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T/S State of Maine Arrives in Castine Following Winter Training Cruise

Posted on: December 16, 2021

CASTINE, Maine — The Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) will arrive back in her homeport of Castine on Saturday, December 18th, following the third training cruise of the year.

State of Maine normally departs in late April – early May of each year for a 60 to 75-day training cruise. This year however, the college’s at-sea training has been modified to recover sea time lost in 2020 due the COVID-19 pandemic. Two 37-day cruises were previously completed over the course of the spring and summer.Read More…

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Jerald S. Paul Named Next President of Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: December 7, 2021

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy’s Board of Trustees announced today that Jerald S. “Jerry” Paul has been named as the college’s 15th President. Mr. Paul, current President of Capitol Access and a 1989 graduate of the institution, will take office this spring.Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy Welcomes Kimberly Reilly as Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing

Posted on: November 22, 2021

CASTINE, Maine—Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), has announced that the college concluded a national search for a Vice President of Enrollment Management and Marketing with the recruitment of Kimberly Reilly to the position.Read More…

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Student Scholars and Faculty Honored at Maine Maritime Academy Academic Achievement Awards

Posted on: November 19, 2021

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Academic Achievement Awards ceremony was held on Wednesday evening, November 10, to honor the scholarly accomplishments of students and the service of faculty.Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy Training the Next Generation of Supply Chain Logistics Professionals

Posted on: November 15, 2021

CASTINE — The current national supply chain crisis has highlighted a need for an increased number of supply chain logistics workers both in the U.S. and abroad. Maine Maritime Academy’s International Business and Logistics (IBL) degree program is using hands-on education from expert faculty members to train the next generation of supply chain logistics professionals through the only logistics degree program of its kind available in New England.Read More…

T/S State of Maine Departs on Winter Training Cruise

Posted on: November 12, 2021

CASTINE — The Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) will depart Castine on Tuesday, November 16, for the third training cruise of the year.Read More…

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State Maritime Academies Urge Action on Sexual Assault in the Maritime Industry

Posted on: October 15, 2021

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan joined state maritime academy presidents in signing a letter to the acting administrator of MARAD (the Maritime Administration, an agency of the Department of Transportation) condemning acts of sexual assault and harassment in the maritime industry. Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy and Coastal CTE Schools Build Diesel Technology Network

Posted on: October 7, 2021

In early August, coastal Maine CTE schools got a tremendous boost due to the generosity of Maine Maritime Academy. The Midcoast School of Technology and Waldo County Technical Center instructors traveled to Castine to meet with members of the Marine Power Technology faculty to receive a donation of 10 Westerbeke and Perkins marinized diesel engines. Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy Celebrates Vaccine Milestone as Student Return to Campus

Posted on: August 20, 2021

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy’s Castine campus has come alive this week as students return for the upcoming semester. Staff and faculty welcomed new and returning Mariners during a series of check-in events to kick off the college’s Regimental Preparatory Training (RPT) program and more are expected to arrive in the coming days.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Announces Student Vaccine Requirement for Fall 2021

Posted on: August 12, 2021

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy will begin welcoming students back to campus later this month and the college’s faculty and staff are preparing for a busy semester. In addition to a continued focus on academic excellence and hands-on, minds-on learning, health and safety remain a key priority in planning for what many hope to be a normalized campus experience this fall.Read More…