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Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship State of Maine Departs for International Ports

Posted on: April 27, 2022

CASTINE, Maine, Wednesday, April 27—Today, Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), one of the United States’ foremost maritime universities offering degrees in engineering, science, management, and transportation began their annual training voyage on the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM).Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting

Posted on: April 12, 2022

CASTINE, Maine – The Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy will hold their quarterly meeting on Friday, April 22, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This meeting will be held in-person at MMA.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Deepens Commitment to Sustainability

Posted on: March 17, 2022

In an effort to further campus efforts toward building a thriving, equitable and ecologically just world, Maine Maritime Academy has become a member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy to Host Climate Symposium on March 28

Posted on: March 8, 2022

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy will host the 2022 Maritime Academy Climate Symposium on March 28.Read More…

Regimental students at attention

Student Leaders Assume Duties During Annual Change of Command Ceremony

Posted on: March 7, 2022

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy’s Regiment of Midshipmen held its annual Change of Command Ceremony on February 24, transferring authority and responsibilities between two classes of student leaders.Read More…

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Annual Change of Command Ceremony to be Held at Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: February 18, 2022

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy President, Dr. William J. Brennan, along with Vice President Dr. Elizabeth True, Captain Gordon MacArthur, Commandant of Midshipmen John D. Cashman, and NROTC Commanding Officer Captain Sean Kearns will preside over the Academy’s Change of Command Ceremony on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 5:00 p.m.
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TSSOM at dock in Castine

Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting

Posted on: February 18, 2022

CASTINE, Maine – The Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy will hold their quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. This meeting will be held via Zoom.Read More…

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Maine Maritime Academy Joins the Coalition for College

Posted on: January 17, 2022

Membership affirms commitment to increasing college access for under-represented students

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) has joined the Coalition for College, a diverse group of more than 150 public and private colleges and universities across the U.S. working to improve college access for low-income, under-resourced and first-generation students.Read More…

State Maritime Academy Presidents Urge Support of New Program To Combat Sexual Assault at Sea

Posted on: December 16, 2021

This week,  President Brennan joined the state maritime academy (SMA) presidents in signing a letter to the Maritime Administration (MARAD) expressing support for a new plan, EMBARC, which will combat sexual assault on U.S. flag vessels. If implemented, the program will support safe sea training for cadets and midshipmen.Read More…

TSSOM ship

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…