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SMCC, Kaplan University sign agreements to ensure seamless transfer for SMCC graduates to Kaplan

Southern Maine Community College and Kaplan University have signed new agreements that ensure graduates from select SMCC academic programs enjoy a smooth transition to correlating programs at Kaplan that will prepare them for successful careers in high-demand industries. SMCC President Dr. Ron Cantor and Kaplan University, Maine President Dr. Christopher Quinn recently signed 10 transfer agreements… More »

SMCC launches Construction Institute, innovative program to support construction industry

Southern Maine Community College is helping the state’s construction industry with a new program that provides Mainers a flexible pathway to grow their skill sets and advance their construction careers. SMCC’s new Construction Institute, which launches this fall, was developed in collaboration with members of Maine’s construction industry to provide training that is essential to… More »

Top Stories: July 24 Campus Connections

New this fall: Construction Institute (funding available) SMCC is offering a new program this fall that provides Mainers a flexible pathway to learn vital skills to start or advance their careers in the construction industry. SMCC’s Construction Institute launches this fall with five short-study courses that are offered in the late afternoon and early evening…. More »

In the Spotlight: July 24 Campus Connections

Staff Profile David Balberchak, building supervisor SMCC has dozens of buildings. When the roofs don’t leak, the lights turn on and the water keeps flowing, you can thank David Balberchak and his staff. As the Building and Trades Supervisor in the Facilities Maintenance Department, Balberchak oversees anything to do with SMCC’s buildings and the staff… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: July 24 – August 27

Academic Calendar: Monday, July 24 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Tuesday, July 25 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, July 26 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Thursday, July 27 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Friday, July 28 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Monday, July 31 Last day to withdraw from… More »

NSF grant funds SMCC research fellowships, curriculum development to boost STEM workforce

A National Science Foundation grant is allowing Southern Maine Community College students to take part in a cutting-edge scientific research project that will be integrated into SMCC’s biotechnology curriculum. The National Science Foundation has awarded Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay a three-year grant of $399,908 for a study of a marine protozoan parasite… More »

SMCC’s On-the-Spot Acceptance Days offer simple solution for college admission

Southern Maine Community College is holding three On-the-Spot Acceptance Days allowing prospective students to meet one-on-one with college representatives and complete the entire admissions process for the Fall Semester in a single visit. The SMCC Admissions Office will be open for extended hours on the South Portland Campus and the Midcoast Campus in Brunswick from… More »

Top Stories: June 19 Campus Connections

Dining hall getting complete makeover Oceanview Dining Hall will have a new look and feel when students return for the Fall Semester. The Sodexo Dining Services dining hall is being renovated this summer with improvements that include: A new food island with four food stations (salad, pizza, deli, international) A new grill station open daily… More »

In the Spotlight: June 19 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Wallace Keene, Class of ‘55 When Wallace “Wally” Keene graduated from what is now SMCC in 1955, the school had four academic programs and fewer than 200 students. Keene grew up in the small Maine town of Hebron and came to Maine Vocational Technical Institute straight out of high school in 1953 for… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: June 19- July 23

Academic Calendar: Monday, June 19 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Tuesday, June 20 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, June 21 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Thursday, June 22 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Friday, June 23 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Sunday, June 25 4-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons… More »