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From the President

During a special reception in the Training Ship Golden Bear’s new navigation lab, President Eisenhardt presents David Huebner, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, with a token of appreciation for his efforts arranging for the ship’s arrival to New Zealand.

TO PARAPHRASE CHARLES DICKENS in the “Tale of Two Cities,” “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” over this last year. While this has been one of the worst economic times in California in recent history, in some ways it has been the best of times for the academy. As many of you have likely seen in your local press, the budget situation has been challenging following Governor Brown’s signing of a budget that cuts state funding of the California State University by $650 million for 2011-2012. But in tough times people often come together over shared values in ways they may not in times of plenty. Our faculty, students, staff, alumni and friends have done so over this year with the following results. Working together, we have: n placed 96% of our May graduates in industry related jobs, n successfully earned reaccreditation until 2019, n increased student financial aid by $820,000, n received a $700,000+ maritime port security grant for waterfront and campus improvements, n been ranked by Forbes as #18 in the “Top 20 Best Value Colleges” in the nation — and the #1 Best Value in California for providing students with the highest quality education for their academic dollar, n obtained trustee approval to build a new dining hall (estimated opening in fall of 2013), n secured $1.8 million in funding to upgrade our only athletic field from natural grass to a modern, multi-use synthetic turf field that will better serve our students while saving 10 million gallons of precious California water per year, n secured funding to upgrade our campus public safety department, n been awarded an international grant to develop a model electronic navigation course for international use, n started the design and construction planning for a new physical education and maritime aquatics survival center, n secured funding to complete a historic training cruise to the South Pacific, and n raised over $500,000 for a full-mission bridge simulator for the newly built navigation lab on the TS Golden Bear. These accomplishments are the result of a dedicated faculty, hardworking staff, devoted alumni and generous friends who have helped us continue to weather this economic storm. The beneficiaries are our cadets who will not face reduced classes, deteriorating facilities, or a decrease in financial support despite lowered state budgets for higher education. Yes, cadets will have a modest increase in basic fees (although many will see every dollar of increased fees covered by financial aid), but they will not see reduced instruction or services. In fact, the quality of their instructional experience will in all likelihood increase, not decrease. Of this we can all be proud! Sincerely,

William B. Eisenhardt President

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Cal Maritime Fall 2011 Cal Maritime is published by the Office of University Advancement for alumni, parents and friends of The California Maritime Academy. OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT Tom Dunworth Vice President for University Advancement COMMUNICATIONS Jennifer Whitty Director of Communications ALUMNI RELATIONS Silvia Regalado Director of Development and Alumni Affairs EDITOR


Jennifer Whitty

12 Cadets Embark on Historic Training Cruise

This summer’s training cruise included a groundbreaking visit to New Zealand, which marked the first time a U.S. public vessel entered into that country in nearly a decade

4 Leading by Example

Meet student leaders Dylan McCulley and Shellsea Stoughton

11 Cadets Stick it to the Competition

CMA takes top prize in entrepreneurialism academy



Faculty/Staff Milestones Learn more about the accomplishments of our esteemed faculty and staff Class Notes Find out what’s new with your classmates

14 Cruising Down Memory Lane

Hear from Cal Maritime alumni about some of their favorite training cruise memories

18 Keelhauler Korner

Take a look at some of the milestones that made last year a banner year for the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers

D Alumna Erin Pierson Named 2011 Rising Star

44 Snapshots

Michelle Boroski Marc McGee Bob Neumann Alex Osiadacz U.S. Embassy New Zealand Niki Ward Doug Webster Jennifer Whitty CONTRIBUTORS Steve Hellman Silvia Regalado Bobbie Solveson COPY EDITORS Susan Bigler Bobbie Solveson DESIGN Eileen Collins Graphic Design The California Maritime Academy

25 Alumni Profile


Quick pics of Cal Maritime’s Annual Gala

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Cover: Students onboard the Training Ship Golden Bear as she pulls into Wellington, New Zealand. Front to back:

The Cal Maritime Compass Points Cal Maritime uses the four points on the compass to symbolize our commitment to our students, which is: to provide each student with a college education combining intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development and global awareness.

Morgan Juric, Alex Caldwell, Keenan Clark, Garrett Watson, Trevor Mankini, Kevin Mladinich-Rubino and Joe Harper

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COMMENCEMENT 2011 TRADITION. A LOVE OF THE SEA. FIGHTING FOR WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN. GIVING BACK. Those were the themes that resonated during Cal Maritime’s Commencement ceremony, which took place on Saturday, April 30. More than 2,000 family members, friends, and distinguished guests were on hand to celebrate the accomplishments of the nearly 160 graduates from the Class of 2011, who received their bachelor’s degrees in one of six areas of study: International Business and Logistics, Facilities Engineering Technology, Global Studies and Maritime Affairs, Mechanical Engineering, Marine Engineering Technology, and Marine Transportation.

“As distinguishing as his work at Western Electric was, he stands before you as much for what he did after retiring than before,” said President Bill Eisenhardt. “He gave back. And he gave with the most precious commodity one has at that time in one’s life: he gave his time.” Cochran, who has served both as an officer and as president of The California Maritime Academy Alumni Association, said it was his current position as a director on the CMA Foundation Board that encouraged him to give back to his alma mater. “I came to realize how much I had benefited from my education at this school, and that it was time for payback by

Three generations of CMA graduates were (left to right): Capt. William Atthowe (’75), Atthowe (’11), and Capt. Robert Atthowe (

Before giving his prepared remarks, 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Dick Cochran (seen here being introduced by President Eisenhardt) deviated from his script to share, “CMA and I were launched in the same year!” It was a day to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2011, while also honoring the role that alumni have played in supporting the academy. “The alumni that have come before us have supported us since day one,” said Cadet Sean Connelly, who served as student speaker for the ceremony. “It is our job to help them carry on the traditions of this academy.” One of the academy’s staunchest alumni supporters is Dick Cochran, a marine engineering graduate from the Class of 1950. Cochran was honored during the ceremony as the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus for his commitment to the institution. Like many of his classmates during the Korean War years, Cochran served in the Navy until his discharge in late 1953. He then worked for more than 30 years, both domestically and abroad, for the Western Electric Company.


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funding scholarships,” said Cochran, who helped to establish the Class of 1950 Endowed Scholarship and, with his wife Ann, funded a gift annuity in support of future students. “I encourage you to always remember your alma mater and give back to the students following in your footsteps.” San Francisco Chronicle award-winning reporter and columnist Carl Nolte served as commencement speaker. During the ceremony, Nolte was also awarded the President’s Medal for his love of the waterfront of San Francisco, and his appreciation of what the maritime industry means to the well-being of our nation. “I am a journalist by trade, but have always been interested in the sea and have also spent nearly 25 years in and around colleges, on the staff or teaching,” said Nolte. “So I have always kept a weather eye on The California Maritime Academy. It is the smallest and most specialized — and the best — of California’s 23 state universities. You ladies and

Commencement Speaker Carl Nolte

gentlemen made a great decision to come to CMA and an even better decision to earn a degree.” In his own address to the students, Cadet Sean Connelly asked his fellow graduates to make another decision, one that asked them to consider thinking about what the motto of the academy — Cape Horn “To work or fight, we are ready” — means to arned from e L s n o s ronicle, s s Le ancisco Ch ent Addres them personally. mmencem the San Fr ge, Nolte’s Co mnist for his messa lu rl ith co Ca W d s. om an es fr porter t addr n Excerpt “We have worked hard during our city as a re r their ow mencemen fo m pa ca co em s s th hi hi e during prepar years in graduates me would s done for e iti ha th ar M he ith l w As time here and will continue to do so,” said a story ation at Ca shared a se s’ own educ Carl Nolte e graduate pe that th ho Connelly. “Today I want to challenge you to do e th d re he offe excerpt: ing a Below is an allenge. . I was read something: to explore what ‘fight’ means to you. 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And then ledge, disc ed ow st te kn , there was no fighting the Class of 2011 from throwing be is ill l analys int, you w ent, critica At some po use: judgm their hats in the air and celebrating their years of be of some I hope will Horn. own Cape hard work, dedication, and commitment. Congratulations to the Class of 2011!

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Forbes Ranks Cal Maritime as Top College and Best Value in California CAL MARITIME SCORED HIGH MARKS again this year in Forbes’ annual “America’s Top Colleges” rankings. The annual rankings profile the top 650 universities in the country, which translates to the top 20% of colleges in the United States. Cal Maritime was ranked No. 258 among the best undergraduate institutions in America — up 16 spots from last year — and No. 51 in the west. The ranking places the academy in the top eight percent of colleges in the nation. Cal Maritime was the only state maritime academy to be included in the rankings by Forbes, which is one of the nation’s leading sources for reliable business news and financial information. The universities were chosen for their quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt. Cal Maritime earned an even greater distinction by being ranked by the magazine as being among the “Top 20 Best Value Colleges” in the country. That list, on which Cal Maritime took the #18 spot, ranks colleges that provide students with the highest quality education for their academic dollar. Cal Maritime was the only California college to earn a spot in the “Top 20 Best Value Colleges.” “We are pleased to, once again, be recognized by Forbes as one of the leading undergraduate institutions in the country,” said Bill Eisenhardt, president of The California Maritime Academy. “Our students tell us that one of the main reasons they choose to attend Cal Maritime is the high job placement rates,

“We are pleased to, once again, be recognized by Forbes as one of the leading undergraduate institutions in the country,” — Cal Maritime President Bill Eisenhardt. which right now is at about 95 percent. Additionally, the average starting salaries are greater than $60,000. When you take into consideration that most of our students graduate in only four years, it’s easy to see how Cal Maritime provides a great value — and return on investment — for our students and their families.” Compiled by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, a Washington D.C. think tank, the Forbes rankings were based on five general categories: post graduate success, which evaluates alumni pay and prominence; student satisfaction, which includes professor evaluations and freshman to sophomore year retention rates; debt, which penalizes schools for high student debt loads and default rates; and four year graduation rate and competitive awards, which rewards schools whose students win prestigious scholarships and fellowships.


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LEADING WE ASKED Dylan McCulley, Corps Commander, and Shellsea Stoughton, President of the Associated Students (ASCMA), what they hope to accomplish during their leadership terms. Here’s what they had to say:

In terms of your leadership role on campus, what are your goals for the year? SS: Our goals for the year are to create a strong unity between the Corps, Housing, and ASCMA. It will be important to involve all members of the student body to take advantage of the opportunities that are offered by Cal Maritime. DM: As the Commanding Officer of the Corps of Cadets, it is my vision to reignite the positivity associated with Cal Maritime from our ranks of cadets and also we are emphasizing higher standards of grooming, conduct, and consistency throughout the Corps of Cadets.


What do you think are the biggest challenges facing CMA cadets currently, and how do you hope to help with that through your role as student leaders? DM: I think that the biggest challenge will be continuing to be flexible as we bring up the consistency with respect to uniform and conduct standards. We had some years in the past where the attitude from the Corps was considered lax. People got used to that mindset. Now that we are really amping things up, it will be important for us as officers to be the best models of what cadets of this university should look like. SS: A current challenge for many college students in the state of California is increasing fees. ASCMA hopes to continue advocacy for students to receive affordable education.


Shellsea Stoughton and Dylan McCulley

How do you think Cal Maritime has changed over the decades? In what ways do you think it has stayed the same? SS: Becoming a part of the CSU system has dramatically changed the way Cal Maritime operates, although, tradition still remains strong and students take pride in their academy and its values. DM: Cal Maritime has seen quite a few changes throughout the years. The biggest one is the interesting dichotomy between the academy and CSU mentalities. On the one hand, we are a maritime academy, and as such, our cadets must act and dress certain ways and more is expected of them. On the other hand, Cal Maritime is a CSU and as such we must adhere to certain regulations which sometimes clash with the academy mindset. While much has changed, many of the traditions and much of the pride in our history and drive to excel is going nowhere but up.

Many parents of cadets will be reading this, some of whom dropped off their students just a few weeks ago for their first year of college. When these same parents show up for their child’s graduation in four years, what changes do you think they will notice in him/her? SS: CMA is a complete transformation for the average student. Discipline and attention to detail is enforced throughout the four years which creates habits that follow cadets into their future. This means by the end of our four years, we will be above average graduates. DM: I think parents can look forward to seeing a greater level of responsibility in their cadets. They will be early as opposed to on-time or late, they will take better care of those around them, and they will have become leaders in whatever group setting they are in. Lastly, I think parents will detect in their sons and daughters a very positive level of pride in belonging to such a rich history of cadets who came through this campus, and also pride in themselves for making it through such a rigorous program.

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intellectuallearning Cal Maritime Introduces Shared Literary Experience Program For New Students THE DIVISION OF ACADEMIC AFFAIRS, in conjunction with Cal Maritime’s New Student Shared Literary Experience Committee, initiated a program this summer to introduce students to Cal Maritime’s academic environment. The Shared Literacy Experience Program kicked off for all new students with its inaugural title, Caroline Alexander’s “The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition.” Prior to arriving on campus for New Student Orientation, all incoming students were required to read “The Endurance,” which is a fascinating and comprehensive account of legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton’s 1914 trip to the South Pole. The gripping tale of leadership, hardship and survival resonated with the new cadets, who anonymously provided feedback on the shared literary experience program during Orientation Week. “I think this reading selection was a great choice for new students because it shows perspective and teaches qualities one should have, especially at CMA where leadership is a huge part of the school,” said one Global Studies and Maritime Affairs freshman. Another student had trouble believing what he read, but was nonetheless inspired. “It was a great book and such an epic tale of survival; it’s almost hard to believe it’s true,” he said. More than 250 students participated in the program, which was designed to help acquaint new students with Cal Maritime’s academic environment, initiate relationships between the students and the campus community, and inspire a lifelong love of intellectual learning. “We were thrilled to introduce this new reading program to all of our incoming students,” said Dr. Gerald Jakubowski, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “We selected this particular book because it ties so well to Cal Maritime’s mission, values, and standards — and, in particular, to our leadership development program.” Dr. Donna Nincic, director of the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management, gave a multimedia lecture on the book to new students during Orientation, which was followed by 12 leadership-oriented breakout sessions led by faculty and staff. Faculty will also incorporate the book in their classroom discussions and assignments throughout the academic year. In addition, later in the fall semester, a documentary based on the expedition will be shown, and Scott Shackleton, a Cal Maritime alumnus and distant relative of the explorer, will give a talk on leadership, the Antarctic, and the Shackleton legacy. “Alexander’s book is appealing because it tells how Shackleton had to make difficult decisions under extreme adversity,” added Jakubowski. “It’s perfect for anyone interested in leadership development.”


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Alumnus PERHAPS NO ONE WAS MORE EXCITED to learn that “The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition” was selected as the inaugural title of the Shared Literacy Experience Program than Class of 1987 alumnus Scott Shackleton. Scott, who is a fifth cousin to famed Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, grew up listening to the adventures his grandfather would tell about his famous relative. While Sir Ernest actually made three heroic — yet unsuccessful — attempts at reaching the South Pole, he is most remembered for his famous Endurance Expedition of 1914-1916, which left him and his crew of 27 stranded on the ice for nearly 15 months. Remarkably, all of them survived, due in no small part to Sir Ernest’s leadership. “He had real foresight into how to lead people, and he never gave up,” said Scott Shackleton, who is assistant dean for facilities and capital projects with the College of Engineering at UC Berkeley. “He had bad apples on his team, as you always do. He always moved bad apples into his tent so he didn’t take the guys down with him. So, he looked after that emotional side of his crew too. He was totally respected by all his guys, and nobody ever questioned if he was going to come back and rescue them.” As a child, Scott dreamt that someday he might have an opportunity to follow in Sir Ernest’s snow-packed footsteps, and take his own journey to Antarctica — perhaps even to become the first Shackleton to ever reach the South Pole.

“Endures” to Become First Shackleton to Reach South Pole That dream came true in February 2010, when Scott, a Navy reservist since 1988, was assigned to “Operation Deepfreeze,” the Military Sealift Command’s annual mission to deliver fuel and supplies to Antarctic research post McMurdo Station. It was a mission that was 20 years in the making, one that required special clearance from Washington since his participation would make him the only reservist to ever lead the operation. Scott was one of two MSC cargo officers tasked with overseeing the mission, which provides enough food, fuel and supplies to sustain research teams across the continent for an entire year. As a reward for getting the ship offloaded early, Scott and a handful of colleagues were given the chance to fly from McMurdo Station to the South Pole for a very brief visit to deliver fuel and supplies. Likening it to the movie “Chariots of Fire,” Scott said that they had only 30 minutes to make the quartermile dash to the South Pole and back again to the plane. “I can’t even describe how cold 56 degrees below zero feels,” said Scott. “It hits you like a wall.” It was so cold that the 12 flags he flew in honor of family members and those who made the trip possible for him froze into sheets as stiff as plywood. And in less than 90 seconds after removing his gloves to take pictures, his thumb literally froze, with frost bite quickly setting in. “That was one souvenir I didn’t plan on taking back,” he added recalling the six weeks it took to fully heal.

Scott acknowledges that, thanks to advances in technology that make Antarctic travel easier, his trip was much less challenging than the horrific experience met by Sir Ernest and his crew during their failed attempt to cross Antarctica nearly a century ago. He hopes the new students who read Carolyn Alexander’s account of

everyone chipped in to get the work done.” It is some of those same leadership qualities that Scott feels are so valuably incorporated into the education students receive at Cal Maritime.

Sir Ernest Shackleton Class of 1987 Alumnus Scott Shackleton at the South Pole “One thing CMA offers is the the Endurance will appreciate the leadership component integrated into lessons to be learned from Sir Ernest’s the academic program; no other school leadership style. puts that in place,” he said. “You learn to start leading people in your freshman “I think the students will enjoy year and continue to advance right on the book, and the leadership skills it through graduation. All my classmates demonstrates,” he said. “Shackleton ended up going into leadership roles, and always put his men before himself. He are currently in high-level positions in big looked after his people, was good at companies, like San Francisco General diffusing bad situations, looked for Hospital, Genentech, and Tosco Refinery. the positives and broke down the They took the leadership skills they hierarchy. As soon as the Endurance learned at CMA and used their training was trapped, everybody was treated to move up in their careers, much more as an equal. There was no class system so than their colleagues who graduated and everyone worked together. The from other colleges.” hierarchy was still respected, but

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DR. KATHRYN MAROCCHINO (Professor, ABS School of

and Dr. Michael Holden (Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering) presented a paper entitled “Mechanical Engineering Assessment System and Cal Maritime” at the “Maritime Education Summit: This Way Forward,” which was held in Galveston Texas in March 2011. The pair also presented another paper at the conference, along with Dr. Stephen Pronchick (Interim Academic Dean), entitled “Capstone Engineering Design Process at Cal Maritime: Development, Implementation, and Assessment.”

Maritime Policy and Management and a Fellow in Thanatology), recently became a member of the National Center for Crisis Management and the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. Among her other accomplishments, she was awarded an “Act of Kindness and Philanthropy Hero Award” by the American Red Cross and Solano County for her work as the president and founder of The Nikki Hospice Foundation for Pets, the nation’s first nonprofit devoted to the provision of home hospice care for terminally ill companion animals. In October, she will be giving a presentation on animal hospice in San Diego at the 12th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive, hosted by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, of which she is a member. Her latest article, “In the Shadow of the Rainbow: The History of Animal Hospice,” has just appeared in the prestigious scholarly journal Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice.

VERONICA BOE (Director, Sponsored Projects and Extended Learning) received her MBA from the University of Phoenix in May 2011.

DR. JULIE CHISHOLM’s (Assistant Professor, ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management) essay, “When Praise Becomes Problematic: Positive Feedback and the Creative Process,” will be published in Writing on the Edge, a journal out of U.C. Davis, in the fall of 2011. STEVE KRETA, who served as academic dean at Cal Maritime for 14 years, has been named associate vice president for academic affairs. In his new role, he will oversee Cal Maritime’s simulation program, manage the accreditation processes for the campus, oversee the STCW process; assist the provost in monitoring operating budgets; work with the registrar and the director of admissions on enrollment management; oversee the Institution-Wide Assessment Council; monitor the Academic Master Plan; assist in planning new academic programs; oversee planning and upgrading of academic classroom and laboratory facilities; and oversee and manage special projects assumed by the provost’s office.


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DR. DONNA NINCIC (Director, ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management) has recently been invited to serve on the editorial boards of The Journal of Energy Security, the Regional Maritime University Journal (Accra, Ghana) and the Journal of Maritime Policy and Management (Hong Kong). She also continues as member of the editorial board of the World Maritime University Journal of Maritime Affairs. Her recent publication on “The ‘Radicalization’ of Maritime Piracy: Implications for Maritime Energy Security” appeared in the November 2010 issue of the Journal of Energy Security; a more theoretical version of this paper was presented to the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Economics, Koç University, Istanbul Turkey in November 2010. A book chapter on “Maritime Security” will appear in a forthcoming volume (2011/2012) on African Security Challenges: Now and Over the Horizon, a joint publication of the Naval Post-Graduate School and Defense Threat Reduction Agency/Science Applications International Corporation.

DR. BUNNY PAINE-CLEMES (Professor, ABS School of

DR. CYNTHIA TREVISAN (Assistant Professor, Physics)

Maritime Policy and Management) gave a presentation on right brain thinking at the annual conference of the International Centre for Innovation in Education in Istanbul in July. Her novel Love and Death in Vienna, about the love affair and double suicide of Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria and Mary Vetsera, has been published by Book Guild in Brighton, U.K. Book Guild has also accepted her novel A Winter’s Day: A Restoration Tragedy, about the love affair of Lord and Lady Rochester.

— in collaboration with scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U. C. Davis, Auburn University, University of Frankfurt and Vienna University of Technology — presented work on Dissociative Photoionization of Methane at the Carbon K-edge at the Annual Meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics (DAMOP) in Atlanta, GA this summer. Also this summer, she conducted research in collaboration with the Atomic, Molecular and Optical Sciences Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division.

TERRY MANCILLA (Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology) obtained a Sustainable Energy Conversion and Storage Certificate from Stanford University, as well as an Electrical Machinery Certificate from Auburn University. In addition, he obtained his General Radiotelephone Operator and Maintenance License by the Federal Communications Commission. CAPTAIN SAMUEL PECOTA (Associate Professor and Chair, Marine Transportation) obtained a $120,000 grant from the International Association of Maritime Universities for e-navigation research and development, and is the principle investigator for the research project. He also presented at the Royal Institute of Navigation’s NAV10 conference in London in December 2010 on the topic of “Maritime Head-Up Display: A Preliminary Evaluation.” His paper of the same title was published in this summer’s issue of Royal Institute of Navigation’s Journal of Navigation. Captain Pecota was also assigned as Captain of the Training Ship Golden Bear for Cruise 2 this summer.

DR. STEPHEN PRONCHICK has been named interim academic dean at Cal Maritime. He has been at Cal Maritime since 1994, and was a professor and chair of the mechanical engineering department prior to being appointed as interim dean. The academic dean works with department chairs and faculty on issues of curriculum and instruction. He also works closely with faculty on professional development, classroom facilities, and with the Center for Engagement, Teaching and Learning.

DR. MICHAEL HOLDEN (Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering) was invited to be a guest expert on the TV show “Stan Lee’s Superhumans” in April. Stan Lee is a famous comic book creator. The show, hosted by Daniel Browning Smith, searches for people with “superhuman” abilities, and explains how their abilities work. Dr. Holden was asked to use his aerodynamics and engineering background to explain how the “Rollerman,” Jean-Yves Blondeau (seen here on left with Dr. Holden), is able to achieve high speeds on his self-created roller suit. The show is slated to air sometime in the fall season on the History Channel.

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Busy Professionals Expand Their Horizons Through Cal Maritime’s New Online Master’s Program THIS FALL, the inaugural cohort of students enrolled in Cal Maritime’s new master’s degree program in Transportation and Engineering Management began taking their first courses. The 30-unit program, which was developed in collaboration with business and industry, is run through Cal Maritime’s Office of Extended Learning. The new program focuses on meeting the educational and career goals of busy mid-career professionals. As such, it is offered entirely online – including courses, discussions, assignments and testing. From start to finish, the master’s program can be completed in as few as 20 months — or five consecutive semesters including summer — so graduates can move on with their careers. “Our new program is perfect for a mid-career individual who has strong engineering or transportation skills and wants to improve their management skills so they can promote within and be more valuable to their organization,” said Dr. Jim Burns, Dean of Sponsored Projects and Extended Learning at Cal Maritime. Burns added that students receive a foundational core of instruction and then choose to specialize in one of three tracks: transportation, engineering management, or humanitarian disaster management. Students enrolled in the program start as a cohort and end as a cohort. Master’s student Michael Doris says his employer, Washington, D.C.-based Sayers and Associates, sees the new program as one that will help strengthen their organization. “My management has been overwhelmingly supportive and enthusiastic about the idea of me advancing my education,” said Doris, a 2005 graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy. “They find it to be a ‘win-win’ both for my own personal growth and for the growth of their middle management.” Doris, who focuses on design development for the next generation of the Navy’s OHIO Class Ballistic Missile Submarines, says the maritime influence of Cal Maritime’s master’s program was most appealing to him. “I received a maritime-focused engineering degree from the United States Merchant Marine Academy and that maritime influence in my undergraduate education has been invaluable to my success,” said Doris. “With that in mind, an advanced degree from such a strong maritime institution as Cal Maritime seemed like the ideal path for me to help progress within the ranks of my company.”


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On the other side of the country, Doris’s classmate and Cal Maritime alumnus Timothy Petrick — who graduated from Cal Maritime in 2007 with a degree in Marine Transportation and a minor in Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA) — says the new program will help him round out his educational and practical experience to better position himself for his dream job. “I want to be Harbor Master of Monterey,” said Petrick, who lives in Pacific Grove, Calif. and most recently has been sailing as second mate on a bulk grain carrier. “But the areas I feel I’m weak in are on the business management side. When you’re on ships, you see how they run on a day-to-day basis, but you don’t see how things run behind the scenes.” Petrick, Doris, and others in their cohort will get plenty of experience behind the scenes as they take core courses like Organizational Behavior and Management, International Transportation Economics, and Information Systems Management, before beginning their specialized courses. The program culminates with a capstone project that gives students a chance to demonstrate their learning through an extensive project that ideally relates directly to their own work environment. While the cross-country classmates agree that juggling their studies with their professional and personal lives will be challenging, the format of Cal Maritime’s program will make it a lot easier. “One thing I really like is that it’s online,” added Petrick. “That helps because it’s going to make it a lot easier to work. I don’t know if I’ll sail while in the program, but it makes me a lot more flexible to have that option.” “It will be a true exercise in time management,” added Doris. “But working to develop that balance will be an added skill I’ll obtain from getting this master’s degree. I look forward to the challenge.” Applications are currently being accepted for the fall 2012 cohort. In addition to holding a bachelor’s degree, applicants to the program must also demonstrate readiness for graduate work through five years of professional work experience or adequate scores on the GRE General Test or the GMAT test. For detailed information about the requirements, visit or call the Office of Extended Learning at (707) 654-1271.


consumer interest for the Quick STICK. Their findings showed that out of a sample of 200 community college students, more than 50 percent surveyed said they would purchase the product. More than half of the respondents said they have never been tested previously for a STD.

Photo courtesy of Jacqueline McBride/Lawrence Livermore National Lab.

CADETS “STICK IT” TO THE COMPETITION DURING SUMMER PROGRAM A TEAM OF CAL MARITIME CADETS took first place this summer in an Entrepreneurship Academy hosted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). Eight students each from Cal Maritime and CSU East Bay participated in the eight week summer pilot program. The purpose of the LLNL Entrepreneurship Academy was to foster an entrepreneurial spirit and strengthen the students’ education base in science, technology and business through writing commercialization plans for LLNL technologies. Dr. Nipoli Kamdar, associate professor in the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management, and Dr. Jim Gutierrez, professor of mechanical engineering, served as faculty advisors and provided the leadership for the program. “We kept them motivated and had some very late working sessions — many lasting until midnight,” said Dr. Gutierrez, who also developed a patentable biomedical device based upon LLNL’s technology for one of the teams. After being grouped into four teams of four, the two Cal Maritime teams and two CSU East Bay teams had to write and present commercialization plans that identified a product based on LLNL technology. They had to pinpoint customers and their level of interest in the

product, as well as identify distributors and retailers. Each team consisted of two engineering students and two business students. Cal Maritime cadets Vincent Parker, Todd Fahlstrom, Joseph McMillan and Kevin Mori took first place in the competition after developing and presenting their commercialization plan for the Quick STICK, an inexpensive, disposable, at-home screening stick designed to accurately and instantly screen for six of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. The team came up with their idea by searching through the lab’s patents and talking with LLNL employees about emerging technology. “We had all these technologies and we were supposed to look past their designed purpose to find a unique purpose to solve a unique problem,” said Fahlstrom. “The lab put a provisional patent on our idea because they liked it so much.” Mechanical engineering cadets Kevin Mori and Joseph McMillan were responsible for developing the unique prototype of the product. Their innovative design efficiently utilizes very few parts and is also patentable. International Business and Logistics cadets Todd Fahlstrom and Vincent Parker conducted research to determine

(Left to right) Joseph McMillan, Vincent Parker, Todd Fahlstrom and Kevin Mori

“All of the ideas were great, but ours was definitely aimed at the overall concept of the program, which was: change the world, but do it so you can make some money,” said Vincent Parker, a senior. “We hit the nail on the head, and that’s why everyone liked the idea so much.” The other Cal Maritime team participating in the program included Marissa Why, Peter Wanberg, John Fares and Robert Quihuis. Their commercialization plan for a medical swab device that tests for pathogenic bacteria earned them the third-place spot in the competition. “It was an amazing experience, especially since this was the first year of the program,” said Fahlstrom. “Being in the Bay Area, you hear about Lawrence Livermore National Lab in the news, but to have an opportunity to actually work with the people there who are so gifted and intelligent. It was really awesome.” “It was definitely great,” said Parker. “I always wanted to be an entrepreneur myself; my dad has his own business and so did my grandpa. They gave us all these crash courses — a whole week of them — on how to be an entrepreneur. I thought that was one of the best parts of the program.”

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The ship’s arrival in Wellington, New Zealand during Cruise 1 was historic in that it was the first U.S. public vessel to be allowed into the country in nearly a decade.


A Voyage They’ll Never “IT’S NOT JUST A CRUISE, it’s an experience that you’ll remember for the rest of your life,” were the words that Captain Harry Bolton imparted on Steve Hellman as he reported to his first day of work as writer and photographer for Cal Maritime’s “Follow the Voyage” blog. A marketer, not a mariner, Hellman had no sea time whatsoever to prepare him for what he would experience during the two months he’d be at sea. While onboard, he would be chronicling the Training Ship Golden Bear’s two-month voyage that would take him and a shipload of cadets, faculty and staff half way around the world. “As I spent those first few days figuring out the seemingly endless maze of hallways and staircases on the ship, I was already amazed at the knowledge and professionalism of the cadets and the dedication of the staff onboard to make sure everything ran like clockwork,” Hellman chronicled online for what was one of his first blog posts after departing the Cal Maritime campus on May 1. That dedication Hellman witnessed began long before the first day of cruise. Months of planning took place and extra special clearance had to be secured in advance of this summer’s voyage, which included stops in Hawaii, American Samoa, Australia, and New Zealand. “Ever since the current governmental regime took over in New Zealand nearly a decade ago, no public U.S. vessel has been allowed into the country,” said Cal Maritime president Bill Eisenhardt. “That’s because they require you to divulge whether you have nuclear weapons onboard a vessel entering their country. Because the training ship is owned by the federal government, we are on strict order not to divulge the answer to that question. That meant we always had to steer clear of New Zealand.” That was, until David Huebner, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, got involved. Formerly a partner in a Southern California law firm, Huebner was appointed Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa in 2009. Through his role, and persistence, he received special clearance for the Golden Bear to visit the country.


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“The best part of my job is making connections between young people in the U.S. and New Zealand,” said Huebner. “There is no better investment in the future than showing students the world and allowing them to interact freely with their peers elsewhere. Such contact enhances mutual understanding and facilitates problem-solving in powerful ways.” The ship’s arrival in Wellington, New Zealand was met with fanfare that included a marching band that greeted and played aboard the ship, and a special reception with Ambassador Huebner and other high-level New Zealand officials in the ship’s new state-of-the-art navigation lab. One of the other highlights of the Wellington visit was a friendly rugby match arranged between Cal Maritime’s Keelhaulers and Victoria University’s Fighting Billy Goats. It was a hard-fought match, but New Zealand edged out a victory. “It was an awesome game and a great learning experience,” said Colby Grobschmit, captain of Cal Maritime’s rugby team. “We learned a lot because [the Kiwis] have been playing rugby their whole lives. It was a pretty close game and was a lot of fun. They treated us to great hospitality afterwards.” In addition to Wellington, the first summer training cruise, visited Sydney, Australia; Pago Pago, American Samoa; and Lahaina and Honolulu, Hawaii. When it arrived in Honolulu, which marked changeover between Cruise 1 and Cruise 2, the ship was met with parents eager to hear all about their cadets’ experiences, as well as news crews from local television stations. Aloha Yoza, one of the Hawaiian cadets interviewed by her hometown news station, says she enjoyed every minute of her first training voyage. However, one moment in particular she says she will always remember. “My biggest cruise highlight was becoming a Golden Shellback, which is crossing through the equator and international dateline at the same time,” said Yoza, a marine transportation sophomore. “Very few people — including a



The ship received a warm welcome in Pago Pago, the capital city of American Samoa.

small amount of sailors — are able to accomplish this in their lives out at sea, and having accomplished this on my first cruise was a big deal.” “Cruise 1 was an exceptional cruise for so many reasons,” said Captain Harry Bolton, captain of the Training Ship Golden Bear and commanding officer for Cruise 1. “The ambassador receptions in New Zealand and Australia were a huge success, and the weather was perfect in both of those ports. Our rugby team competed against teams from Wellington and Sydney, and that created much goodwill. American Samoa opened their arms to us and made us feel like we were part of their family. And anchoring off Lahaina is always a blast as we run our own launches and get dropped off at the Pioneer Inn. Our friends at the Lahaina Yacht Club open their doors for us and the locals seem to really enjoy having our cadets in town.” The second training cruise, which departed Honolulu on July 1, included both Texas Maritime Academy and Cal Maritime cadets. Cruise 2 visited ports of call that included Brisbane, Australia; Auckland, New Zealand; Pago Pago, American Samoa; and San Diego. Captain Sam Pecota, who served as commanding officer for Cruise 2, said the Cal Maritime and Texas Maritime Academy cadets worked seamlessly together while on cruise. “I could sometimes not tell which was our cadet and which was their cadet; they melded in the program very easily and comfortably,” said Pecota. While Cruise 2 was originally scheduled to visit Sydney, Australia, the U.S. Ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich, requested the ship instead stop in Brisbane to help show support for the city, which was devastated by floods in January of this year. As part of that visit, the training ship offloaded approximately $6,000 in toys and sporting goods from the ship, which was then donated to the local Kiwanis Club to distribute to some of the city’s youngest flood victims and their families. The donation, which was organized by the Vallejo/Cal Maritime Kiwanis Club, also included monetary support to benefit local flood victims.

U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand David Huebner (in hat) and cadets cheer for the Keelhaulers as they take on the Fighting Billy Goats.

While he says that Samoa was the highlight for the students — who enjoyed a number of outdoor activities there like snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking and hanging out on the beach — Pecota’s number one cruise highlight was spent at a desk. “The curators of the MacArthur Museum in Brisbane were at our reception onboard the training ship and they asked me if I’d like to see the museum,” Pecota said. “I asked, ‘Isn’t it closed tomorrow?’ They opened it up just for me the next day and gave me a personal tour. The highlight of cruise for me this year was getting to sit at General MacArthur’s desk.” You may wonder how landlubber Steve Hellman fared during his two-month journey. After a couple of bouts with seasickness and an occasional wrong turn on the ship, Hellman, like his shipmates, made memories that will stay with him forever. “On our voyage, we made four fantastic port visits that had far exceeded my expectations,” Hellman said. “However, what I had not expected was the amazing collective experience we had while at sea — between the port visits — that made this such a unique adventure. Over time, camaraderie developed among both cadets and crew, and a level of pride developed among the cadets in regards to the amount of work being done as well as the sense of accomplishment.” Cruise 1 Cadets Chelsea Martin, Karl Hasche-Kluender, Thomas Ballard and Will Akers in Sydney, Australia.

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CRUISING DOWN AS ANY CAL MARITIME ALUM WILL TELL YOU, the memories cadets make while on their summer training voyages last a lifetime. We asked CMA alums what their favorite cruise memories are. Here’s what they had to say:

PAUL SILVER (D-69) “Musical” would be the one word I would use to characterize cruise because I took my CMA cruises in the 1960s, and you know that 60s music was sublime. We had music all over the ship, all three cruises. And then we heard music when we went ashore. I could not believe my ears when I heard my first steel band in Trinidad. Steel band members create brilliant music by tapping oil drums with rubber-tipped sticks. When we arrived in Rio De Janeiro I went and bought my first guitar because I really wanted to start making my own music by then. I played it all the way back through the Panama Canal and home. I still have that first guitar. And I still have my memories of cruise. And if I close my eyes and concentrate, I can still hear the music.

JOE THOMAS (BA-2000) I’m pretty sure being on anchor watch when we lost the starboard anchor in 1997 was pretty high on my list!

JOHN CADE (E-54) On January 29, 1954 in Long Beach, CA, the TSGB (#1) was tied up to top off fuel and water. I was “Fuel King” for the day. When we finally finished, I went ashore to call my wife, yes wife, Phyllis, to wish her a happy second anniversary and tell her goodbye, once more, because we were getting under way for our annual training cruise which would take us to


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Panama, Callao (Lima), Peru, Valparaiso, Chile, Acapulco, Mexico, and other ports before returning to San Diego about two months later. Ship-shore communications were very limited. We had no e-mail, satellites or data links, only ship-shore marine telephone, if you could contact the marine operator, and Mc Cay’s International Marine Radio. The next day, January 30, 1954, the radio operator received a radio telegraph message for Mid’n John W. Cade that read: “Satisfactory deal closed at 51. Signed Wes.” Innocuous at face value, but the interpretation was: “Phyllis delivered a 5 pound, 1 ounce baby boy named Wesley Robert Cade on this date and both are in good health.” Midshipmen were not supposed to be married at that time and for the rest of my first class year I was always afraid that I would talk in my sleep about the marriage and the baby. Phyl and I have now been married 59+ years and Wes has a successful career in the Seattle area.

ELIZABETH ‘BETS’ MCNIE (D-94) Just hanging out at night on ‘rope beach’ (aka the number 2 hatch...)

trying to escape the heat from the berthing areas. Stargazing, enjoying the cool tropical air, telling stories, maybe someone picking a guitar, singing songs, enjoying the slow pace of cruise. Spending quality time with shipmates.

MILES DAVIS (D-65) As we were leaving late for liberty in Yokahama during our senior cruise in 1965, the Japanese version of Mademoiselle magazine asked that a few middies serve a supporting role to these beautiful women who were posing for the spring issue. Though we were only “supporting,” after the publication was released, all of us received fan mail from Japan. Other than they all said that they were 5’2” with brown eyes and black hair, I don’t remember the rest — however I believe that I still have the letters.

CAPTAIN ARTHUR MORRISON, USCG (RET), (D-JUNE ’43) We were at war and because of Japanese submarines, the Navy would not allow us to go out of San Francisco Bay. Our ship, the Golden State, was a WWI era vessel that was built on the Great Lakes. Its length was about 260 feet. It had a steam reciprocating engine of about 1,500 HP and Cade holding two Scotch type seven-week-old Baby Wes in fire tube boilers. March 1954, just Top speed of 8 after he returned knots. We were from Acapulco docked at the at the end of his first class cruise. westernmost slip of the Ferry

A page from the Spring 1965 issue of Japan’s Mademoiselle, which features Miles Davis (top) along with his fellow shipmates and Japanese models.

had the distinct pleasure of serving the cadets breakfast, lunch and dinner. While in Hawaii, I decided to try parasailing. The boat driver knew I was with the ship, so as a courtesy, he took me out so I could parasail directly over it. There was a class of cadets on the fantail performing an exercise, and one of them recognized me. The next thing I knew, I was simultaneously mooned by all 20 of them! I was young and embarrassed, and it certainly made for entertaining conversation come chow time! Building in San Francisco. There was no campus. We lived on the ship. It was our home for 16 or so months. We did have classrooms in the Ferry Building. Our “Sea Time” consisted of cruising the bay. Up and down, back and forth, taking bearings and plotting them and one of us, on a little platform that folded out over the side, taking sounding of the Bay with a lead line, then yelling out the depths. Twice a year we would go on our BIG cruise — to Stockton. The College of Pacific, as it was known in those days, had very few male students (war time) and the cadet corps was invited to a party and a dance every time we docked there. A change of pace from San Francisco. Two of our classmates, later on, married co-eds that they had met there.

RUSSELL SHREWSBURY (BS-06) Sneaking into luxury hotels in Tahiti and hanging out at the nice pools and beaches!

NICOLE (PAGONAS) BHAT I sailed on TS Golden Bear in the Spring of 1989, not as a student, but civilian. I


Cruise 2, 2005. I was working on the port winch life raft davit and saw some activity near the horizon on the port side. I stopped work and gazed out to see what it was. I saw birds circling and lots of splashing going on, immediately I ran down to my room and grabbed my hand line and booked it to the fantail. On my way I was yelling, school of tuna, school of tuna. Within 10 minutes everyone who had a line was there. To cut a long story short, two hours later, we caught a total of 42 tuna. Quite possibly the best catch of any cruise, hands down. There was Harry McCullough looking at one of the fresh sashimi and ahi that Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal during the Class of 1956 senior cruise. night with plenty to go around.



The best trip ever was sailing from Tahiti to Moorea in one of the Monomoys. Overseen by two Cal Maritime instructors, we set off on a four day, 15 mile open water trip across the channel to the incredible island of Moorea. We spent four days sleeping on the beach. The crew included John Strong, Kris Rittenhouse, Frank Whipple, John Keever, Cal Burke, Eric Lichty and Chuck Morrison.

On our 2nd class cruise we visited Tahiti where we were treated to a reception at the home of the governor and visited the famous Quinn’s Bar, which no longer exists. That was early 1955 when the only air passenger service to the Island was a 21 seat sea plane from New Zealand every 14 days. On our senior cruise we were treated to a trip through the Panama Canal on a small freighter like the one in the picture (Left to right) John Strong, Kris Rittenhouse, Frank Whipple, Mr. Roberts. John Keever, Cal Burke, Eric Lichty and Chuck Morrison

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Cadets Participate in Vietnam Study Tour THE AFTERMATH of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 was as far reaching as the Cal Maritime campus. That’s because nearly two months from the date of the quake, 15 Cal Maritime cadets in the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management were scheduled to be visiting Japan on a three-week study tour. The students — twelve of whom are studying International Business and Logistics (IBL), and three of whom are studying Global Studies and Maritime Affairs (GSMA) — were, understandably, disappointed when they learned that the natural disasters would force them to cancel their trip. “I was very disappointed,” said Sterling Daniels, an IBL student from Antioch, Calif. “But we could all understand because it would have been really dangerous to go and we would have felt bad going to Japan on an educational trip without contributing to the people that suffered there.” But thanks to some quick thinking by the faculty and the thumbs up from President Eisenhardt, a new trip to Vietnam was planned in less than 24 hours. “When we told the students, they were absolutely thrilled,” said Robert Neumann, the faculty member who led the visit. “But at the same time, Vietnam was a real unknown. We were enemies not that long ago so everyone wondered how we were going to be received. But we were treated like friends and family everywhere we went. We had 21 days of non-stop activity and I think it was the best learning experience the students could have possibly had.” Neumann said that faculty members from the Vietnam Maritime University (VIMARU) who were visiting Cal Maritime during the spring semester took the lead in putting the Vietnam itinerary together


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on a moment’s notice. During their visit, which began with a flight out of San Francisco on May 8th, students had an opportunity to interact with students and faculty of VIMARU, as well as Vietnam’s business leaders — many of whom were VIMARU grads themselves. Their excursions took them on tours of ship yards, port and terminal facilities, diplomatic offices, and numerous companies, including the newly finished, state-of-the-art General Electric Energy wind turbine production facility in Hai Phong. Their journey also included cultural tours of Hai Phong City, Ho Chi Minh City, and Ha Noi. The students had an opportunity to tour temples, taste some of the country’s finest cuisine, and enjoy music and dance performances, including a water puppet show that Cadet Monica Torres said was one of the most beautiful and well-coordinated live performances she’s seen. “This trip no doubt enhanced my education,” said Cadet Torres, a sophomore in the IBL program from San Salvador, El Salvador. “I increased my knowledge of international maritime trade and international relations, as well as my communication skills. It even opened many doors for career opportunities, not only in Vietnam but in all Southeast Asia. I was able to establish excellent connections with port authorities, the American Embassy in Vietnam and VIMARU.” Not only did the trip open doors, but it also opened her eyes to one component of the trip she wasn’t anticipating. “An interesting aspect of the trip was the traffic in Vietnam,” added Torres. “The streets are completely full of motorbikes. I remember my friend Jessica Sotuyo and I were trying to cross the street on a very big and busy intersection. There was not

a single moment in which we could walk across the street without fearing for our lives; the motorbikes came nonstop. We finally gave up, and as we turned back a street vendor asked two locals to help us cross the street. For them, it was the funniest thing they’ve ever seen; for us, was one of the most terrifying moments in our lives!” Students who participated in the Vietnam Study Tour were responsible for putting full reports together on their visit. Each student focused on different aspects of the trip and conducted their own personal research. The reports were due the first day of classes of the fall semester, and each student was responsible for giving a presentation to faculty and students. Cadet Daniels chose to write his paper on the culture in Vietnam, specifically the northern, central and southern traditions and cultural aspects and differences between Vietnamese and American culture. “What I consider to be the real education is what we learned outside the work/business days,” Daniels said. “The days that we learned about their culture and got to speak with families and students, and have their cuisine were really enlightening. After going to Vietnam, I felt like Americans are always kept in bubbles, where they think countries like Vietnam are hostile environments. But that’s completely not true. It is a beautiful, lively, and unique country. The people there were extremely hospitable — the nicest people I’ve ever met in my life.”

ABOVE: CMA cadets pose with Bob Neumann after their exhibition soccer match with their peers from VIMARU. Back row left to right: Professor Bob Neumann, Samuel Peden, Dane Devogelaere, Sebastian Moshayedi, Travis Tompkins, Van Worak, Thomas Polito, Brandon Teepen. Middle row left to right: Monica Torres, Gina Brizzi, Man Quach. Front row left to right: Sterling Daniels, Zachary Dullea, Erik Bombard and Thomas Cropper TOP LEFT: CMA Cadet Monica Torres with students from the Korean Maritime Academy during a reception for CMA, VIMARU and Korean Maritime Academy cadets, who were visiting Vietnam as part of their summer training cruise. TOP RIGHT: Cadets on the pilot boat tour of terminals for the port of Hai Phong in Northern Vietnam. Left to right: Zachary Dullea, Sterling Daniels, Thomas Polito, Monica Torres and Jessica Sotuyo BOTTOM RIGHT: Visiting a temple near My Tho in southern Vietnam. Front row: Sterling Daniels and Zachary Dullea. Back row: Robert Neumann and Thomas Polito.

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2010-11 Keelhauler

Highlights Cal Maritime’s rugby team was ranked No. 6 in the nation by Rugby Magazine, student-athlete George Dick’s bicycle kick was featured in ESPN’s highlight show, and our sailing team was selected to represent the United States in the Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle, France. Take a look at some more of the milestones that made last year a banner year for the Cal Maritime Keelhaulers: SAILING Sailing continued its success last year wining the Service Academy Championship for the Shields Trophy for the sixth time in eight years, with sophomore Matthew Van Rensselaer on the helm and freshman Dillon Lancaster calling tactics. The same weekend, Cal Maritime had its J-105 sailing in the Big Boat Series with its 2009 National Offshore Champions, coached by Jesse Cartee, sailing as a warm up for the Student Yachting World Cup in La Rochelle France. The Keelhaulers placed second at the 2010 Offshore Championship. Sean Kelly won the Pacific Coast College Single-handed championship for the second time and competed in the Single-handed Nationals. The dinghy team, with new coach Philippe d’Yvoire, had a respectable season winning a few of the spring events. The Offshore team, coached by Charlie Arms, won the Cal Maritime Invitational for the Port of LA Harbor Cup with John Gray at the helm and Sean Kelly calling tactics. The duo redeemed their narrow loss in 2010 and finished their college sailing careers on a very high note. CREW Both the men’s and women’s teams had strong fall seasons last year, competing in regattas throughout California against a variety of teams, including several Division I programs. In addition, both the men’s and women’s teams sent fours to compete at the Head of the Charles regatta in Boston. There, they raced against national and international crews in the largest two-day regatta in the world. As is typical, the spring team was smaller, but the rowers put together some strong races, including a solid showing at the San Diego Crew Classic. The Cal Maritime crew program is looking forward to the 20112012 racing seasons. While both men’s and women’s teams lost experienced rowers to graduation this last spring, a strong core of returning rowers and coxswains, and an enthusiastic incoming class, provides a lot to look forward to this year.


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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Over the past few years the Cal Maritime women’s basketball team has turned a club program into a competitive team, year in and year out. This past year was no different. The Keelhaulers were honored with two student-athletes, Elizabeth Barros and Sabrinia Domingo, making the All Conference team. Head Coach Dave Covell led his team to several close games with the top teams in the conference. The Keelhaulers look to improve off of last season and compete for the conference title during the 2011-2012 season. MEN’S BASKETBALL The men’s basketball team continued their string of success with a successful 2011 season. Following the school’s first regular season conference championship in 2010, the Keelhaulers hosted the conference tournament championship game for the first time in school history (by virtue of their strong record). Led by All Conference performers, David Prendeble, Isaiah Moore, and Josh Greenwell, the team beat three nationally ranked teams. Over the past four years, Cal Maritime’s basketball program has had 12 all conference recipients as well as two student-athletes earn NAIA Academic All American status. MEN’S SOCCER The men’s soccer team continued its rebuilding process as it recorded its first conference win since the 2008 season. The addition of many talented new players to the squad has turned Cal Maritime into a competitive program. Goalkeeper Will Akers and Captain George Dick were named All Conference, and Dick’s goal off of a bicycle kick was featured on an ESPN highlight show.

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MEN’S WATER POLO The men’s water polo team took on a new head coach with Adam Phillipe leading the Keelhaulers. With the change, the team responded well and performed at a competitive level. Every game the team showed considerable improvement. By the end of the year, the Keelhaulers were no longer overlooked by opponents. For the 2011 season, Cal Maritime will bring back all of its starters as well as having a solid freshman class. WOMEN’S WATER POLO Last year’s women’s water polo team was one to remember. The team only had nine women, with varying levels of experience. As the season progressed, the team really started putting the game together. Unfortunately, the onset of injuries hindered progress. Left with only a few women able to practice, the team focused on getting healthy. With this adversity, the team was forced to come together. In doing so, they gained a great deal of confidence and looks to use this same determination for the coming season. MEN’S GOLF The golf team returned to Hiddenbrooke Golf Course to compete for the 2010-11 golf season. The team was very young, led by three freshmen: Axel Larson, Ryan Jackson, and Grant Mills. The Keelhauler Golf team is a part of the California Pacific Conference and competes with teams all over Northern California. The 2010-11 season was marred by inclement weather in many of the February and March months. Axel Larson was the Medalist for the year and the Most Valuable player as a Freshman. Coach Marv Christopher is very optimistic about the upcoming 2011-12 season. With a strong group of young returners and a good recruiting class the team should improve a great deal.

RUGBY The Cal Maritime rugby team once again played extremely well in the 2011 season and advanced far into the Division II USA National Rugby Collegiate Playoffs. The Keelhaulers defended their Northern California title by posting a 7-0 record in the Southern NorCal Division, with notable victories over San Jose State, Fresno State, UC Santa Cruz, and the University of Nevada-Reno. This followed a pre-season victory over UC Davis, a College Premier Division team (the highest level in US collegiate rugby). CMA’s B-team came within 3 points of winning the unofficial B-side rugby championship in Northern California but had to settle for second place. CMA’s A-team moved onto the Pacific Coast Championships after beating the University of Idaho in the PCC semi-finals. Unfortunately, in a contest filled with snow flurries and high wind gusts, the Keelhaulers fell to Sierra College and couldn’t three-peat as Pacific Coast Champions. However, the CMA rugby team, led by Captain Rufus Walker, qualified for the US National Sweet 16 Championships held in San Diego. CMA pulled off a major upset of then-#4 ranked St. Louis University before falling to the eventual national champion, the University of WisconsinWhitewater. ranked the Keelhaulers #6 in the nation and named two players, senior Rufus Walker and junior Kevin Hawke, as Division II All-Americans. The Keelhaulers finished their 2011 season with two games in New Zealand and Australia, while the Training Ship Golden Bear was there as part of the summer training voyage. Although the rugby team only had a little over half its team there while on cruise, they earned repeated high praise from both the Kiwis and Aussies for their sportsmanship, competitiveness, and strong level of play. The 2011 CMA rugby team truly represented Cal Maritime and its alumni well by exhibiting traits CMA is known for: hard work, camaraderie, and success.

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From the Alumni President THIS JUNE, I had the opportunity to travel to Honolulu to meet the TS Golden Bear as she completed her first cruise and prepared to depart on her second voyage of the summer. While there, I was able to meet with many cadets, local alumni, and some very excited and supportive parents. Even though it has been many years since I made my own training cruises (on TSGB I!), what became clear during my conversations with the current cadets and the visiting alumni was that we all share that special bond of having sailed on our training ship, whether it was one of the Golden Ken Passe with Errol Rains (‘70) onboard the Golden Bear during this summer’s Bears or the California State/Golden Captain’s Reception in San Diego. Rains, who lives in Australia, was in State. It is that bond that enables San Diego for his high school reunion, which coincided with the ship’s visit. connections from year to year and generation to generation. One of the Alumni Association’s goals for the coming year is to strengthen the link between alumni and the current cadets. After all, the cadets are simply “alumni in training” and will soon be a part of that small family that is our Alumni Association. I would urge all alumni to participate and support this goal through any of the following opportunities: n Mentor Program – Share your life and career experiences with a cadet. Offer guidance and be a role model. n Cadet/Alumni Barbecue – Enjoy our annual informal BBQ with the cadets. n Orientation/Open House – Participate in the Orientation Week or Open House programs during the year, to answer questions for cadets and parents alike. n Homecoming – Homecoming is “our” weekend. Come back to the campus, see all the new facilities and meet with the current cadets. n Business Connections – Can you offer a learning experience for one or more cadets by conducting a “job shadow” event or offering a facility tour? Think about what would have been valuable to you, when you were a cadet, and what you can do about that, today! To learn about the ways you can support today’s cadets, visit the alumni website at, become a fan of the Alumni Association on Facebook page ( and/or contact the Alumni Office at (707) 654-1299. Whatever method you choose to follow, whether that is participation in the Mentor Program, in one of the campus events, an offer of a facility tour, or a donation to support cadets through the CMA Foundation, you can be proud to say that “I support Cal Maritime!” If you have any comments or ideas concerning the Alumni Association’s plans or activities, please feel free to contact me at

Ken Passé, 1969-E President, CMA Alumni Association

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Is your class missing a scribe? Help your classmates stay connected by volunteering for this fun position. Here’s why others do: “There are two reasons I volunteered to be our class scribe. The first is that it allows me to keep track of my classmates and what they are up to. The second is that I get updates from the alumni office about what’s happening at CMA that I can share with my classmates.” — Bob Piazza, Class of 1965 Scribe “I enjoy being a scribe because it’s nice to stay in touch with everyone. I enjoyed being involved in CMA while I was at school and continue to enjoy it now. It’s great to get to know people and it also gives me a good reason to get to know the people I didn’t get a chance to know while I was at school.” — Holly Van Gundy, Class of 2006 Scribe “I agreed to be our scribe because the class of June 1943 has always shared a special bond in that we were the first class to enter after WWII began. We were a small group and we became good friends as well as shipmates. That bond is still strong even though our number has diminished over time. I felt that serving as class scribe would help us to continue to stay the course and keep those bonds alive – and it has!” — Ed Johannessen, Class of June 1943 Scribe To volunteer to serve as your class scribe, contact the CMA Alumni Office at or (707) 654-1299.

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Class Notes, Fall 2011 CLASS OF JUNE 1942 Joe Cleary (D-June ’42), Alan Dougall (E-June’ 42) and Ed Johannessen (D-June ‘43) met for dinner and a mini “Ancient Mariners” reunion at the St. Francis Hotel on the evening following the Annual CMA Foundation Gala in March of 2011.

but we are standing by for a great granddaughter eventually!

to the Port of San Francisco through the Golden Gate — which brings back fond memories to us all! Art has long been active in the restoration and support of the Victory class S.S. Lane Victory which is berthed in San Pedro, CA. Bernie Ruth (D-June ‘43), moved from his lifelong residence in Selma, CA, to the warmer climate of Palm Springs.

Colin Bowers, Johannessen’s eldest grandson

CLASS OF 1954 Class Scribe: John Cade,

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CLASS OF JUNE 1943 Class Scribe: Ed Johannessen, The “Immortal Seven” are still hanging on!! We were up to eight for a few months with the discovery about a year ago that Rodney Clark (D-43) was still on this side of the grass. We had lost touch with Rod over the years and did not know his status or whereabouts until he read in Cal Maritime that his status was unknown. He immediately informed us that he was still alive and well and playing a good game of golf in Santa Ana, CA. Our elation over his return was short lived however as he unexpectedly passed away last December as you will see in the “Crossed the Final Bar” section. We send our sympathy and best wishes to his family. Ed Johannessen (E-June ‘43), your dedicated “Scribe,” became a great grandfather for the second time on May 22, 2011 and for the third time on June 4, 2011. (The first great grandchild was born in 2009). All males so far

Johannessen’s youngest grandson, Ethan Lewis, was born June 4, 2011

Johannessen welcomed second grandson, Rhys Bowers, on May 22, 2011 Capt. Art Morrison (D-June ’43), USCG Ret., and his son, enjoyed a sentimental journey from Miami to San Francisco via the Panama Canal aboard Oceana Cruise Lines ship — the Regatta. It was Art’s sixth transit of the Canal — the first being in December of 1943 shortly after graduation from CMA. He reports that construction of the new locks in the Canal is progressing and was visible all during the transit of the Canal. Over all it was a great cruise — especially the return

Class of 1954 Statistics: Graduates = 49, Living = 28, Missing/Unknown = 3, Deceased = 18. It has been 57 years since our graduation from the California Maritime Academy on August 14th, 1954. Yep, 57 years of some or all of the following: Walking the waterfront; riding and driving boats, ships, airplanes and desks; getting married and a few divorced; raising kids; getting more education; kids leaving home; growing older; retiring, having illnesses; losing our love partners; and growing even older. Elzy Echols (MET-54) shares that his lovely wife Ethel passed away on May 10, 2011. John Lynn (D-54) and his wife Joan are living in Carlsbad, CA and are great additions to our SOCAL ‘54 grads. Classmate Curtis Mc Adoo is on the “Binnacle List” and Kenneth Moore is recovering from a sinus infection and surgery. Curt suffers from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and is also on oxygen full time. He is in and out of the hospital quite frequently. His wife Shirley is his full-time care

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alumninews giver and does all of the driving. The McAdoo’s cell phone is: (541) 417-0053. Kenny continues to operate his marine surveying business. However, climbing shipboard ladders, crawling around the bilges, etc. is wearing him out. Jo Swerling, Jack “Whiskey” Sauers, John Ryan, Al De Weese and John Cade (and their ladies) had a great gathering at one of Jack’s “other” homes in Laguna Woods, CA to celebrate Jack and Joyce being back in Southern California. They are now off remodeling another home in the Spokane, WA area. Jack has become an expert at home remodeling. “L.D.” Darryl Smith and his wife Janice are still living in Kelseyville. If you need more e-mail jokes, be sure to get in touch with “L.D.” Dick Streeper and his wife Sue held their 33rd Annual Rose Garden Party at their home in El Cajon, CA. Dick is still “Mr. Rose” throughout the world and continues writing, judging, growing and breeding roses. Their gardens are beautiful and those of us who live in the area are very lucky to be able to share that beauty and their friendship. The “Life Book” was started at the time of our 50th Reunion. The idea is for each of us to write an autobiography that starts at graduation and goes through the present time. The finished product will be put into a book like our graduation yearbook “The Hawsepipe ‘54.” Our “Life Book” is making progress. We have received several two-page thumbnail biographies and they make great reading. The format is not important. Those who have sent them have said that they don’t take that long to write. Pictures add a lot. The following information makes them very interesting:


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Personal and family information Career/professional experience: military and civilian n Advanced education n Retirement experience: activities, hobbies n Societies, organizations, volunteer work n Miscellaneous comments/remarks n

An important thing to remember, especially at this time in our life, is that these biographies are a very handy reference and tool for our family now and in the future. Please take a little time out of your busy schedules to create one and send it to your class scribe. The “Crossed the Final Bar” section of the magazine, which follows these “Class Notes” contains notes or biographies of graduates who have recently passed away. Some of our Classmates have been fortunate enough to have families, friends and/ or shipmates to provide biographical information for them. Unfortunately, that is not the case for all. We would like to obtain a biography for the following classmates so that they too can be remembered in our Life Book: H. D. Allison L. E. Apor, D. W. Davis, D. W. Englefried, W. L. Galli, W. S. Grossman, W. D. Holmstrom, W. C. Mund, M. Ruiz, E. R. Sage, W. M. Stanton, J. W. Stone, L. W. Townsend, F. E. Wallace, T. R. Wise, J. Wiser and C. W. Woodson.

CLASS OF 1959 Become the Class of 1959’s Class Scribe. Contact the Alumni Office at for more information about this fun opportunity! John Creech recently returned from a two month mission aboard the

Mercy Ships M/V Africa Mercy. This mission provided much needed medical services to the people of Sierra Leon through November of 2011. John enjoyed some R & R in Cape Town and sailed with Chief Mate Josh McGraw (‘05), a great Chief Mate. John is planning on attending the CMA Career Fair in January of 2012 to recruit for Mercy Ships, “We always have great interest from the cadets.”

CLASS OF 1956 Class Scribe: Thomas Lytle, The class of 1956 will celebrate its 55th reunion at the California Maritime Academy during the upcoming Homecoming Weekend October 7–9, 2011.

CLASS OF 1961 Class Scribe: Byron Bader, Since he retired four years ago, Burt Misevic has traded the boardroom for a studio, the pen for a paintbrush. Misevic paints plein air, and just returned from a two-week cruise with his wife Margaret, who also paints, to New Zealand. They participated in workshops aboard ship and ports of call were opportunities for plein air painting. “Part of the joy of watercolor is the beautiful colors and graded washes,” he said. “But the greater enjoyment for me is a good design.” For the 50th anniversary of his graduation from CMA, Burt is painting the AKA TSGB that the class of ‘61 trained on during their three years at the academy. The painting will be donated to the academy and presented to Captain Harry Bolton during the Homecoming dinner. Burt painted a smaller version earlier this year which he donated to the 2011 Annual Gala’s silent auction in support of student scholarships.

Glenn Burch was recently in a little town called La Cruz de Huanacaxtle in Nayarit, México. He sailed La Sirena down there in 2007 and lived on it until moving ashore last year. Glenn has travelled throughout México and spent last Christmas in México City with side trips to Teotihuacán, Cholula, and Puebla. At the urging of Bob Leffingwell, we (Byron Bader, Glenn Phinney and Paul Sunnergren) paid a visit to William (Bill) Burrell who lives in Citrus Heights, CA. Bill has a respiratory ailment that restricts his travel and we brought the “party” to him. We compared personal and professional career notes with the past 50 years of Bill’s life. He shared lunch with us before we departed saying he would really try to make the private dinner we have planned for our class only, on Friday, Oct. 7.

Paul Sunnergren, Glenn Phinney and Bill Burrell Our 50th Class Reunion preparation is going as well as can be expected. The Reunion Committee consisting of: Byron Bader, Jim Cozine, Michael Rose, Glenn Phinney, Paul Sunnergren, Dwight Peters and Albert Misevic, are giving their all to make this event, the best reunion ever. As of this writing, approximately 33 classmates with spouses and/or SO’s will be attending our reunion, which will be held in conjunction with CMA’s Homecoming Weekend. We entered the Academy in 1958, approximately 114 strong and when the dust cleared

at graduation in 1961, there were only “66” of us left standing! The 11 deceased members have reduced our ranks to only “55” now living.

formulated. He traveled from Panama to Washington, D.C. on many occasions,

CLASS OF 1963 Class Scribe: Manny Aschemeyer, Norm Werner retired Panama and Puget Sound Pilot was inducted onto the Ballard High School’s Wall of Recognition. The wall honors BHS

Norm Werner alumni recognized by their peers for their achieved preeminence in their respective field. The original purpose of recognizing alumni was to show current students what previous BHS students have accomplished and inspire them. Upon high school graduation, Norm followed his heritage to a career as a master mariner. After graduating from CMA, he went to sea and traveled the world. When he achieved his captain’s rank he decided to become a ship pilot. He served as a ship pilot for 40 years in three different stations. He spent 21 years in the Panama Canal Zone, 6 years in Gray’s Harbor and 12 years in Puget Sound. He was chosen to be the first merchant marine officer to be trained in Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation at John Hopkins University under the scientist who discovered GPS. He was also granted top secret clearance by the Navy. He was elected president of the Panama Canal Pilots at the time legislation for the Panama Canal treaty was being

“Norm” the sextant representing the people who operated the canal and moved the ships. The results of these meetings facilitated the transition of the canal. Norm retired from the Puget Sound Pilots in January and now works as a consultant on piloting matters. Norm graciously donated his Plath sextant as an auction item at Cal Maritime’s March 2011 Annual Gala event. Current student Brad Westlund (‘12) was the successful bidder for the sextant and has talked with Norm several times about his history with the sextant, which Norm purchased during his own TSGB cruise. Ken Passé had the opportunity to chat with Brad, immediately following the June completion of his senior cruise. He was absolutely delighted with the sextant and felt that its accuracy allowed him to be one of the first students to complete the Celestial Navigation component of the cruise project. The sextant was widely recognized as being a great instrument, to the point that everyone wanted to borrow it, and it became affectionately known among the senior deckies as “Norm!”

CLASS OF 1969 Class Scribe: Ken Passé, Gus Fischer reports that, after logging in 25 years with Orange County, he began his retirement on June 30, 2011.

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alumninews Now that he has been retired for several months, he has gotten past the notion of a simple vacation and realizes that it’s for real! For those who received the earlier dramatic email plea from Gus, telling a woeful story of being mugged in London and stuck there unless one of his buddies could send money, be aware that this was one of those classic email scams. For Tom, KD and Ed, who insist that they sent big money to Gus, those were truly nice gestures, but you’ll have a tough time explaining them to your tax preparers! The “Tres Hombres,” Ken Davis, Craig Roberts and John Urbanik, plus wives, spent an enjoyable August weekend at Bodega Bay. The group has held their annual get-together, at a variety of locations, for many years. This year, they met up with fourth classmate Joe Conway, a resident of Bodega Bay. After a number of sea stories, they assumed the new name, by their own admission, as the “Quattro Stupidos.”

The company named Madden as President of SEYI America. He will be based in California and responsible for expanding SEYI’s sales and strengthening the company’s distribution network in the North America including Canada, United States and México.

CLASS OF 1982 Class Scribe: Tom Clyatt, Captain Marc Bayer was recently promoted to the position of General Manager of Shipping Operations with the Tesoro Maritime Company. The new position will relocate Marc to Tesoro’s head office in San Antonio, Texas.

Terry Toland

CLASS OF 1987 Marc Bayer

CLASS OF 1986 Class Scribe: Dave Sauder,

Conway, Urbanik, Roberts and Davis

Captain Jon Furukawa is currently stationed in Iraq and is serving as Chief of Foreign Military Sales with the Navy’s Office of Security Cooperation.

CLASS OF 1971 Class Scribes: Mike Madden, and Al McLemore, susanmac1100@ SHIEH YIH MACHINERY (SEYI), one of the world’s leading producers of mechanical presses announced the addition of Michael Madden (MET-71) to its management team.


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Terry Toland participated in a challenging 1,700 mile cycling journey from Canada to Mexico on July 9, 2011. The bicycle adventure was in support of Share, an organization dedicated to feeding the hungry and homeless. “Share uses their resources to provide vital services to our community,” says Terry, who now works as Energy Resources Manager with Clark Public Utilities. Terry rode border to border in memory of his Mother Jean Toland, who was a tireless advocate for the homeless, and passed away last summer.

Class Scribe: Dru Dunwoody, Mike Hamson is a fine maritime arts dealer living in Orange County. Mike travels a lot finding rare maritime art and is assisted at times by Jim Sander. Steve Clancy and Dru Dunwoody are Delta Airlines pilots. Steve flies an A330 based in Seattle. Dru flies an A320 based in Minneapolis. Saul Stashour, wife Abby and 17-year old son were recently on Dru’s flight from Salt Lake City to their home in Seattle. George Gonyaw is a deep sea diver, under water welding and salvage expert working in the oil and gas industry.

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Jim Mead is a safety engineer living in Atlanta, GA and his oldest daughter is starting her second year of college.

John Modrich lives in the New England area and shipping for Chevron. Steve Hurn lives with his wife in Vancouver, WA. Steve is a pilot on the Columbia River and owns race horses. Rob Diepenbroek is a rare/old car aluminum expert doing restoration work in the San Francisco area. Wayne Armstrong lives in the Portland area. Wayne designs and builds green, sustainable and affordable housing. John McDermott lives in Seattle and has 15-year old twin boys. John works in the optometry industry. Pat Middelton is a teacher in the south part of Wisconsin. Kurt Peninger is working for an electric power business in Atlanta, GA. Holly (Furestenburg) Osen is the Emergency Response Advisor for Chevron and serves as vice president of the Cal Maritime Alumni Association. As part of Holly’s roles with the Alumni Association, she has organized an annual barbeque between local alumni and current senior/junior students at the academy to network, share career advice and talk about trends in the maritime industry. Holly lives with her husband and two children in the San Francisco Bay Area. Marie and Andru Ortiz live and work in the Ventura County area with Kingo De La Cruz and Rich Rahut. Chris Bower and Eric Christensen are both serving our country on active duty in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard, respectively.

Alumna ERIN PIERSON Named 2011 Rising Star Erin Pierson (‘02) has been named as the 2011 Rising Star. The award, which was established in 2010 by the CMA Alumni Association, recognizes recent graduates who have demonstrated energy, creativity and leadership skills within their own career or in support of Cal Maritime. Since graduating from Cal Maritime in 2002 with a degree in business administration and her U.S. Coast Guard Third Mate License, Pierson has worked at Ports America, previously Marine Terminals Corporation. Ports America is the largest terminal operator and stevedore in the United States, operating in more than 80 locations at 42 ports nationwide. While at Ports America, she has worked her way up from an entry level marine superintendent to her current role as manager of health safety and environment. She is responsible for developing all of the policies, practices, and operations for the safety, health, and environmental functions for the marine department at the Total Terminals International (TTI) terminal in Long Beach, CA. Additionally, she also advises site and executive management on safety issues at TTI’s terminals in Oakland and Seattle. Pierson was also recently asked to be a guest instructor at CSU Long Beach as part of their MTOP program, which provides continuing education opportunities for Marine Terminal Operator Professionals. She will be teaching the components of safety as they relate to the marine terminal environment. It’s not only her professional success that has been earning Pierson high praise, and, ultimately, her selection as the 2011 Rising Star. She also volunteers her time as the Greater Los Angeles Alumni Chapter President, and organizes and promotes alumni events in the area, including regional dinners and monthly 4th Thursday gatherings for Southern California Alumni. “The premise behind the Rising Star Award is to confirm that it doesn’t take a lifetime to make a mark on society and your alma mater,” said Ken Passé, ’69, Alumni Association President. “Not only has Erin made valuable contributions professionally, she has also volunteered countless hours in her role as the Greater Los Angeles Alumni Chapter President to help strengthen the Alumni Association’s ties with our Southern California grads.” Chris Kali and Ed Enos are both still sailing and living in Hawaii. Ed with the assistance of his wife Ginny and other volunteers will organize the Dave Lyman Scholarship fundraiser in Honolulu, HI in the summer of 2012. Richard Austin is living in the San Diego area.

Jeff Bradrick lives in Boise, ID and works the shore side of the shipping business for a Singapore-based company. Andy Miller is master on the Vallejo Baylink Ferry and lives in the San Francisco area.

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Jim Woodyatt is an executive for Apple and lives in the South Bay.

Class Scribe: Mike Jessner,

CLASS OF 1988 Class Scribe: Ted Getchell, Captain Anne McIntyre of the Columbia River Pilots recently attended the TransPacific Maritime Conference in Long Beach, CA. While at the conference, Anne met her classmate, Bert Schuman, who now works for FedEx.

McIntyre and Schuman

CLASS OF 1995 Class Scribe: Hank Lindeman, Rick Russell was recognized by Consulting-Specifying Engineer as one of 40 building industry professionals age 40 and younger who stand out in their academic, professional, personal, and community achievements. Russell is a Principal at Interface Engineering in San Francisco, CA. Andrew Lorenzana and his wife Armig welcomed their first baby Vincent Andrew Lorenzana on May 9th, 2011 in Tarzana, CA. Vincent arrived weighing 7 lbs and measuring 19 ¼”. This momentous occasion also marks the first grandchild for Simon Lorenzana

Andrew, ‘95, Vincent, and Simon ‘60 Lorenzana (‘60) and Margaret Lorenzana of San Pedro, Andrew’s proud parents. Andrew hopes young Vincent will love the sea as much as he and his father, and that one day Vincent may also attend CMA and continue the family legacy. Andrew hopes that all of his fellow classmates are enjoying life as much as he has since leaving the sentry gates of CMA.

CLASS OF 1999 Become the Class of 1999’s Class Scribe. Contact the Alumni Office at for more information about this fun opportunity! Kyle Watson will lead has been charged with heading Global Diving & Salvage, Inc’s newest office in Richmond, CA. Kyle holds a USCG 3rd Mate’s unlimited license, 40hr HAZWOPER certificate, and ICS 400 level certification. Kyle’s experience includes serving as an officer in the USCG Reserve as well as working on and supervising a wide variety of preventative environmental services including; oil spill and casualty response, vessel salvage, derelict vessel removal, and demolition.


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CLASS OF 2004 Class Scribe: Justin Poulsen, Nadine Alison McClenaghan and Mohamed Allali, both of Newport News, VA, were married June 25, 2011, at Tierra Oaks Golf Course. The bride received her BS in business administration from the California Maritime Academy and earned her master’s degree in international transportation management at SUNY. She works for McAllister Towing as a corporate recruiter. The groom was born in Morocco and came to the U.S. in 2001. He is employed by McAllister Towing as a merchant mariner on its fleet of harbor and ocean tugs. The couple plan to make their home in Newport News, VA.

McClenaghan and Allali

CLASS OF 2006 Class Scribe: Holly Van Gundy, Matthew Steffen and his wife, Alex, welcomed their son Wyatt Philip Steffen, on June 30, 2011 in Scottsdale, AZ. Wyatt arrived weighing 8 lbs. 4 oz. and measuring 20 ¾”.

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Dave Kahm reports the successful delivery of his second child. Mother and child are fine and getting plenty of help from the In-laws while Dave is away working in South America.

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Wyatt Steffen Coulston and Holly Van Gundy welcomed their daughter Elyse Suni Van Gundy on June 18, 2011 in Bellevue, WA. Elyse arrived weighing 4 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring 18 ¼”.

Todd Silver (MT-06) put his maritime career on hold to join the Peace Corps. Todd has been helping the teachers at the local school, but is focused mainly on the environmentally sustainable resource management aspect of rural development. He has been helping people install rainwater collection tanks, clean up the existing water storage tanks, and helping neighboring communities find new sources of water with a minimal impact on the environment. He hopes everyone is doing well at home and abroad, as far as grads from CMA do wander and as far as those who have yet to spread their wings will go. The perspective one gets from a place like CMA makes their potential limitless.

CLASS OF 2008 Class Scribe: Leila Barangan,

Elyse Van Gundy Christopher Hammond and his wife Christina welcomed their daughter Ava Marie Hammond on June 23, 2011. The family is doing well and will be relocating to Bainbridge Island, WA.

Gustavo Carrillo and Stephen Carpio have joined MK2 Engineers in Napa as a Mechanical Design Engineers. Primary responsibilities for Gustavo and Stephen will include: retrofits, replacements, and/or upgrades to existing systems; equipment selection; design and layout; field investigations; feasibility analysis; and energy design.

CLASS OF 2009 Class Scribe: Joseph Swindel, Benjamin Marchal has opened his own sail loft, Marchal Sailmakers, in Alameda. Benjamin has been a sailmaker for over 25 years, both here in the Bay Area as well as internationally. He also spent several years with the Italian America’s Cup team Prada as one of their sailmakers, traveling with the team between Italy and New Zealand. Drue Kasper received a letter of commendation from the US Coast Guard’s Captain of the Port, San Francisco Sector for his heroic actions on June 10, 2011. On that day, as Kasper was standing watch aboard the M/V SANDRA HUGH, he rescued two children in the frigid San Francisco Bay who were thrown from a capsized sailing vessel. Kasper maneuvered his tug in close proximity to the children, threw a life line, and quickly pulled them to safety. Captain Cynthia Stowe commended him for his unselfish actions and steadfast service that are in keeping with the highest traditions of humanitarian service.

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Ava Hammond Gustavo Carrillo Ben Okazaki (MT-06) is still with the Military Sealift Command and just obtained his Chief Mate license. Even before the ink was dry on his new license, they temporarily promoted Ben and recently assigned him to the USNS Amelia Earhart (T-AKE 6) as chief mate. Stephen Carpio

Brandi Lakey and husband Mark Rafael welcomed their son Micah Richard Rafael on June 10, 2011. Micah arrived weighing 7 lbs. 9 oz. and measuring 19”.

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Crossed the final bar CLASS OF 1942 Malcom E. Wimpress (D-’42) passed away on May 23, 2011 in Walnut Creek at the age of 88. He was a Walnut Creek resident since 1951. He served in the Merchant Marine during WWII and retired as a refinery supervisor after a 38 year career with Union Oil Co. He enjoyed traveling, sailing, and trailering. Malcom was the beloved husband of Loretta Wimpress for 64 years; loving father of Marianne (Robert) Hughlett, and Stephen (Angie) Wimpress; cherished brother of Jack Wimpress; dear grandfather of Amy (Doug) Muse, Brian (Jenelle) Hughlett, Vanessa Couch, and Nicole Wimpress; and proud great-grandfather of four. CLASS OF 1943 Eugene L. Gartland, who served for more than a decade as a member of the San Francisco Port Commission and later as the port’s executive director, died at his San Francisco home July 23, 2011 at the age of 86 after a long illness. He spent most of his career in the maritime field, first as a merchant marine officer during World War II, later as an attorney specializing in maritime practice, and finally in the top job at the Port of San Francisco. Born in San Francisco, Gartland attended local schools and was a student at The California Maritime Academy in 1942–1943. After wartime service in the merchant marine, he joined the San Francisco Police Department while earning a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of San Francisco. He is survived by two daughters, Melinda Hannigan and Jeanne Cole; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and his companion, Barbara Corneille. CLASS OF 1952 Douglas B. Campbell (E-’52) passed away on January 1, 2011. After serving in the Merchant Marine and the Army during the Korean War, he lived and worked as an engineer in the Philippines with his beloved wife, Elizabeth Travis Saunders.


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During the 1960s he was an advocate of nuclear power for GE, Kaiser Engineering and the Atomic Energy Commission. He received his MBA from the University of Santa Clara in 1970, and during that decade he was responsible for the design and develop­ment of the renewable energy systems for the MX missile program. Campbell was a charter member of the Senior Executive Service and graduate of the Federal Executive Institute. While serving in the Office of the Under Secretary of Energy under President Jimmy Carter, he advised the president on policy for the U.S. Department of Energy. As a vice president with the Ralph M. Parsons Corp. in the 80s and 90s, he was responsible for the engineering and construction of the industrial city of Yanbu al Sinaiyah in Saudi Arabia. He built the World Trade Center in Jakarta, Indonesia, and coordinated the rebuilding of the Virgin Islands after hurricane damage. He was an avid sailor, skin and scuba diver and still holds the record for the largest lobster caught off the Pacific coast. Douglas kept a list of is “Back-to-Back” guys (people he could always call on and rely on) — this list included his class from the Academy. Mr. Campbell is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Travis Saunders of Williams­burg; his daughter, Elizabeth Frey; his son, Mark Campbell; and his five grandchildren. Donald Edwin Kelley (E-’52) passed away on April 12, 2011 in San Francisco. He was an identical twin to John Douglas Kelley and younger brother to Marjorie Kelley. The three siblings were raised on the Scripps Ranch in San Diego. After their mother passed away at the age of 33, they moved to San Francisco and were raised by their grandmother, Katherine O’Brien Temple who resided near Ghirardelli Square. After graduating from CMA, he was commissioned Lieutenant Junior Grade, and worked for MSTS. In 1954, he married Lorraine Maionchi of San Francisco at Mission

San Rafael and began a career in aerospace that would last over 45 years. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, his dear children Alyce Patricia Kelley and Fred Edwin Kelley, his daughter-in-law, Sophia Koros Kelley, and his dear grandchildren Philip Kelley Reyneri, Colin Donald Kelley, Scott Peter Kelley and Paige Lorraine Kelley. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to California Maritime Academy Foundation, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590. CLASS OF 1954 Alvah Watson De Weese (E-’54), III, whose passion for scouting and engineering spanned more than five decades, died of melanoma on August 23, 2011. De Weese, who became an Eagle Scout during his youth, was involved in scouting for over 52 years, including 40 years as Scoutmaster or Assistant Scoutmaster of Carlsbad Troup 745. De Weese loved all types of athletics, becoming a member of the Academy’s Athletic Council and Captain of the award winning water polo team. His leadership aptitude and academic and athletic achievements resulted in him being appointed to the

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position of Battalion Sub-Commander in his senior year. While serving as an officer in the United States Navy in the mid-1950s, De Weese met his future wife Gail, the daughter of a Navy doctor, at the Naval Station in Astoria, OR, when his ship was being overhauled. After completing his naval service, he attended the University of California at San Diego and received degrees in Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering. He later became a State of California Licensed Professional Mechanical Engineer. He was also a member of the National Electric Reliability Council. De Weese was employed by San Diego Gas and Electric Companyfor 36 years, before retiring in 1995. Longtime friends, the Ryans, Lynns and Cades had recently spent an afternoon with De Weese and his wife Gail, Alvah enjoyed their company. De Weese is survived by his wife of 54 years, Gail and sons Alvah, IV (Sher) and Rusty (Lynn), granddaughters Whitney, Kelsey and Hanna, brothers Armand (Donna) and Roger (Sandy) and numerous nieces and nephews.

DEPARTED FRIEND OF THE ACADEMY Marguerite Huycke passed away at the age of 84 on June 18, 2011 in Edmonds, WA. She was predeceased by her parents, brother, and husband Capt. Harold D. Huycke, Jr. (D-44). Longtime supporters of Cal Maritime, Marguerite and Harold established the Captain Harold and Marguerite Huycke Endowment for Maritime History in 1998 to help encourage the work of preserving the academy’s history. Upon Captain Huycke’s passing, Marguerite donated more than 600 historical maritime books from his personal collection to the CMA library. “Mrs. Huycke’s donation of her late husband’s books greatly expanded our collection, particularly in reference to clipper ship sailing, histories of ports in the western United States, the merchant marine, and sailor memoirs,” said Mark Stackpole, library technologist at Cal Maritime. Marguerite is survived by son David Huycke and wife Mary of Yakima, WA and step-sons Tyler and Ben Sellon; son Artie Huycke and wife Beth, their daughter Anna of West Seattle, WA; and daughter Becky and husband Drew Ellison of Everett, WA and their children David, Gregory and Rosalie Ellison.

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While we unfortunately do not have complete biographic information, we are sad to report that Eugene “Gene” Kelly (E-’54) passed away on January 7, 2010. While we unfortunately do not have complete biographic information, we are sad to report that Douglas “Doug” Maloney (D-’54) passed away on February 18, 2010. Michael “Mike” “Tweety” Bird (D-54) passed away on June 16, 2011. Bird enjoyed spending time with his family, travelling, and playing competitive sports. He is survived by his wife Peggy, sons Russ and Mike and five grandchildren. His family held a “Remembrance of Life” service at their home in Calabasas, CA and John Ryan spoke for the Class of ’54 and “remembered him” as a good roommate, a hearty sailor and a winning athlete. Mike wrote the following autobiography for the Class of 1954 “Life Book.” “Upon graduation I received my commission in the Merchant Marine and my bachelor’s degree in Navigation and Seamanship. After graduation I headed home to Hollywood and received an invitation from San Francisco to use my 3rd Mates license to ferry some ships from the East Coast to the West Coast. Prior to going to San Francisco, I was asked to check my draft board status and was told I should not consider going to sea as my number was almost up. Eventually I reported to Long Beach and served two years on Fleet Tugs going from Seaman Apprentice to 3rd Class Petty Officer. After leaving the service, I went home to look for a job. IBM was everywhere and I took a job pounding a typewriter on an Orders and Movement desk. When IBM sought qualified individuals for their computer division, I applied, took the test and passed. From IBM I went on to work for Systems Development Corporation, Univac, Honeywell and Calfas & Calfas.” CLASS OF 1957 Hamilton K. “Knick” Pyles (D-’57) was born on July 18, 1935 and passed away on August 4, 2011. Knick upon graduation sailed for several years rising to 2nd mate status for APL with a master’s license. In late 1958 he came ashore with Wilbur Ellis as a


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management trainee, married Lyn in January 1959 and after multiple three year assignments with Wilbur was hired in 1972 as General Manager of North Coast Chemical Co. in Seattle, a producer of paints, epoxies, solvents, etc. In 1988 on a leave of absence Knick and Lyn sailed their 47 foot vagabond ketch Murielle to Alaska and back and then embarked on a voyage around Cape Horn bound for Baltimore. Encountering strong winds and heavy seas at the Cape, they Knick and Lyn Pyles (top row) opted to settle in Chile, with Tom (’56) and Helene Lytle ultimately buying a on the San Mateo Coast in 1959. house there and dividing time between Pt. Roberts, WA and Chile, where Knick was a representative for various US firms dealing in agriculture and other products. He is survived by a son, two daughters and 5 grandchildren in addition to wife of 52 years, Lyn. CLASS OF 1962 Harold “Hal” Robinson (D-’62) died on January 14, 2011 from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Jo Ann. Hal was a graduate of Burlingame High School and spent three years in the Navy. He developed a love of ships, the sea, and travel. He spent his career following that path. He graduated from The California Maritime Academy in 1962 as a deck officer. Hal sailed with the merchant marines for 12 years and then spent 18 years as a Panama Canal Pilot. He was a member of the Forestville Druids. He had many hobbies, including keeping bees. Donations in Hal’s memory may be made to The California Maritime Academy Foundation, Hal & Jo Ann Robinson Scholarship Endowment, 200 Maritime Academy Dr., Vallejo, CA 94590.

CLASS OF 1963 While we unfortunately do not have complete biographic information, we are sad to report that John E. Durand (E-’63) passed away on March 20, 2011. CLASS OF 1966 Raul Ilizaliturri (E-’66) died suddenly while on vacation with his wife Barbara in Belize, Central America on March 23, 2011. After graduating from CMA in 1966, he spent time in the Merchant Marines. He joined Pacific Pumps in 1971 and retired from Flowserve as a Sr. Project Engineer in 2006. Raul enjoyed traveling, sailing and golfing. In addition to his wife, Raul is survived by his mother, Dolores Gleghorn and three children, Michelle Chase, Danielle Geissler and Raul Ilizaliturri Jr., two step-sons, Terry and Jim Geissler, and nine grandchildren. CLASS OF 1978 Philip Eichenberger (D-’78) passed away on August 11, 2011 following a tragic workshop accident at home. After graduating from CMA with a degree in Nautical Industrial Technology and his third mate’s license, he sailed with and worked for Exxon Shipping Co./SeaRiver for 31 years, ultimately earning his master’s license. He retired in September 2009 and thoroughly enjoyed having the time to spend with family and friends, go horseback riding and “horse camping,” work around the “ranch,” work on a variety of projects, kayak, travel, dabble in art and music, and simply enjoy life. Phil leaves behind his wife of 33 years, Adrienne; his daughter, Christy, and her partner, Eric; and his son, Jamie, and his wife, Julia; brother and sister-in-law, Jay and Debbie Leach, and nephew Jayson Leach.

CLASS OF 1979 Patrick Michael Orsini (D-’79) passed after a 14 month battle with cancer on Oct. 14, 2010. Living every day to the fullest, his two greatest loves were raising his son Christian and fishing. Patrick was born in San Francisco and raised in Marin. He graduated from UC Berkeley and the California Maritime Academy. Patrick’s professional career began with Arco Maritime as both a Ship’s Officer and Northwestern Regional Coordinator. He then moved on to work with Chevron Shipping in the Bay Area and finally with the Marin Municipal Water District. Patrick leaves behind his treasured son Christian, devoted mother Kate and loving siblings Elena (Arthur), Mara Bonelli (David) and Jim along with a wonderful crew of nieces and nephews; Mia and Michael Orsini, Christina, John and Claire Bonelli. His robust laugh, kind disposition and sharp wit will be missed by all who knew him. CLASS OF 2008 Julia Louise Rivera (MET-’08) passed away on May 5, 2011. Julia graduated at the top of her class and since graduation worked for Hewlett Packard in San Francisco. She is survived by her two small girls, Cheyenne and Saniyah Moore; two brothers, Daniel and David Rivera; and her father, Jose A. Rivera.

SUBMITTING INFORMATION If you have information about the passing of a Cal Maritime graduate, please send it to us for inclusion in our online listings and the next issue of Cal Maritime. Basic information can be sent to Photos should be sent as .jpg files and with the highest possible resolution.

Hard copies of newspaper clippings, photos or other materials can be sent to: Silvia Regalado Crossed the Final Bar The California Maritime Academy 200 Maritime Academy Drive Vallejo, CA 94590

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Giving to Cal Maritime

I AM VERY HAPPY TO REPORT that the 2010-11 year was the most successful year

ever for The California Maritime Academy Foundation. We were honored to receive $2.2 million to meet the financial needs of our cadets and the campus. Our thanks go out to all of you who supported the academy this year and to the men and women who serve as Directors of the CMA Foundation.

There are several highlights that need mentioning. Close to 400 alumni and friends

attended the annual black tie Gala at the St. Francis Hotel in March. The event netted nearly $165,000 for scholarships and other campus needs. The CMA Golf Tournament was also sold out and broke records with its $80,000 net income. This year also saw the first charitable foundation matching grant for Cal Maritime from the TK Foundation. We are currently in the ‘home stretch’ toward completing the match.

Another positive note for this year was the reported 16% return on the CMA Endowment

for the 2010 investment year. Our endowment is still small at $3.5 million, but it has grown internally this year from investment and from $195,000 in new endowment gifts.

Most, but not all, of the endowment funds support cadet scholarships. Cal Maritime, as a

member of the California State University, has been forced to raise tuition and fees to off-set budget cuts. Scholarships, from annual gifts, from the Gala, and from endowments are one way of assuring that the academy remains accessible to every qualified student.

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Friends have asked why fund raising is important at the academy. We are, they remind

me, a state supported institution. However, we find that state support is intended to support our basic operation. Everything that makes Cal Maritime an excellent institution will increasingly have to come from private, philanthropic support. Scholarships for worthwhile students were part of that “margin of excellence” this year, as were donations to fund the Navigation Lab aboard the Golden Bear, as was the underwriting of our championship sailing team. The future for the academy clearly depends on the continuing generous support of our alumni, parents and friends.

Finally, the academy launched a new website this year and there is a lot of interesting

information about the CMA Foundation and what we do. Take a minute and go to and click on “Support Us” to learn more about the Foundation, our directors and programs.

Finally, let me again thank all of you who supported Cal Maritime this year.


Thomas C. Dunworth Vice President for Advancement Executive Director, CMA Foundation


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The California Maritime Academy Foundation Report of Charitable Giving July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 The California Maritime Academy’s success is due, in large part, to the generous financial support we have received from alumni, parents, friends, foundations, organizations and corporations. It is with great pleasure that we present the Report of Charitable Giving for The California Maritime Academy Foundation. We would like to thank all of those listed in this report for their loyalty and commitment to Cal Maritime.

GIFTS RECEIVED $500,000+ American Bureau of Shipping $200,000+ Pegasus Racing LLC Kenneth Olcott $100,000+ Randy Pennington TK Foundation Spirit Fund $50,000+ Anonymous (Including gifts in memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62 and John Machado) $25,000+ Captain David Lyman Maritime Scholarship Fund Chevron Shipping Company LLC Olive Drahos Marine Resources Group, Inc. Nautical Engineering, Inc. Jo Ann Robinson S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation San Francisco Bar Pilots $15,000+ ConocoPhillips Company Crowley Maritime Corp. General Steamship Agencies, Inc. Larry L. Hillblom Foundation, Inc. Robert and Maura Morey Robert (‘47) and Nancy Whalen $10,000+ Jacobsen Pilot Service, Inc. Brad (‘81) and Sarah Klann Marine Technical Services Inc. Michael Rubino, ‘76 (Including a gift in memory of Ella and Leonard Wilson) Society of Port Engineers-LA/LB

$5,000-$9,999 Alexander & Baldwin Foundation AmNav Maritime Services APL Ltd. Jerry (‘62) and Carol Aspland (Including gifts in memory of Thomas Aspland, Larry Welsh, Paul Murphy, ‘64 and Harold Robinson, ‘62) Association of Marine Underwriters of SF Baydelta Maritime, Inc. Board of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco, Inc. Chartwells College & University Dining Services Chevron Humankind - Matching Gift Program Jay and Jeanne Christofferson William (‘56) and Carolyn Doherty Alan Dougall, ‘42 (Including a gift in memory of Edward Frank Oliver, ‘42) William and Kathryn Eisenhardt (Including a gift in memory of Cherie Bolin) Estate of Lowell M Gorman, ‘61 Foss Maritime - Seattle Global Diving & Salvage, Inc. The Glosten Assoc., Inc. Harley Marine Services, Inc. Hornblower Cruises & Events K-Sea Transportation LLC Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Assn. Matson Navigation Co. MEBA Engineering School Meridian Training Solutions, Inc. James (‘76) and Jill Morgan MTC Holding Northrop Grumman OSG Bulk Ships, Inc. Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines Richmond Yacht Club Foundation

Joseph Rizza and Fran WalkerRizza Sause Bros. Robert (‘55) and Barbara Semans Robert and Diane Shrewsbury Gary Smith SoCal Ship Services Society of Port Engineers-SF Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery Transas USA Transmarine Navigation Corp. Travelers Ocean Marine Tug Valour Memorial Fund Gregory Turner, ‘72 Vigor Industrial, LLC Wells Capital Management Wells Fargo Foundation $2,500-$4,999 Astra Oil Company LLC BAE Systems Joseph (‘42) and Bobbie Cleary Harlan and Barbara Hall Fund Thomas and Judy Dunworth Dane (‘68) and Donna Hanson Houston Pilots Association IBM International Foundation Inchcape Shipping Marine Express, Inc Denny (‘46) and Ruth McLeod (Including a gift in memory of William Schill, ‘46) Norton Lily International John Porter, ‘65 Puget Sound Pilots Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine Inc. SWS Charitable Foundation, Inc. Dirk Taylor Van Pelt Construction Richard and Cathy West Western States Petroleum Association

$1,000-$2,499 William (‘78) and Sally Andrew Association of Ship Brokers & Agents Jeff and Leslie Baken Bay Ship & Yacht Co. Peter (‘68) and Susan Bonebakker James Bryant, ‘56 Robert Campbell John Carlier, ‘83 Chriss Carson, ‘75 Chas. Kurz & Co., Inc. Adam and Christina Christodoulou Thomas Clark Compass Group, North America Timothy (‘80) and Laurie Coombs William and Marsha Dillon Maxine Ellis Leonard (‘63) and Kelly Exner William (‘47) and Juanita Froelich William (‘85) and Tina Froelich Kevin (‘91) and Lashawna Garnier Thomas (‘88) and Michele Jacobsen Gerald and Lynn Jakubowski Alan Johnson, ‘85 The Jones-Smith Foundation W. Thomas and Dixie Jorgensen John (‘70) and Lindy (‘79) Keever Keppel Marine Agencies International, LLC Myrna Kingsbury John and Marilyn Knowles Lynn (‘76) and Lawrence (‘76) Korwatch Ralph Levin, ‘46 (In memory of Class of 1946) George Livingstone, ‘80 Thomas (‘56) and Helene Lytle M.E.R.I. Enterprises Marine Exchange of SF Bay Region

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annualgiving Marine Group Boat Works, LLC Stephen and Laurel Mastro George and Kathleen McShea Scott (‘83) and Kristin Merritt Jesse and Lani Moore Kenneth (‘69) and Ann Passe Peterson Power Systems Peterson Tractor Santa Rosa Billy Prior Alan Reid, ‘76 Craig (‘69) and Nancy Roberts Michael and Tracy Rodgers Karen and Michael Ryan (In memory of William Schill, ‘46) Schwab Charitable Fund Mark and Mauri Shuler Marc (‘84) and Irene Smith Society of Am. Military Engineers - NY City Post Patricia and Asa Springer ST Solutions, LLC John Sullivan James (‘67) and Kristin Sutro Jo Swerling, ‘54 Stuart Taylor Joseph Ursich, ‘47 Valero Energy Foundation Vallejo Executive Lions Club Van Rensselaer Family Fund Hubert (‘84) and Cindy Vanderspek Jeff Walker Frank Wanek Douglas Webster Wells Fargo Foundation Western Towboat Co. James Wheeler James (’62) and Carol Wright Fund $500-$999 American Society of Heating, Refrig. & A/C Engineers American Society of Mechanical Engineers - SF Section Michael and Linda Antonini Mark and Irmgard Bernhard Benjamin (‘96) and Leah Borgie Michael (‘79) and Kimberly Burke Hunter (‘00) and Jennifer Chappell Coliseum Lexus of California Christopher (‘70) and Patricia Cooper Robert Creps and Debra Pfaltzgraff CS Marine Constructors, Inc William (‘82) Davidson and Michelle Ashe Lynden Davis Larry (‘63) and Ethel deNeveu Ron Forest Robert Geddes, ‘64 George Gilmore


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Greenwell Collective, Inc. Chris Grow, ‘69 Bruce and Katharine Hartman Brooks and Leslie Herrick Donald and Shirley Himes Glenn Hong Inspectorate America Incorporated James (‘67) and Jackie Jenkins Beth Kirkpatrick (‘99) and Richard Grout Kent Korwatch, ‘10 Richard Lauer Nicholas Leik, ‘03 Patricia Madigan Paul and Janis Mahoney Gene (‘71) Mapa and Susan Butler-Mapa Marines’ Memorial Club and Hotel Kevin Martin, ‘94 Milt and Claudia Merritt Kirk Moehle (‘95) and Mary Ellen Kapalo Navy League of the U.S.Sacramento Council NORCAL Lacrosse Foundation Bill O’Keeffe Holly (‘87) Fuerstenberg-Osen and Eric Osen John Ostrander and Kathy Manhan Christopher Peterson, ‘86 Plains Marketing, L.P. Robert Proulx Recology Vallejo Mel (‘49) and Rickie Richley David Ridge, ‘83 Steven Roberts, ‘77 William Rogers Rotary Club of Vallejo Michael Sandy, ‘73 Mark Nickerson and Augusta Saulys Spencer Schilling Shaver Transportation Co. Matthew Shotwell, ‘06 John Squier, ‘80 Sterling & Clack Lyll (‘43) and Rose Surtees Robert (‘63) and Shirley Tompkins Timothy Ulibarri Vallejo Suburban Kiwanis Club Holly (‘06) and Coulston (‘06) Van Gundy Steve Van Rensselaer VIP Bus Leasing, LLC Daniel (‘84) and Karin Weinstock Jerome Werner West Coast Consulting Co., Inc David (‘62) Winter and Veronica Painter (In memory of Richard and Rose Graham)

$250-$499 Kathy and Robert Arnold Kim (‘68) and Dale Arrivee William (‘75) and Paula Atthowe Jeffrey and Sanna Averill Barry (‘70) and Vickie Barrett Bryan and Patricia Boonstra Harold Botkins, ‘58 Steven Brady, ‘80 David (‘43) and Frances Burr Amy (‘02) and Carl Carlson Catalina Channel Express, INC City & County of San Francisco City of Pittsburg, CA Bruce and Susan Clark Clipper Navigation Co. Walter (‘50) and Ann Cochran Commercial Services Group Robert (‘79) and Helen Cooper John Cota (‘72) and Teresa Barrett John (‘54) and Nancy Creech James (‘58) and Sandra Dafoe Miles Davis, ‘65 Jeff and Karen Deer Del Gavio of California, Inc. Disneyland Resort Jon (‘70) and Rose Eaton Charles (‘66) and Louise Eilhardt Britt Elliott, ‘81 Embassy Suites Jeffrey (‘82) and Koo Rye Fantazia Lauren Fasciano Flintridge Partners, LLC Ron Gerde, ‘72 Daniel (‘63) and Chris Gleason Michael Glynn Gerald Gnatkowski, ‘62 Green Valley Country Club John and Kathryn Harrison Lawrence Harrison, ‘67 John (‘68) and Marisa Hash Steven Hillyard, ‘63 Hotel Grand Pacific HSM Global Maritime, INC William and Kathleen Hunter Peter Hyams, ‘79 Roger and Mary Jaeckel Keesal, Young & Logan Zachary (‘98) and Andrea Kellerman Lee and Helga Kerschner John Kraft (‘89) and Nikki Einfield Stephen (‘79) and Angela Kreta James (‘79) and Lynn Lackey Lindsay Art Glass Adam (‘90) and Janet Loff John (‘47) and Cornelia O’Reilly Marin Robert and Veronica Masenga Shelton (‘79) and Cheryl Matthews Stanley Mellier, ‘59

Keith Michel Albert (‘61) and Margaret Misevic Gregory and Marcia Moore Randall Morton, ‘70 Donald Mrla (‘92) and Maya Hivale Richard Muller Napa Valley Bike Tours Nationwide Boiler, Inc. Paul (‘69) and Mary Nave Chung Nguyen, ‘83 Mark Nickerson and Augusta Saulys William and Wyletta Nickson Donna and Miko Nincic Nourot Glass Studio Neal (‘79) and Debra Nyberg Raymond Orsoline Patrick & Associates Inc. David (‘68) and Patrice Rietmann Douglas (‘79) and Junko Rigg Bob (‘54) and Ruth Roes Steven (‘82) and Benigna Rose Mircea and Fanny Rotenberg RWM Management Co., Inc Kim (‘79) Sage Samson Rope Company San Francisco Maritime National Park Association Henry Scharf, ‘05 Robert Sheehan, ‘80 Skamania Lodge William Strain, ‘50 Technical Marine Service Tell Rentals The Heathman Portland Management Company LLC Arthur (‘57) and Eileen Thomas Turley Wine Cellars Valley Gate Vineyard Janelle Van Rensselaer Vaught’s Yacht Services, Inc Thomas Vilas (‘68) and Judi Miller Skip and Louise Volkle Howard Waldvogel Westar Marine Services James Wisenbaker, ‘06 $100-$249 Kemal Abuhan, ‘14 Shev and Pam Aguilar Allianz Marine Insurance Shirley Alvey (In memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62) David Arms Thomas Armstrong, ‘59 Artesa Vineyards and Winery Jared Atkins, ‘05 James and Sharon Bach Byron Bader, ‘61 Adam Bayer, ‘85 Marc (‘82) and Marya Bayer Beau Wine Tours Kevin and Gloria Becker

2011 GALA A special thank you to all of those who participated in our 2011 Annual Gala. Your support is truly appreciated and we hope to see you at next year’s event, which will take place on March 3, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. David Behr, ‘64 Anne Bernhard David Bice (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Myron (‘83) and Linda Bister Shireen Blau, ‘10 Robert (‘61) and Virginia Bledsoe Veronica and David Boe Gary (‘63) and Bonnie Boehnke The Boeing Co. Thomas (‘76) and Janey Brammer Bob and Penelope Brauer James (‘71) and Pamela Buckley Robert and Joanne Bullard Cafe Sarafornia Cal Maritime Bookstore, Follett Higher Education Group Robert (‘43) and Edwina Carnahan Carson Valley Accounting, LLC Jack (‘54) and Cheryl Carter Michael (‘81) and Lynne Cary Thomas and Lynn Case John and Sarah Casken Chardonnay Golf Club Stephen Chasseur, ‘05 Thomas and Joan Chasseur Gary (‘81) and Tawny Marie Cleveland Kathy Cleveland Daniel (‘66) and Kathleen Collins Thomas Collins, ‘65 Richard and Sandra Conant Gery and LouAnn Contreras Lyle Cook Casey (‘72) and Cindy Cooper Douglas and Diane Cooper

George (‘57) and Linda Coppo Allen (‘61) and Ruth Cornell George (‘43) and Carol Cowan John Coyle, ‘87 Romen (‘02) and Emily Cross DAAV, Inc. Warren Dale (‘60) and Georgi Laberge Steven Danskin, ‘67 Christopher (‘86) and Patricia Davis Ralph (‘71) and Jenny Day Alvah (‘54) and Gail De Weese Brett and Sharon Deaton John and Carole Desmond Joseph (‘43) and Regina Devine Patty Domenickine Richard and Nancy Doyle James Dukat, ‘68 Duncan Shoemaker & Associates, LLC Kevin and Donna Eastman Robert Ehnow James (‘72) and Connie Eldridge Norman (‘84) and Laura Engebreth Edward Engemann, ‘64 Steve Fedornak (‘72) and Julie Higashi Ferrari-Carano Vinyards & Winery Francis (‘42) and Renee Fillipow Dorothy Flynn Susan Foft Stephen Francone, ‘67 Jim (‘63) and Tre Frane Fred Frederickson, ‘62

Christopher (‘92) and Jean Freeman Joseph Gaspers, ‘69 Charles and Catherine Gedney (In memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62) Brian George Robert (‘63) and Merran Gray Thomas Gray Daniel (‘61) and Linda Green Richard and Victoria Grusing (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Donald (‘57) and Margery Gurke Mark (‘76) and Belva Jane Guy Jim (‘60) and Donna Hagler Calvin Hall (‘82) and Diane Terry Robert (‘64) and Kristi Hanelt Alan Harp, ‘66 Curtis (‘46) and Joanne Harrison Mickey (‘85) and Dianne Hawke Constance Hays Herbert (‘70) and Marsha Heckert David (‘85) and Lora Herman Hyacinth Hewan Rachel and John Hildebrandt Jeffrey Hill Edward (‘63) and Marleen Hoffman Scott Hoggarth Glen Holder William and Tanya Hoppes Joe and Bea Horgan David (‘72) and Susan Huff Heather (‘06) Hunt and Greg Zelignan John (‘56) and Susan Hutchison John (‘65) and Eleanor Ittner Ernesto (‘83) and Gabriela Jalomo Richard Jepsen David and Annette Jewell Edward (‘43) and Juliet Johannessen (In memory of Edward Frank Oliver, ‘42) Les and June Johnsen Karen Jones Barry and Ann Kantor Bryan Kau Kathleen Kelley (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Diana (‘93) and Greg (‘93) Kenyon Richard and Conchita Kinsella (In memory of Edward Frank Oliver, ‘42) Richard and Debra Kleitman Douglass Kopp, ‘59 Fred Larsson Tammie Lasiter, ‘94 Glenn (‘70) and Karen Leone Thomas (‘44) and Edith Lewis Jeanne Licht (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Mark and Blossom Logan Charles and Denise Lomeli Lloyd (‘92) and Sally Lyle Timothy and Sharon Lynch

Michael Maas, ‘05 Michael and Julie Madigan John and Sahrah Marcantonio Mare Island Golf Club Kelly (‘90) and Marisela Martinez Gregory (‘69) and Maureen Marton (Including a gift in memory of Philip C. Marton, ‘42) Loretta Masnada Eleanor Matheu (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Edward (‘59) and Virginia McDevitt William (‘67) and Pauline McDowall Lloyd (‘60) and Frances McIntire Anne (‘88) and Vincent McIntyre Leighton Mellenstrand (In memory of Edward Frank Oliver, ‘42) Jesus and Maria Mercader Randy and Peggy Minobe Dennis (‘68) and Margaret Moehl David (‘58) and Laurel Monahan Ralph (‘43) and Loraine Moore (In memory of Edward Frank Oliver, ‘42) Arthur Morrison, ‘43 (In memory of Edward Frank Oliver, ‘42) Paul and Suzanne Moser Napa Valley Day Spa Gary (‘61) and Kellie Nelson Son and Lien Nguyen Thomas Nordenholz and Kristin Kelly (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Jeffrey Olmstead, ‘75 Edward (‘48) and Mary Jeanne Olson Richard (‘73) and Barbara Oravetz James (‘60) and Sue O’Reilly Hayes (‘60) and Diane Orender Aleksander and Grazyna Orzechowski John and Janet Ouimet Pacific Transportation Association of San Francisco, Inc. Erin Parr Timothy Paternoster, ‘05 Vincent Paternoster and Elisabeth Dagorrette Samuel and Rosemarie Pecota Perry Creek Winery Louie and Christine Pezzola PG & E Matching Gifts Program Anita Phagan Robert and Mary Polito Paul and Catrina Porambo Lawrence (‘43) and Joyce Powell Steve and Louise Puleo Lawrence (‘72) and Karyn Pulley Robert and Mim Quine Donald and Elaine Raboin (In memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62) Cecil (‘70) and Anita Ray Margaret Reasoner, ‘84

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annualgiving Dennis (‘68) and Katherine Rement Kevin and Lisa Reynolds Clint Roberts and Sara Cooley Mac (‘73) and Tami Robison Robert (‘69) and Cathy Rogers Peter Rose, ‘62 Mary Ellen Ryan William (‘44) and Bettie Sales San Francisco 49ers Steve and Angela Scalzo Rueben Schilling Robert (‘52) and Joan Schisler Michael and Deborah Schlosser John (‘87) and Theresa Schneider Kevin and Mary Schroepfer Amy Scrivner Owen (‘84) and Monika Seckinger Marilyn Selkirk (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Scott (‘87) and Karen Shackleton William (‘42) and Nancy Shaw Terrence (‘82) and Kristyn Shinn Robert (‘59) and Pamela Shortridge Norman Silverman Lawrence (Darryl) (‘54) and Janice Smith William (‘70) and Marielle Snyder James (‘55) and Patricia Spotts SPX Foundation StarBucks StarBucks Coffee Company Mark and Leslie Stetson Frank and Eva Stewart Ryan Stirewalt, ‘08 Gary (‘69) and Patricia Stoffels John (‘73) and Gina Strong John and Gail Stypula Harry and Michelle Sweeney Lyle (‘51) and Mazie Taylor Steve (‘89) and Heather Teague Chris (‘01) and Deirdre Thomas Gerald and Nacy Thomas Robert and Lisa Thomas Leslie Thompson Kenneth and Vicki Toet Oscar and Sherry Townzen Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. James and Bonnie Tucker Kirk Twardowski Theodore Unruh Rick Van Renesselaer Cort Van Rensselaer Melissa Van Rensselaer Peter Veasey, ‘78 Vilas Pilot Service (In memory of Steven M. Wallace, ‘68) Toivo (‘61) and Sharon Villman Michael and Cory Wanamaker Norman (‘63) and Judith Werner (In memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62) Jennifer and Christian Whitty


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John (‘59) and Joanne Wightman Cara Willett Thomas and Alecia Woodin Norman (‘58) and Patt Ybarrondo Yerba Buena Center for the Arts David (‘55) and Patricia York Zio Fraedo’s UP TO $99 Agence Cote Agua Verde Cafe & Paddle Club Marc (‘80) and Rosalie Aikin Dennis (‘62) and Lynn Allen Robert and Charlotte Andersen John Antonini Aquarium of the Bay Argosy Cruises Susan Arms (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Asian Art Museum Robert (‘44) and Katherine Atthowe Guy and Diane Atwood (In memory of Raymond P. Calou, ‘41) Dragon and Liz Bacalja Richard Bailey (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Robert and Sheryl Ballew Janette Barroca (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Thomas Bauer, ‘90 Linda Bennett Richard Berthel, ‘68 James Biller (‘74) and SusanMarie Hagen Black Bottle Martin (‘59) and Sandra Block Pamela Kimmel and Tim Bolger Rihan Boot, ‘05 Bernard and Gail Bove Todd Weston (‘72) and Helga Braman Withold Johann (‘63) and Regina Brazinskas W.C. Bradford and Gloria Bryon (In memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62) Natalie (‘94) and Jack Buijten California Shakespeare Theater Calistoga Inn and Brewery Kellie Callahan (In memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62) Charles and Claudia Canby Rex and Thersea Capri (In memory of Cherie Bolin) John Carey, ‘60 Paul and Analisa Carion Jesse Cartee, ‘04 (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Cartoon Art Museum Sean (‘99) and Siobhan Case Diana (‘83) and Norbert Chaudhary

Chevy’s Of Vallejo Childrens Discovery Museum of San Jose Mitch Cihomsky Kathleen Clancy John and Dianna Clarke Compadres Rio Grill Thomas (‘57) and Diane Conley Sean Connelly, ‘11 Carl and Marlene Joy Cottrell Dave Covell Kris Cranford Joyce Crosetti (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Timothy and Barbara Cross Christopher (‘83) and Kim Curl Catherine Curtis Michael and Martha DanksFerguson Clifford (‘50) and Claire David Allen (‘53) and Robin De Negri Sherwood (‘63) and Julie De Wees Sean (‘91) and Meagan Dean Jenna Depue (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Diane DeWeese Anthony and Julie Di Tucci CAPT Frederick and Kathleen Dodge Jack Duesler, ‘05 William and Annette Dullea William (‘84) and Kathryn F. Dunbar Robert (‘50) and Joyce Dunn Douglas and Belinda Duong Eastside West Douglas (‘82) and Yvonne Edmondo Entourage Day/ Night Spa, Salon, & Cafe Rita Fabri (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Michael Fagernes, ‘74 Forrest Fennell, ‘94 Thomas (‘52) and Marjorie Fennessy William (‘58) and Jacquline Fleming Cathy Flynn Bridget Folan Douglas (‘83) and Tracy Foote Daniel Foss, ‘12 George Fotinos (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Mark O. (‘72) and Christine Foulk Stephanie Fuller Sandy Gillespie, ‘99 John V. and Vickie Gilmour Mark Glissmeyer, ‘85 Ken and Camille Godwin-Austen Mark Gossage and Cathrine MacLeod James (‘70) and Susan Gough

Susan Gouig Charisse Graves (In memory of Harold G. Robinson, ‘62) Traci Gray Richard and Carla Grokenberger (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Mark (‘80) and Sheila Grosshans Robert (‘42) and Virginia Haddow Lynn and Janice Hallows (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Sandra and Steven Handel John Harvey, ‘43 Stanley (‘48) and Bobbi Harvey R. Jeff (‘85) and Maureen Hawke Richard and Leigh Hayes Paul (‘70) and Kirsta Hein William and Suzanne Hems (In memory of Cherie Bolin) William (‘56) and Melva Hermes Bill and Linda Higgins C. Harvey and Luann Higgs (In memory of Cherie Bolin) William (‘05) and Lynda Hill Eugenio and Lualhati Hinayhinay John and Theresa Hinkle (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Peter Hogg Valerie Holl-McGowan (‘11) and Robert McGowan (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Robert and Lori Horton Mathew Ikerd, ‘07 Illumination Systems, INC. Louis (‘61) and Marcia Jaarsma Robert (‘76) and Eileen Jackson (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Donald Jeske (‘99) and Britt Bandel Gregory (‘09) and Marie Johnston Fredric (‘43) and Barbara Joy Anton (‘62) and Lynnet Keihl Robert (‘44) and Starla Kelly Robert (‘50) and Judy Kelly William and Madeleine Kepp (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Stanley (‘55) and Nancy Kerr R. and Joan Kilian Min and Kyung Kim Richard and Dimitra Krick Leroy Kuczek, ‘68 Ronald (‘80) and Lynn La Valley Richard and Patty Lang Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California Cheng and Georgine Lee Lets Limited Partnership Jack (‘53) and Kathleen Lindley Michael and Janet Lonich Adam Loory John (‘64) and Linda Lunkes John (‘54) and Joan Lynn Francis and Carmel Mahoney (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52)

Jeffrey (‘82) and Susan Maples Karlene (‘84) and Robert Martin Noel (‘42) and Ione Martin Marijan and Biserka Masnov Jean Mason Peter (‘53) and Bobbie Mattson Molly Mayer Robin McCulley James (‘59) and Miyoko McDevitt Gregory and Julia McGee Lawrence and Peggy McGill Laddin Meairs, ‘42 David (‘80) and Valerie Mighetto Michael (‘65) and Patricia Miller William (‘58) and Carmen Miranda Vincent and Lisa Moore Charles (‘53) and Renee Morley Moylan’s Brewery and Restaurant Charles and Susan Mulcahy Steve and Erica Myers Richard and Jean Nancarrow Jay (‘78) and Janis Nicholas Don and Dawn Niichols Oakland Zoo Carl (‘93) and Shirley Obermeier Kathryn Ogden (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Brian and Christine Ohlaug Miyuki Omi-Woodruff Leslie and Claudia Palmer Joseph (‘45) and Betty J. Palmisano Greg and Teresa Paxton Nola Peoples (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Dwight (‘61) and Mary Peters Donald (‘42) and Carol Peterson Martin Pezzaglia, ‘67 Helen Piscevich (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) James and Stacy Posey Peter Prather Keith and Teri Raffel (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Dieter (‘47) and Mary Ann Rall Randy’s Bar and Grill William (‘65) and Amy Ransford Dave Rasmussen Red Hen Cantine Mark Reed (In memory of Calvin Reed, ‘43) Kevin (‘82) and Kaleen Reilly Karla Reyes Andrew (‘04) and Kathleen Rhyne Bruce Ridgeway and Deborah Clow Jack Rockafellow (‘67) and Harriet Kohn Richard Rockwood, ‘75 John Rodgers, ‘68 Peter Roh, ‘06 Noraida Rundstedt Bernhard Ruth, ‘43 Salty’s Seafood Grills George and Janet Schneider

Gregory and Christine Scott Linda Scourtis Seattle Aquarium Richard and Michelle Seleska Richard and Frances Shier Cole and Rosaline Shoemaker Stanley Short, ‘85 Gary and Barbara Siggins Terrance and Pauline Simkin Michael and DeAnna Sinclair Paul (‘72) and Sue Sindelar Jennifer Sinex Virginia Smith (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Karen and Dennis Spall Maria Stahl (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) David Stanley, ‘65 Roger (‘81) and Margaret Steadman Steltzner Vineyards Laurence Stevens (In memory of Cherie Bolin) Suzanne Stewart Sunrise Bistro & Catering Greg and Lynda Swanson Clark Swarthout, ‘62 Steven Taverna, ‘84 Jett and Mildred Thomas William (‘62) and Dolores Thomson Stewart (‘47) and Marilyn Tinsman Paula Todd Trancas Steakhouse Brian and Rosalie Triggs Malcolm Tucker Vasile and Maria Tudoran United States Postal Service’s Forensic Laboratory Services (In memory of Edward Frank Oliver, ‘42) Holly (‘06) and Coulston (‘06) Van Gundy Theodore and Denise Van Klaveren Jan and Helen Van Lohuizen Richard Van Veen Fred (‘53) and Mary Ann Varni Rozzana and Nestor Verder-Aliga David (‘78) and Sue Wainwright Thomas and Claudia Walker Jamie and Martha Wangeline Clayton and Kelly Weimer William (‘84) and Donna Weinman Stephen Whichard (In memory of Donald E. Kelley, ‘52) Gordon White, ‘56 Patricia Wipf Alexis (‘38) and Marie Witmer John (‘82) and Sophia Wolfson Helen Yee Ted (‘87) and Joon Yeider S.Y. Yim and Grace Leung Robert and Kehaulani Yoza John and Jane Zimmer

CLASS GIVING Class of 1938 Alexis Witmer Class participation: 13% Class of 1942 Joseph P. Cleary Alan Dougall Francis A. Fillipow Robert S. Haddow Harlan O. Hall Noel B. Martin Laddin M. Meairs Donald C. Peterson William L. Shaw Class participation: 17% Class of 1943 Jun. Robert B. Carnahan George W. Cowan Joseph D. Devine Edward L. Johannessen Ralph W. Moore Arthur G. Morrison Bernhard A. Ruth Class participation: 100%

Class of 1946 Curtis B. Harrison Ralph C. Levin Denny A. McLeod Class participation: 15% Class of 1947 William A. Froelich John A. Marin Dieter L. Rall Stewart H. Tinsman Joseph P. Ursich Robert M. Whalen Class participation: 30% Class of 1948 Stanley E. Harvey Edward S. Olson Class participation: 22% Class of 1949 Mel A. Richley Class participation: 17% Class of 1950 Walter R. Cochran Clifford E. David

CLASS CHALLENGE WINNERS Highest percentage of donors: Class of June ’43 Runners up: Class of December ’43 Most money donated: Class of ‘95 Runners up: Class of ‘76 Most improved: Class of December ’43 Runners up: Class of June ’43

Class of 1943 Dec. David G. Burr John W. Harvey Fredric C. Joy Lawrence M. Powell Lyll S. Surtees Class participation: 31%

Robert C. Dunn William E. Strain Class participation: 24%

Class of 1944 Robert W. Atthowe Robert C. Kelly Thomas D. Lewis William L. Sales Class participation: 11%

Class of 1952 Thomas R. Fennessy Robert A. Schisler Class participation: 12%

Class of 1945 Joseph S. Palmisano Class participation: 5%

Class of 1951 Lyle E. Taylor Class participation: 6%

Class of 1953 Allen F. De Negri Jack A. Lindley Peter R. Mattson Charles V. Morley Fred A. Varni Class participation: 14%

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annualgiving Class of 1962 Dennis D. Allen Jerry A. Aspland Fred Frederickson Gerald E. Gnatkowski Anton R. Keihl Peter A. Rose Clark S. Swarthout William G. Thomson David M. Winter James R. Wright Class participation: 19%


Congratulations to the Class of June ’43 for winning the “Highest Percentage of Donors” category in the 2010/2011 Class Giving Challenge. The classmates will be honored for their 100% giving record during Homecoming Dinner on October 8, 2011. Class of June 1943 (left to right): Ed Johannessen, Ralph Moore, Art Morrison, Bob Carnahan, Joe Devine, Bernie Ruth and Leroy Taylor Class of 1954 Jack M. Carter John W. Creech Alvah W. De Weese John C. Lynn Robert R. Roes Lawrence (Darryl) D. Smith Jo Swerling Class participation: 23% Class of 1955 Stanley M. Kerr Eugene H. Patrick Robert L. Semans James L. Spotts David A. York Class participation: 16% Class of 1956 James W. Bryant William B. Doherty William H. Hermes John H. Hutchison Thomas F. Lytle Gordon S. White Class participation: 21% Class of 1957 Thomas W. Conley George A. Coppo Donald L. Gurke Arthur J. Thomas Class participation: 14% Class of 1958 Harold W. Botkins James L. Dafoe William S. Fleming


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William J. Miranda David E. Monahan Norman L. Ybarrondo Class participation: 19% Class of 1959 Thomas L. Armstrong Martin I. Block Douglass Kopp Edward D. McDevitt James M. McDevitt Stanley P. Mellier Robert E. Shortridge John L. Wightman Class participation: 19% Class of 1960 John R. Carey Warren L. Dale Jim F. Hagler Lloyd G. McIntire James C. O’Reilly Hayes C. Orender Class participation: 13% Class of 1961 Byron Bader Robert D. Bledsoe Allen C. Cornell John W. Desmond Daniel L. Green Louis P. Jaarsma Albert B. Misevic Gary R. Nelson Dwight D. Peters Toivo Villman Class participation: 18%

Class of 1963 Gary J. Boehnke Withold Johann Brazinskas Sherwood L. De Wees Larry deNeveu Leonard R. Exner Jim T. Frane Daniel S. Gleason Robert S. Gray Steven A. Hillyard Edward H. Hoffman Robert G. Tompkins Norman A. Werner Class participation: 21% Class of 1964 David E. Behr Edward D. Engemann Robert T. Geddes Robert L. Hanelt John P. Lunkes Louis A. Matta Terrance L. Simkin Class participation: 10% Class of 1965 Thomas D. Collins Miles O. Davis John P. Ittner Michael M. Miller John C. Porter William R. Ransford David S. Stanley Class participation: 12% Class of 1966 Daniel Collins Charles M. Eilhardt Alan M. Harp Class participation: 6% Class of 1967 Steven A. Danskin Stephen L. Francone Lawrence M. Harrison James W. Jenkins William C. McDowall Martin P. Pezzaglia Jack S. Rockafellow James B. Sutro Class participation: 12%

Class of 1968 Kim A. Arrivee Richard A. Berthel Peter G. Bonebakker James R. Dukat Dane C. Hanson John M. Hash Leroy A. Kuczek Dennis B. Moehl Dennis R. Rement David E. Rietmann John C. Rodgers Thomas W. Vilas Class participation: 15% Class of 1969 Joseph A. Gaspers Chris W. Grow Gregory S. Marton Paul A. Nave Kenneth H. Passe Craig W. Roberts Robert L. Rogers Gary B. Stoffels Class participation: 13% Class of 1970 Barry A. Barrett Christopher D. Cooper Jon A. Eaton James M. Gough Herbert Heckert Paul L. Hein John M. Keever Glenn A. Leone Randall G. Morton Cecil D. Ray William H. Snyder Class participation: 15% Class of 1971 James J. Buckley Ralph D. Day Gene S. Mapa Class participation: 4% Class of 1972 Todd Weston Braman Casey S. Cooper John J. Cota James L. Eldridge Steve J. Fedornak Mark O. Foulk Ron L. Gerde David L. Huff Lawrence B. Pulley Paul M. Sindelar Gregory G. Turner Class participation: 19% Class of 1973 James A. Biller Richard A. Oravetz Mac E. Robison

Michael G. Sandy John Z. Strong Class participation: 9%

Class of 1977 Steven R. Roberts Class participation: 14%

Class of 1974 Michael O. Fagernes Class participation: 2%

Class of 1978 William N. Andrew Jay Nicholas Peter R. Veasey David I. Wainwright Class participation: 5%

Class of 1975 William H. Atthowe Chriss B. Carson Jeffrey W. Olmstead Richard J. Rockwood Class participation: 7% Class of 1976 John M. Betz Thomas R. Brammer Mark A. Guy Robert K. Jackson Lawrence Korwatch Lynn D. Korwatch James M. Morgan Alan J. Reid Michael R. Rubino Class participation: 10%

Class of 1979 Michael B. Burke Robert G. Cooper Peter L. Hyams Lynden (Lindy) K. Keever Stephen J. Kreta James F. Lackey Shelton K. Matthews Neal A. Nyberg Douglas R. Rigg Kim R. Sage Class participation: 11% Class of 1980 Marc R. Aikin

HAROLD AND JO ANN ROBINSON SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT ESTABLISHED Harold “Hal” Robinson (D-62) loved The California Maritime Academy and his career as a Panama Canal Pilot. For his widow Jo Ann, making the decision to establish a scholarship endowment upon his passing earlier this year, was an easy one. “It was in our trust since 2001 that we wanted to establish a scholarship endowment,” said Jo Ann Robinson. “We were going to do it on the case of both of our deaths, but I decided that I wanted to establish the scholarship while I’m still alive so I would have a chance to meet some of the students who benefit from it.” In March, Jo Ann officially established the Harold and Jo Ann Robinson Scholarship Endowment to support students at Cal Maritime who are studying Marine Transportation, with a particular emphasis being paid to cadets interested in becoming a bar, river or canal pilot in the tradition of Captain Robinson. Upon graduating from the academy in 1962, Hal sailed with the Military Sealift Command (MSC) for 12 years before becoming a Panama Canal Pilot, a position he held for 18 years until he retired in 1994. He remained active with Cal Maritime and the Alumni

Steven L. Brady Timothy L. Coombs Mark H. Grosshans Ronald G. La Valley George H. Livingstone David M. Mighetto Robert V. Sheehan John R. Squier Class participation: 8%

Kevin D. Reilly Steven M. Rose Terrence H. Shinn John M. Wolfson Class participation: 12%

Class of 1981 Michael T. Cary Gary E. Cleveland Britt T. Elliott Brad A. Klann Roger G. Steadman Class participation: 5%

Class of 1983 Myron J. Bister John W. Carlier Diana G. Chaudhary Christopher H. Curl Douglas A. Foote Ernesto E. Jalomo Scott Merritt Chung K. Nguyen David P. Ridge Class participation: 8%

Class of 1982 Marc A. Bayer William T. Davidson Douglas B. Edmondo Jeffrey L. Fantazia Calvin S. Hall Jeffrey L. Maples Robert M. Martin

Class of 1984 William K. Dunbar Norman D. Engebreth Karlene H. Martin Margaret M. Reasoner Owen J. Seckinger Marc E. Smith Steven C. Taverna

Association, serving on the Alumni Association Board for many years and was a fixture at numerous homecomings and other campus events. “Hal really enjoyed the academy and the experience and education it gave him,” said Jo Ann. “It was where his heart was, so giving back seemed like the right thing to do.” Hal and Jo Ann at the 1962 Ring Dance.

The Robinsons onboard the Jeremiah O’Brien for the 1998 Memorial Cruise. To learn more about making a gift through your will or living trust, or creating a scholarship endowment to support CMA cadets, contact Tom Dunworth, vice president for advancement and executive director of the CMA Foundation at (707) 654-1037 or

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annualgiving Class of 1990 Thomas M. Bauer Adam J. Loff Kelly G. Martinez Class participation: 4%

Hubert O. Vanderspek William V. Weinman Daniel M. Weinstock Class participation: 9% Class of 1985 Adam E. Bayer William A. Froelich Mark H. Glissmeyer Mickey W. Hawke R. Jeff Hawke David J. Herman Alan G. Johnson Stanley J. Short Class participation: 7% Class of 1986 Christopher R. Davis Christopher L. Peterson Class participation: 2%

Class of 1998 Zachary M. Kellerman Class participation: 2%

Class of 1991 Sean Dean Kevin S. Garnier Class participation: 3%

Class of 1999 Sean A. Case Sandy Gillespie Donald B. Jeske Beth M. Kirkpatrick Class participation: 6%

Class of 1992 Christopher L. Freeman Lloyd C. Lyle Donald F. Mrla Class participation: 4%

Class of 2000 Carl R. Carlson Hunter S. Chappell Jennifer Chappell Class participation: 5%

Class of 1993 Diana J. Kenyon Greg A. Kenyon

Class of 2001 Christopher W. Thomas Class participation: 1%

Jack B. Duesler William P. Hill Michael A. Maas Timothy P. Paternoster Henry W. Scharf Class participation: 7% Class of 2006 Heather M. Hunt Peter J. Roh Matthew A. Shotwell Coulston P. Van Gundy Holly S. Van Gundy James D. Wisenbaker Class participation: 5% Class of 2007 Mathew K. Ikerd Class participation: 1%


Parents and other individuals 5%

Corporations and organizations 41%

Alumni 8% Special events 9% Endowment earnings 13% Boat donations 24%

WHERE DONATIONS CAME FROM Class of 1987 John T. Coyle Holly E. Osen John J. Schneider Scott E. Shackleton Ted R. Yeider Class participation: 5% Class of 1988 Thomas A. Jacobsen Anne L. McIntyre Class participation: 3% Class of 1989 John F. Kraft Steve P. Teague Class participation: 3%


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Endowment growth 30%

Carl J. Obermeier Class participation: 4% Class of 1994 Natalie R. Buijten Forrest Fennell Tammie L. Lasiter Kevin R. Martin Class participation: 4% Class of 1995 Brian H. Goldman Kirk E. Moehle Todd E. Roberts Class participation: 3% Class of 1996 Benjamin B. Borgie Class participation: 1%

Building projects 22%

Faulty support 3% Sailing and marine programs 6%

Scholarships 16%

Administration and fundraising costs 21%

WHERE DONATIONS WERE INVESTED Class of 2002 Amy L. Carlson Romen D. Cross Class participation: 2% Class of 2003 Anonymous Nicholas Leik Class participation: 2% Class of 2004 Jesse N. Cartee Andrew J. Rhyne Class participation: 2% Class of 2005 Jared A. Atkins Rihan A. Boot Stephen T. Chasseur

2010–2011 giving year

Class of 2008 Ryan B. Stirewalt Class participation: 1% Class of 2009 Gregory A. Johnston Class participation: 1% Class of 2010 Shireen C. Blau Kent C. Korwatch Class participation: 1% Class of 2011 Sean P. Connelly Valerie E. Holl-McGowan Class participation: 1%

President's Circle The President’s Circle was formed in the spring of 2000 to help provide a continued source of unrestricted support to help the president answer Cal Maritime’s unexpected needs. Members of the President’s Circle are alumni, parents, friends, and business and community leaders who form a circle of support for the academy. CORPORATE CIRCLE ($10,000+)

Robert (‘47) and Nancy Whalen ADMIRAL’S CIRCLE ($5,000 - $9,999)

William (‘56) and Carolyn Doherty Alan Dougall, ‘42 Robert and Maura Morey Robert and Diane Shrewsbury 1929 CIRCLE ($2,500 - $4,999)

Joseph (‘42) and Bobbie Cleary Harlan and Barbara Hall Fund

William and Kathryn Eisenhardt

W. Thomas and Dixie Jorgensen

Denny (‘46) and Ruth McLeod

Myrna Kingsbury

Joseph Rizza and Fran Walker-Rizza

Thomas (‘56) and Helene Lytle

MARITIME CIRCLE ($1,000 - $2,499)

Marine Group Boat Works, LLC Jesse and Lani Moore

Jerry (‘62) and Carol Aspland

James (‘76) and Jill Morgan

Jeff and Leslie Baken

Alan Reid, ‘76

James Bryant, ‘56

James (‘67) and Kristin Sutro

Chas. Kurz & Co., Inc.

Jo Swerling, ‘54

Leonard (‘63) and Kelly Exner

Joseph Ursich, ‘47

William (‘47) and Juanita Froelich

Van Rensselaer Family Fund

William (‘85) and Tina Froelich

James (’62) and Carol Wright Fund

Golden Bear Society The Golden Bear Society honors those who provide for The California Maritime Academy in their estate plans. Donors who have remembered the Academy with a bequest or deferred gift of any amount or type are invited to become members of the Golden Bear Society.

Jerry (’62) and Carol Aspland

Brian H. Goldman, ‘95

Ralph R. Peachman Estate

Peter (’67) and Barbara Bradfield

Lowell M. Gorman, ‘61

Giulana Gorlei-Pittsey

Arthur (’42) Behm Family

Richard (’55) and Janice Hill

Joseph Rizza and Fran Walker-Rizza

John (’54) and Phyllis Cade

Harold (‘44) and Marguerite Huycke

Harold (’62) and Jo Ann Robinson

Jay and Jeanne Christofferson

Bruce (’48) and Sue Johnston

Herbert Rosen, ‘50

Dick (’50) and Ann Cochran

Myrna Kingsbury

William (’50) and Claudia Strain

James (’58) and Sandra Dafoe

Thomas (’56) and Helene Lytle

Ralph Swany Family

Olive R. Drahos

Estate of Mrs. Margaret Martin

Gregory Turner, ‘72

Manuel and Ursula Esteves

Robert McAllister, ‘42

Oliver Williams, ‘54

James (’76) and Jill Morgan

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annualgiving Many companies offer matching gift opportunities. Please ask if yours does. SCHOLARSHIPS The California Maritime Academy is pleased to make available numerous scholarships through the generosity of private individuals, corporations, organizations and foundations. In addition to criteria specified by the donor, scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic accomplishment, leadership, and financial need.

ABS LECTURE HALL Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and CEO of ABS, cuts the ribbon for the new ABS Lecture Hall. Somerville was responsible for securing from ABS a charitable gift of $3 million that funded the creation of the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management at Cal Maritime. Assisting him in his ribbon cutting duties are (left to right): Cadets Jenny Baker, Sean Connelly and President Eisenhardt. CMA FOUNDATION BOARD We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of time, commitment and effort provided by The California Maritime Academy Foundation Board: Directors Jerry Aspland, ‘62, Chairman Miles Davis, ’65, Vice-Chairman Michael Esteves, Treasurer Bruce Javer, Secretary Marc A. Bayer Dick Cochran, ‘50 John Comyns Thomas Edwards Gerald Jakubowski Susan Karlshoej Lynn Korwatch, ’76 John Massey Robert Morey, Jr. James Morgan, ‘76 Ken Passe’, ’69, NW Area Representative Christopher Peterson, ‘86 Michael Rodgers Paul Stevens Shellsea Stoughton, ‘12 Joseph Waechter Richard West Bill Eisenhardt, President Thomas Dunworth, Executive Director


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Advisory Board James Bryant, ‘56 Richard Haynie Shirley Kohlwes Raymond Paetzold David Santori Gordon White, ‘56 Staff Silvia Regalado, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs Bobbie Solveson, DB Analyst/Gift Coordinator Karen Spall, Administrative Assistant Kenneth Toet, Controller Jennifer Whitty, Director of Communications A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES The Boeing Company Chevron Humankind Matching Gift Program ConocoPhillips Company Edison International - Gift Matching ExxonMobil Foundation IBM International Foundation PG & E Matching Gifts Program SPX Foundation Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. Wells Fargo Foundation

ABS - American Bureau of Shipping Scholarship Alaskans for Alaskan Jobs in Transportation Scholarship Association of Marine Underwriters – San Francisco Scholarship Association of Ship Brokers and Agents (ASBA) Scholarship B.C. Kingsbury Memorial Scholarship B.C. Kingsbury Memorial Scholarship Endowment Billy Jay Kirkpatrick Scholarship Board of Marine Underwriters of San Francisco Scholarship California Maritime Academy Alumni Association Scholarship Capt. David Lyman Memorial Scholarship Endowment Capt. Fred Henning Memorial Scholarship Capt. Fred Henning Memorial Scholarship Endowment Capt. Robert W. and Edith I. McAllister Scholarship Endowment Capt. Tony and Guiliana Pittsey Endowment Scholarship Chevron Shipping Co. LLC Scholarship Class of 1950 Scholarship Class of 1955 Scholarship Endowment Class of 1969 Scholarship Endowment CMA Memorial Scholarship Endowment Crowley Maritime Corporation / Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Edwin C. Miller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Eric S. Cooper Scholarship Ernest N. Kettenhofen Memorial Scholarship Endowment Goldman Scholarship Harold and Jo Ann Robinson Scholarship Endowment Harold Liden Memorial Scholarship Endowment Houston Pilots Scholarship

James Monroe Cook Memorial Scholarship Endowment / Women’s Propeller Club of the U.S., Port of the Golden Gate Jerry A. & Carol Aspland Scholarship Endowment John Machado Memorial Scholarship Keesal, Young & Logan Scholarship Lykes Endowment Scholarship Marine Engineers Beneficial Association Scholarship Maxine Mosley Ellis Scholarship Michael Prior Bates Memorial Scholarship Endowment Nathan Payette Memorial Scholarship Paul S. Mead, Jr. Memorial Scholarship Endowment Peter Sategna Educational Foundation Scholarship Propeller Club of Los Angeles – Long Beach Scholarship Endowment Propeller Club of the U.S., Port of San Diego Scholarship Puget Sound Pilots Scholarship Richard A. (“Dick”) Miller Memorial Scholarship Endowment Robert and Shirley Tompkins Scholarship San Francisco Bar Pilots Scholarship Scholar-Athlete Scholarship Endowment Society of American Military Engineers-New York Post Scholarship Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers Scholarship Society of Port Engineers - LA/LB Scholarship Society of Port Engineers - LA/LB Scholarship Endowment Society of Port Engineers - Port of San Francisco Scholarship Dirk Taylor Scholarship Thomas J. Kofahl Memorial Scholarship Endowment TKF Maritime Scholarship Tug Valour Memorial Fund Scholarship Vallejo Kiwanis Club Scholarship Walther Engineering Services, Inc. Scholarship Endowment Wanek Scholarship Weston F. Averill Scholarship Endowment William A. & Marsha J. Dillon Scholarship NOTE: Great effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this report. Nevertheless, we know that errors can occur. If you spot a mistake, please call Tom Dunworth, Vice President for Advancement, at 707-654-1037.

The pompadour. Horn-rimmed glasses. Peggers. Winklepicker shoes. Beehive hairstyles. The mashed potato. Bellbottoms. Volkswagen stuffing. Flower power. Leisure suits. Disco dancing. Platform shoes. Mullets. Shoulder

pads. Parachute pants. Hair Scrunchies. Acid Washed Jeans. The Macarena.

Friends and family never go out of style. Join yours for Homecoming Weekend October 7-9, 2011

Supporting Human Energy Ch Chevron Shipping Company continues to salute The California Maritime Academy for Shi i C i l Th C lif i M i i A d f providing qualified and trained personnel. Chevron Shipping Company LLC P O Box 6027 P.O. Box 6027 San Ramon, CA 94583‐0727 .

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gala2011 Special thanks to our Gala student volunteers.

Provost Jerry Jakubowski bids on an item in the live auction.

(Left to right) Kay Guarino, Bobbie Cleary, Joe Cleary (‘42) and Alan Dougall (‘42)

On Saturday, March 26th, more than 270 guests turned out for

Cal Maritime’s 7th Annual Gala,

which was held at the Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco. CBS 5’s Wendy Tokuda, who is married to CMA alumnus John Norheim (’69) served as the emcee for the event, and President Eisenhardt honored ABS Chairman and CEO Bob Somerville for his leadership role in the maritime industry and support of Cal Maritime and its cadets. San Francisco artist John Kraft (‘89), created an original composition that was auctioned off during the live auction. All total, $165,000 was raised at the event in support of student scholarships and programs on campus. Make sure to save the date for next year’s Annual Gala, which will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Westin St. Francis.


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More than 270 guests came out to support the 2011 Annual Gala.

Louise and Skip Volkle

Bob Somerville and President Eisenhardt

CMA Foundation Board Member Michael Rodgers with his wife Tracy

John Kraft (‘89), Wendy Tokuda and John Norheim (‘69) Romen (’02) and Emily Cross

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California Maritime Academy 200 Maritime Academy Drive Vallejo, CA 94590-8181 ADDRESS CHANGE/E-MAIL REQUESTED

Is your address correct? Help us reduce wasted print and postage costs of mailing to bad addresses. E-mail corrections to: or call 707-654-1246. Remember this handy tip to remind yourself when your move: CMA also means Change My Address. Giving us your e-mail address lets us tell you of late-breaking Cal Maritime news and events in your area which may be of interest — and in the most cost-efficient manner possible.

eventcalendar 2011 October 7–9

Homecoming Weekend and Day on the Bay, Visit for details.

Oct. 13 8:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.

Career & Community Partner Expo Cal Maritime quad Contact:

Nov. 18 5 p.m. cocktails 6:30 p.m. dinner

Puget Sound Alumni Chapter Dinner Salty’s Seafood Grill on Alki Contact:

Nov. 19

Preview Day for prospective student and families, Cal Maritime campus

Dec. 4–Jan. 2

Winter recess

2012 Jan. 3-6

U.S. Coast Guard Examinations

Jan. 9

Spring semester begins

Jan. 17 9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Career Fair for students and alumni Cal Maritime Gym, Contact:

March 3 5:30 p.m.

Annual Gala, Westin St. Francis, San Francisco

April 28

Commencement, Class of 2012 Cal Maritime campus

Note: Some dates may be subject to change.


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