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SMCC students receive George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarships, to study in Ireland

Two Southern Maine Community College students have received George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarships to study in Ireland next year. Michael Marino, of Freeport, and Max Lorber, of Portland, will attend Cork Institute of Technology on the south coast of Ireland for a semester during the coming academic year. Marino is earning a degree in Construction… More »

SMCC expands trade and technical offerings with new trade certificate programs

Southern Maine Community College is expanding its trade and vocational offerings and giving Maine workers more flexible paths to earning one-year technical certificates and two-year college degrees. The Maine Community College System Board of Trustees this week approved five new certificate programs in SMCC’s Construction Technology, Precision Machining, Automotive Technology and Education academic programs. “These… More »

Maine Mayhem Film Festival to showcase SMCC student films

Six films produced by Southern Maine Community College students will be featured in the seventh annual Maine Mayhem Film Festival. The festival each year showcases the work of senior students who have been working on films this semester as capstone projects in a filmmaking class offered through the college’s Communications & New Media program. The… More »

​​​SMCC, USM sign agreements to address shortage of engineers in Maine

Southern Maine Community College and the University of Southern Maine signed a series of agreements on April 24 designed to boost the numbers of qualified engineers entering the Maine workforce. The “2+2” agreements allow associate degree graduates of SMCC ‘s engineering program to seamlessly enter USM’s programs for mechanical and electrical engineering programs, getting two… More »

SMCC students to exhibit artwork at Zero Station gallery

  Southern Maine Community College art students who are graduating this spring will showcase their work at Zero Station gallery in Portland for the SMCC Senior Art Exhibition. What: Five SMCC students will display paintings, prints, lithographs, photos, digital illustrations and other artwork reflecting their diverse interests and the variety of art courses at SMCC…. More »

Top Stories: April 18 Campus Connections

Meet potential employers at SMCC Career Fair Dust off that resume, brush up on your interviewing skills and meet prospective employers face-to-face at the annual SMCC Career Fair. More than 40 companies and organizations will be represented at this year’s fair, to be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Campus Center…. More »

In the Spotlight: April 18 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Saman Baghestani, next up: MIT Saman Baghestani was a top scholar and student leader while at SMCC. He graduates next month with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, where he’s in the Top 10 of his class with a job awaiting him at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Northeastern, Baghestani has majored in… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: April 18-30

Academic Calendar: Tuesday, April 18 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Last day to withdraw from Spring classes 8:30-9:30 a.m., Liberal Studies-Psychology advising, Harborview Hall, Room 100 9-11 a.m., ESOL advising, Hague Hall, Room 108 9-10 a.m., Liberal Studies-History advising, Harborview Hall, Room 302 10 a.m.-noon, Johnson & Wales University admission rep… More »

Top Stories: April 3 Campus Connections

Job fair links students to jobs Students came face-to-face with prospective employers during the first Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management job fair. More than a dozen businesses representing scores of restaurants and lodging establishments set up tables in the Culinary Arts Center on March 24. Students met with business representatives, filled out applications, gathered materials… More »

In the Spotlight: April 3 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Michael Parks, reinventing himself After 21 years in the military, Michael Parks enrolled at SMCC to explore his passion for learning. With skills learned at SMCC, he’s now started his own company with plans to launch beer and wine festivals. Michael joined the Navy about a year following his 1990 high school graduation…. More »