Maine Maritime recognizes Hancock County students for achievement



CASTINE — Maine Maritime Academy students and staff members from Hancock County were among those the college honored in virtual ceremonies recently.

At an online event April 23, the MMA Student Life Awards Committee recognized outstanding members of the MMA and Castine community whose contributions include various service projects, athletics, employment and volunteer programs and other co-curricular activities.

Keith Jordan of Waltham received the Outstanding Collaboration Award, recognizing a student who “has led with integrity to unify the student body and make significant contributions to the greater campus community,” according to an MMA statement.

Rachel Bunker of Ellsworth won the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residential Life, which is presented to a student who has made significant contributions to the community and experience of students living in the residence halls.

Chris Grindle of Bucksport received The Sarah F. Hudson Unsung Mariner Award. The student-nominated award is given to a faculty or staff member who demonstrates outstanding community service and support of student life.

At a virtual ceremony on April 30, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized midshipmen for their accomplishments.

Alumni Relations Director Jeff Wright presented two awards on behalf of the Seacoast Alumni Chapter. The Captain Thomas Smith Scholarship Award was presented to Cadet Master Midshipman 2/C Hayden J. Sattler of Ellsworth. The Paul Mercer Scholarship was presented to Cadet Chief Engineer Midshipman 2/C Dylan Bunker of Bucksport.

Midshipman 2/C Patrick Cloud of Castine was one of four students awarded scholarships by Captain David Sulin of the Portland Marine Society.