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SMCC held the 77th commencement and awarded 1,171 degrees and certificates

On Sunday, hundreds of students graduated from Southern Maine Community College, accompanied by family, friends, faculty, and staff. A total of 1,089 students earned 1,171 degrees and certificates, many of which were awarded at Cross Insurance Arena in Portland on Sunday. The Class of 2024 was one of SMCC’s largest graduating classes in the institution’s 77-year… More »

SMCC’s CNMS program presents the 14th annual Maine Mayhem Student Film Festival

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) is delighted to present the 14th annual Maine Mayhem Film Festival. Fourteen years ago, Communications & New Media Studies (CNMS) Professor Corey Norman and student Jimmy Crocco created a festival to showcase the outstanding work of CNMS students at SMCC. Students get the unique, real-world experience of handling the creation… More »

SMCC honors nearly 100 employees for service milestones

SMCC held a ceremony on Thursday, May 2, to honor employees who had reached service milestones with the College. During the ceremony, President Kristen Miller recognized the employees who had reached milestones or retired in 2024. Nearly 100 employees were acknowledged for their service, eight having completed 25 years or more. Additionally, 10 faculty and… More »

SMCC student recognized on ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) and the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge (ALL IN) have announced that Nina Intharakunha has been recognized as a part of the 2024 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll. This award is given to college students who have done outstanding work to promote nonpartisan democratic engagement at their respective campuses. Along with 137… More »

SMCC students present research at Thinking Matters 2024

Twelve SMCC students presented their high-quality research on various scientific subjects at the 2024 Thinking Matters symposium, an event hosted by the University of Southern Maine on April 19. This symposium allows students to share their work with each other, their colleagues, and the general public. Daniel Moore, SMCC’s Biological Sciences Department chair, said the… More »

Bea Martin named 2024 SMCC Student of the Year

Bea Martin has been selected as SMCC’s Student of the Year for her outstanding leadership skills, academic excellence, community volunteer work, and unwavering passion for helping others within the SMCC community. Bea is a dedicated and accomplished student at SMCC, where she recently completed a degree in Communications and New Media Studies with a focus… More »

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 »