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Day on the Bay 2014 Highlights
Homecoming 2014: We are Global!

Highlights from this year's Day on the Bay cruise produced by Ted Bendrick, father of a current Cal Maritime cadet.
Physical Education and Aquatics Center Opens at Cal Maritime

Cal Maritime's new Physical Education and Aquatics Center has opened, replacing Mayo Hall which was built in 1945. The old gym was constructed to accommodate a student population of 200. These days Cal Maritime has 1200 students.  

A ribbon cutting for the new facility was held October 11 during Homecoming festivities on campus. Positioned near the entrance to Cal Maritime where Maritime Academy Drive meets Sonoma Boulevard, the new facility – the exterior of which features Cal Maritime's distinctive compass rose logo – is visible from Interstate 80. Construction began in the spring of 2013. 

"This building tells a story," said Cal Maritime President Thomas Cropper. "It's a story of passion, and we have a chance to write the next chapter." 

The 76,000 square foot center addresses a shortage of space for the Academy's physical education and licensing programs, as well as many of the school's athletics programs. Its features include:

• An Olympic size swimming pool with bleachers
• A survival training platform with hoist
• A main gymnasium with one basketball court, three full-size volleyball courts, and seating for 635
• An auxiliary gymnasium with a full-size volleyball court and half-size basketball court
• A full cardio exercise room
• A full free-weight and circuit training room
• An athletic training and rehab center
• Three conference rooms
• Ten faculty offices

First Basketball Games in the New Gym This Week

The Cal Maritime men’s and women’s basketball teams take the court in the new Physical Education and Aquatics Center for the first time this weekend.

The men's basketball team, who ranked #22 in the NAIA Division II men’s basketball coaches’ preseason poll, play Friday, October 31 against Multnomah University, then they take on Warner Pacific College, Saturday, November 1. Game time is 7:30 p.m. each day. The games are part of the Frank Dye Classic tournament. The women take on Biola University Saturday at 2:00 p.m. to kick off their campaign

Cal Maritime's Safety and Security Center Hosts First Cadet Firefighting Training in Richmond 

Cal Maritime's new Maritime Safety and Security Center is up and running in Richmond. The Center is the result of a collaborative project with Chevron.  

The Center provides support for practical training in: 

  • Fire preparedness, mitigation and response
  • Modeling, simulation, operational tactics and practical environmental and HAZMAT field response training
  • General security programs
  • All hazards disaster preparedness, mitigation and response
  • Focused practical applications in preparing for, combating, and mitigating maritime associated terrorism 

Cal Maritime students took part in their first firefighting training exercises at the Center this month. The Center features a prop that is designed to look like a ship, called the Phoenix, which allows for training in situations that simulate those that would arise on the water. 

Cal Maritime and Chevron have built a team of professionals focused on the attainment of competencies that span the full spectrum of maritime safety and security. This partnership is the first national model for a fully-integrated, maritime-focused safety and security center.

New CSU Maritime Academy Alumni Association President

Congratulations to Pascha McAlister, ‘07ME, who has been approved by the membership-at-large to serve as the CSU Maritime Academy Alumni Association for a 3-year term. Send her congratulations: president@alumni.csum.edu 

The full slate of directors and the updated CSU Maritime Academy Alumni Association By-laws were overwhelmingly approved.  View the results here.


CSU Alumni Hollywood Mega Mixer

Attention Alumni in Southern California: RSVP by this Thursday for the California State University Alumni Mixer  


1835 Cahuenga Blvd.,
Hollywood, CA
Monday, November 3, 2014 • 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 


 “You may think you’ve been to an alumni networking reception before, but you’ve never been to a Mega Mixer like this! Multiple CSU campuses from up and down the state have joined forces to bring you an evening of networking with fellow CSU alumni. Bring your business cards and get ready to network!” 


Register at: www.calstate.edu/alumni/hollywood


Student Yachting World Cup Results

Cal Maritime's national champion sailing team, sponsored by Jewell Insurance, competed in the Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle, France earlier this month and finished in sixth place out of twelve. England took home the first place trophy, with Italy and Norway earning second and third place spots respectively.

The Keelhaulers earned the right to represent the U.S. by winning the 2013 Kennedy Cup, defeating the University of Michigan, Navy, and seven other schools. The Kennedy Cup Regatta, at the U.S. Naval Academy, is the College Big Boat National Championship. You can view the complete results on the Student Yachting World Cup Facebook page.

Upcoming Events

Men's Basketball vs. Pacific Union College
October 31, 2014 

Men's Basketball vs. Multnomah University
November 1, 2014

Women's Basketball vs. Biola University
November 1, 2014 

Men's Soccer vs. Simpson University
November 1, 2014 

November 1, 2014

Networking Luncheon
November 4, 2014  

CSU Alumni Hollywood Mega Mixer
November 3, 2014  

PNW Alumni Association Dinner
November 21, 2014

Campus Spotlight

The class of 1964 celebrated their 50th reunion during this year's Homecoming events. See more pictures from Homecoming and Day on the Bay on our Flickr page.

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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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