MMA Parents Association
The Maine Maritime Academy Parents Association is made up of parents, family and friends of MMA students interested in helping the school provide the best possible education and experience. Most of us have students who presently attend MMA or who have recently graduated. We act as a support network and as an information resource for you.
Goals of the MMAPA are to:
- Serve as a liaison between parents and the Academy
- Be a focal point for dissemination of information to parents & families
- Actively support Academy programs and activities
- Provide a parents support network
The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for students at Maine Maritime and provide a communication link for parents and families.
The MMAPA directly communicates with families through 2 mailings per year. These mailings are about are our two fundraising projects each year; the Tuition Raffle in the fall semester and the Spring Raffle in the spring semester. All other communication is through our Facebook page (linked on the right). The Facebook page is an opportunity to ask questions, share ideas, make connections for ridesharing (or other needs) or just feel connected to other parents. We encourage you to like the page and start getting connected with others.
There is no official “membership” to be a part of the MMAPA. Any person who has a vested interested in the success of students at MMA is welcome to like our Facebook page.
Participation in the raffles provides a direct benefit of our students. Since 2014 we have contributed to the annual student life awards banquet, graduation gifts to the students who have come the farthest, beverages for ship departure, purchased a pool table and air-hockey table for the new and improved student bilge, provided candy to students at ship jump, gave away over $10,000 from the tuition raffle (each year, for the last four years) to help students pay their tuition, provided gift card give-aways during finals week, purchased Go-Pro cameras for the training ship and the Bowdoin as well as many other contributions to make life aboard the TSSOM and the Bowdoin more fun (games, sports equipment, movies).
Our newest project is a $25,000 ENDOWED scholarship! With the help and generous donations and raffle purchases by parents, families, friends, and businesses, we met our goal this year. At the February Board of Trustee’s meeting, the scholarship was officially approved! We hope, with your help, to continue to grow that scholarship.
Meet the Board
Linda Burgess is the owner of and a stylist at Classic Cuts Salon in Bucksport, Maine. She is a member of the RSU #25 School Board and serves on the Curriculum and Finance Committees. She is also involved with Troop 102 of the Boy Scouts of America. Linda is the mother of Justin Burgess, a member of the Class of 2020. Justin is a Marine Engineering Technology major.
Sue MacLeod is currently the Postmaster of Bucksport, Maine. She is actively involved in volunteering with several organizations, such as boy scouts, little league, and a high school booster club. Sue is the mother of Brady MacLeod, a 2017 graduate from the Marine Systems Engineering program and Riley MacLeod, a member of the Class of 2020 in the International Business and Logistics program.
Jamie Roy is the mother of Connor Roy, a Marine Engineering Technology major and a member of the Class of 2022. Jamie a Provider Relations Liaison for VNA Home Health & Hospice. She is currently the Vice President of the Hampden Academy Boosters Club. She and her husband Art reside in Hampden, Maine. Jamie also has 2 daughters Sarah and Liana and she is a MiMi to 3 Grands; Keegan, Kaden & Khloe.
Julie Tribou is the mother of Caleb Tribou, a member of the Class of 2021 in the VOT program. She has been involved in Athletic Boosters and the Hockey Program at Hampden Academy, and is a Registered Nurse at Cancer Care of Maine in Brewer. Julie and her husband John reside in Hampden, Maine, and are also the parents of an adult son Ryan, as well as Logan who is a Junior at Hampden Academy. Julie is looking forward to being part of the MMA parent association!