Press Releases

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.

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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.

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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.

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting May 5, 2017

Posted on: April 27, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will meet in committees from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5 in the Holmes Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine. The Board of Trustees quarterly meeting will be held from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., also on Friday in the Holmes Heritage Room.

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MMA Student Life Awards Recognize Outstanding Leaders and Community Members at 15th Annual Banquet

Posted on: April 14, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—At a banquet held on Thursday, April 5, the Maine Maritime Academy Student Life Awards Committee recognized outstanding members of the MMA and Castine community whose contributions include various service projects, athletics, employment and volunteer programs, and other co-curricular activities.

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Regimental Awards Recognize Outstanding Students at 2017 Banquet

Posted on: April 10, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—At a banquet held on Monday, March 20, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized students for their strength of character, seamanship, and overall leadership on campus. This year, the entire Regiment was welcomed to the banquet, including nearly 600 students who enjoyed dinner sitting with their companies.

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Susan Collins, United States Senator for Maine, to Address Class of 2017 at Maine Maritime Academy Commencement

Posted on: April 5, 2017

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan announced today that U.S. Senator for Maine, Susan Collins, will be the college’s 2017 Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 6 in Castine. Senator Collins has served in the United States Senate since 1997 and currently ranks fifteenth in Senate seniority. (more…)