Press Releases

Michael Young with Students

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…

Fall 2014 Dean’s List Announced

Posted on: February 23, 2015

CASTINE, Maine–Maine Maritime Academy recently named 380 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2014-2015 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting

Posted on: February 10, 2015

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Friday, February 20, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine.

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Maine Maritime Academy Earns Accreditation of Online Master’s Program in International Logistics Management

Posted on: December 16, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan announced today that the college’s online Master of Science in International Logistics Management has achieved full accreditation status through the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). It is the first accreditation of an online degree program for Maine Maritime Academy and the Loeb-Sullivan School.

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Maine Maritime Academy Welcomes Appointees to Board of Trustees

Posted on: November 18, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—At a quarterly meeting on Friday, November 7, the Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees welcomed Robert J. Peacock II for a renewed 5-year term as Chair. Two new appointees also joined the Board of Trustees: Mr. Miles Theeman and Captain Wendy Morrison (Class of 1985). All trustees are appointed by the governor and serve a 5-year term.

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Harold Alfond Foundation Funds Engineering Scholarships

Harold Alfond Foundation Awards $3.4 Million to Maine Maritime Academy For Engineering Scholarships and ABS Center

Posted on: November 12, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, announced today that the college will receive $3.4 million in gifts from the Harold Alfond Foundation to support two major initiatives at the college. The Foundation will give $1 million toward the construction of the ABS Center for Engineering, Science, and Research, and $2.4 million for the establishment of the Harold Alfond Engineering Scholarship for engineering students.

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Celebration of Achievement 2014

Student Scholars, Faculty, and Alumni Honored at Celebration of Achievement

Posted on: November 12, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Celebration of Achievement was held on Thursday evening, November 6th, to honor the scholarly accomplishments of students and the service of faculty and alumni.

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Professor Wlodkowski Receives Fulbright Scholarship

Posted on: October 29, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy Professor of Engineering, Paul Wlodkowski, Ph.D. of Ellsworth, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to advance international exchange in engineering education. Professor Wlodkowski will conduct research and teach engineering courses in both English and Russian at the Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping in St. Petersburg, Russia for six months. Wlodkowski’s project is titled, “Advancing Global Engineering Education Through a Maritime Lens.”

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MMA Ranks #1 on List of 25 Best Public Colleges

Posted on: August 12, 2014

Castine, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy ranked #12 on Money magazine’s new Best Colleges list released this week, a “new approach to ranking colleges that uses unique measures of educational quality, affordability, and career outcomes to help families find the right school at the right price.”Read More…

David Gardner

Dr. David Gardner Joins Maine Maritime Academy as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Posted on: September 11, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—At Maine Maritime Academy’s Convocation on September 1, 2014 a new Dean addressed the students and community as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Dr. David Gardner told the audience, “I want you to get involved, take responsibility for your success, and seek challenges. Don’t be a bystander. Take chances. Pull a rabbit from a hat: ace physics, recover a fumble on the football field, publish a research paper, create something wonderful, be a leader, stand up for what’s right. Surprise us. Amaze us. Make us go, “wow, how did that happen?”Read More…