In the Spotlight: January 29 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Emily Haggett, all in When Emily Haggett was ready for a change from her video editing job, she came to SMCC to try her hand at some biology classes. She’s now fully immersed in the Marine Science program, from performing hands-on research to discovering a new marine virus. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree… More »

What’s Happening: January 29-February 11

Academic Calendar: Monday, Jan. 29 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open 5 p.m., 50 percent refund period for tuition and fees ends Tuesday, Jan. 30 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Wednesday, Jan. 31 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Thursday, Feb. 1 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Friday, Feb. 2 8 a.m.-5 p.m…. More »

Students conduct scientific research at MDIBL

Twelve SMCC students and three faculty members spent a week over winter break in January living and working at MDI Biological Laboratory (MDIBL) in Bar Harbor as part of an intensive course conducting real-world biomedical laboratory research. For the five-day research project, students used cell cultures of human liver cells to demonstrate that additional fatty… More »

Top Stories: January 16 Campus Connections

Welcome to the Spring Semester Thousands of returning and first-time students have arrived at Southern Maine Community College for the start of the Spring Semester. The semester runs from Tuesday, Jan. 16, through May 12. Here are some things worth paying attention to during the semester: Immunization clinic. If you don’t have a primary care… More »

In the Spotlight: January 16 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Matt McAdam, green thumb Matt McAdam worked at a Yarmouth garden center for an internship while he was a horticulture student at SMCC. Now, he works there full-time in his chosen career field. Matt grew up on his family’s apple orchard, McDougal Orchards, in Sanford. After high school he studied horticulture at SMCC,… More »

What’s Happening: January 16 – January 28

Academic Calendar: Tuesday, Jan. 16 Spring Semester begins 8 a.m., Drop/add week begins for 100 percent refund of tuition and fees 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Wednesday, Jan. 17 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Thursday, Jan. 18 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Friday, Jan. 19 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Learning Commons open Saturday,… More »

SMCC awards certificates to first class of Construction Institute students

Southern Maine Community College has awarded Certificates of Readiness to the first students completing SMCC’s Construction Institute, a new program that provides Mainers a flexible pathway to advance their construction careers. For this fall’s inaugural Construction Institute, 20 Maine residents took classes that provided training in skill sets that are essential to the construction industry…. More »

SMCC to train new workers for positions at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works

Southern Maine Community College will partner with General Dynamics Bath Iron Works (BIW) to deliver technical training to up to 90 trainees, providing BIW the skilled workers it needs to help fill hundreds of critical jobs. The new training, a partnership between SMCC, the Maine Community College System Maine Quality Centers program, and BIW, will… More »

Top Stories: December 11 Campus Connections

Short story showcase Honors students put their work on display when they showcased poster presentations analyzing various short stories and authors of their choice. Fifteen students in Mike Bove’s honors class, The Short Story, presented their posters Dec. 7 in the Learning Commons, where they also spoke to visitors about the authors and the stories… More »

In the Spotlight: December 11 Campus Connections

Faculty Spotlight Megan McCuller, cutting-edge research Megan McCuller was part of a scientific team whose research on ocean creatures that hitched rides across the Pacific Ocean following the 2011 Japanese tsunami was featured in a cover story in a recent issue of Science magazine. McCuller has taught science at SMCC since 2014. Originally from Texas,… More »