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In the Spotlight: April 18 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight Saman Baghestani, next up: MIT Saman Baghestani was a top scholar and student leader while at SMCC. He graduates next month with a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University, where he’s in the Top 10 of his class with a job awaiting him at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At Northeastern, Baghestani has majored in… More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: April 18-30

Academic Calendar: Tuesday, April 18 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Last day to withdraw from Spring classes 8:30-9:30 a.m., Liberal Studies-Psychology advising, Harborview Hall, Room 100 9-11 a.m., ESOL advising, Hague Hall, Room 108 9-10 a.m., Liberal Studies-History advising, Harborview Hall, Room 302 10 a.m.-noon, Johnson & Wales University admission rep… More »

Top Stories: April 3 Campus Connections

Job fair links students to jobs Students came face-to-face with prospective employers during the first Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management job fair. More than a dozen businesses representing scores of restaurants and lodging establishments set up tables in the Culinary Arts Center on March 24. Students met with business representatives, filled out applications, gathered materials… More »

In the Spotlight: April 3 Campus Connections

Student Spotlight Michael Parks, reinventing himself After 21 years in the military, Michael Parks enrolled at SMCC to explore his passion for learning. With skills learned at SMCC, he’s now started his own company with plans to launch beer and wine festivals. Michael joined the Navy about a year following his 1990 high school graduation…. More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: April 3-17

Academic Calendar: Monday, April 3 8 a.m-8 p.m., Tutoring, Learning Commons 9-10 a.m., Liberal Studies-History advising, Harborview Hall, Room 302 9-11 a.m., ESOL advising, Hague Hall, Room 108 10:30-11:30 a.m., Liberal Studies-Political Science advising, Harborview Hall, Room 102 12-1 p.m., Early Childhood Education advising, ECE Building, Room 104 Tuesday, April 4 8 a.m., 3-payment plan… More »

SMCC student wins annual plumbing apprentice competition

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine—A Southern Maine Community College plumbing student has taken top honors at the 2017 state plumbing apprentice competition. Matt Hayes of Windham won the annual Maine Association of Plumbing, Heating and Cooling Contractors apprentice contest, held March 24 at the Augusta Civic Center. The competition took place during the association’s annual industry trade… More »

In the News: Lacking EMTs, an aging Maine turns to immigrants

SMCC’s new ESOL to EMT course is training new Mainers to become trained EMTs. This New York Times article says the course is not only helping the students achieve their personal career goals, it’s also helping Maine address its shortage of EMTs. Read the full article here.

SMCC students named to All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges

Two Southern Maine Community College students have been named to the All-Maine Academic Team for two-year colleges. Bronson Kieltyka of Monmouth and Ayoob Mahdi of Portland were among the 14 community college students in Maine who were honored at a Maine Community College System ceremony on March 22 in Augusta. The award includes a $500… More »

Hundreds to head to SMCC Open House

Saturday, April 8, 9 a.m.-noon Southern Maine Community College HUB Athletic Center 119 Fort Road, South Portland Hundreds of visitors will head to Southern Maine Community College’s Spring Open House to learn about academic programs, meet faculty and staff, and tour the college’s beautiful ocean-side South Portland Campus. The April 8 event provides prospective students… More »

26 graduate from SMCC Maine Fire Service Institute’s Fire Officer Academy

  Twenty-six Maine firefighters have completed rigorous training and graduated from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Officer Academy to prepare them for leadership roles at fire departments across the state. A graduation ceremony was held Saturday, March 18, at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center in Belfast. The Maine Fire Service Institute is a department… More »