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Originally published in Castine Patriot, March 27, 2014
MMA science facility gets donation from Camden National

The ABS Center for Engineering, Science and Research at Maine Maritime Academy received a donation from Camden National Bank as part of an effort to raise funds to build a state-of-the-art science facility at the Castine campus, according to a press release from the bank.

“Maine Maritime is a world-class institution providing graduates with the skills and education to succeed in a wide array of fields around the globe,” said Greg Dufour, president and CEO of Camden National Bank. “When we think of the benefit to our customers of the investments we make in online and mobile technology, we often use Maine Maritime graduates as an example. These are professionals who will ship out around the world, and we want them to retain their ties to Maine. Camden National is very proud to be a part of this project and continues to value our partnership with the academy.”

Last fall, Camden National and Maine Maritime Academy launched a financial literacy series which is designed to help students learn the ins and outs of managing their finances. In addition to helping prepare students for their financial future, Camden National will open a new space in their Castine branch called The Camden Landing—a Wi-Fi enabled location for the students and residents of Castine to conduct meetings, or simply have a quiet place to go.