Articles by Clarke Canfield


National Science Foundation grant funds SMCC research fellowships

By Clarke Canfield on July 18, 2017, at 7:47 a.m.

SMCC’s On-the-Spot Acceptance Days offer simple solution for college admission

By Clarke Canfield on June 21, 2017, at 7:54 a.m.
Back row (left to right): Nathan Anaya (Maine Air National Guard Fire Department); Troy Cailler (Lewiston Fire Department); Alfred Carter (Windham/South Portland Fire Departments); Scott Susi (Caribou Fire & Ambulance); Brian Lachapelle (Bangor Fire Department); Jason Lundstrom (Hampden Fire Department); Greg Hodge (Bangor Fire Department); Course Instructor Scott Van Boerum, Texas A&M University

Middle row (left to right): John Roberston (Augusta Fire Department); Dean Milligan (Auburn Fire Department); Jim Metcalf (Bangor Fire Department); Chandler Corriveau (Bangor Fire Department); Robert French (Camden/Bangor Fire Departments); Jon Woodhead (Auburn Fire Department); David Richard (Auburn Fire Department); Dan Pugsley (Hampden Fire Department); Scott Pray (Auburn Fire Department)

Front row (left to right): Ken Dumond (Togus VA Hospital Fire Department); Bob Bernard (Ogunquit Fire Department): Matt Wiers (Lewiston Fire Department); Patrick Foley (Maine Air National Guard Fire Department); Chris Shepard (Westbrook Fire Department); Robert Martin (Saco Fire Department); Andrew Dufresne (Fryeburg Fire Department); Erik Tourtillotte (Brewer Fire Department): Robert Posick (Calais Fire Department)

25 graduate from fire officer training through SMCC’s Maine Fire Service Institute

By Clarke Canfield on May 30, 2017, at 12:22 p.m.
These Maine firefighters graduated May 21 from the Maine Fire Service Institute’s Maine State Fire Academy program.In the front row, left to right, are Justin Butler, Greg Feltis, Keith Champagne, Zachary Stoler, Lee Hough and Matthew Pellerin. In the back row, left to right, are Taylor Haines, Sean Ruel, Thomas Fallon, Svenson Pulsifer and James Wieliczko.

11 graduate from Maine State Fire Academy at SMCC’s Maine Fire Service Institute

By Clarke Canfield on May 23, 2017, at 3:03 p.m.

SMCC awards more than 1,000 degrees at 70th commencement

By Clarke Canfield on May 22, 2017, at 11:43 a.m.

Maine Mayhem Film Festival to showcase SMCC student films

By Clarke Canfield on April 27, 2017, at 10:38 a.m.
Participants in this year’s Maine State Fire Institute Officer Academy were, in alphabetical order, Carl Anderson (Rockland Fire Rescue); Zachary Apgar (Old Orchard Beach Fire Rescue); Ruston Barnard, Jr.  (Rockland Fire Rescue); Kyle Bartley (Presque Isle Fire Rescue); 
Adam Burgess (Winslow Fire Rescue); Braxton Campbell (Waterville Fire Rescue); Waylon Capp (Winslow Fire Rescue); Michael Cole (Rockland Fire Rescue); Jason Crocker (Biddeford Fire Rescue); Lon Cyr (Caribou Fire Ambulance); Scott Dow (Caribou Fire Ambulance); David Dutremble (Biddeford Fire Rescue); Scott Jackson (Caribou Fire Ambulance); Joshua Johnson  (Gardiner Fire Rescue);  Matthew Leach (Biddeford Fire Rescue);  Frank Lee (Saco Fire Rescue); Patrick Lowe (Rockland Fire Rescue); Marc Martin (Saco Fire Rescue); Corey Pelletier (Old Orchard Fire Rescue); Donald Pelletier (Old Orchard Fire Rescue); Adam Salve (Durham Fire Rescue); John Sanders (Bar Harbor Fire Rescue); Timothy Sevigny (Biddeford Fire Rescue); Joseph Stefano (Sanford Fire Rescue); Joshua Webb (Gardiner Fire Rescue); and Jon Zumwalt (Bar Harbor Fire Rescue).

26 graduate from SMCC Maine Fire Service Institute’s Officer Academy

By Clarke Canfield on March 21, 2017, at 7:59 a.m.

UMF brings bachelor’s degree program to SMCC

By Clarke Canfield on Oct. 24, 2016, at 1:30 p.m.
The Boyne Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to the SMCC Foundation to establish an endowed scholarship fund that will benefit students in SMCC's Nursing program. From left are SMCC Nursing program Chair Michael Nozdrovicky; SMCC Foundation Executive Director Joan Cohen; Jen Boyne McDonough; John Boyne; Sarah Boyne Marxhausen; and SMCC President Ron Cantor.

Boyne Foundation donates $503,000 to SMCC Foundation in support of student scholarships

By Clarke Canfield on Aug. 25, 2016, at 2:56 p.m.
SMCC President Ron Cantor (left) and USM President Glenn Cummings sign documents that simplify and streamline the process for SMCC graduates to transfer to USM.

SMCC, USM strengthen partnership with new agreements supporting students at both schools; one initiative allows many SMCC graduates to move to USM without applying

By Clarke Canfield on Aug. 18, 2016, at 1:45 p.m.
These Summer Academy students, shown Tuesday at a welcome barbecue, come from throughout Maine and out-of-state.

SMCC’s Summer Academy prepares newly accepted students for college

By Clarke Canfield on July 07, 2016, at 4:17 p.m.

Innovative SMCC program gives Maine students a clear path to success and college graduation

By Clarke Canfield on May 19, 2016, at 9:45 a.m.

SMCC Midcoast Campus Open House

By Clarke Canfield on March 04, 2016, at 1:15 p.m.

SMCC Open House

By Clarke Canfield on March 04, 2016, at 1:12 p.m.
Participating students in the SkillsUSA Maine Precision Machining Competition were Jacob Hilton, Sam Berry, Cody Beaudoin, Corbin Dostie, Justin Bowan, Jahmai Bartlett, Isaac Stone, Nick Bragg, Jacob Murphy, Evan Champman, Nate Clowes and Matt Estabrook.

SMCC hosts statewide precision machining competition for high school students

By Clarke Canfield on March 02, 2016, at 9 a.m.