Top Stories: February 12 Campus Connections

Legislators pay a visit to SMCC A group of state legislators left impressed after visiting SMCC during the College’s annual legislative breakfast. A group of 10 lawmakers from Portland and surrounding towns and cities came to a Culinary Arts Center kitchen on Feb. 3, where students prepared and served made-to-order omelettes utilizing skills they learned… More »

In the Spotlight: February 12 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Alysa Grindlinger, love of numbers Alysa Grindlinger discovered her love of numbers — and of learning — after enrolling at SMCC. Following graduation this spring, she plans to continue her education and earn a bachelor’s and then a master’s in accounting. Alysa went to art school after high school, but she left after… More »

What’s Happening: February 12-February 25

Academic Calendar: Monday, Feb. 12 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Tuesday, Feb. 13 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., University of Southern Maine transfer interviews, Campus Center conference room. Stop by the Advising Office or email to schedule an appointment. Wednesday, Feb. 14 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Thursday,… More »

In the News: Meeting Maine’s Workforce Needs

Summary: Alec Young has worked at a grocery store, a hardware store and, most recently, for a small construction firm since graduating high school several years ago. But when he heard about a new training opportunity that could result in a job and a secure future at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works, he jumped at… More »

Top Stories: January 29 Campus Connections

Students learn about involvement opportunities Scores of students took part in the Student Involvement Fair to learn more about the wide range of student clubs and organizations at SMCC. The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership (CeCIL) hosted the Involvement Fair on Jan. 25 in the Campus Center. Among the organizations present were the Multicultural… More »

In the Spotlight: January 29 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Emily Haggett, all in When Emily Haggett was ready for a change from her video editing job, she came to SMCC to try her hand at some biology classes. She’s now fully immersed in the Marine Science program, from performing hands-on research to discovering a new marine virus. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree… More »

What’s Happening: January 29-February 11

Academic Calendar: Monday, Jan. 29 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open 5 p.m., 50 percent refund period for tuition and fees ends Tuesday, Jan. 30 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Wednesday, Jan. 31 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Thursday, Feb. 1 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Friday, Feb. 2 8 a.m.-5 p.m…. More »

Students conduct scientific research at MDIBL

Twelve SMCC students and three faculty members spent a week over winter break in January living and working at MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Bar Harbor as part of an intensive course conducting real-world biomedical laboratory research. For the five-day research project, students used cell cultures of human liver cells to demonstrate that additional fatty… More »

Top Stories: January 16 Campus Connections

Welcome to the Spring Semester Thousands of returning and first-time students have arrived at Southern Maine Community College for the start of the Spring Semester. The semester runs from Tuesday, Jan. 16, through May 12. Here are some things worth paying attention to during the semester: Immunization clinic. If you don’t have a primary care… More »

In the Spotlight: January 16 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Matt McAdam, green thumb Matt McAdam worked at a Yarmouth garden center for an internship while he was a horticulture student at SMCC. Now, he works there full-time in his chosen career field. Matt grew up on his family’s apple orchard, McDougal Orchards, in Sanford. After high school he studied horticulture at SMCC,… More »