Press Releases

Maine Maritime Academy Announces 2021 Commencement Plans

Posted on: March 22, 2021

CASTINE – Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, has announced that the college will hold an in-person, students-only graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 on Thursday, April 8, 2021.  This year’s commencement speaker is Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills of the 82nd Airborne.

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Hope Thomas appointed as Student Trustee to Maine Maritime Academy’s Board of Trustees

Posted on: March 8, 2021

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy President, Dr. William J. Brennan, announced that Hope Thomas, a junior in the Vessel Operations and Technology program from Orrington, Maine, has been confirmed by the Maine Legislature as the college’s 2021-2022 Student Trustee.Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy’s Regiment of Midshipmen holds annual Change of Command Ceremony

Posted on: March 2, 2021

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy President, Dr. William J. Brennan, along with Vice President Dr. Elizabeth True, Captain Brendan McAvoy, and Commandant of Midshipmen John Cashman presided over the Academy’s Change of Command Ceremony last month, welcoming a new group of students into critical leadership roles.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Earns 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School Designation

Posted on: February 22, 2021

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy announced this week that it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly® School designation.Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy Hires Captain Gordon MacArthur as Master aboard T/S State of Maine

Posted on: February 19, 2021

CASTINE – William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), announced today that the college has hired alumnus Captain Gordon ‘Mac’ MacArthur to serve as master aboard the Training Ship State of Maine.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy’s Center for Professional Mariner Development Marks First Year in Bucksport

Posted on: February 4, 2021

BUCKSPORT – Maine Maritime Academy’s Center for Professional Mariner Development (CPMD) is marking its one-year anniversary in Bucksport this month. The center opened in February 2020, shortly before the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. Despite implementing a three-month pause in live instruction, CPMD has successfully hosted over 300 enrollees and 91 classes since.Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy’s Corning School of Ocean Studies Hosts Seminar Series

Posted on: January 28, 2021

CASTINE – Maine Maritime Academy’s Corning School of Ocean Studies is hosting a seminar series this spring to examine new and evolving research related to the Marine Biology, Oceanography, and Coastal and Marine Environmental Science majors that are offered at MMA.Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy Partners with SailPlan to Pioneer Intelligent Vessel Navigation

Posted on: January 26, 2021

CASTINE, ME –  Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) has partnered with SailPlan, a maritime technology startup based in Reston, Virginia, to accelerate the development of an intelligent vessel’s development navigation platform and shoreside vessel control.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Assists Local Fishing Vessel

Posted on: December 31, 2020

CASTINE, Maine – On Friday, December 18, Maine Maritime Academy received a call from the U.S. Coast Guard requesting assistance for FV Eastern Star, a disabled vessel off of Cape Rosier in Penobscot Bay.Read More…

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

Posted on: December 7, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Academic Achievement Awards honor the scholarly accomplishments of students and the service of faculty. This year, awardees were notified outside of the traditional banquet and in-person event.Read More…