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Dr. Elizabeth True Joins Maine Maritime Academy as VP for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management

CASTINE, Maine - Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) President, Dr. William J. Brennan, is pleased to announce that Dr. Elizabeth True has joined the MMA community as Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.

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LeBlanc Joins Maine Maritime Academy Team as School Revamps its Boat Donation and Sales Program

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy is pleased to announce the addition of Norm LeBlanc to the MMA team as the new Yacht Donation Manager for the school’s Boat Donation and Sales Program.

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Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship State of Maine to Visit Eastport Public Invited for Guided Ship Tours

CASTINE, Maine – The Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) Training Ship State of Maine will make a stopover in Eastport, Maine on Saturday, June 29,2013. While the ship is in port, MMA students will escort visitors on tours of the 500-foot, 16,000-ton training vessel. Tours will leave from the ship’s deck every 15 minutes beginning at 10:00 a.m. and ending at 2:00 p.m. Due to shipboard security, visitors will be subject to search and will not be permitted to bring handbags, purses, backpacks, or carry anything other than cameras, which are encouraged.

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Maine Maritime Academy Announces Dean’s List for Spring, 2013

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy recently named students to their Dean’s List for outstanding academic achievement in the second semester of the 2012-2013 academic year. Students named to the Dean’s List earn a grade point average of 3.3 or above on a 4.0 scale.

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Maine Maritime Academy to Deploy First Grid-Connected Floating Wind Turbine Off of Dyce Head in Castine

Castine, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) vessels will deploy the first grid-connected floating offshore wind turbine off of Dyce Head, its test location, between Saturday, June 1 and Monday, June 3, 2013. Deployment of the one-eighth scale turbine, the VolturnUS 1:8, will take place in stages: MMA vessels will tow the turbine from the Cianbro modular manufacturing facility in Brewer to Bucksport and moor it until the next outgoing tide June 2, when it will be towed to Dyce Head and moored for the following 30 days. On Monday, June 3 the turbine will be connected to the power grid. The turbine will rise approximately 60 feet above its floating concrete platform.

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Schooner Bowdoin Training Cruise to Set Sail Saturday, June 1st

CASTINE, Maine—Maine Maritime Academy’s schooner Bowdoin, a national historic landmark and the official vessel of the State of Maine, will set sail for Canadian waters on Saturday, June 1st. Thirteen Academy students in the Vessel Operations and Technology program will navigate and maintain the 88-foot tall ship as part of their at-sea training during the month of June.

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The International Guild of Miniature Artisans’ Guild School to be Held at Maine Maritime Academy June 8-15 Free Exhibitions Open to the Public June 9-13

CASTINE, Maine – The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) will be hosting the 32nd annual Guild School at Maine Maritime Academy from June 8-15 with  free exhibitions for the public Sunday through Wednesday, June 9 - 12 (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) and on Thursday, June 13 (9:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.).

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Maine Maritime Academy Training Cruise to visit Canadian, U.S., and Caribbean Ports

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy students, officers, and crew will depart Castine on Thursday, May 9, to visit Canadian, U.S., and Caribbean ports as part of the college’s annual two-month training cruise to foreign and domestic ports of call. This year’s training cruise itinerary includes Tampa, Florida; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Baltimore, Maryland; Quebec, Canada; Eastport and Searsport, Maine.

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Maine Maritime Academy Faculty and Students Present Panels and Lectures at Higher Education Summit

CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy faculty and students represented MMA at the 2013 Higher Education Summit at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College in Throggs Neck, N.Y.  April 7 – 9.

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Maine NROTC Students Recognized for their Achievements at Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE, Maine – Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students from Maine Maritime Academy, the University of Maine, and Husson University gathered at MMA for the annual Navy ROTC Award Ceremony on April 23, 2013 to recognize the midshipmen’s achievements throughout the 2012-2013 school year.

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