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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…

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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…