Press Releases

Largest Gift in Maine Maritime Academy History Fuels Launch of $20 Million Campaign for Scholarships

Posted on: March 29, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—MMA President William J. Brennan announced today the launch of a $20 million fundraising campaign, Opening Doors, Changing Lives: the Scholarship Campaign for Maine Maritime Academy. A lead gift of $10 million to the campaign is the largest philanthropic gift ever received by the college.

“This is a far-reaching contribution that propels us toward our goal with an extremely successful start, and we are immensely grateful,” President Brennan said.Read More…

Secretary of the Navy to Address Class of 2019 at Commencement

Posted on: March 1, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan announced today that Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer will deliver the college’s Commencement address on Saturday, May 4, 2019 in Castine.

Richard V. Spencer was sworn in as the 76th Secretary of the Navy in August of 2017. Prior to his nomination, Spencer served on the Defense Business Board and the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel.

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting

Posted on: February 21, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, February, 28 at 3:00 p.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 Announces Graduates and Dean’s List for Fall, 2018

Posted on: January 21, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy recently named 399 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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Schooner Bowdoin Undergoing Hull Restoration at Bristol Marine, The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor

Posted on: December 19, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, the Official Vessel of the State of Maine and a National Historic Landmark, is undergoing hull restoration at Bristol Marine, The Shipyard in Boothbay Harbor. The project requires refurbishment below the water line of 18 planks identified for replacement in a marine survey conducted by GF Full and Associates.

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Student Scholars and Faculty Honored at Maine Maritime Academy Achievement Awards

Posted on: November 19, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Academic Achievement Awards banquet was held on Thursday evening, November 8th, to honor the scholarly accomplishments of students and the service of faculty.

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Maine Maritime Academy Signs Purchase and Sale Agreement for Center for Professional Mariner Development

Posted on: November 13, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), has announced that a purchase and sale agreement has been signed with American Iron and Metal (AIM), owners of the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport, to acquire a six-acre parcel of land to locate the college’s new Center for Professional Mariner Development (CPMD). The agreement is expected to be finalized following a 60-day due-diligence period, after which a closing date will be determined.

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting

Posted on: November 5, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—The Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, November 8, 2018. The Board will meet as a Committee of the Whole to conduct committee business beginning at 8:30 a.m. (with a break for lunch between 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m.) and convene later in the afternoon as the Board to take formal action. The meeting is expected to conclude at 3:30 p.m.Read More…

MMA Hosts 10th Annual Women on the Water Conference in Partnership with MARAD, Nov 1-3

Posted on: October 29, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Maritime Administration (MARAD) will present the 10th Annual Women on the Water Conference from November 1-3 at the college in Castine. Over the three days, more than 100 maritime academy cadets from the six state maritime academies, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, and six Canadian institutions will learn from industry leaders, maritime professionals, academy representatives, and their peers, and network with mariners at all career levels.

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Student Sponsor Program Reception to be Held Monday, September 24

Posted on: September 20, 2018

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s Student Sponsor Program is seeking community volunteers to serve as host families for out-of-state students new to the college this year.

Sponsors must live within a reasonable distance from campus and are requested to attend a reception to introduce sponsors and sponsorees, and review the expectations of the program. The reception will be held on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at the Harborview Dining Room (Alfond Student Center) on campus.

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