Campus Connections, What’s Happening: Sept. 12

Academic Calendar: Monday, Sept. 12 5 p.m., 50 percent refund period for tuition and fees ends Satellite classes begin 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Tuesday, Sept. 13 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, Sept. 14 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Thursday, Sept. 15 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons Friday, Sept. 16… More »

Public invited to faculty art exhibit at SMCC Midcoast Campus

The public is invited to an art exhibit at Southern Maine Community College’s Midcoast Campus that showcases the drawings, paintings, photography and visual art of SMCC’s Midcoast Campus faculty members. What: The SMCC Midcoast Campus Faculty Art Exhibit features the works of Michael Branca (who teaches visual art, drawing and painting); John Stetson (photography); and… More »

SMCC Deferred Start Semester provides flexiblity for students

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — Southern Maine Community College is offering college-ready students the opportunity to start their studies at a later date and finish the semester at the usual time in an effort to support non-traditional students. The Deferred Start Semester program allows eligible students to take classes beginning Sept. 26, four weeks later than… More »

Boyne Foundation donates $503,000 to SMCC Foundation in support of student scholarships

The Boyne Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to the Southern Maine Community College Foundation — the largest gift ever made to the SMCC Foundation — to help students pay for college. The donation will be used to establish an endowed scholarship fund, known as the Boyne Family Scholarship Fund, that will benefit students enrolled… More »

SMCC, USM strengthen partnership with new agreements supporting students at both schools

The Presidents of Southern Maine Community College and the University of Southern Maine announced today they have forged an even stronger partnership to benefit students at both institutions. Highlighting a series of new initiatives is Connected Pathways, which will allow SMCC students in selected programs to seamlessly transfer to USM without applying after receiving their… More »

Record-high 93 SMCC students participating in Public Safety live-in program

A record-high 93 Southern Maine Community College students, including 41 new students, will serve as live-in students at fire stations in area communities for the 2016-17 academic year. Students who participate in SMCC’s live-in program receive fire-rescue and emergency medical services training and live and work at fire stations while enrolled as full-time Fire Science,… More »

SMCC welcomes new class of MySuccess students

  Nearly three dozen recent graduates from Portland Public Schools are taking part in SMCC’s MySuccess program, which aims to increase students’ academic success and provide them with guidance and support through to graduation. MySuccess provides students an intensive three-week summer success program, scholarship incentives and a dedicated success coach who will work with them… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: June 20-July 17

Academic Calendar: Monday, July 18 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Tuesday, July 19 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, July 20 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Thursday, July 21 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Friday, July 22 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Monday, July 25 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tutoring, Learning… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight-July 18

Student Spotlight Sadie Faucher-Eldert, passion for politics When Mercedes “Sadie” Faucher-Eldert graduated high school, she planned to become a doctor. Instead, she’s pursuing her passion: politics. Rather than enter a pre-med college program after graduating from high school in Atlanta, she delayed her college career and worked on a number of campaigns on environmental issues… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories-July 18

Global Studies Center to focus on ‘internationalization’ of SMCC SMCC would have expanded study-abroad opportunities, offer more international courses and recruit more international students under goals set forth by the newly created Global Studies Center. The Center, which is set to launch this fall, seeks to “internationalize” the College with a three-pronged approach: Increase education-abroad… More »