Press Releases

Maine Maritime Academy Board of Trustees to Hold Annual Meeting

Posted on: August 7, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—The Board of Trustees of Maine Maritime Academy will hold their annual meeting on Thursday, August 13, 2020 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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Maine Maritime Academy Announces Graduates and Dean’s List for Spring, 2020

Posted on: August 5, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy recently named 230 students to the Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second 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.Read More…

MMA Hires Richard W. Rosen to Vice President for Financial and Institutional Services Position

Posted on: July 27, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy (MMA), recently announced that the college concluded a national search by hiring Richard Rosen of Bucksport, Maine to the position of Vice President for Financial and Institutional Services.

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Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship State of Maine Returns to Castine July 31

Posted on: July 23, 2020

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) President William J. Brennan announced today that the Training Ship State of Maine will return to Castine mid-afternoon on July 31 to conclude the ‘fast cruise,’ having been in Searsport and at anchor.

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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…