Educational Institutions

Maine Maritime Academy

  • Castine, ME
  • www.mainemaritime.edu

Mission Statement

When MMA was founded in 1941, its fundamental purpose was to perpetuate Maine's seafaring tradition and contribute to the nation's well being. Over the years, the school's curriculum and offerings have evolved. Today, the mission of the college is to provide a quality education primarily focused on marine-related programs. The curriculum empowers students to take on leadership roles, encourages rigorous self-discipline, promotes curiosity, and provides graduates with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in the global economy.

Service Areas

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International

Maine Maritime Academy has launched the careers of thousands of maritime professionals both nationally and internationally.

ruling year

1972

Principal Officer since 2010

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Dr. William J. Brennan

Keywords

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education, maritime, engineering, logistics, hands-on, marine, ocean, sailing, leadership, shipping, science, college, maritime

EIN

01-6000724

Also Known As

MMA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Graduate, Professional(Separate Entities) (B50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is an arm of a state or local government.

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Programs

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Program 1

MMA provides undergraduate education in engineering, transportation, ocean studies, maritime management, international business and logistics, and small vessel operations. More than half of its students (56% in the fall of 2006) prepare to be officers for the US merchant marine and armed forces. The institution also provides graduate education in international business and logistics.

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Service Areas

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International

Maine Maritime Academy has launched the careers of thousands of maritime professionals both nationally and internationally.

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Maine Maritime Academy

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Principal Officer

Dr. William J. Brennan

BIO

Dr. William J. Brennan became the fourteenth president of the Maine Maritime Academy on May 3, 2010. He is a leading authority on environmental policy relating to oceans, the atmosphere, and maritime issues. Dr. Brennan has served as Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), as Assistant U.S. Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and as Commissioner of the Department of Marine Resources for the State of Maine.

 

In addition to his NOAA duties, Dr. Brennan served as the Director of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program, integrating government-supported research on climate and global change. He also served for a time as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Affairs, managing the international activities for NOAA and its subsidiary branches.

 

Dr. Brennan began his professional career in 1977 with NOAA Fisheries at its Woods Hole laboratory. Following graduate studies in 1983, he served as senior staff in the U.S. House of Representatives office of Congressman John R. McKernan, Jr. In 1987 he was appointed by Gov. John R. McKernan, Jr. to serve in his Cabinet as Commissioner of Maine's Dept. of Marine Resources, a position he held for eight years.

 

Dr. Brennan holds a B.S. degree in Marine Biology from the University of Maine, a M.A. degree in Marine Affairs from the University of Rhode Island, and he received his Doctoral Degree in Ecology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Maine. He is also the recipient of an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Rhode Island for a distinguished career devoted to marine and environmental policy.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Victoria M. Larson

VP for Technology, TD Bank

Term: Apr 2004 -

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