Bangor Savings Bank announces $200K gift to community colleges
The Times Record, July 29
BRUNSWICK — At its grand opening of its newest branch in downtown Brunswick this week, Bangor Savings Bank’s president and CEO, Bob Montgomery Rice announced a $200,000 gift to The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, The gift will support education opportunities for students throughout Maine. In recognition of the bank’s gift, the library at the L.L. Bean Learning Commons and Health Science Center at Southern Maine Community College in Brunswick will be named the Bangor Savings Bank Library.
http://www.timesrecord.com/news/2016-07-29/Front_Page/Bangor_Savings_Bank_announces_200K_gift_to_communi.html

SMCC Foundation receives sizeable donations to boost student success
Bangor Daily News, Aug 9, 2016
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Southern Maine Community College Foundation has received two sizeable donations toward scholarships in support of student success.
http://bangordailynews.com/community/smcc-foundation-receives-sizeable-donations-to-boost-student-success/

Freshmen at NMCC begin college career by volunteering
WAGM, Aug 27
PRESQUE ISLE - Freshmen resident students moved into their dorms on the Northern Maine Community College campus on Monday. They were faced with new opportunities as early as this weekend. For the first time, freshmen at NMCC connected with the community through volunteer service projects.
http://www.wagmtv.com/content/news/Freshmen-at-NMCC-391501261.html

Boyne Foundation donates $503,000 to SMCC Foundation in support of student scholarships
Bangor Daily News, Aug 25
SOUTH PORTLAND — The Boyne Foundation has donated more than $500,000 to the Southern Maine Community College Foundation, the largest gift ever made to the SMCC Foundation to help students pay for college.
https://bangordailynews.com/community/boyne-foundation-donates-503000-to-smcc-foundation-in-support-of-student-scholarships/

Maine Voices: Connected Pathways further tightens the bond between SMCC, USM
At both schools, there is no commitment we hold greater than ensuring student success.
Press Herald, Aug 25
Beginning this fall, many admitted students to Southern Maine Community College will be in for a very pleasant – and meaningful – surprise. They will be informed that upon successful completion of their associate degree at SMCC that they will be admitted to the University of Southern Maine without even having to apply.
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/08/25/maine-voices-connected-pathways-further-tightens-the-bond-between-smcc-usm/

Haas foundation giving $1M to CMCC for machine lab upgrades
The Olympian, Aug 20
A California foundation is giving Central Maine Community College a $1 million grant to help renovate and expand a lab located on its Auburn campus.
http://www.theolympian.com/news/business/article96870257.html#storylink=cpy