Free Workshop for Prospective Students of Service Academies to be Held Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Portland

Posted on: September 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy will host an informational workshop for prospective students and their parents to learn about admission to Federal service academies on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Portland. The workshop, offered free of charge and open to the public, will be presented at the Clarion Hotel, located at 1230 Congress Street in Portland from  6 to 8 p.m. Registration will take place from 5:30 to 6 p.m.

According to Jeffrey Wright, director of admissions at Maine Maritime Academy, the workshop is designed to encourage personal consultation with representatives of various post-secondary institutions that offer structured leadership environments or opportunity for U.S. military service.  High school students who are interested in disciplined training environments or unique opportunities for personal growth are encouraged to attend the workshop.

The evening workshop will consist of multiple informational sessions on Federal military academies and the associated nomination process; military Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) opportunities available at various types of colleges and universities; private military college options; and an overview of public maritime colleges. College program personnel and representatives from Maine’s Congressional delegation will be on hand to answer questions.

Maine Maritime Academy, a Maine public college founded in 1941, enrolls more than 950 students from 35 states and several foreign countries. Internationally respected for its uniformed Regiment of Midshipmen, a student-run leadership training model, the college offers a traditional collegiate lifestyle and uniformed training options for its students. Military service obligation is voluntary.  The college awards A.S., B.S., and M.S. degrees. Fields of study include: Marine Transportation Operations, Vessel Operations and Technology, Small Vessel Operations, Marine Systems Engineering, Marine Engineering Operations and Technology, Power Engineering Operations and Technology, Small Craft Design, Small Craft Systems, Marine Biology, Marine Science, International Business and Logistics, and Interdisciplinary Studies.

Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public  College, #4 College That Adds the Most Value, and #12 overall on Money magazine’s Best Colleges list released in August of 2014. The college’s persistence, retention and graduation rates are well above national averages, and the job placement rate for MMA graduates is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. To learn more about Maine Maritime Academy, visit

For further information or to register for the free workshop, call 1-800-464-6565 or contact Walk-ins are welcome.