Press Releases

Schooner Bowdoin Sets Sail for Educational Cruises

Posted on: June 15, 2018

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 two 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.

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The International Guild of Miniature Artisans’ Guild School to be Held at Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: June 6, 2018

Free Exhibitions Open to the Public June 10-14

CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 37th annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 9-15. Free exhibitions for the public will be held June 10-13 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on June 14 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon at the Smith Gymnasium.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Announces Graduates and Dean’s List for Spring, 2018

Posted on: May 29, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy recently named 350 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2017-2018 academic year.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship to Depart May 10 for European Ports

Posted on: May 1, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Thursday, May 10 at approximately 1:00 p.m. 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 Cadiz, Spain; Rotterdam, Netherlands; Lisbon, Portugal; Civitavecchia, Italy; and Alicante, Spain. Schedule and ports are subject to change.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Commencement Set for Saturday, May 5, 2018

Posted on: April 30, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—The 2018 Commencement will be held at Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday, May 5 at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Field House. Maritime Administrator, Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, Ret. will be the college’s Commencement speaker.

Rear Adm. Buzby was sworn in as Maritime Administrator on August 8, 2017 following appointment by the President and confirmation by the U.S. Senate. Prior to his appointment, Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association, a position he held after retiring from the U.S. Navy in 2013 with over 34 years of service.Read More…

Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting, Welcome New Appointee

Posted on: April 23, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Friday, May 4 at 3:30 p.m. in the Holmes Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine. The Board of Trustees will meet as a committee of the whole between 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. also on Friday, May 4 in the same location.Read More…

Student Life Awards Recognize Outstanding Leaders and Community Members at 17th Annual Banquet

Posted on: April 10, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—At a banquet held on Wednesday, April 4, 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.Read More…

Regimental Awards Recognize Outstanding Students at 2018 Annual Banquet

Posted on: April 4, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—At a banquet held on Monday, March 26, 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. Read More…

Statement from The Consortium of State Maritime Academies

Posted on: March 27, 2018

Consortium of State Maritime Academies

March 27, 2018

Contact: Mark Ruge, 202-494-2256

America’s 6 State Maritime Academies are grateful for strong funding support in FY18!

On behalf of America’s six State Maritime Academies, I want to thank Congress and the Administration for their strong funding support in FY ’18.Read More…

Free Workshop for Prospective Students of Service Academies: April 11, 2018 in Bangor

Posted on: March 22, 2018

BANGOR, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy, in cooperation with Maine’s U.S. Congressional Delegation, will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to Federal service academies on Wednesday, April 11, 2018 in Bangor. The workshop, offered free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at the Hilton Garden Inn, 250 Haskell Road in Bangor from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.

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