STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s Lauren McKenna Graduates From Maine Maritime Academy

CASTINE, ME — Lauren McKenna, of Wilmington, recently completed her degree requirements at Maine Maritime Academy.

McKenna graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Biology and an Associate of Science degree in Small Vessel Operations, as well as a USCG license as mate of vessels not more than 200 gross tons, Near Coastal (200 miles offshore).

She earned Dean’s list several times and was captain of the Women’s Soccer team.

A native of Wilmington, McKenna graduated from Wilmington High School in 2013.

She recently accepted a position in her field at Muscongus Bay Aquaculture, Inc.

About Maine Maritime Academy

Maine Maritime Academy, a public college founded in 1941, enrolls more than 950 students from across the United States and abroad. Internationally respected for its uniformed Regiment of Midshipmen, a student-run leadership training model, the college offers a traditional collegiate lifestyle and uniformed training options for its students. Military service obligation is voluntary. The college awards Associate of Science, Bachelor of Science, and Master of Science degrees. Fields of study include: Marine Transportation Operations, Vessel Operations and Technology, Small Vessel Operations, Marine Systems Engineering, Marine Engineering Operations and Technology, Power Engineering Operations and Technology, Small Craft Design, Small Craft Systems, Marine Biology, Marine Science, International Business and Logistics, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The college is consistently recognized for providing a high-value education by organizations such as the Brookings Institution, U.S. News and World Report, and Money Magazine. To learn more about Maine Maritime Academy, visit

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