Midcoast Senior College will move to 29 Burbank Ave., Suite 6, Brunswick ME 04011 this June. The announcement was made by James Wilkes, President, Midcoast Senior College Board of Directors.
As many of our members know, last fall Southern New Hampshire University, from which MSC currently subleases space, announced plans to discontinue offering classes in Maine at the end of the school year. At that point, MSC began the search for a new location providing administrative and classroom facilities that would allow us to continue to offer seniors a variety of intellectually stimulating courses under one roof.
MSC’s new location is in the Seeds of Independence building at 29 Burbank Ave., at Brunswick Landing. Seeds of Independence is a collaborative network of non-profits, for-profits, municipal and state organizations that offer youth a range of social, educational, health, and nutritional services. Its Community Campus Collective supports its mission to provide youth with the structure and support they need to become independent productive members of the community.
Tom Wright, TBW, LLC congratulates James Wilkes, President, MSC
“We are looking forward to being in the same building with Seeds of Independence because both not-for-profit organizations have mission statements that support community and encourage people to learn,” said James Wilkes, “The Board is excited to move into the building and prepare classrooms for use by our students. However, the building is just that – a building. The real excitement is going to come when we open these doors and fall classes begin.”
Midcoast Senior College’s mission is to provide non-credit academic courses and other educational events for people of 50 years and older to continue their lifelong learning. The fall 2018 curriculum will feature 30 courses ranging from history, literature, music, and more. Full course descriptions and registration information will be available on this website (midcoastseniorcollege.org). MSC also offers off-campus activities including Winter and Summer Wisdom, Current Events, and a Summer Excursion.
All of us at MSC are excited to move into and organize our new space. There is much work ahead in the coming months, but the Curriculum and Administrative Committees are on top of it and already have a plan in place to facilitate the move. We are planning an Open House in our new facilities later this summer.