Press Releases

“War Talks” Series Kicks Off With Peter Davis’ Award-winning Vietnam War Film, October 11

Posted on: September 30, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—Filmmaker and writer Peter Davis will introduce and discuss his film Hearts and Minds (1974), the Oscar-winning documentary on the Vietnam War, on Wednesday, October 11, at 7:00 p.m. at the Maine Maritime Academy Alfond Student Center. Davis’s talk and film is the first of five “War Talks” on the human experience of wars around the globe hosted by the MMA Arts and Sciences Department in conjunction with the course, Documenting War Around the World. All events are free and open to the public.


Free Workshop for Prospective Students of Service Academies to be Held Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Portland

Posted on: September 6, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy, in cooperation with Maine’s congressional delegation, will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to Federal service academies on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Portland. The workshop, offered free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at the Clarion Hotel,  located at 1230 Congress Street in Portland from  6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. (more…)

Maine Maritime Academy Convocation to be Held Monday, August 28, 2017

Posted on: August 23, 2017

CASTINE, Maine— Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, today announced that the college will host its 8th annual Convocation on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alexander Field House. Members of the Castine community are invited and encouraged to attend. (more…)

Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Annual Meeting

Posted on: August 2, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold its annual meeting on Friday, August 11, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine.


Schooner Bowdoin Sets Sail for Educational Cruises in the Canadian Maritimes

Posted on: June 9, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a National Historic Landmark and the Official Vessel of the State of Maine, will be home to three groups of students in the Vessel Operations and Technology program this summer. Students will be sailing coastwise and offshore as part of sail training courses during which they learn to navigate and maintain the vessel to fulfill degree requirements and competencies toward a U.S. Coast Guard limited license. (more…)

MMA Alumnus, Will McLean, to Captain Schooner Bowdoin

Posted on: June 9, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) Marine Operations Manager, Dana Willis, has announced that MMA alumnus, Will McLean, has accepted the position of Master of Schooner Bowdoin, the Official Vessel of the State of Maine. Will earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Vessel Operations and Technology with a Sail Training Concentration, graduating in 2012. (more…)

Maine Maritime Academy Announces Graduates and Dean’s List for Spring, 2017

Posted on: June 5, 2017

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named 346 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2016-2017 academic year. (more…)

International Guild of Miniature Artisans’ Guild School Exhibitions Open to Public June 11-15

Posted on: June 5, 2017

CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 36th annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 10-16. Free exhibitions for the public will be held June 11-14 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on June 15 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Harborview Room at the Alfond Student Center.


Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship to Depart May 10 for Eastern U.S. and European Ports

Posted on: May 1, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Wednesday, May 10 at approximately 5:00 PM on the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) for the annual training evolution to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s itinerary includes stops in Charleston, South Carolina; Tenerife, Spain; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Portland, Maine; Edinburgh, Scotland; Cobh, Ireland; and New York, New York. Schedule and ports are subject to change.


Class of 2017 Commencement Set for Saturday, May 6

Posted on: April 28, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—The Class of 2017 Commencement will be held at Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday, May 6 at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Field House in Castine. Senator Susan M. Collins will be the college’s Commencement speaker. Senator Collins has served in the United States Senate since 1997 and currently ranks fifteenth in Senate seniority. She chairs the Senate Aging Committee and the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee. She also serves on the Intelligence Committee and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.