SeaWolves Unveil 2020 Hall of Fame Class

Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) Athletics enshrined three individuals and one team as its Hall of Fame class of 2020 by video announcement on Friday, Nov. 6. After careful consideration of all nominees, the Hall of Fame Selection Committee named Nick Anagnostis, Ali Waterman, Jose Nouthanthavong and the 2007-08 Men’s Basketball Team to join an […] Read More

Student Spotlight: Meet Christina LeBel

A high school dropout at age 15, Christina LeBel is making up for lost time at SMCC. She’s earning a degree in Human Services, manages the student-run Captain’s Cupboard food pantry, and hopes to start a nonprofit organization down the road while also pursuing her dream of stand-up comedy. Christina grew up poor in Old […] Read More

Workforce training class teaches welding skills to new Mainers

A group of new Mainers is receiving welding training in a Southern Maine Community College workforce development class that provides immigrants valuable skills that will benefit them in the workforce. Eight Maine residents from the African nations of Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda are enrolled in a beginning welding class that […] Read More

Alumni Spotlight: Meet Alex Donka

With more than 800,000 visitors at Fort Williams Park each year, it’s possible that Alex Donka’s gardens are seen by more people than any other gardens in Maine. As head gardener, Donka is in charge of the many gardens and plants that can be found throughout the 90-acre park in Cape Elizabeth. He started working […] Read More

New Student Senate sworn in

The 2020-21 Student Senate has been sworn in with a new Executive Board. Despite challenging times, the Senate has 10 active members with a number of projects that are in the works. Students on the Executive Board are: Joshua Parks, President. A Political Science major, Joshua is president for a second straight year. He has […] Read More

Dr. Deborah Birx visits SMCC as part of nationwide tour of colleges and universities

Dr. Deborah Birx, the Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force, said Tuesday that Maine’s community colleges are doing a good job keeping students and employees safe during the COVID-19 pandemic while maintaining a mix of in-person classes and remote instruction. Dr. Birx visited Southern Maine Community College (SMCC) as part of her […] Read More

Captain’s Cupboard opens in new home

The Captain’s Cupboard has a new home and is now open to help students who need assistance. The food pantry reopened Tuesday, October 13, at its new location in a college-owned building at 5 Surfsite Road near the corner of Benjamin Fickett Street, a short walk from the Campus Center. The location is more visible […] Read More

Marine Science ‘drifter’ reaches North Carolina

A Marine Science Department device that gauges ocean currents off New England has drifted some 600 miles to the south — all the way to North Carolina, where it was brought ashore and repaired by a charter boat fisherman who is featured on the National Geographic show, “Wicked Tuna.” In February, Marine Science students built […] Read More

Student Spotlight: Meet Moise Mulamba Kalonji

When Moise Mulamba Kalonji arrived at SMCC, he had already earned a college degree in his native Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and worked on renewable energy projects in Africa. Now he’s working toward a degree in Electrical Engineering Technologies so he can build a career in the renewable energy field. Moise grew up […] Read More