SMCC students receive MEREDA scholarships

Two second-year SMCC students have been awarded $1,250 scholarships from the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) for study during the current academic year. The recipients are: Parastoo Seddiqi. Parastoo, who moved from Iran to Portland in 2013, will graduate with a degree in Architectural and Engineering Design next spring. She is now considering… More »

In the News: 6 years later, SMCC Midcoast Campus providing opportunities for students, businesses

SMCC’s Midcoast Campus opened on a portion of the former Brunswick Naval Air Station in 2011. This Times Record article says that since then, it has worked to provide an affordable education to its students while injecting talented workers into the labor market. Read the full article here.

SMCC reserves parking spaces for combat-wounded veterans

Southern Maine Community College is paying tribute to its military veterans by reserving designated parking spaces specifically for veterans who have been wounded in combat. SMCC on Thursday unveiled signs with Purple Hearts reserving two parking spaces on its South Portland Campus for veterans who have been wounded in action. A third space will be… More »

A Light on the Point to celebrate SMCC’s Culinary Arts, Hospitality programs

Southern Maine Community College is hosting a celebration of its Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs with a gala reception featuring renowned Portland-area chefs and mixologists. The public is invited to the event, A Light on the Point, which will be held Nov. 8 at SMCC’s Culinary Arts Center. A reception will be held from… More »

Top Stories: September 25 Campus Connections

New clubs broaden student opportunities Learning isn’t just about academics. SMCC has numerous student organizations — including several new and prospective clubs this semester — that allow you to pursue your interests outside of the classroom. SMCC’s student organizations draw students interested in space (the Association of Cosmic Explorers), writing (The Beacon student newspaper and… More »

In the Spotlight: September 25 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Max Lorber, Up next: Ireland When Max Lorber moved to Maine from New York City, he had no idea he would attend SMCC and then earn a prestigious scholarship to study in Ireland. After high school, Max attended a State University of New York campus for a year before moving to New York… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: September 25 – October 15

Academic Calendar: Monday, Sept. 25 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Tuesday, Sept. 26 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open 10 a.m.-1 p.m., St. Joseph’s College admissions representative visit, Campus Center Wednesday, Sept. 27 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Thursday, Sept. 28 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. University of Maine… More »

SMCC Precision Machining program to open doors to public on Maine Manufacturing Day

Southern Maine Community College’s Precision Machining & Manufacturing program is opening its doors to school groups, organizations, individuals and others as part of Maine Manufacturing Day. Visitors are invited to tour SMCC’s manufacturing training facility, see manufacturing students at work and view the College’s state-of-the-art machines anytime between 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, October 5. That… More »

Top Stories: September 11 Campus Connections

200-plus veterans attending SMCC An estimated 200 or more military veterans are attending SMCC this fall to learn and strengthen skills that will provide them bright futures after the military. SMCC has taken several steps to make veterans welcome. Of those on campus, about 175 are receiving benefits through the GI Bill. The College held… More »

In the Spotlight: September 11 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Troy Hudson, future in publishing Troy Hudson wasn’t sure what to expect when he arrived at SMCC. What he found was an education that gives him diverse skills for a bright future. Troy grew up in South Carolina and attended the University of South Carolina for three years before dropping out because he… More »