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Top Stories: April 30 Campus Connections

Criminal Justice job fair links students to employers SMCC’s Criminal Justice program held a program-specific job fair that gave students a taste of the wide range of career opportunities available to them. Sixteen local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies attended the fair April 19 in the McKernan Center. Over three hours, dozens of… More »

In the Spotlight: April 30 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Ninette Irabaruta, commencement speaker Ninette Irabaruta fled violence and political oppression in her central African homeland before earning a degree at SMCC. On May 20, she will be the featured speaker at SMCC’s 71st commencement. After losing her parents to violence in Burundi in the 1990s, Ninette and her siblings lived in an… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: April 30-May 13

Academic Calendar: Monday, April 30 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Tuesday, May 1 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., University of Maine admissions rep visit, Campus Center Wednesday, May 2 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open Thursday, May 3 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m., University of New… More »

SMCC students’ artwork on display at Cape Elizabeth gallery

Students graduating from Southern Maine Community College’s art program are exhibiting their artwork at a Cape Elizabeth gallery. Four students who are graduating in May will showcase a variety of their work from April 20 through May 4 at Ocean House Gallery, located at 299 Ocean House Road. An artists’ reception will be held Friday,… More »

SMCC alumna who fled violence in Burundi to be featured speaker at SMCC commencement

A Southern Maine Community College alumna who fled violence and political oppression in her native central African country before earning a degree at SMCC will be the featured speaker at SMCC’s 71st commencement on May 20. Ninette Irabaruta moved to Maine from Burundi in 2012 and overcame significant challenges before earning a degree in Liberal… More »

SMCC, CMCC partner with Sunday River Resort on culinary apprenticeship program

Southern Maine Community College and Central Maine Community College are teaming up with Sunday River Resort on a new culinary apprenticeship program that will provide Sunday River skilled workers it needs for its restaurants and food outlets. Under the agreement, up to 15 new and current Sunday River employees will begin taking culinary classes in… More »

Top Stories: April 17 Campus Connections

Fire Science, EMS students come face-to-face with potential employers Fire Science and EMS students came face-to-face with potential employers at SMCC’s eighth annual Fire-EMS Roundtable event. Dozens of students met with chief officers from 12 Maine and New Hampshire fire-EMS departments during the roundtable events April 11 and 12 at the McKernan Center. Students both… More »

In the Spotlight: April 17 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Calie Ramisch, world adventurer After high school, Calie Ramisch’s travels took her the world over — to Chile, South Africa, Alaska, New Orleans, Cape Cod, Wyoming, Arizona and elsewhere. In 2014 she was drawn to Maine by SMCC’s horticulture program. Originally from Washington state, Calie joined Americorps after high school and worked in… More »

What’s Happening: April 17-April 30

Academic Calendar: Tuesday, April 17 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Drop-in advising, Advising Office 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Drop-in advising, L.L.Bean Learning Commons, Midcoast Campus 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Learning Commons open 8-9 a.m., 12:30-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-5 p.m., Drop-in advising, ESOL & Global Languages, Hague Hall, Room 108 9-10 a.m., Drop-in advising, Liberal Studies-History, Harborview Hall, Room 302… More »

SMCC students named to All-Maine Academic Team

SMCC students Phyllis Mazzaglia and Claudia Johnson have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges by the Phi Theta Kappa organization. Mazzaglia and Johnson are among 18 students at Maine’s seven community colleges who have been named to the team. The award includes a $500 scholarship from the Maine Community College System… More »