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Commencement 2014

Cal Maritime's 83rd annual commencement ceremony included the largest graduating class in Cal Maritime’s history on Saturday, April 26. The class included 212 undergraduates and 19 students who received their master’s degrees. The 2014 Cal Maritime Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award was given to Jim Bryant, and Robert Hanelt represented the class of 1964 on the platform.

The Military Commissioning Ceremony for the 11 students who entered as ensigns into the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, or the Merchant Marine Reserve was held earlier in the morning.  Acting Maritime Administrator, Paul N. Jaenichen, Sr. administered the licensure oath. He later addressed the entire class at the commencement ceremony.

Bryant Named 2014 Distinguished Alumnus
Jim Bryant ('56E), a 1956 graduate in Marine Engineering, is Cal Maritime’s 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award winner.  He received the award at the 2014 Commencement, and will return to campus for recognition at Homecoming this fall. Bryant and classmate Gordon White were key members of the team that founded the California Maritime Academy Foundation. Read more
Training Ship Golden Bear Cruise is Underway

Cal Maritime students sailed the Training Ship Golden Bear out of San Francisco Bay Sunday for the first of two training cruises this summer. The itinerary calls for stops in areas such as South Korea, Vietnam, and Hawaii.

The crew of 255 cadets and 52 faculty and staff members will change on June 25 in Honolulu when the second cruise begins. This year, cadets from Texas, Massachusetts, and Maine Maritime Academies will join Cal Maritime students on cruise.

The ship departed Cal Maritime’s Vallejo campus at 8:00 a.m. Sunday, April 27. In all, the ship will travel more than 26,000 miles before returning to campus on August 24. Captain’s receptions are scheduled for Honolulu in June and San Diego in August.

Coast Guard Veteran Named New Commandant of Cadets

Robert Erin Brogan, a 27-year veteran of the United States Coast Guard, has been named Cal Maritime’s Commandant of Cadets.

Brogan served as the commanding officer of the Coast Guard’s largest training center, located in Petaluma, California, from 2011 until 2013. Before that, he worked in a number of roles for the Coast Guard in Honolulu. From 2009 until 2011 he served as strategic advisor to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, and from 2007 until 2009 as strategic advisor to the Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. For the last year, he has been the associate director of a non-profit residential treatment program and private school dedicated to helping vulnerable and marginalized teenagers and their families.

“Cal Maritime has a proud tradition of training leaders for the global maritime industry, and we are currently in the process of revamping and updating our leadership training curriculum to prepare our graduates for the challenges of this important profession,” said Cal Maritime President Thomas Cropper. “I am confident that Commandant Brogan will excel in this key role as we implement our new leadership training program.” Read more

Captain's Reception in Honolulu and San Diego

Cal Maritime's alumni, parents and friends are invited to join us for a special reception aboard the Training Ship Golden Bear in Honolulu, HI on June 24,and San Diego, CA on August 22.

The Captain's Receptions are a longstanding tradition at Cal Maritime that provide an opportunity for our extended family to be a part of our summer cruise. Guests will have a chance to meet cadets finishing their cruise and hear sea stories from the summer's voyage. Register today

Upcoming Events

2014 CMA Alumni Association 4th Annual Pirates at the Palace
May 10, 2014

4th Thursdays
May 22, 2014

Captain's Reception - Honolulu, HI
June 24, 2014

4th Thursdays
June 26, 2014

Summer Sendoff - Kauai
July 19, 2014

4th Thursdays
July 24, 2014 

Summer Sendoff - Oahu, Santa Barabara/Ventura, Bay Area, Sacramento
July 19, 2014

Summer Sendoff - San Diego, Greater Los Angeles, Seattle/Puget Sound
August 9, 2014

Summer Sendoff - Portland
August 10, 2014

Captain's Reception - Honolulu, HI
August 22, 2014

Campus Spotlight

 Champagne Reception

A picture from this year's Champagne Reception. Over 320 cadets, staff, faculty, family, and friends welcomed the new members of the Alumni Association.

Source: Instagram @calmaritime

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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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