Campus Connections, Top Stories, Aug. 10

Campus Center renovations near completion You might not recognize parts of the Campus Center following months of upgrades and improvements that have created a fresh and more welcoming space. Over the past three months, workers have overhauled the north wing of the Campus Center, which includes the Admissions, Advising and Registration offices. When the offices… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, Aug. 10

Faculty Profile Corey Norman, infectious enthusiasm Besides teaching video production classes, Corey Norman hires current and former students to work on the films he makes for his production company, Bonfire Films. Corey, who earned a video tech degree from SMCC in 2001, is chairman of the Communications & New Media program. He’s well-known for his… More »

Maine IT program recognized by White House

The White House on Tuesday designated Educate Maine’s Project>Login campaign as a “TechHire Community,” recognizing it and other projects from across the country as innovators in creating flexible pathways to successful computing and technology jobs. At a “White House Demo Day,” innovators from around the country joined President Obama to share their success stories and… More »

SMCC and USM win federal grants totaling $2 million to support student success

SMCC and USM on track to receive over $2 million in federal funds to support student success through Trio SSS grant competition. PORTLAND, Maine — The University of Southern Maine and Southern Maine Community College will receive more than $2 million between them after being declared winners in the recent federal grant competition for TRIO… More »

Campus Connections In the Spotlight, July 13th

Alumni Profile Shelley Krier, nursing success When it came time to choose a calling after her children reached a certain age, Shelley Krier enrolled at SMCC and earned a nursing degree. More than two decades later, she’s still grateful to SMCC for her successful career. After high school, Shelley first earned a bachelor’s degree in… More »

Campus Connections In the Spotlight, June 15

Student Profile Erik Squire, accepting the challenge Erik Squire doesn’t shy away from challenges. An Education major, he is the new president of both the Student Senate and Phi Theta Kappa honor society. He also serves as a volunteer coordinator for and board member of the Captain’s Cupboard food pantry while working for an organization… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, June 15

Science students research fruit fly DNA, lobster shell disease SMCC science students have been staying busy researching fruit flies and lobsters. Ten students spent a week in May at Bowdoin College for the SMCC-Bowdoin Genetic Research short course, an intensive hands-on laboratory-based class where students applied molecular biology techniques to answer real research questions about… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, July 13th

SMCC to go smoke-free on August 1 SMCC is becoming smoke- and tobacco-free. As of Aug. 1, the use of any tobacco product including e-cigarettes is prohibited on any SMCC property. SMCC is the sixth community college in Maine to go tobacco-free since the Maine Community College System Board of Trustees passed a resolution calling… More »

Campus Connections, Top Stories, May 18

SMCC employees recognized for years of service Dozens of employees were recognized May 6 at SMCC’s annual employee recognition ceremony for reaching milestones in their service or retirement. Employees who were honored included: Five years of service: Scott Cook (Emergency Medical Services); Margie Fahey (Academic Affairs); April Fey (Nursing); William Guindon (Maine Fire Service Institute);… More »

Campus Connections, In the Spotlight, May 18

Student Spotlight: Breeanna Zoidis, future in firefighting A stint as a volunteer firefighter in her hometown of Casco convinced Breeana Zoidis to make a career in firefighting. When Breeanna first came to SMCC, she majored in business. But she changed to Fire Science after discovering her passion when she joined the Casco Fire Department as… More »