Bangor Daily News, March 23
BRUNSWICK, Maine — Twenty-one Maine firefighters have completed rigorous training and graduated from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Officer Training Academy to prepare them for leadership roles at fire departments across the state.
21 graduate from SMCC Fire Officer Academy
The Times Record, March 23
Twenty-one Maine firefighters have completed rigorous training and graduated from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Officer Training Academy to prepare them for leadership roles at fire departments across the state.
Obituary: Jack Berman
The Sentry, March 23
Jack Berman, 88, of South Portland, passed away at Maine Veterans’ Home in Scarborough on Feb. 19, 2016, following a kidney infection exacerbated by Alzheimer’s disease. He was once an adjunct instructor at SMCC.
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Reach (Phi Theta Kappa newsletter)
In 2012, Jason Glynn was earning a decent living working as a welder. But the work was too physically challenging thanks to injuries he’d sustained in a car accident a few years prior. Plus, he kept topping out as a team leader due to his lack of a college degree.The economic recession had left instability in his field. He knew he needed to make a move, so he enrolled at Southern Maine Community College (SMCC).
Trades Night at Mt. Abram High School
Sun Journal, March 22
SMCC will be represented at a community Trades Night Career Fair at Mount Abram High School on April 11.
Obituary: Edward Wayne Davis Sr.
The Times Record, March 21
BATH — Edward Wayne Davis, Sr., 57, lost his courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, March 17, at home with his loved ones by his side. Born in Portland on July, 9, 1958, he was the son of the late Clinton Manson and Phyllis A. (Malia) Davis. He graduated from Bonny Eagle High School in 1976 and earned a degree from Southern Maine Community College in 1983.
Trades night, career fair set for April 11 in Salem Township
Morning Sentinel, March 25
SALEM — A Trades Night Career Fair, is planned for April 11 at Mt. Abram High School. Some of Maine’s largest skilled trades employers and many of Maine’s trades education schools, including SMCC, will be represented, according to a news release from the high school.
The don’t-give-up story of Maine writer Monica Wood’s new book
Maine Sunday Telegram, March 27
Monica Wood can thank her husband for her latest novel, “The One-in-a-Million Boy.”Wood finished the book in 2008, but her publisher rejected it. Stung, she set the manuscript aside, all but giving up on it and moving on to other things. She wrote her memoir, “When We Were the Kennedys,” and a play, “Papermaker.” All the while, “The One-in-a-Million Boy” remained buried and forgotten. It survived only because Wood’s husband, SMCC Professor Dan Abbott, wouldn’t let her leave it alone. “I didn’t want to go back to it,” she said. “I didn’t even want to read it.”
Poland residents to vote on proposed $5.7M budget
Sun Journal, March 27
Kathryn Oak and Tamara Willis are listed on the ballot as running for the single open three-year seat on the RSU 16 School Committee. Oak, employed by the town of Mechanic Falls as manager of the transfer station and the town’s safety and health compliance officer, grew up in Portland; graduated from Scarborough High School; has an associate’s degree in environmental technology from Southern Maine Community College; and will graduate this May from USM with a bachelor’s degree in health science.
What’s in a name?
National Fisherman, March 23
I’ve been thinking lately about marketing seafood and whether the name of a fish really affects my likelihood of buying it. Reading about recent efforts to rebrand and market dogfish as Cape shark have brought this to mind.
The University of New England began preparing battered “sharck bites” made from Cape shark in dining halls last fall, an experiment extended to Southern Maine Community College through dining provider Sodexo.