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Cal Maritime Graduate Named First U.S. Female Cruise Captain

Cal Maritime graduate Kate McCue, 37, has become the first American woman to take the helm of a mega-ton cruise ship. The San Francisco native will command Celebrity Summit, sailing between the eastern United State and Bermuda. She will be in charge of the 91,000-ton vessel, which carries 2,158 passengers and 952 crew members.

McCue has over 15 years of successful experience and leadership in the maritime industry. As a graduate of Cal Maritime in 2000, Captain McCue has held a variety of roles in the maritime industry, beginning as a cadet and deck officer, then working through a series of more responsible positions to her most recent role as Master Mariner with Royal Caribbean International. McCue has earned numerous certifications in a variety of areas pertaining to leadership navigation, ship management and security.

Cal Maritime Graduate D.C. Ervin on 'Last Comic Standing'

Cal Maritime alumnus, D.C. Ervin, 34, is one of the nation's top 100 comics who will compete for the $250,000 prize package on NBC TV’s “Last Comic Standing.” The winner also walks away with a development deal for their own television show. Ervin said his former classmates at Cal Maritime “would be shocked and in awe” if they tuned in and saw him on “Last Comic Standing.” Ervin graduated in '08 with a degree in Business Administration. "It was a great school,” Ervin said. “And I got to be close to my family.”

D.C. Ervin appears on “Last Comic Standing,” NBC, Wednesday, 9 p.m. For information about the comic, visit dcervin.com.

Summer Send-offs 2015


The Alumni Association invites alumni to attend an upcoming Summer Send-off! This event is a way to welcome incoming freshmen and their families into the Cal Maritime Family. Please join a “local” host so that you can give back and help answer questions from these new cadets and their families.  Register here

Thank you to our Summer Send-off Hosts:

Benicia, CA, August 1st: Brian Goldman ‘95, Dennis Deisinger ‘85, Pascha McAlister ‘07

Sacramento, CA, August 1st: Sean Connelly ‘11, Eric Cooper '05

San Diego, CA, August 8th: Brad ‘81 and Sarah Klann

Ventura, CA, August 8th: George Garcia ‘88

Kailua, HI, August 8th: John Casken, parent of alumni Paul ’10 and Damien ’11

Seattle, WA, August 15th: Maggie Williams Taylor ‘01, Erin Pierson ‘02, Ken Passé ‘69

Portland, OR, August 15th: Anne Mcintyre ‘88, Phillip Brotherton ‘86

College Fair Volunteers

Have you graduated from Cal Maritime within the past 15 years?  Do you recommend Cal Maritime to the people you meet as a positive choice for a university education?  

If you answered “Yes” then please consider volunteering to represent Cal Maritime at College Fairs throughout the West and Hawaii. Contact the Alumni Relations Office at alumni@csum.edu for dates and locations.  

11th Annual Gala 2015 


Cal Maritime Festival 2015

Golf Class 2015

Don’t miss out on this year’s golf tournament! This year's Golf Classic will be held on Monday, September 14th at Green Valley Country Club.

Since 1998, our tournament has provided an opportunity for guests from industry to network, connect with their customers, and enjoy golfing on the private golf course at Green Valley Country Club in Fairfield. Funds raised through the golf tournament will be directed to benefit memorial scholarship endowments of two past board members: Dr. B.C. Kingsbury and Captain Fred Henning ’95. 

Register today

Upcoming Events

4th Thursdays
July 23, 2015    

Summertime at the Maritime
August 8, 2015     

Captain's Reception - Long Beach, CA
August 21, 2015  

4th Thursdays
August 27, 2015 

CMAF Golf Classic
September 14, 2015 

Alumni Welcome Back Reception
October 9, 2015 

Cal Maritime Festival
October 10, 2015 

Day on the Bay
October 11, 2015 

11th Annual Gala
November 7, 2015   

Campus Spotlight

@USARugby were on campus for USA Rugby Men’s Junior and Collegiate Stars and Stripes Camp earlier this month.

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If you missed the Captain’s Reception in Boston last month, don’t despair!

Alumni in New England are forming a 4th Thursday Group, but we need your input.  Can you recommend a location on the beltway around Boston in order to stay out of down town traffic on either the 95 loop or the 495 loop?  If so, please forward your recommendations to alumni@csum.edu.  



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The CSU Maritime Academy Alumni Association invites all incoming freshmen and their families to our Summer Sendoff events, as a way to welcome you into our family. These informal events will be held in many of our cadets’ home areas during the summer. Local alumni and current area cadets will participate, so that you can ask questions of them, as well as meet some of your classmates.

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Did You Know?

Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?


Did you know that the U.S. Department of Education recently released findings that show Cal Maritime graduates have the highest average earnings of any California university ten years after enrollment and they have the seventh highest in the U.S.?

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