Maine Fire Service Institute unveils new state-of-the-art equipment to train Maine firefighters

The Maine Fire Service Institute has a new piece of state-of-the-art training equipment that will be used to train firefighters from across Maine in advanced firefighting techniques. MFSI this month received a containerized live-fire training trailer that utilizes real flames, extreme heat, restricted visibility and dense smoke to allow firefighters to train for emergencies in… More »

​​UMF brings new bachelor’s degree to SMCC

Southern Maine Community College and the University of Maine at Farmington have entered into a new partnership that allows graduates from SMCC’s Early Childhood Education program to live and work in southern Maine while earning a UMF Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with K-3 certification. Under the partnership launched this fall, UMF’s… More »

In the Spotlight: Oct 24 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Ville Wuorenjuuri, moving ahead Ville Wuorenjuuri moved nearly 4,000 miles to come to SMCC from his homeland of Finland. He’s now continuing his education and his basketball career at a four-year college in Virginia. Ville wanted to pursue a business degree in the United States after graduating high school in Finland, and he… More »

Top Stories: Oct 24 Campus Connections

Save time and money — make use of SMCC advising services Want to save time and money and succeed academically? SMCC’s advising services are here to help. November is Advising Month, when faculty and staff pump up their efforts to help students succeed. During the month, students are encouraged to meet faculty or staff advisors… More »

What’s Happening: Oct. 24 Campus Connections

Academic Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 25 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, Oct. 26 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Thursday, Oct. 27 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Friday, Oct. 28 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Sunday, Oct. 30 4-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Monday, Oct. 31 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons… More »

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree visits SMCC Midcoast Campus

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree visited the Southern Maine Community College Midcoast Campus in Brunswick on Monday to see the campus’ facilities, learn more about its academic programs and meet with students. During her visit, she toured the campus’ L.L.Bean Learning Commons and Health Science Center, Orion Residence Hall and the Maine Advanced Technology and Engineering… More »

SMCC Culinary Arts students, faculty to hold benefit brunch for family of slain SMCC grad

Current and former Southern Maine Community College Culinary Arts students and faculty are hosting a Sunday brunch to help raise funds for the family of a 2010 graduate who was slain last month in a home invasion in Texas. The buffet-style brunch will be held from 9 a.m.-noon, Sunday, Oct. 16, in SMCC’s Culinary Arts… More »

SMCC to hold Open House on South Portland Campus

When: Saturday, Oct. 22, 9 a.m.-noon Where: SMCC South Portland Campus, 2 Fort Road, South Portland Prospective students and families can learn about Southern Maine Community College’s academic programs, tour the South Portland campus and apply for free at SMCC’s Fall Open House on Saturday, Oct. 22. The Open House, held from 9 a.m.-noon, provides… More »

Top Stories: Oct 11. Campus Connections

Transfer Fair to feature 30-plus schools Interested in transferring after graduation? Come to the Campus Center on Thursday, Oct. 20, where more than 30 four-year universities and colleges will be on hand for SMCC’s annual Transfer Fair. Colleges in attendance come from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The fair, which is held… More »

In the Spotlight: Oct 11. Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Heidi Parent, bright spotlight More than 3 million TV viewers tuned in when Heidi Parent appeared on the Sept. 23 season premiere of “Hell’s Kitchen,” the reality cooking TV series starring British chef and TV personality Gordon Ramsay. After earning her Culinary Arts degree in 2002, Heidi worked in a number of restaurants… More »