Press Releases

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…

DHS Awards Maine Maritime Academy $450,000 Ice Navigation Training Grant

Posted on: September 11, 2014

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy has been awarded $450,000 by the U. S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate for the development and delivery of maritime ice navigation and first responder courses to complement the U.S. Coast Guard’s Arctic Strategy.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Trustees Hold Annual Meeting, Elect Officers

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Castine, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees held their annual meeting on Friday, August 8, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the Holmes Alumni Heritage Room, located at the Harold Alfond Student Center on the campus in Castine.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Convocation to be Held Monday, September 1, 2014

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Castine, Maine – Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), today announced that the college will host its 5th annual Convocation on Monday, September 1, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alexander Field House. Members of the Castine community are invited and encouraged to attend.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Students Begin Year with Orientation, Ship Jump, and Training

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Castine, Maine—The incoming class of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) students will begin the 2014-2015 year with Orientation in three sessions from August 15 – 31. MMA Orientation includes:Read More…