classes 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 8 a.m.-5… More »