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In the Spotlight: July 24 Campus Connections

Staff Profile David Balberchak, building supervisor SMCC has dozens of buildings. When the roofs don’t leak, the lights turn on and the water keeps flowing, you can thank David Balberchak and his staff. As the Building and Trades Supervisor in the Facilities Maintenance Department, Balberchak oversees anything to do with SMCC’s buildings and the staff… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: July 24 – August 27

Academic Calendar: Monday, July 24 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Tuesday, July 25 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, July 26 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Thursday, July 27 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Friday, July 28 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Monday, July 31 Last day to withdraw from… More »

NSF grant funds SMCC research fellowships, curriculum development to boost STEM workforce

A National Science Foundation grant is allowing Southern Maine Community College students to take part in a cutting-edge scientific research project that will be integrated into SMCC’s biotechnology curriculum. The National Science Foundation has awarded Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences in Boothbay a three-year grant of $399,908 for a study of a marine protozoan parasite… More »

SMCC’s On-the-Spot Acceptance Days offer simple solution for college admission

Southern Maine Community College is holding three On-the-Spot Acceptance Days allowing prospective students to meet one-on-one with college representatives and complete the entire admissions process for the Fall Semester in a single visit. The SMCC Admissions Office will be open for extended hours on the South Portland Campus and the Midcoast Campus in Brunswick from… More »

Top Stories: June 19 Campus Connections

Dining hall getting complete makeover Oceanview Dining Hall will have a new look and feel when students return for the Fall Semester. The Sodexo Dining Services dining hall is being renovated this summer with improvements that include: A new food island with four food stations (salad, pizza, deli, international) A new grill station open daily… More »

In the Spotlight: June 19 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Wallace Keene, Class of ‘55 When Wallace “Wally” Keene graduated from what is now SMCC in 1955, the school had four academic programs and fewer than 200 students. Keene grew up in the small Maine town of Hebron and came to Maine Vocational Technical Institute straight out of high school in 1953 for… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: June 19- July 23

Academic Calendar: Monday, June 19 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Tuesday, June 20 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Wednesday, June 21 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Thursday, June 22 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Friday, June 23 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Tutoring, Learning Commons Sunday, June 25 4-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons… More »

25 graduate from fire officer training through SMCC’s Maine Fire Service Institute

  Twenty-five leaders from fire departments across Maine have completed training to improve their skills in managing their departments. Officers who completed the two-week Fire Officer III/IV Academy will receive their Firefighter III and IV certifications in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association. Participants graduated from the program on Friday, May 26. The program… More »

11 graduate from Maine State Fire Academy at SMCC’s Maine Fire Service Institute

Eleven Maine firefighters have completed training and graduated from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Maine State Fire Academy program. Firefighters who completed the 10-day program will receive Firefighter I and Firefighter II certifications in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association. The Maine Fire Service Institute is a department of Southern Maine Community College and… More »

Top Stories: May 22 Campus Connections

Students lauded for leadership Nearly two dozen students have received well-earned recognition for their leadership and accomplishments at SMCC during the academic year. The winners were announced during the Center for Student Involvement and Leadership’s annual awards ceremony in Oceanview Dining Hall on May 1. Leader of the Pack Awards: Brandon Buck, Justin Cochran, Whitney… More »