Press Releases

Student Contributes Lead Gift of $500,000 to Schooner Bowdoin Fundraising Campaign from Family Foundation

Posted on: May 12, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Dr. William J. Brennan, president of Maine Maritime Academy, announced today that the Bowdoin Centennial Campaign—a $1.6-million-dollar fundraising campaign launched by the Academy in November of 2014—received a lead gift of $500,000 from the Herman D. Pollock Family Foundation. The gift was initiated by Jeffrey Pollock of Houston, Texas, a master’s degree candidate in the Global Logistics and Maritime Management program.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Community Celebrates Student Civic Achievement at Annual Student Life Awards Banquet

Posted on: April 16, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Students at Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) are encouraged to complete community service hours as part of their education. The Academy’s annual Student Life Awards Banquet, held on Wednesday, April 8, 2015, recognized students who have contributed time, knowledge and skills to help better the college and surrounding community.

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Free Workshop for Prospective Students of Service Academies to be Held Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in Bangor

Posted on: April 20, 2015

BANGOR, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to Federal service academies on Tuesday, April 28 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 to 8:30 p.m. Registration will open at 5:30 p.m.

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Maine Maritime Academy Commencement Set for Saturday, May 2, 2015

Posted on: April 23, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—The 2015 Commencement will be held at Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Field House. Christopher J. Wiernicki, an internationally recognized naval architect and business leader, will be the college’s Commencement speaker. Wiernicki currently serves as the Chairman, President and CEO of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leader in classification and certification services for the global offshore and marine industries, and Chairman of ABS Group, a leading global provider of technical services. Mr. Wiernicki will be presented with an honorary Doctor of Science degree.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy to Dedicate New ABS Center for Engineering, Science, and Research

Posted on: April 23, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, today announced that the community, along with special guests, will celebrate the completion of the ABS Center for Engineering, Science, and Research with a dedication ceremony on Friday, May First at 4 p.m.

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Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship to Depart May 5 for Eastern U.S. and European Ports

Posted on: April 22, 2015

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Tuesday, May 5 at approximately 1:30 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; Cadiz, Spain; Portland, Maine; Cobh, Ireland; Norfolk, Virginia; and Searsport, Maine.

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Maine Maritime Academy Receives MEIF-SCI Grant to Complete Research and Development of Fuel-Efficient Lobster Boat Hull Design

Posted on: March 27, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) has received a grant of $75,312 from the Maine Economic Improvement Fund Small Campus Initiative (MEIF-SCI) to complete research and development of a lobster boat hull that increases fuel efficiency. Now in its fourth year of design and scale-model trials, the multi-year collaboration between MMA and the Penobscot East Resource Center (PERC) will be focused on completing the R&D phase of a trimaran design that significantly reduces fuel use and pollution, while maintaining the large deck capacity needed for commercial lobster fishing.

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Christopher J. Wiernicki, President & CEO of American Bureau of Shipping, to Deliver 2015 Commencement Address

Posted on: March 19, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan announced today that Christopher J. Wiernicki, an internationally recognized naval architect and business leader, will be the college’s 2015 Commencement speaker on Saturday, May 2, 2015.

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Maine Maritime Academy Varsity Sailing Team to Compete in Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup

Posted on: March 13, 2015

SAN PEDRO, Calif—The Maine Maritime Academy Varsity Sailing Team is preparing today to compete in the Port of Los Angeles Harbor Cup, a Cal Maritime Invitational Intercollegiate Regatta hosted by the Los Angeles Yacht Club.

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Michael Young Hired to Develop Curriculum for Preparing Students to Work in Offshore Industries

Posted on: February 26, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan has announced that Michael Young of Ellsworth, a ’77 graduate and previous instructor at the college, has been hired to develop new courses and programs to prepare students for jobs in offshore industries. The industries encompass oil and gas exploration, sub-sea engineering, dynamic positioning, floating production and storage offshore (FPSO), and supply vessel operations.Read More…