CASTINE, Maine— Dr. William J. Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy, today announced that the college will host its 6th annual Convocation on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Alexander Field House. Members of the Castine community are invited and encouraged to attend.
“At Convocation, the whole community comes together to welcome our new students,” said Dr. Brennan. “We ask our faculty, staff, and friends to affirm their support, and we invite members of the Castine community to join the gathering as a reminder that they truly make an impact on our students.”
All members of the MMA staff and faculty participate in a unified procession. Campus and community leaders, including MMA Board of Trustees Chair, Capt. Robert J. Peacock II; Castine Town Manager, Jimmy Goodson; and Alumni Association President, Jim Proulx, will speak at the ceremony and offer their welcome.
The Convocation ceremony was introduced in 2010, establishing a new tradition to welcome all incoming students, as well as second-, third-, and fourth-year students, in a formal ceremony that marks the beginning of the college experience with the same enthusiasm and celebration as commencement exercises.
Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 18 degree programs in engineering, management, science and transportation. The college’s persistence, retention and graduation rates are well above national averages. The job placement rate for MMA graduates is in excess of 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. Maine Maritime Academy was ranked the #1 Best Public College in America on MONEY magazine’s Best Colleges list released in July of 2015. For more information, visit mainemaritime.edu.