Campus Connections, What’s Happening: September 11 – September 24

Academic Calendar: Monday, Sept. 11 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open 5 p.m., Add/drop period ends for 50 percent refund Tuesday, Sept. 12 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open 11 a.m.-1 p.m., USM Admissions Office representative visit, Campus Center (one-on-one meetings available by appointment the rest of the day) Wednesday, Sept. 13 8 a.m.-8 p.m…. More »

Top Stories: August 28 Campus Connections

Welcome to the Fall Semester The Fall Semester has kicked off with the arrival of thousands of students who will find a renovated Oceanview Dining Hall, new academic offerings, new faculty and a new study-abroad opportunity that includes travel to the Dominican Republic. The South Portland and Midcoast campuses came alive on Aug. 28 with… More »

In the Spotlight: August 28 Campus Connections

Alumni Spotlight, Matthew Beckmann, ciao from Rome Most students who transfer after graduating from SMCC go to schools in Maine and elsewhere in New England. Not Matthew Beckmann. He went to Italy. After finishing high school in 2009, Matthew attended a small liberal arts college for a semester before deciding he wasn’t ready for college…. More »

Campus Connections, What’s Happening: August 28 – September 10

Academic Calendar: Monday, Aug. 28 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open 8 a.m., Add/drop period begins for 100 percent refund Tuesday, Aug. 29 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Wednesday, Aug. 30 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Thursday, Aug. 31 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Learning Commons open Friday, Sept. 1 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Learning Commons… More »

SMCC, Kaplan University sign agreements to ensure seamless transfer for SMCC graduates to Kaplan

Southern Maine Community College and Kaplan University have signed new agreements that ensure graduates from select SMCC academic programs enjoy a smooth transition to correlating programs at Kaplan that will prepare them for successful careers in high-demand industries. SMCC President Dr. Ron Cantor and Kaplan University, Maine President Dr. Christopher Quinn recently signed 10 transfer agreements… More »

SMCC launches Construction Institute, innovative program to support construction industry

Southern Maine Community College is helping the state’s construction industry with a new program that provides Mainers a flexible pathway to grow their skill sets and advance their construction careers. SMCC’s new Construction Institute, which launches this fall, was developed in collaboration with members of Maine’s construction industry to provide training that is essential to… More »

Top Stories: July 24 Campus Connections

New this fall: Construction Institute (funding available) SMCC is offering a new program this fall that provides Mainers a flexible pathway to learn vital skills to start or advance their careers in the construction industry. SMCC’s Construction Institute launches this fall with five short-study courses that are offered in the late afternoon and early evening…. More »

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 »