Press Releases

Maine Maritime Academy Announces Fall 2020 Semester Plans

Posted on: July 9, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan announced today that the college will reopen campus, holding in-person courses beginning August 31.

“Our faculty and staff have been working tirelessly to develop ways in which we can deliver a rigorous academic experience for our students while also prioritizing the health and safety of our community given the ongoing threats posed by this pandemic,” said President Brennan.Read More…

The Jackson Laboratory and Puritan Medical Products Partner with MMA to Ensure Safety of Students and Crew During Simulated Training Cruise

Posted on: June 16, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) President William J. Brennan announced today that the college will run a pier-side training evolution for graduating seniors aboard the Training Ship State of Maine with the help of two Maine organizations: nonprofit biomedical research institute The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) and Puritan Medical Products. A total of 60 students, faculty, and ship’s crew will be double-tested for COVID-19 prior to boarding the ship using specimen collection kits from Puritan Medical Products. JAX will test the patient samples for the presence of the virus at its Connecticut-licensed CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) and CAP-accredited laboratory, and the test results will be turned around within 24 hours.

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MMA to Celebrate the Class of 2020 in Virtual Commencement Ceremony on June 6

Posted on: June 5, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy will celebrate its 77th Commencement on Saturday, June 6, 2020 with an online ceremony for the Class of 2020. The event begins at 11:00 a.m. at commencement.mainemaritime.edu. The college will also provide a live feed to facebook, enabling family and friends to watch and comment over social media.

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Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards Recognize Outstanding Students at Virtual Ceremony

Posted on: May 11, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—At a virtual ceremony held on Thursday, April 30, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized midshipmen for superior accomplishments they achieved through vision, effort, and tenacity.  The awards emphasized strength of character, seamanship, and overall leadership on campus.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Student Life Awards Recognize Outstanding Leaders and Community Members at 19th Annual Event

Posted on: May 11, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—At a virtual online event held on Thursday, April 23, the Maine Maritime Academy Student Life Awards Committee recognized outstanding members of the MMA and Castine community whose contributions include various service projects, athletics, employment and volunteer programs, and other co-curricular activities.Read More…

Statement of the Consortium of State Maritime Academies on Announcement of Shipyard to Build NSMV

Posted on: April 9, 2020

“The Consortium of State Maritime Academies applauds yesterday’s announcement that the Philly Shipyard in Philadelphia, PA has been selected to build the nation’s new National Security Multi-mission Vessel (NSMV) fleet.

The NSMVs will replace the aging fleet of training ships being operated today by the State Maritime Academies to train future mariners.  These ships are the first purpose built maritime training ships in the world. The vessels will be owned by the federal government and operated by the State Maritime Academies during training cruises. They will be operated by the federal government when used to serve their dual role as disaster response vessels.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting February 27

Posted on: February 26, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—The Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2020. 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 4:00 p.m.

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Maine Maritime Academy Hires Alan J. Chace to Direct New Center for Professional Mariner Development

Posted on: February 18, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), recently announced that the college has hired Alan J. Chace to direct the new Center for Professional Mariner Development (CPMD), the academy’s training facility located in Bucksport. The CPMD provides specialized courses for professional mariners, academy-enrolled students, and workforce development.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Announces Graduates and Dean’s List for Fall 2019

Posted on: January 27, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy recently named 309 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the first semester of the 2019-2020 academic year.

Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.

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

Posted on: November 12, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s annual Academic Achievement Awards banquet was held on Wednesday evening, November 6, 2019 to honor the scholarly accomplishments of students and the service of faculty.

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