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    Kaplan University actively participates in many local events. See what we have going on at the South Portland campus and keep informed of all the latest Kaplan University news.

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    December 21, 2016

    Maine Campuses Team Up with Volunteers of America

    For the third consecutive year, Kaplan University’s campuses in Maine have been a contributor and major sponsor of Volunteer of America’s Camp POSTCARD in Poland, Maine.

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    October 24, 2016

    Maine Team Takes on the Dempsey Challenge

    For the past 8 years, actor Patrick Dempsey has hosted the annual 5K/10K trek and cycling event called the Dempsey Challenge, which was created to support the Dempsey Center, which offers cancer support services absolutely free. While Kaplan University supports many community events, this one is particularly special because of the University's ties to the Lewiston/Auburn area. This year it was more important than ever for the Maine campuses to be involved, having lost two colleagues to cancer.

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    October 05, 2016

    Congratulations to Maine Faculty Member Sherry M. Roy, RN, BSN, LNC—Noted in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare!

    Kaplan University, Maine, congratulates Sherry Roy, one of our nursing faculty members, for joining the prestigious ranks of the International Nurses Association. To learn more about Sherry and her upcoming publication in the Worldwide Leaders in Healthcare, click here.

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    September 30, 2016

    Nursing Students Collaborate With Local Police and Fire Departments

    In collaboration with students from Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, local police and fire departments participated in a mock mass casualty training exercise late summer on the University’s Augusta campus. 

    The day-long event provided an opportunity for emergency personnel to evaluate response time and effectiveness when dealing with similar situations and allowed them to identify areas for improvement in their approach.

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    September 27, 2016

    Popular Golf Tournament Sponsored by Kaplan University

    In early September, Kaplan University’s Maine campuses served as the premier sponsor of the Bangor Region’s Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament. A few hundred business leaders and community members took to the 27-hole golf course as part of a fundraiser intended to help the Chamber carry out its mission. Kaplan University leaders were introduced by Chamber President and CEO, Deb Neumann, prior to delivering a few words about the University’s dedication to meeting the training needs of Maine's employers. The event was extremely well attended and allowed for local businesses to network and form new relationships, all while enjoying some sunshine and a few laughs.

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    August 27, 2016

    Second Annual Student and Alumni Family Outing at Maine Wildlife Park

    On Saturday, August 27, 2016 over 100 Kaplan University Maine alumni, students, staff and family joined together for an afternoon of family fun and fellowship at Maine Wildlife Park. In addition to a barbeque and free entrance to the park, Kaplan University Maine hosted a school supplies drive for the Success Primary and Middle School in Hopewell, Jamaica. Over $400 in cash and school supplies were raised for the Jamaican Success Schoo

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    August 18, 2016

    2016 Summer Commencement

    The 2016 Summer Commencement for Kaplan University Maine campuses (Augusta, Lewiston, and South Portland) and local online students was held on Saturday, June 11, 2016, at the Merrill Auditorium where 408 celebrated their academic achievements. The graduates earned certificate, associate's, bachelor's, or master's degrees from Kaplan University’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and Schools of Business and Information Technology, Education, Health Sciences, and Nursing

    Former U.S. Representative Dr. Peter Smith, who also served as Vermont Lieutenant Governor and Founding President of three higher education institutions including the Community College of Vermont, California State University and the Open College at Kaplan University (OC@KU), delivered the keynote address.

    “The promise of opportunity lies at the heart of the American Dream. And education delivers on that promise,” Dr. Smith told the graduates. “With your success today comes the added responsibility of keeping the door to opportunity open for others in the years ahead.”

    A complete list of graduates is available upon request.

    March 03, 2016

    Exciting New for Kaplan University Nursing Programs

    The Kaplan University Maine campuses have a long tradition of supporting service-learning as part of their mission. We are extremely fortunate to have dedicated students, faculty, and administration that are willing to work to promote civic engagement, service learning, and volunteerism as part of our curricular and extracurricular activities.

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    March 02, 2016

    Student Honors

    Congratulations to Maine students who received student honors last year! Click here to view the President's Lists and Dean's Lists from August and September.

    June 13, 2014

    Maine Instructor Celebrates Publication of Second Novel

    Instructor Jan Watson just released her second published novel. To read more, click here.

    June 10, 2014

    Kaplan University Graduates Enhance Workforce

    About 290 students from Kaplan University received their degrees Saturday in a commencement ceremony at Merrill Auditorium. To learn more, click here.

    May 02, 2014

    Service Learning and Civic Engagement at Maine Campuses

    The Kaplan University Maine campuses have a long tradition of supporting service-learning as part of their mission. We are extremely fortunate to have dedicated students, faculty, and administration that are willing to work to promote civic engagement, service learning, and volunteerism as part of our curricular and extracurricular activities.

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    March 19, 2014

    Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies

    Fast Company ranked Kaplan #3 among the most innovative education companies in the world. Click here to read the press article.

    February 05, 2014

    Learning Recognition Course

    Kaplan University's Learning Recognition Course is an excellent way to earn undergraduate credit for learning acquired outside of the traditional classroom such as workforce or military training. This course will help you discover how to document your learning from prior experiences and to build an online portfolio. Getting credit for what you already know can save you time and money as you pursue your undergraduate degree.

    Kaplan University, Maine enrolls eligible candidates for the Learning Recognition Course. Interested applicants should contact Thomas Deschenes at tdeschenes@kaplan.edu to discuss how to turn professional work experience into college credit.

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    January 08, 2014

    Kaplan University Maine Student Honored at College for ME Luncheon

    Congratulations to Jane Brousseau, Kaplan University, Lewiston student, for winning the College For ME Androscoggin's student award! To read the article in the Sun Journal, click here

    Learn more about College for ME Androscoggin: http://www.collegeformeandroscoggin.org/

    Pictured from left to right: Dr. Christopher Quinn, Kaplan University Maine Campuses; Jane Brousseau; Jan Phillips, Executive Director, College for ME Androscoggin; Anne Ryan, Executive Director, Kaplan University, Lewiston Campus; Paul Kinney, Director, Academic Success Center, Kaplan University, Lewiston Campus

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    January 02, 2014

    Student Success Story

    Kaplan University Maine student Kerstin Kirchner is a Rotarian and recaps her recent humanitarian visit to Nigeria. Kerstin is currently pursuing her Master of Science in Public Health through Kaplan University Maine.

    November 21, 2013

    Making Maine Work

    The Maine State Chamber of Commerce (MSCC) and the Maine Development Foundation (MDF) released "Making Maine Work: Growing Maine's Workforce" at a press conference on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. The "Making Maine Work" series provides strategies for raising incomes and improving productivity. 

    November 20, 2013

    Kaplan University LinkedIn Survey

    Kaplan University and LinkedIn issued the results from their Career Journey survey, which shows a broad interest among professionals in new skills development and continuing education.

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    July 10, 2013

    Meet the South Portland Admissions Team!

    Click here to learn more about the Kaplan University, South Portland Admissions team. 

    June 11, 2013

    Kaplan University, Augusta Campus Officially Opens Its New Advanced Simulations Nursing Lab

    Kaplan University officially opened its new advanced simulation nursing lab at its Augusta, Maine campus on May 8 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Read more about the lab's interactive features and how it will help nursing students.

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    March 22, 2013

    Kaplan University-Maine Faculty Researchers Present in Germany

    Two faculty researchers from Kaplan University-Maine, have recently returned from Freiburg, Germany having presented their preliminary findings of their year-long study titled “Economic Impact and Desirability Study of the Maine Motorcoach Industry”. Mimi Gough, Department Chair of Travel and Hospitality and Dr. Deb Wyman, Department Chair of Business Administration were invited to present initial findings from their study at the International Society of Travel and Tourism Educators, Annual Meeting (ISTTE) held this year in Germany. 

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    March 22, 2013

    Kaplan University-Augusta's New Prelicensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree Program to help bridge Maine's Growing Nursing Skills Gap

    Based from Kaplan University's new 19,500 square foot campus in Augusta, which had its official grand opening this past October, and featuring a state-of-the-art nursing simulation laboratory, the new program is designed to equip students with the education and training needed to offset a decline in the number of qualified nurses as well as other trends.

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    SP - Police Chiefs
    Dr. Christopher Quinn, President of Kaplan University’s Maine campuses, addresses a crowd of nearly 60 law enforcement leaders at the 2013 MCOPA annual conference.
    March 22, 2013

    KU-Maine Connects with Police Chiefs for Third Consecutive Year

    Kaplan University has now become a common name used across the Maine law enforcement community. With three years behind them as the official sponsor of the Maine Chiefs of Police Association’s annual conference, Chiefs are impressed and looking to enroll their officers at Kaplan more than ever. The 2013 conference was bigger and better than it has ever been in the past and proudly Kaplan was front and center for the entire three day event!

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    ME - 2012 Bike Tour Team
    A team of 25 represented Kaplan University in the Trek Across Maine cycling 180 miles to support the American Lung Association of New England.
    June 25, 2012

    KU Cyclists Ride Across Maine, Raise $17,000 for Charity

    KU took to the roads of Maine last week, cycling 180 miles over three-days and raising more than $17,000 for a great cause and organization, the American Lung Association of New England.

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