Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Feb. 1

Student Profile Emily Cleary, up up and away A debate with her fiancé over what would happen if gravity disappeared reignited Emily Cleary’s interest in learning and her decision to return to college. That decision brought her to SMCC, and she’s now a pre-engineering student with a near-perfect grade point average. After SMCC, she plans… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, Feb. 1

Students meet legislators, advocate for SMCC SMCC students made the most of a rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with Maine legislators and tell them how much SMCC means to them. A group of six lawmakers visited SMCC on Jan. 30 to meet with President Cantor, staff and students, while enjoying a light breakfast in a… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Jan. 19

Student Spotlight Nick Jackson, inspired by superheroes Nick Jackson is inspired by superheroes — which helps explain why he’s enrolled in SMCC’s Paramedicine program. Nick became an EMT when he was 16 and will become a paramedic when he graduates from SMCC. When he’s not in class, he works for an ambulance service that gives… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, January 19

Welcome to the Spring Semester! Thousands of SMCC students have arrived on the South Portland and Midcoast Campuses for the Spring Semester, ready to continue their studies and prepare for bright futures. Classes began January 19 and the semester ends on May 14. Some of the key dates for students to mark on their calendars… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Dec. 21

Student Profile Elliott Gagnon, tapping his creative side Elliott Gagnon thought he wanted to become a music teacher when he completed high school. After discovering that wasn’t his true calling, he came to SMCC to learn about graphic design, video production and scriptwriting. Elliott first enrolled at the University of Southern Maine following his 2012… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, December 21

Students build greenhouse for local school Phi Theta Kappa members have built a greenhouse at a local elementary school to help pupils learn about food and environmental sustainability. For its Honors in Action project, members of SMCC’s PTK honor society built a 16-by-20-foot greenhouse at Dyer Elementary School in South Portland. Garden beds will be… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Dec. 7

Faculty Spotlight Steve Willis, teaching habits of success Fire safety has been in Steve Willis’ blood since he was young. As a junior firefighter in high school, he rode his bike when responding to fire calls; now he heads SMCC’s Fire Science program. After high school, Willis graduated from SMCC’s Fire Science program before working… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, December 7

New media students showcase work — while meeting potential employers Communications & New Media students are putting their best work on display for students, faculty, staff and potential employers who have been invited to their annual Senior Portfolio show. This year’s show will feature the illustrations, photography, videos, graphic design, coding and other works of… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Nov. 23

Alumni Spotlight Katie Wing, the sky’s the limit Katie Wing’s life began taking off in a good way when she enrolled at SMCC’s Midcoast Campus. Now she’s excelling at Smith College. Seeking a better future for herself and her daughter—but not knowing exactly what she wanted to do—Katie enrolled at SMCC after moving from her… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, Nov. 23

Leadership calling Looking to develop leadership skills that will serve you well through college and life? SMCC’s semester-long Emerging Leaders Program may be the ticket. The Emerging Leaders Program helps students find their leadership strengths and learn valuable leadership skills with engaged, like-minded students. The program was launched at SMCC last year and was such… More »