Compiled by Beacon Staff
Jim Whitten, Dean, Midcoast Campus and Satellite Centers
“The SMCC Midcoast Campus is a special place. We are a small and intimate community where students benefit from a supportive and knowledgeable staff and faculty. As the campus dean, I am very proud of the community our students, faculty and staff create every semester. I am constantly amazed by students as they learn and grow, and organically establish campus clubs and activities that make the campus come alive. I’ve had the incredible honor of establishing, nurturing and championing the Midcoast Campus since 2011. As we continue to grow and expand our course offerings, initiate workforce training programs and continue to provide excellent educational opportunities, our students will continue to benefit from our special place.”
Vicki-Rose Porter, Midcoast Campus Coordinator
“The Midcoast Campus is a special part of SMCC. We are a small campus that offers a lot of opportunities to the Midcoast region. The growing number of classes and programs offered here in Brunswick give many affordable and accessible opportunities to students. I love working with students starting with the application process, continuing with their New Student Orientation, and every other step along their SMCC journey right up until their preparation for graduation. I provide one-on-one support service to all Midcoast students, assisting with the registration process, financial aid, billing and academic support services. Students receive all of the services they would find at a larger campus but with a small campus feel.”
Rachel Smith, Student Success Specialist
“I am excited to be a part of SMCC’s Midcoast Campus. The small size of the campus allows us to get to know our students, and there are many opportunities for students on campus, at Brunswick Landing and throughout the Midcoast region. I am here to help students from the beginning of the admissions process to the end of their journeys at SMCC. I look forward to welcoming and supporting students as they pursue their educational, personal and professional goals.”
Tori Penney, Residence Director/Activities Coordinator
“There are a lot of benefits to living at the Midcoast Campus. It is a tight-knit community with many opportunities to get involved. There are a variety of clubs and organizations on campus, and you can always start a new one. We also have many events throughout the year so that our residents can relax, have fun and get to know each other.
“Orion Hall offers a very different living-learning experience from the housing provided on the South Portland Campus. Each unit is apartment-style with a kitchenette, full bath and a living area. We also have a student lounge, a recreation lounge, a quiet-study lounge and a fitness center in the building. If you are looking for a more independent living arrangement while still having opportunities to get involved, the Midcoast Campus could be a good fit for you.”
A Vibrant College Town & Community
Town & Community SMCC’s Midcoast Campus is located in Brunswick, a vibrant college town with charm and bustle, and a wide assortment of restaurants, shops, pubs, museums, theaters and other attractions. Our campus is housed at Brunswick Landing, an innovative and growing business/educational campus on the former Brunswick Naval Air Station.
A Place for Partnerships
Partnerships SMCC’s Midcoast Campus is home to the University of Maine at Augusta’s Brunswick Center. This expands the wide range of opportunities available to our students, giving them access to more courses and the ability to transfer credits with ease.
Maine CareerCenters, located in the L.L.Bean Learning Commons, provides a variety of employment and training services at no charge to help individuals with their job search.
Experience your Education
Our Midcoast Campus offers four degree programs and hundreds of courses at one convenient location. Earn a degree at our Midcoast Campus or take core courses here and finish your degree at our South Portland Campus. Enter the workforce upon graduation or transfer your credits and continue your education. Whichever path you choose, we’ll provide you with the individualized support and attention you need to succeed.
Get to know the Midcoast Campus better. Tour our facilities, including our L.L.Bean Learning Commons & Health Science Center, the spacious Orion Residence Hall, the state-of-the-art Maine Advanced Technology & Engineering Center and the Academic Building, which is also home to the Maine Fire Service Institute.
Directions to the SMCC Midcoast campus
- Take Route 1 to the Cook’s Corner exit and turn right at the first light onto Bath Road (Route 24 North).
- Drive a quarter of a mile and turn left at the second light onto Admiral Fitch Avenue, at the Brunswick Landing sign.
- Drive about three-quarters of a mile and turn left onto Seawall Street onto the SMCC Midcoast Campus.
(From the Midcoast Campus page at https://www.smccme.edu/midcoast-campus/about-the-midcoast-campus/)