Press Releases

Maine Maritime Academy Closes on Bucksport Property Purchase for Center for Professional Mariner Development

Posted on: June 26, 2019

CASTINE, Maine – William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), announced today that the college has completed the purchase of a four-acre parcel of land at the former Verso paper mill in Bucksport from owners American Iron and Metal (AIM). The site will be the new Maine Maritime Academy Center for Professional Mariner Development (CPMD), an annex facility that will provide specialized courses for professional mariners, academy-enrolled students, and workforce development. For professional mariners, the Center will meet the demand for courses that enable mariners to receive certification and credentialing to meet maritime regulatory and industry-sector demands.Read More…

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

Posted on: June 11, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy recently named 358 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2018-2019 academic year.

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

The International Guild of Miniature Artisans’ Guild School to be Held at Maine Maritime Academy

Posted on: May 28, 2019

CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 38th annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 8-14. Free exhibitions for the public will be held Sunday through Wednesday, June 9-12, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Thursday, June 13, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon at the Harold Alfond Student Center Harborview Room on the campus in Castine.Read More…

Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship State of Maine to Depart May 8 for European Ports

Posted on: May 3, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Wednesday, May 8 at approximately 2:00 p.m. on the Training Ship State of Maine (TSSOM) for the annual training evolution to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s itinerary includes stops in Vigo and Barcelona, Spain; Portsmouth, England; Tallinn, Estonia; Oslo, Norway; Boston, Massachusetts; and Searsport, Maine. Schedule and ports are subject to change.

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Maine Maritime Academy Commencement Set for Saturday, May 4, 2019

Posted on: April 25, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—The 2019 Commencement will be held at Maine Maritime Academy on Saturday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Alexander Field House. Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer will be the college’s Commencement speaker. U.S. Senator Susan M. Collins will introduce Secretary Spencer.

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Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Quarterly Meeting, Welcome New Student Trustee

Posted on: April 19, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—The Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy will hold a regular quarterly meeting on Friday, May 3, 2019. The Board will meet as a Committee of the Whole to conduct committee business beginning at 9:00 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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MMA Regimental Awards Recognize Outstanding Students at Annual Banquet

Posted on: April 17, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—At a banquet held on Monday, March 25, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized midshipmen for superior accomplishments they achieved using vision, effort, and tenacity. The awards emphasized strength of character, seamanship, and overall leadership on campus.

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MMA Student Life Awards Recognize Outstanding Leaders and Community Members at 18th Annual Banquet

Posted on: April 15, 2019

CASTINE, Maine—At a banquet held on Wednesday, April 3, 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.

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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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