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SUMMER 2012 VOL. 9 NO. 1


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President Eisenhardt Leaves His Mark on Cal Maritime

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From the President

Bill and Kathryn Eisenhardt

Friends and Colleagues, As most of you are aware, this will be the last edition of Cal Maritime that I will be addressing you as president. Kathryn and I have had a marvelous 11 years at the Academy. We have laid our heads down at night at CMA and have woken up here for all those years. And on each of those new days I looked forward to continuing the stewardship of this institution that you have entrusted me with. It has become a labor of love. Although we leave with mixed emotions we are comforted that the Academy is probably in the best condition financially, programmatically and reputation-wise than it was before. CMA is really a first-rate globally oriented maritime institution (our faculty are consulted world-wide on issues) with opportunities to be even greater. And while it might be nice to think that as “captain� I made it so, the reality is that the reputation of a great ship is built as much upon the quality of the crew and the professional skill and pride of those who designed and built it, as the captain at hand. Our budget is balanced, we have a reserve, two more wonderful new buildings are in the pipeline (2013, 2014), new academic programs are being planned, we have started graduate programs, we are involved in cutting edge maritime research, and industry is hiring our cadets at a phenomenal rate. We are also involved in a collaborative project with medical technologies company STERIS, and a like scope of work with the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD) on ballast wastewater/invasive species issues. And one of our faculty just published research on a model e-navigation course for the 53 institutions in the International Association of Maritime Universities. In addition, the Training Ship Golden Bear has benefited from over $15 million in improvements over the past three years, transforming it into arguably the most advanced training ship in the world. For example, it is the only one known to have a built-in full mission bridge simulator. In so many ways, given the current economy, we are indeed blessed as an institution. And although Kathryn and I are moving back to our house on the coast of Maine to be nearer our children and grandchildren, a piece of our hearts will always reside in Morrow Cove. We wish you all fair winds and calm seas. Sincerely,

William B. Eisenhardt President

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Cal Maritime Summer 2012 Cal Maritime is published by the Office of University Advancement for alumni, parents and friends of The California Maritime Academy. OFFICE OF UNIVERSITY ADVANCEMENT Beverly Byl Vice President for University Advancement Executive Director, CMA Foundation COMMUNICATIONS Jennifer Whitty Director of Communications ALUMNI RELATIONS Silvia Regalado Director of Development and Alumni Affairs EDITOR



9 President Eisenhardt Leaves His Mark on Cal Maritime

After a distinguished 11 years of service as president of Cal Maritime, Dr. William B. Eisenhardt announced last fall that he will be retiring this summer. Cal Maritime magazine showcases his numerous accomplishments while at the helm.

4 Commencement 2012

Read all about the April 28th festivities and learn more about some of the class’s shining stars

14 Cal Maritime Alumnus “Celebrates”

Jennifer Whitty

Cal Maritime with Yacht Donation Learn how Jack Hutchison ‘56 and his family are giving back

16 Leveling the Playing Field

Cal Maritime unveils the highly anticipated, revamped Bodnar Field

18 Taking the Mystery Out of

Cal Maritime History Cal Maritime archivist Larry Stevens explains how Bodnar Field got its name

Ben Ailes Niki Ward Jennifer Whitty DESIGN Eileen Collins Graphic Design The California Maritime Academy Office of University Advancement 200 Maritime Academy Drive Vallejo, CA 94590-8181 (707) 654-1246 Connect with us! Join Cal Maritime’s official Facebook fan page at You can also follow us on You Tube at calmaritimevideos and Twitter at Check out the latest pictures of campus activities and events on

DEPARTMENTS 12 Professional Achievements

Recent accomplishments by our esteemed faculty and staff

20 Class Notes

Find out what’s new with your classmates

22 Alumni Profile

Captain Norm Werner ‘63 named 2012 Distinguished Alumnus

28 Quick Pics

Cover: President Eisenhardt, Athletic Director Marv Christopher, and student athletes on the newly renovated all-weather Bodnar Field. Back row (left to right): Kevin Hawke, Phillip Maksim, George Dick, TJ Gionet, and Chris Terrell. Middle (left to right): Marv Christopher, Kelly Stephens, President Eisenhardt, and Alexsis Brown. Front (left to right): Austin Koustik, Will Akers, and Kevin Hicks.

Photos from the Captain’s Reception in West Sacramento onboard the Training Ship Golden Bear

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campusnews Higher Education is Key to California’s Economic Recovery If just 2% more Californians earned associate’s degrees and 1% more earned bachelor’s degrees: n

the state’s economy would grow by $20 billion;


tax revenue would increase by $1.2 billion a year;


and 174,000 new jobs would be created.

Briefly > CAL MARITIME PARTNERS WITH STERIS Cal Maritime is collaborating with STERIS Corporation, a research and development firm specializing in hospitalization sterilization systems and techniques. The partnership will focus on developing decontamination processes onboard ships, similar to sterilization processes already used in some of the nation’s leading health care facilities.

> PUBLIC SAFETY TRANSITIONS TO POLICE Cal Maritime’s Public Safety Department has transitioned into a full service police department. On April 20, President Eisenhardt and Cal Maritime Police Chief Roseann Richard conducted the swearing in of the campus’s first six officers.

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> CONFERENCE FOR WOMEN CADETS “POPS” In February, Cal Maritime held its first ever conference designed by women, for women cadets at Cal Maritime. The conference, Pearls of Power 2012 (POP@CMA), was sponsored by Cal Maritime’s Unity Council and included panel discussions with Cal Maritime alumnae as well as keynote sessions by woman maritime pioneer Captain Deborah Dempsey and Sara Laschever.


The CSU’s Institute for Teaching and Learning awarded a $5000 grant to Cal Maritime’s Center for Engagement, Teaching, and Learning to create a faculty learning community (FLC) exploring the inverted classroom. Inverted classroom pedagogy is used to move greater amounts of content outside the classroom, allowing for more interaction in the limited shared class time. The FLC’s goal is to increase student engagement, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom.

> CAL MARITIME TO HOST 2012 SEA SCOUT CUP Cal Maritime has been selected as the site for the 6th William I. Koch Sea Scout Cup, which will be held from July 22-28, 2012. The biennial sailing regatta is devoted to young men and women between 15 and 21 years old. For more information, visit


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Byl and Lohide Take Over Key Vice Presidential Positions This spring, Cal Maritime welcomed two new vice presidents to campus, filling positions that were left vacant due to recent retirements. Here’s a look at the campus executives who are taking over the helm of university advancement, and administration and finance.

Beverly Byl

Kurt Lohide

Beverly Byl has been named Cal Maritime’s vice president for university advancement and executive director of The California Maritime Academy Foundation. As a member of the President’s Cabinet, she has direct responsibility for the university’s advancement programs, including alumni affairs, communications, community and governmental relations, and fundraising and development operations. Byl brings more than 25 years of experience in fund development, including three years as the vice president of university advancement for California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) and executive director for the CSUB Foundation. Under her leadership, she set and surpassed annual goals, despite a challenging national philanthropic economy, for a $4.3 million three-year average. In addition, she worked with staff to develop a comprehensive university advancement plan, a marketing and communication plan for the campus, and developed a strategic internal plan for the work of the CSUB Alumni Association. Prior to joining CSUB, she worked at University of the Pacific (UOP), where she served as associate vice president for advancement and interim vice president of advancement. She has a proven track record in capital campaigns at both University of the Pacific (UOP) and Indiana University. At UOP, she executed a successful $330 million fundraising campaign that far exceeded the university’s initial goal of $200 million. Byl graduated summa cum laude from Morehead State University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in art and secondary education. She also holds a Master of Science degree in educational psychology from Indiana University.

Kurt Lohide has joined Cal Maritime as vice president for administration and finance. Also a member of the President’s Cabinet, he serves as chief financial officer, responsible for the university’s financial, physical and human resources. Lohide brings to Cal Maritime more than 30 years of senior level leadership and managerial skills, both in higher education and in the U.S. Air Force. He most recently served as vice president for finance and administrative services for Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, where he managed an annual $120 million budget and provided all administrative and financial services to ensure the success of more than 1,000 university faculty and staff along with more than 8,000 students across three campuses. Prior to joining Winona State University in 2008, Lohide retired with the rank of colonel after a distinguished career in the US Air Force that included serving as staff director for the Air Force Smart Operations 21, where he directed business transformation practices throughout the United States for the Air Force Warfare Center. He also served as Commander of the 435th Air Base Wing at Ramstein, Germany, where he was responsible for all aspects of the budget, finance, base operations, communications, security, human resources and other personnel services for the largest support wing in the U.S. Air Force. Lohide obtained his undergraduate degree in journalism and English at Indiana University. He also earned three master’s degrees — two from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Master of Arts and Sciences in both general studies and operations), and a Master of Science Degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University.

Vice President, University Advancement Executive Director, CMA Foundation

Vice President for Administration and Finance

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COMMENCEMENT 2012 “CLASS OF 2012, here we are, you and I, a bunch of shorttimers!” joked Cal Maritime President Bill Eisenhardt to the nearly 170 graduates sitting before him during Cal Maritime’s April 28th commencement ceremony. Eisenhardt, who presided over his final graduation ceremony as president, was invited to serve as commencement speaker to honor his retirement at the end of the academic year. Nearly 2,000 family members, friends and distinguished guests looked on as the graduates received their bachelor’s degree in one of six majors: global studies and maritime affairs, business administration - international business and logistics, facilities engineering technology, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering. “Cal Maritime graduates do not merely go where life takes them, they navigate their own destiny,” said President Eisenhardt. “So, as has been my tradition at our

Cal Maritime rugby players (front to back) Thomas Cropper, Dane Devogelaere, Kevin Hawke, Jason Herring, Kyle Lewis, Alex Osiadacz, Kevin Raff, and Paul Stetson get ready to file in for their mini-commencement ceremony at their hotel in Glendale, CO.

RUGBY TEAM GRADUATES. Eight rugby players from the Class of 2012 were unable to attend commencement because they traveled with their teammates to compete nationally in the Small College Rugby Organization “Final Four” Championship in Glendale, Colorado. While they missed celebrating their big day with their classmates, they made the best of it with a commencement ceremony of their own in a hotel board room with family members, teammates, and friends cheering them on. Along with their diplomas, they earned a second place finish in the national championship, an honor never before achieved by Cal Maritime Rugby.


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commencements, I wish you ‘fair winds and following seas’ as I, too, continue to navigate my destiny and ‘graduate’ from this Academy with the class of 2012.” Student speaker Chris Barker took a moment during his own remarks to acknowledge President Eisenhardt’s many contributions to the Academy. “President Eisenhardt, you have been here for 11½ years serving the cadets and this campus day in and day out,” said Barker, a global studies and maritime affairs graduate.

“Cal Maritime graduates do not merely go where life takes them, they navigate their own destiny,” said President Eisenhardt. “Through your hard work and dedication, you have done remarkable things and taken this Academy to a level that was once unimaginable. On behalf of the graduating class, I want to thank you for everything you have done for us.” Also honored during the ceremony was class of ‘63 alumnus Captain Norm Werner, who was named the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus (see pg. 21), as well as the 13 graduates who received their commissions as officers in either the U.S. Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, or Strategic Sealift Officer Program (formerly Merchant Marine Reserve). Perhaps one of the most poignant moments was one that brought attention to a very determined and unassuming graduating senior, who even after taking a break from his own educational goals, continued to give back by teaching others. “Robert England, would you please stand up?” directed President Eisenhardt, prior to conferring the degrees and issuing credentials to the graduates. “Robert began working here [as a groundskeeper] almost 20 years ago. In 1998, he began a course of study with us, but he had to leave because he had to provide for his family. But Robert has a gift in that he can explain difficult things simply, so people can understand them. For those years [that he wasn’t taking classes], he taught in our summer bridge program, where we took young people from Richmond, Vallejo and Oakland, and Robert taught them mathematics. A little while ago, Robert took a risk, gave up his job, and came back to Cal Maritime to complete his degree.” After receiving a standing ovation from the crowd, England and his fellow graduates filed onto the stage one-by-one to receive their diplomas. And when they all threw their hats in the air at the end of the ceremony, his may very well have flown the highest.

Graduate Robert England

Proud Pop: Andy Barker, dad of student speaker Chris Barker, celebrated his son’s graduation by wearing the exact same red t-shirt he wore on the day Chris was born. Graduate Kiera Jeuitt celebrates with a waterfront wave. CAPTION

The Class of 2012 files in while family members and friends look on.

During commencement, Vice Admiral Paul Zukunft, Pacific Area Commander the United States Coast Guard, presented President Eisenhardt with the U.S. Coast Guard Distinguished Public Service Award.

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Class Acts During Commencement Ceremonies on April 28, the Class of 2012 celebrated their graduation from Cal Maritime as their family, friends, and faculty cheered them on. Here’s a glimpse of just a few of the standout graduates, as selected by their faculty department chairs:

AXEL MOORE Major: Marine Engineering Technology; Hometown: Millsboro, Delaware CM: Why did you decide to attend Cal Maritime? AM: I grew up on the East Coast as the son of a commercial fisherman. My young life was filled with a desire to go to sea and further my education. CMA provided me the best of both worlds. CM: How are you different today, compared to your first day arriving to campus? AM: I came to CMA with the motivation to excel and do something great. CMA has provided me the resources, leadership, structure and guidance to fulfill those aspirations in ways I couldn’t have anticipated. CM: What has been your best memory at CMA? AM: My best memory at CMA is of the day my friends and I went seven for seven on the United States Coast Guard’s Third Assistant Engineers Exam. CM: What are your plans after graduation? AM: I have just accepted an opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Delaware. I hope to someday return to my former schools as a professor, to motivate students to excel and do great things just as my professors have done for me.

SARAH HIMES Double Major: Business Administration–International Business and Logistics and Global Studies and Maritime Affairs; Hometown: Placerville, California CM: Why did you decide to attend Cal Maritime? SH: Cal Maritime provided the unique opportunity for me to explore the business and global studies majors. The small classes and maritime focus were the perfect combination for my interests and learning style.


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CM: How are you different today, compared to your first day arriving to campus? SH: Cal Maritime has made me realize the importance of embracing leadership opportunities. I am happy to say that today I have no problem being a team leader and taking on new challenges in all aspects of my life. CM: What has been your best memory at CMA? SH: The international component provided for unlicensed majors is a priceless opportunity to experience the multinational world of international business first hand. I will always remember my time in Korea and Japan at various international companies as one of the most educational and fun experiences of my life. Another fantastic memory I have was representing the United States and Cal Maritime at the Student Yachting World Cup, where Cal Maritime, as Team USA, placed 5th in the world. CM: What are your plans after graduation? SH: I have accepted a job with ABF carriers as a Management Trainee, where I will be trained in all areas of motor carrier operations and sales. As a major LTL/LCL carrier both in the United States and Worldwide, I hope to jump start my management career with this great program.

JOSEPH TAPANES Major: Global Studies and Maritime Affairs; Hometown: Roseville, California CM: Why did you decide to attend Cal Maritime? JT: I chose the California Maritime Academy for its truly multifaceted approach to student development. Not many schools offer the opportunity to sail to the Far East, personally know your professors, and take part in a prestigious congressional internship program with the Panetta Institute, all while graduating in four years. CM: How are you different today, compared to your first day arriving to campus? JT: I have grown in many ways, of course academically, but also in other aspects. CMA has an ability, unlike most traditional schools, to foster a sense of leadership and build on the true character of a person both personally and professionally.

CM: What is the most important thing you learned while at Cal Maritime? JT: Not to take away from the many important classroom lessons and leadership moments while at CMA, I believe that one of the more important things that was told to me, by Dr. Nincic, was to be nice to people. Of course my parents taught me this at a young age, but quite often we forget it as were are going about our stressful days. Being nice and respectful to people, in all levels of importance, is truly something that will help you out in the future. Just remember that those same people that you knew on the way up will be there on the way down.

CM: What is the most important thing you learned while at Cal Maritime? DG: I have learned that balance is essential in any aspect of my life whether it be professional or personal. For example, I learned that the weekends should be considered as a time to unwind rather than another opportunity to finish work.

CM: What are your plans after graduation? JT: I have secured an employment opportunity with one of the Department of Defense Intelligence Agencies in Washington D.C.

CM: What are your plans after graduation? DG: After graduation I will go home to Hawaii where I will spend time with family and friends. Then, in late May, I will go to work for Chevron Shipping Company LLC as an able bodied seaman. After my first trip with Chevron I plan on taking a surf trip to Mexico.

STEVE LANG Major: Mechanical Engineering; Hometown: Cottonwood, California CM: Why did you decide to attend Cal Maritime? SL: My younger brother (Marcus) was going here and he told me a lot of good things about this school. CM: What is the most important thing you learned while at Cal Maritime? SL: To quote Dr. Massey, “Don’t approach problems like they’re problems. Approach them like they’re opportunities.” CM: What has been your best memory at CMA? SL: The shore time spent on Maui during Freshman cruise. CM: What are your plans after graduation? SL: I’m going to study Mechanical Engineering at UC Davis graduate school.

DANE GODDARD Major: Marine Transportation; Hometown: Kapa’a, Hawaii Q: How are you different today, compared to your first day arriving to campus? DG: Compared to my first day on campus I am more well-rounded. I have learned a great deal about interacting with people on a professional and personal level, and I am more educated in core and specialized subjects of academia.

CM: What has been your best memory at CMA? DG: My best memories at CMA have been moments when my shipmates and I have just accomplished something great together, such as passing our mate’s exams, successfully completing a navigational watch, or attaining jobs before graduation day.

BRIAN CALLAHAN Major: Facilities Engineering Technology; Hometown: Walnut Creek, California CM: How are you different today, compared to your first day arriving to campus? BC: I have a lot more confidence in managing and operating complex facilities. I now have the proper tools to excel in a complex and demanding field. CM: What is the most important thing you learned while at Cal Maritime? BC: I learned how to be a more confident and capable individual. I have learned how to work with diverse groups on a common goal. CM: What has been your best memory at CMA? BC: Sailing to Korea and Japan on the Golden Bear. Getting to experience cultures so very different from our own and being able to share the experience with fellow cadets. CM: What are your plans after graduation? BC: I am currently interviewing for various positions in the SF Bay Area. I hope to start my career here in the Bay Area. I also plan on taking a nice motorcycle ride soon after graduation.

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Cal Maritime Breaks Ground on New Waterfront Dining Center CONSTRUCTION BEGINS IN JUNE on a brand new waterfront dining center on the Cal Maritime campus. The facility will replace the current dining hall, which was originally built in 1954 and designed to accommodate 130 cadets. With today’s enrollment

of nearly 900 students, the 25,600 square-foot facility will be a muchneeded improvement to the campus. The new dining center is expected to open in Fall 2013 and will include two stories as well as a mezzanine level. The first level and mezzanine

will accommodate 450 students at a time for dining, while the second level can be broken up into three meeting rooms or one large room that can accommodate 300 people. The project is funded through fees paid by cadets on the meal plan.

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President Eisenhardt Leaves His Mark on Cal Maritime AFTER A DISTINGUISHED 11 YEARS OF SERVICE as president of Cal Maritime, Dr. William B. Eisenhardt announced last fall that he will be retiring this summer. Eisenhardt took over as president of Cal Maritime in July 2001. Since then, enrollment has doubled and Cal Maritime has become one of the most diverse maritime academies in the world; nearly 20 percent of the cadets are women, and more than 30 percent are under-represented minority groups. “Although these are challenging times, the Academy is in very good shape programmatically, financially, and has an excellent world-wide reputation,” said President Eisenhardt.

“Bill’s leadership took Cal Maritime to the next level where it is recognized nationally as one of the very best maritime academies.” — CSU Chancellor Charles Reed “We have moved into graduate education and maritime related research, have upgraded our academic facilities, are still planning for exciting new facilities, and are financially stable. I feel that it’s a good time to transition into new leadership that will help Cal Maritime continue on this course of excellence.” Under Eisenhardt’s leadership, Cal Maritime’s operating budget has doubled and major capital improvements have exceeded $37 million. He presided over the addition of two new academic buildings and led the planning and development of Cal Maritime’s $15 million Maritime Simulation Center, the finest such facility in the world. He also led the planning for an additional $52 million in capital improvements, including a $34 million physical fitness and water survival center, an $18 million dining hall, and the $1.8 million transformation of the campus’s only athletic field from sod to synthetic turf. In addition he has overseen the growth of grants and research contract work averaging over a million dollars per year. He has also overseen completion of a series of multimillion dollar enhancements to the Academy’s 500-foot Training Ship Golden Bear, including the development of an onboard state-of-the-art navigation/simulation lab and the installation of a ballast water invasive species treatment testing platform unique to the United States.

Eisenhardt’s efforts to increase the exposure of Cal Maritime have resulted in the Academy becoming an internationally recognized leader in maritime education. It has been honored year-after-year by U.S. News and World Report and Forbes magazines as among the top colleges in the country, and was also included on the 2011 list of Military Friendly Schools. The campus has also received international acclaim as being among the best of the 51 maritime academies and universities from 32 countries within the International Association of Maritime Universities, for which he has held several leadership positions. Eisenhardt has overseen a fivefold expansion in charitable giving to the campus from alumni, industry, parents and friends. He was responsible for securing the largest charitable donation in the Academy’s history: $3 million from ABS, which has been used to establish the ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management. An additional major gift from alumnus Robert McAllister made possible the construction of a badly needed third residence hall on campus. He established Cal Maritime’s continued on page 10

EISENHARDT SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT During Cal Maritime’s 8th Annual Gala on March 3rd, the creation of the William and Kathryn Eisenhardt Scholarship Endowment was announced. This fund will continue the Eisenhardt’s legacy of supporting Cal Maritime’s students in pursuing their baccalaureate degrees. To support the endowment, you make a check payable to the CMA Foundation (with a note that it is to support the Eisenhardt Endowment), and mail to: CMA Foundation, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590. You may also make a donation by phone by calling the CMA Foundation at (707) 654-1246.

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“During his tenure, Bill’s leadership has taken Cal Maritime to the next level where it is recognized nationally as one of the very best maritime academies,” said CSU Chancellor Charles Reed. “His accomplishments in enhancing the academic programs, facilities, student life and financial foundation of

Annual Gala, a high profile fundraising event that in eight years has raised nearly $1 million in support for Cal Maritime and its cadets. Funds raised through the event have helped contribute to the quadrupling of financial aid opportunities for students over the last decade.

PRESIDENTIAL MILESTONES. Take a look at how Dr. Eisenhardt’s leadership has helped transform the campus since he took the helm as Cal Maritime’s 13th president on July 1, 2001.

2001 Cal Maritime joins International Association of Maritime Universities, putting the campus on the map at an international level and fostering student and faculty international exchanges



Cal Maritime establishes US Coast Guard Pre-commissioning Program (similar to ROTC). To this day, Cal Maritime is the only maritime academy to have such a program n

New Global Studies and Maritime Affairs major is introduced n

First million-dollar gift received from a CMA alumnus


Cal Maritime receives three-year, $1 million grant from Governor’s Office of Homeland Security to guide development and implementation of statewide standards for maritime security training, drills, and exercises n

Cal Maritime holds its 1st Annual Gala. Since then, the Annual Galas have raised nearly $1 million in support for Cal Maritime and its cadets



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First comprehensive master plan in Cal Maritime’s modern history is established




Obtained CSU Trustee approval of a capital improvement plan for funding with CSU and state revenue bonds n

Upgraded dining service at the request of cadets


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New Technology Building is dedicated, bringing state-ofthe-art engineering labs and seminar hall to campus

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Construction begins on new state-of-the-art Simulation Center which will provide students, faculty, and industry with some of the world’s most advanced facilities for maritime training and research

the university have set the campus on a path of excellence for today and into the future.” Upon his retirement, Eisenhardt and his wife Kathryn will return to their home in Maine, where they will be closer to their two grown daughters and grandchildren. Eisenhardt said they look forward to traveling and spending more time with family.

“Cal Maritime will always hold a special place in our hearts,” added Eisenhardt. “Kathryn and I will continue to have an interest in the welfare of Cal Maritime and the dedicated faculty and staff, alumni and cadets because they have been such an important part of our lives for so long.”

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Campus receives CSU Trustee approval on new 132-bed residence hall n

Negotiations completed on seven-acre property located just outside the gate of campus. Space will serve as future site of new athletic/water survival training center

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New 132-bed McAllister Residence Hall opens n Hosted the International Association of Maritime Universities General Assembly of 54 institutions from 29 countries around the world

Cal Maritime launches first master’s degree program on campus – M.S. in Transportation, Humanitarian Logistics and Engineering Management n

$2.6 million Training Ship Golden Bear Navigation Lab unveiled, bringing state-of-theart simulation to sea for Cal Maritime cadets n

Enrollment doubled to 1,200 full-time equivalent students as compared to 2001

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Renovated all-weather Bodnar Field unveiled



Cal Maritime partners with industry, government and research teams in higher education to create a first of its kind ballast water testing facility onboard the TS Golden Bear n

Maritime Policy and Management Department is established, bringing global studies, business, English, humanities and social science courses under one umbrella


Simulation Center opens

Campus receives state budget approval on new $34 million physical education/aquatic survival center. Anticipated completion 2014

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New ABS Lecture Hall unveiled, thanks to generous $3 million grant from ABS External grants and contracts rise to more than $1 million per year



Groundbreaking of new 25,600 square-foot waterfront dining hall (opening Fall 2013) n

Cal Maritime’s Public Safety Department transitions into a full service police department and swears in its first officers Created collaboration with STERIS Corporation to help develop shipboard biological decontamination systems for ships at sea


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CELEBRATING OUR FACULTY AND STAFF CHARLIE ARMS (Sailing Director) was named California Educator of the Year for 2011 by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. She also earned a Master of Science degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism, graduating magna cum laude from San Francisco State University. Arms is also serving as a subject matter expert in the development of an initial set of 37 on-water, skill-based standards that recreational powerboat operators should be able to demonstrate at the entry level. She participated in the process to develop rubrics for evaluating these skills in Washington, D.C. in May.

LOUIS BONES (Director, Cal Maritime Dining Services) was recognized by Compass Group, the parent company of Chartwells College and University Dining Services, with a certificate for outstanding performance. He was one of only 10 Compass Group associates in the Western Region to be selected for this honor.

DR. BUNNY PAINE-CLEMES (Professor, ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management) presented a paper in April on “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” at Sea Changes, A Conference in the Humanities, sponsored by the Massachusetts Maritime Academy. Her novel “A Winter’s Day,” about the courtship of Lord and Lady Rochester, will be published by Book Guild (Brighton, U.K.) in July 2012.

DR. TIMOTHY LYNCH (Chair, ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management) presented two of his papers at conferences in April. The first, “The Pacific Mail Steamship Company: Crucible of Capitalism” was presented at the Organization of American Historians in Milwaukee, WI. He presented his second paper, “Fish and Ships: Matthew Turner and the Pacific Codfishery” to the North American Society for Oceanic History in Galveston, TX.

DR. JOHN MASSEY (Chair, Engineering Technology Department; Coordinator, Facilities Engineering Program) gave two papers at the National Facilities Decisions Conference in Las Vegas last October: “Current Status and Trends in Energy Efficient


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and Sustainable Facilities;” and “Adding Sustainable, Green and Energy Efficient Building Requirements and Technology to Courses for Facility Engineering Students or Practicing Engineers.” He also recently gave an updated presentation on the “Current Status and Trends in Energy Efficient and Sustainable Facilities” paper to the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Association of Facilities Engineering.

MARC McGEE (Director, Admissions and Enrollment Services) was recently appointed to the Executive Board of the Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) as Chair of the Communication Committee. He was also just elected by WACAC members in California and Nevada as a delegate to the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) Assembly for a three-year term.

DR. DONNA NINCIC (Director, ABS School of Maritime Policy and Management) has been invited to be part of a briefing team from the Naval Post Graduate School, speaking on maritime security issues to the African Partnership Station in Naples, Italy (part of the US Navy’s 6th Fleet) for three days at the end of September. In addition, her paper, “Non-State Threats to the Arctic” has been accepted for the October 2012 Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities. Additionally, one of Dr. Nincic’s articles (“Nigeria: The ‘Other’ Maritime Piracy Hotbed,” Journal of Ocean Technology, Vol 4, No. 2, 2009) has been reprinted as a book chapter in Kenneth Partridge, ed., (2011), “The Politics of the Oceans.”

DR. STEPHEN PRONCHICK (Interim Academic Dean) has been selected as the next president of the Redwood Empire Chapter of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers). He has been a member of ASHRAE’s Board of Governors for the past three years, and takes over as president in June.

ROGER SCRANTON (Deputy Commandant of Cadets) has been named chair elect of Leadership Vallejo, and will serve as chair for the organization for the 2012/2013 year. Leadership Vallejo, which is modeled after a long-established nationwide program of community leadership development and training, is designed to help identify, educate and train individuals interested in developing new skills and understanding in community organization and development.

MICHAEL STRANGE (Assistant Professor, Engineering Technology) recently appeared on the PBS program “NOVA – Why Ships Sink,” which aired April 18, 2012 as an expert on the materials used in the construction of large passenger vessel hulls and contrasting the similarities between the sinking of the Titanic and the Costa Concordia, almost 100 years apart. More information can be found at:

Cadet Mylan Jarett, MT ‘13, presents CAPTAIN SCOTT POWELL (left) with the Faculty Innovation in Technology Award during a reception onboard the TS Golden Bear in West Sacramento on April 30. He received the award for demonstrating innovation in the use of technology in higher education, thereby responding to new methods of learning and increasing access and affordability to California State University students.

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Jack and Sue Hutchison (fifth and sixth from left) and their family onboard Celebration.

JACK AND SUE HUTCHISON “CELEBRATE” CAL MARITIME WITH YACHT DONATION JACK ‘56 AND SUE HUTCHISON found themselves in a position many boat owners do at some point in their lives. After 11 years of ownership, their 1984 50-foot Delta Marine Pilothouse motor yacht, named Celebration, had become too much of a burden for them to keep. Between their age increasing and their joints stiffening, they found upkeep on their beloved vessel had become too difficult. “We had it for 11 years and I basically did all the maintenance on it, except the heavy engine stuff,” said Jack Hutchison, a Class of 1956 Cal Maritime graduate. “It just kept getting harder to motivate myself to do it. And our son didn’t have the time with young children and all of their activities.” The Hutchisons thought about selling it, but they have known friends with boats on the market for three years that haven’t sold. That process didn’t sound too appealing, especially since they would have to maintain it while it was on the market. It was during Jack’s 55-year class reunion on the Cal Maritime campus last fall that everything began to fall into place. Classmate Jim Bryant, who volunteers his time to secure yacht donations for The California Maritime Foundation, informed the couple that he was looking for boat donations for the CMA Foundation.


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“While we were at Cal Maritime for Homecoming, we walked the campus and were just so pleased with everything we saw,” said Sue Hutchison, Jack’s wife of 54 years. “We talked to parents of the current students and they had such good things to say about the Academy and that appealed to us.” The couple discussed it on their trip home from Vallejo to Newport Beach and decided they wanted to donate Celebration to Cal Maritime, which provided the training that ultimately led to Jack’s professional success leading his family’s ship maintenance and environmental management business, which went public before being acquired by another firm. But before they moved forward, they wanted to make sure they had buy-in from the entire family. After all, a lot of family memories were made on the motor yacht. “We went mostly to Catalina, and usually took one child and their spouse and the grandchildren,” said Jack. “It gave us an opportunity to spend close time with them, one-on-one, without any interference and just do stuff with them.” “The little girls got seaworthy,” added Sue. “Each year, it was fun to see what else they would do, like jump off the boat and swim to the dock. It was a good experience for them to be on a boat.”

After talking it over with their three children and six grandchildren ranging from 12- to 34-years-old, the entire Hutchison family agreed to donate the yacht to The California Maritime Academy Foundation. Once sold, proceeds from the vessel will be used to create a scholarship endowment in their name. “Everybody was pleased about it going into a scholarship endowment, which you can name any way you want to,” said Jack. “Everybody liked the idea that Celebration will live through the endowment.” Understandably, it was hard to say goodbye, particularly for their 12-yearold granddaughter who had known the vessel her entire life. To bid farewell, the Hutchisons did what they did best: They took the entire family out to celebrate, on Celebration. “We took a cruise to Newport Harbor for a couple of hours, and had a family get-together to reminisce about memories on the vessel,” said Jack. “It was a cloudy, cold day, but everyone bundled up and it was kind of fun.” Jack and Sue said they would definitely encourage anyone wanting to dispose of their yacht to consider donating it to The California Maritime Academy Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public corporation. Besides offering tax benefits and the speedy disposition of a yacht, donating a vessel to Cal Maritime is an investment in the education and leadership development of a young adult. “CMA is where I learned how to get things done,” said Jack. “The Academy has made so many strides in the last years. It’s such a great value for someone who wants an education in the maritime field.” If you have outgrown a yacht and think you can benefit from an income tax deduction, please contact Beverly Byl, vice president for university advancement and executive director of the CMA Foundation at (707) 654-1037.


Cadets Take Part in One of Five International Voyages This Summer THIS SUMMER, Cal Maritime cadets will have a lot to write home about — literally. In addition to the annual two-month international training cruise onboard the Training Ship Golden Bear, on which students studying marine transportation and engineering are participating, four faculty-led educational tours are taking place for students majoring in international business and logistics, and global studies and maritime affairs programs. The summer training cruise and international study tours are part of Cal Maritime’s specialized, experiential-based curriculum that requires all students travel abroad while taking courses and gaining experiences important to each major. The voyages play an important role in ensuring each of the university’s graduates obtain an international perspective that prepares them for success in today’s global economy.

TRAINING CRUISE On Sunday, April 29th, approximately 300 cadets studying marine transportation and engineering, along with 56 faculty officers and staff, embarked on a two-month international training cruise onboard the Training Ship Golden Bear. By the end of its journey, the ship will have logged approximately 8,500 nautical miles and will have visited ports such as West Sacramento; Los Angeles; Punta Arenas, Costa Rica; Montego Bay, Jamaica; and La Union, El Salvador. One of the highlights of this summer’s training cruise will be a transit through the Panama Canal, something the Golden Bear has not done in more than a decade. “Going through the Panama Canal is a phenomenal experience, and really makes you realize how much it has changed commerce throughout the world,” said Captain Harry Bolton ‘78, commanding officer of the Training Ship Golden Bear. “You can be in one ocean and then be in another ocean of the world in just 16 hours. Knowing how long ago they built the locks in the Panama Canal and that this feat of engineering is as viable today as it was 100 years ago is just amazing.” In addition to the Panama Canal, the itinerary for this summer’s cruise will present cadets with other unique opportunities that will allow them to receive training in conditions under which they are not frequently exposed.

For example, during the transit to Sacramento, cadets encountered all kinds of shallow water and narrow channels that make ship handling a challenge. In addition, the visit to the Caribbean will give students a chance to navigate through highly trafficked waters.

INTERNATIONAL STUDY TOURS Nearly 70 cadets in the School of ABS Maritime Policy and Management left in early May on one of four campussponsored international study tours to Japan and Korea, Costa Rica, Vietnam, or Spain. At the completion of their three-week tours, students will develop detailed reports about the development of international business from a broad transportation perspective focusing on the particular region their group visited. “The uniqueness of our programs requires that our students become more globally aware of a wide range of international issues and cultural perspectives that impact the greater maritime and transportation industries,” said Dr. Gerald Jakubowski, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Cal Maritime. “It’s one thing to step foot on foreign soil, but it’s another thing to immerse oneself into the business environment, culture and traditions of that country. And that is exactly what is intended with these international study tours.” Follow along by visiting Thumbs up! Cadets happy to arrive in West Sacramento after a nearly seven-hour transit from Vallejo.

ABS Maritime Policy and Management students and their faculty sponsors pose for a photo in front of a sign at the Costa Rican and Nicaraguan border on the Rio Frio.

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keelhaulerkorner Another benefit of the new field includes advancing sustainability efforts. The previous field demanded nearly 10 million gallons annually to maintain the natural grass. This water usage cost the campus well over $30,000 each year.

CAL MARITIME LEVELS THE PLAYING FIELD THERE WERE A LOT OF CHEERS on Cal Maritime’s Bodnar Field on April 19. But the hooting and hollering wasn’t for a Keelhauler rugby match or soccer game. That was the day that President Bill Eisenhardt, Athletic Director Marv Christopher, student athletes and coaches celebrated the ribbon cutting for Cal Maritime’s revamped Bodnar Field. After many months of planning, followed by a seven-month construction project, the three-acre natural grass field was transformed into a synthetic turf playing surface that includes a two-lane jogging track, as well as pre-lined turf for men’s and women’s lacrosse, soccer, rugby, and women’s softball, as well as an all-weather space for other outdoor activities. When Bodnar Field was originally built 50 years ago, Cal Maritime served approximately 350 students. Since then, the campus has grown to its current enrollment of 900. That growth had put tremendous pressure on Bodnar Field — the only athletic field on campus — even more so since the new McAllister Residence Hall opened across the road in Fall 2009. “The renovation of Bodnar Field has provided an up-to-date space for student athletes to compete at a higher level, allows students to participate in a wider choice of intramurals, and provides an open area for general student populations to be creative in their recreation activities,” said

Student athlete Jaquai Wiley tries his luck at throwing a football into a tire during competitions held to unveil the new field.


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Marv Christopher, Cal Maritime’s athletic director. “The field is now very versatile because of its all-weather value and the opportunity it lends for year round use.” Previously, rain on the natural grass on Bodnar Field would create such damage to the field from just one rugby match that it often prevented other activities from taking place on the field at all. “We used to call the old field ‘The Bog’ because it was like a swamp,” said new graduate Tommy Cropper, who served as wing and center on Cal Maritime’s men’s rugby team, which this season earned an impressive second place finish in the National Small College Rugby Organization Championship. “We’d finish practice or a game and we’d all be covered in mud. It also slowed our game down.” “For me the highlight was the first day it was open to the students a week ago,” said Cal Maritime President Bill Eisenhardt during the ribbon cutting ceremony. “I heard this thunk, thunk, thunk and knew that someone was kicking a soccer ball. I came up the hill and I counted 62 students using the field. There were rugby players, 10 to 12 soccer players and another 35 students playing Frisbee. That’s when I looked at our athletic trainer, Jeff Ward, and I knew we had made the right decision by upgrading this field.” Christopher says that the renovated Bodnar Field will be one of the many legacies that ▲ President Eisenhardt cuts President Eisenhardt will leave the ceremonial ribbon, officially behind once he leaves his post unveiling the renovated Bodnar as president this summer. Field. Looking on are (front row): Athletic Director Marv Christopher “All of us in the athletic and (back row left to right): department want to thank Steve Hiatt, Cal Maritime rugby President Eisenhardt for his coach; and student athletes Kevin Hawke, Will Akers, George Dick, vision to support athletics,” Chris Terrell, and TJ Gionet. said Christopher.

Join alumni, families of current students, and friends on October 5–7, 2012, for our Homecoming Weekend! Reunite with old friends, hang out with your student, and enjoy our Day on the Bay cruise onboard the TS Golden Bear. Our weekend festivities include milestone reunions

for the class years ending in a 2 or 7. For more information and details on our weekend celebrations visit us at


RUGBY TEAM MAKES HISTORY After winning the Cal Cup Championship, Cal Maritime Men’s Rugby made it all the way to Glendale, CO for the National Small College Rugby Organization Championship. The team made it all the way to the championship game against the Salve Regina Seahawks. Despite putting every last ounce of play they had into the match, the Keelhaulers lost to Regina 15-22. Congratulations to the men’s rugby team for making Keelhauler history by being ranked second in the nation in their division. HOOP IT UP! The Cal Maritime men’s basketball team made history this season by finishing with a school record of 21 wins, including a perfect 12-0 record in California Pacific Conference play. Led by All American Isaiah Moore and Defensive Player of the Year Josh Greenwell, the Keelhaulers captured the Cal Pac tournament

title along with the regular season championship and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament for the first time in school history. Cal Maritime basketball coach Bryan Rooney was named NAIA’s Cal Pac Coach of the Year. BROWN’S JERSEY TO HANG IN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME Women’s basketball player Alexsis Brown ‘13 lead the nation in scoring in NAIA Division II women’s basketball for the 2011-2012 season. She was also named NAIA Player of the Week February 7, 2012 and was honored by being placed on the second team All-American NAIA Division II team. To celebrate her amazing season, her jersey will hang in the rafters of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in Knoxville, TN for the next year. It will be displayed in the “Ring of Honor,” which consists of more than 100 jerseys hanging from the rafters that represent the top high school and college players each season.

Congratulations to Student Athletes Will Akers ‘12 and Nevin Garcia ‘12 for receiving top honors this year. Akers, who was vice captain of the soccer team and was named to the Cal Pac all-conference team two years in a row, was awarded Cal Maritime’s Athlete of the Year award. Nevin Garcia was named Keelhauler Athletics’ Scholar Athlete of the Year for being the athlete with the highest GPA. Garcia also had the highest GPA in the marine transportation major. KEELHAULERS SAIL AWAY WITH VICTORY For the second year in a row, the Keelhauler Offshore Sailing Team won the Port of LA Harbor Cup Regatta, beating out USC and eight other colleges from around the country. The team showed outstanding boat handling and solid tactics to dominate the fleet, winning four of the nine races. Matthew Van Rensselaer ’13 skippered the boat. For the latest Keelhaulers news, like Cal Maritime Keelhauler Athletics on Facebook.

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Bodnar Field: What’s in a Name? by Larry Stevens

Hawsepipe 1963 dedication to Herbert Bodnar pictured with his 1953-4 MG-TF. DID YOU EVER WONDER HOW Bodnar Field got its name? For those alumni who were students at the Academy in the early 1960’s, the circumstances leading up to that honor have not faded from their memories. Herbert Bodnar was born in Honolulu on April 2, 1942. He entered in the Class of 1964 (deck) in August 1961. With a passion, Bodnar involved himself with the athletic programs on campus. He was an exceptional athlete and superstar on the school’s flag football team. According to the 1963 Hawsepipe yearbook, Bodnar’s winning personality accounted for his numerous friendships, and he was remembered as being charismatic and enthusiastic. Bodnar was also a car enthusiast and enjoyed doing repairs on his pride and joy — an MGM automobile. Bodnar had just completed his fall trimester finals when in the late evening of December 20, 1962, he was killed after his car was struck broadside in a Vallejo intersection. Quoting Captain Manny Aschemeyer


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‘63, at the time an upperclassman with Bodnar in Division One: “Herbert’s death broke all our hearts. He was a well-loved and popular classmate.” As his fellow shipmates continued on toward their commencement ceremony some 18 months later, the Hawsepipe 1964’s “History of the Class of ‘64” remembered Bodnar with this comment: “Finals came and went, but we were all there at the end of the trimester, everyone, that is, except Herb. A year before he’d turned to 47 kilometers out of Buenaventura; ironically, a year later his short life was to be ended in a no less sudden manner.” With the CMA athletic field having been completed about the same time Herbert passed away, and in light of his team sport involvement, the Class of 1964 fought a hard-won battle with administration to honor his memory by naming the new facility “Bodnar Field.” On July 25, 1964, graduation day, the following item was placed on the CMA Board of Governors’ agenda: Item 5: The Class of 1964 has requested permission to name the Athletic Field after a classmate of theirs — Midshipman Herbert Bodnar — who was killed in an automobile accident in late December 1962. Bodnar had been active in athletics and other student activities. If this request is approved, the class will provide funds for the construction and installation of a suitable sign. It is to be designed of wood with name engraved

similar to signs installed by the State at park and camp sites. Researching the Board of Governors’ minutes of their meetings up to 1968 doesn’t reveal that they took any action on this item, but some alumni recall that there was a dedication ceremony about 1967-68, and it was reported in local papers. One thing the sign does exemplify is the lasting impact Herbert Bodnar had on his fellow shipmates — someone they all cherished and are grateful to have known.

Larry Stevens oversees Cal Maritime’s Campus History Collection. If you have a historical question about the campus or would like to donate a historical item to the Campus History Collection, contact him at lstevens@ or (707) 654-1089.


From the Alumni President EACH OF US ENTERED CAL MARITIME for different reasons. Some of us followed our dreams, or wanted to blaze new trails, some followed our parents’ expectations, and some were uncertain about their next steps. Ultimately, the decision to complete our training and education at Cal Maritime was based on our decision to not be ordinary. Each graduate from Cal Maritime walks out the main gate with a set of lifelong tools that we can apply in our lives and in our careers. We are not ordinary workers; we are leaders prepared to enter the workforce and make a mark in our respective industry. Each cadet studying at the Academy is very much like the body of alumni from Cal Maritime. They are leaders in training, talented and choosing to not be ordinary. Many are looking for advice and guidance from graduates who attended Cal Maritime before them. You can be that extraordinary advisor. As I watched the recent commencement exercises for the Class of 2012, I was reminded that the mission of the Alumni Association can be condensed to three main points — support our cadets, support our alumni and support our Academy. With as little or as much time as you may have, as an alum there is an opportunity for you to help our mission. Reach back to help form our future alumni; nearly 200 cadets are now participating in the Cal Maritime Mentoring Program. Learn more about the mentoring program and sign up at If you like to be involved at a grassroots level, look to the variety of campus and local area events. Events in the near future include: n Second Annual Summer Send Offs: Join in with local alumni, current cadets and current parents for a summer picnic/bbq as they welcome incoming freshmen from your home area. Help create the support network for these new cadets and their family before they arrive on campus! Share your sea stories and impart last minute tips for studying on the new fourth class cadets. n Orientation for the Class of 2016: Remember the former “Indoctrination” sessions? Today’s O-Week retains the sense of tradition as cadets are put into their respective division, learn about formation and enter the Corps, while their families are welcomed into the extended family. Join other alumni in welcoming these new cadets and their families to campus in late August. n Tee up on September 10 at the CMA Foundation’s Annual Golf Classic: Support student scholarship while you enjoy a great day of golf! n Junior/Senior BBQ: Network with cadets on Saturday, September 15. n Homecoming: Come back to campus and bring your family to explore all of the new things that have been added since you left. Take part in the family-oriented activities during the weekend of October 5-7, 2012. If you have five minutes or an hour a day, you can be an active member of our Alumni Association. For more information on upcoming alumni events, visit Best regards,

LEAD THE WAY: Become a Board Director for the Alumni Association! Want to take a larger charge? The California Maritime Academy Alumni Association is governed by a Board of Directors that sets the priorities and directs the activities of the Association. Check out who has already made the commitment to serve at: www.alumni. This is a great opportunity to be an active participant in your Alumni Association! To learn more about serving on the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, contact us at Remember, you made the decision to not be ordinary and to be a cut above. Be an active part of ensuring that extraordinary graduates fill our ranks; help support our cadets, your fellow alumni and our Academy!

Ken Passé, E ‘69 President, CMA Alumni Association

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Class Notes, Summer 2012 CLASS OF JUNE 1943 Class Scribe: Ed Johannessen, Captain Joe Devine, retired SF Bar Pilot is enjoying life with his eight grandkids. Captain Art Morrison, retired USCG, has been active in the preservation of the Lane Victory for many years. He reports that the ship has moved from its previous location to Pier 46. Art invites all southern California-based alums (and those passing through) to join other grads for the monthly luncheon at the Ports O’ Call restaurant in San Pedro on the first Tuesday of the month. No reservations required. Just drop in. Captain George Cowan reports that although he has allowed his unlimited master’s license to expire, he is still active as captain of his own 19-foot fishing vessel with a 90 HP engine. In his spare time, George serves as a volunteer with his local police department and acts as a tutor of English to foreign students. This is how George stays active and vertical down there in Chula Vista at around age 90.

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29th. The Cades are now very proud great grandparents for the second time. Great granddaughter, Kaitlyn Nicole Sandifer, 10 months, is in Huntington Beach, CA, and great grandson, Rylan Scott Sulstrom, one month, is in Denver. John attended the Class of 2012’s graduation and shared he will be very sorry to see Dr. and Mrs. Eisenhardt depart after all of the great work they have done to improve the Academy. John Creech closed his business, Sigma Marketing Group, after 26 years. He completed his last “sail” with Mercy Ships after 10 years of part-time sailing as a volunteer in the deck department, on the MV Caribbean Mercy and the MV Africa Mercy. Mary Jane and Jack Hammerland are still enjoying the good life in Carmel, CA. Jack is still a sales representative for Aget Manufacturing, with the blessing of the firm’s 85-year-old owner.

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Cheryl and Jack Carter made a stop along their three month RV trip from their home in Johns Creek, GA, near Atlanta to visit with the Cades and the Deweeses.

CLASS OF 1956 Class Scribe: Tom Lytle,

Glenn Thurston Glenn Thurston has become an accomplished artist in Idaho. The Class of 1956 will assemble for their 56th year class reunion in Monterey from October 19 to 22, 2012.

CLASS OF 1957 Class Scribe: Leroy Lester,

CLASS OF 1954 Class Scribe: John Cade,

Dick in advance by telephone at (619) 448-0321.

CMA group at Rose Garden Sue and Dick Streeper welcomed a group of CMA alumni and their spouses to the 34th Annual Open Garden featuring some of their roses. Dick has led the Rose Garden Corps since inception and the group is currently 54 members strong. Dick and Sue still have regularly exhibited roses in rose shows throughout the United States and welcome CMA graduates to visit the Rose Garden at any time. Just contact

Class of 1957 The Class of 1957 celebrated their 54th year class reunion in Monterey, California in October 2011. The attendees, as pictured, included:

(Seated from bottom left clockwise) Jan Olcott, Harold Olcott, Pari Gerber, Dennis Gerber, Henriette Maroney, Joe Maroney, Leroy Lester, Tetyana Lester, Imelda Huhnke, Don Gerke, Margery Gerke, and Diane Conley. (Standing L-R) Art Thomas, Eileen Thomas, Kwan Hai Mao, Tom Conley, Roger Huhnke and not pictured, our photographer, Diana K. Mao.

Former MariPros employees include: Colene Keefer ’11 and retirees Richard Hegeman ‘60, Dave Schiefen ‘60, and John Wightman ’60.

CLASS OF 1965 Class Scribe: Bob Piazza, Richard “Twig” Branch spends part of his time remodeling around Vallejo. Dan Curry still has a 5 o’clock shadow by noon and retired after many years with Crowley.

(Left to right) Tony Guild (instructor), Chief Warrant Officer Timothy J. Hahn (Sector Guam), and Captain Eric Christensen (Chief, Office of Vessel Activities, CGHQ) Captain Eric Christensen ’87 presented the first-ever Captain Ken Franke Award (named after alum Ken Franke ‘57) to Chief Warrant Officer Timothy J. Hahn of Coast Guard Sector Guam. The award recognizes the outstanding student in the Coast Guard’s Wood and Fiberglass Reinforced Plastic Inspection Course.

CLASS OF 1960 Class Scribe: Lloyd Sorenson, Larry Burkhalter continues to be happily settled in Santiago, Chile. He is retired after 22 years with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). The past five years he has been a visiting professor of business law at the University of Chile and the Catholic University, Schools of Law, Santiago, Chile. Lloyd Sorenson shares that, in addition to himself, Geoff Ball ’89, Kirk Connally ‘73, Peter Yinger ‘82 are also employed at L-3 MariPro in Goleta.

Carl Engle is still selling real estate and is a wine aficionado. Miles Davis is now with H. Beck Inc. Miles serves as an active member of the CMA Foundation. Dennis Duke kept his boat in Mexico and did all kinds of neat stuff commissioning yachts and is the go to guy for that industry. Gordon Gimbel is the all time racing man and has a great rig that he hauls from track to track including a vintage Shelby Cobra. Dennis “Gramps” Gregor has been selling boilers and boiler equipment for decades. He still does not like people fussing with his pillow! Bob Hall is the all time MARPOL guy as he and his partner David Hiller provide training and consultation for folks in the marine industry so that they do not get tagged by the USCG or any Port State Control. He is living on his ranch out between Napa Valley and Lake County. Walt Hayashi is still the all time athletic one skiing in the winter and riding his bike and running in the warmer seasons.

Richard Hogan is still trying to find a desk to put his foot on and go....”Arggghhhh!” Bud Jacque has found a hide-away hunting lodge in Alaska where he can shoot his own elk and fish his own fish. Ray Jubitz is in the Portland area and manages his cousin’s trust. Their latest endeavor is to stop war by 2030. Good Luck Ray! Omar Kerns, who sends out more emails than Bob Piazza, is in the wilds of Shasta County and still has a real job. Chuck Lane was out in lower 40 checking on trees they are going to have logged off. Brian Maxwell puts his wife in the trailer and hauls her around to their favorite haunts throughout the lower 48. He is the most relaxed of us pre-Baby Boomers, I think! Jan “4.0” Moehl is the financial wizard for one of the nation’s notable families and believes we are smartest because we are the “Sputnik” generation. Bob Piazza is on the airways trying to convert us to something that has never been quite understood but he says it is good it must be? You can never put down the Piaz! Last year Jim Sundfors, Mike Miller and Larry Russon visited with Bob for a couple of hours in the San Diego area. Mike still works as a consultant for the Navy as a port engineer and Larry is retired — retired. Jim is an avid supporter of the cadets at the Academy and participated in the Fall Senior/Junior Class and Alumni mixer in Vallejo. John Porter is still doing ship inspections and some expert witness work.

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NORMAN A. WERNER ‘63 Named 2012 Distinguished Alumnus

During Commencement for the Class of 2012, Class of 1963 alumnus Captain Norm Werner was honored as the 2012 Distinguished Alumni, an award that was established to recognize and honor graduates who have exemplified the mission of Cal Maritime by distinguishing themselves through their outstanding personal or professional accomplishments. To honor his accomplishments, Werner’s name will be posted on a plaque beside his fellow Distinguished Alumni in the Alumni Plaza outside the Simulation Center on campus. Werner has distinguished himself as a true maritime professional during his illustrious career as a licensed merchant marine officer, vessel captain, and ship pilot. He attained his Unlimited Master’s License just five years after graduating from The California Maritime Academy — making him one of the youngest captains sailing in the American Merchant Marine at that time. He sailed extensively aboard American-flag ships along various trade routes around the world. Werner went on to become a very talented and respected ship pilot for 40 years — serving in three different and challenging locations. He spent 22 years in the Panama Canal, six years in Grays Harbor, WA, and 12 years in Puget Sound, WA, all of which require unique expertise, extensive knowledge, continuous creativity, remarkable ship-handling skills, and ongoing intuition to ensure the successful and safe movement of large ships in restricted waterways. At one point in his early career, Captain Werner was chosen to be the first merchant marine officer to be trained in Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD — working under the direction and training of the very scientist who discovered GPS. He was also granted top secret clearance by the Navy during this period, since GPS was highly classified at the time and designated for “military use only.” Through his research work with GPS, this unique electronic navigation “tool” eventually was opened up for commercial use — and today it is the main means for vessels to navigate their way across the seas. While living and working in Panama, Captain Werner was elected president of the Panama Canal Pilots Association — a very prestigious and influential post — at the time legislation for the Panama Canal Treaty was being formulated in Washington. He traveled from Panama to Washington D.C. on numerous occasions, representing the people who operated the canal and the pilots that moved the ships there. As a result of his meetings and testimonies before Congress, Captain Werner helped to facilitate the smooth and professional transition of the canal from U.S. control over to Panamanian control. Since retiring in 2010, Captain Werner has focused attention and support to Ballard High School in Seattle, from which he graduated in 1957. He was recently elected to Ballard High School’s Hall of Fame. He has also been a strong alumni supporter for Cal Maritime.


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Bob Rosenbaum spent several months at the Savannah River Site (DOE) in Aiken, SC for Bechtel on remediation work as part of the American Investment and Recovery Act of 2009. Frank Smithlin has been down under so long he can no longer talk like us and sends more interesting emails than Piazza. Two of the guys we have not heard from are Dick Peachman and Mike Mitchell. If you have any information on Dick or Mike contact Bob Piazza, it would be nice to hear what they are up to and that they are well.

CLASS OF 1969 Class Scribe: Ken Passé, kpasse@ Gus Fischer and his wife Marie flew to Oahu for a week last July to celebrate their 37th wedding anniversary and Gus’ retirement from the County of Orange. At the end of May this year, they will be going on a sevenday cruise to Alaska. Gus had his rebuilt ski boat out four times last summer and has the boat ready to hit the water again this summer when they get back from Alaska! At the end of April, Gus will have been retired 10 months and says that he has enjoyed every minute!

Gene Mapa, Jon Eaton, Joe Conway, Bob Reynolds Joe Conway hosted another crab feed this spring at his home in Bodega Bay. Joining Joe were Cal Maritime grads Gene Mapa ‘71, who recently retired as senior port engineer at Matson, Jon Eaton ‘70, a Matson retiree and chief engineer aboard Jeremiah O’Brien, and Bob Reynolds ‘69, who retired from Chevron.

John Norheim has returned to his days as a successful sailor. In 2010, he raced the 36’ Farr-designed sloop Sweet Okole in the Pac Cup from San Francisco to Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. She’s a spartan racing machine, with no head! 11 days with two on a watch, and they only jibed three times. It was a great trip, in that nothing broke, everyone stayed healthy and they finished first in class, ninth overall. John’s wife Wendy Tokuda has now emceed both the 2011 and 2012 Cal Maritime Gala events. For those who attended either of the Galas, you know that Wendy has picked up some sea stories from John. Great job, Wendy! Bill Randall is still living in Colorado while working in Pennsylvania from an apartment in West Virginia for an office in Ohio for a company in Texas that is building a new pipeline to Indiana! Bill says that “people around here have a lot of gas, don’t ’cha know?” After the completion of his first novel, “The Dangerous Dream,” in 2011, Paul Silver reports that he is now working on his second novel. Steve Worthy reports that he is now a cancer survivor and he is looking at the world entirely differently, in that every day is a gift. Steve and Roxanne are heading to Maui next week and still love their home in the desert of Arizona. Steve says that it reminds him of the engine room!

Construction, had done primarily residential and light commercial building, but has now been resurrected with two new projects. One is the largest his company has ever done. Bill reports that “when you threaten to retire, they chase you down.” He still enjoys riding motorcycles. The photo shown was taken on a recent ride in Morro Bay with Gail Wright, Steve Hillyard ’63 and Clemintine Jones. Bob Rogers attended the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II Basketball Tournament in Branson, Missouri to watch Cal Maritime men’s basketball play in their first national tournament. Bob hopes that more alumni will join him next year in Branson as CMA has a great basketball future! The team is reminiscent of the great CMA teams of the late 60’s with Kubli, Sunderland, and Worthy.

CLASS OF 1970 Class Scribe: Dennis Groat, Captain William J. Mahoney has been named vice chairman of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Merchant Marine Medical Advisory Committee by Secretary Napolitano.

CLASS OF 1984 Class Scribe: Jean Davis,

Freedom/Ocean Giant, Jean Rice-Davis who is sailing captain with CGG Veritas and their son, Beau Davis ’08 who is sailing 1AE ARC Resolve.

CLASS OF 1991 Jerry Anderson is married and sailing master. Niles Baker has moved ashore after 21 years at sea and is now working for Jeppesen as the senior manager of Marine Passage Planning for the OSI/ VVOS program in Alameda. Niles is married and has a daughter. Nick Christian is sailing chief mate and master. He lives in southern Oregon with his wife and two kids. Dave Cvitonovic is sailing master, lives in northern California with his wife and two kids. Kevin Garnier lives in Maui with his wife and two kids. He is sailing master. Greg Gretz is sailing chief mate and lives in northern California. Mike Grunninger is sailing master, lives in southern California, and has two kids. Manny Kelakios is sailing master and lives in southern California. Mike Lee is sailing chief mate, lives in northern California with his wife and two kids. Eliot Pat Ninburg is in Monrovia, Libera (West Africa) as captain on the MV Sifnos Sun. This experience will help him qualify for the Puget Sound Pilots. He is married, with two children.

Steve Hillyard, ‘63, Clemintine Jones, Gail and Bill Wright, ‘69

Brian, Jean and Beau Davis

Bill Wright retired a year ago, at least so he thought. His company, Wright

Pictured above are Brian Davis ’82 who is sailing chief engineer MV Ocean

Ron Radicali is sailing master, married and living in Texas.

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alumninews CLASS OF 1992

sailing master on product tankers for US Shipping.

he had his first federal court of appeals oral argument in the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. This past winter Ryan ran into Dylan Simon ’97 in New Orleans on Bourbon Street. Dylan is now a real estate attorney in Seattle.

CLASS OF 2008 Class Scribe: Leila Barangan,

Henderson and cadets Captain Rebecca Henderson works as a Columbia River Pilot and recently met up with some CMA cadets at the Women on the Water conference held at the Mass Maritime in October 2011. Pictured (L-R) are Cadet Heather Dean, Captain Rebecca Henderson Columbia River Pilots, Cadet Paula Tuziak, and Cadet Cassandra Smith.

CLASS OF 1996 Class Scribe: Kai Martin, Jake Robinson is sparking interest and enthusiasm for learning by engaging in ship-to-shore interactions between students in the Phoenix area and the scientists and drillers on board the JOIDES Resolution (JR). Jake became the second mate aboard the JR after working on an oil rig for two years.

CLASS OF 2002 Class Scribe: Sheila Maude-LaFleur,

Sheila and Gavin LaFleur Sheila (Maude) LaFleur welcomed her son Gavin William LaFleur into the world on October 14, 2011. She is enjoying spending time with him and her husband in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Eric Kearns is on his third deployment in CENTCOM onboard USS James E. Williams (DDG 95) as operations officer. He received a master’s degree in applied physics from the Monterey Post Graduate School in 2010. He and his wife Brenda now have two children.

CLASS OF 2005 Class Scribe: Eric Cooper, James Brown recently took a job as a harbor pilot with Jacobsen Pilot Services in Long Beach. James is married to Beth (Muehlhausen) Brown ‘04.

Nicholas Stanfield Loeffler married Miranda Louise Kirkland on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at the BR Cohn Winery in Sonoma Valley. Nick works for Crowley Maritime Corporation and the couple resides in Louisiana. Daniel Padilla recently switched companies from Cal Dive to Helix Energy Solutions. He is a 2nd Officer Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO). During a day off from the ship Daniel toured Dubai and decided to go skiing indoors with Piet Van Os, an old classmate and old co-worker. Daniel now works with the same company and in the same position as Clarisse Osegueda.

CLASS OF 2009 Class Scribe: Jo Swindel, Ryan Seron recently joined Flagship Management, LLC at the Pompano Beach, FL headquarters.

CLASS OF 2010 Class Scribe: Shireen Blau,

Hannah MacKrell Thomas MacKrell and his wife celebrated the birth of their daughter, Hannah Rose MacKrell August 16, 2011. Tom is


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Ryan Holte and Dylan Simon Ryan Holte is now an associate in the Atlanta office of Jones Day. On April 19

USCG Ensign Adrian Cushman is working as a law enforcement and anti-terrorism/ force protection officer. He was recently the lead officer in charge of boarding and seizing an unlawful fishing vessel off the coast of Japan, which was probably one of the largest seizures in Asia by the USCG.

Crossed the final bar CLASS OF 1941 Rodney Maynard Elden ’41 passed away on September 19, 2011. A one-time Academy’s Board of Governors, Rodney was in the naval reserve for five years before Pearl Harbor, and spent three years as chief engineer on oil tanker convoys to England and the South Pacific. After the war he joined Joshua Hendy Corporation and Hendy International Company where he was port engineer, superintendent, operations manager, and vice president. He retired in 1967 to open his consulting business, Rodney Elden Associates in New York City.

CLASS OF 1947 Stewart Tinsman, June ’47 passed away on February 6, 2012. After his wartime service, he served as a teacher and administrator in Santa Monica, CA. Early in his career, Tinsman played leadership roles in the American Space Program, including as assistant director and coordinator of international education programs for NASA. His international contributions included serving as the educational attaché to the US Delegation for UNESCO in Paris, as US representative to the education committee of the Organization for Economic and Community Development, director of international and territorial affairs, and director of international services for the US Department of Education.

CLASS OF 1943 Bernhard “Bernie” A. Ruth Jr., June ‘43 passed away on April 8, 2012. Bernie served as a Merchant Marine and Navy Reserve Officer during World War II. He retired from the Navy Reserve in 1971. In 1954, Bernie became Postmaster of Cutler, CA and served his community as Chief of the Cutler Volunteer Fire Department and as a member of the Cutler Water District. After 37 years of service, Bernie retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1991. He was active in the Kiwanis Club, Orosi Masonic Lodge, and his church.

CLASS OF 1949 Fred Lee Uhrich ’49 passed away on Apr 5, 2012. He served in World War II in the Navy on the USS O’Bannon, a destroyer that was highly decorated for action in the southern Pacific. After graduation from the Academy, he saw action in the Korean War. Following his military service, Uhrich served as an engineer in maintenance in coal and nuclear power plants around the country.

CLASS OF 1944 Kenneth R. Orcutt ’44 passed away on February 6, 2012. He worked for APL for 18 years. At age 25 he was assigned as their port captain in Hong Kong. While in his twenties, he sailed relief master, with a permanent assignment on the President Buchanan by age 32. After APL, he served as a Panama Canal pilot for six years and returned to sea in the mid 1960’s with Seatrain Lines, which was later absorbed by Matson Navigation Line. He retired in 1992 after 30 years as master. His last command was the MV RJ Pfeiffer, and after 48 years in the maritime industry, 45 years in the Naval Reserve, and a distinguished career as Matson’s longest-serving commodore, he retired.

CLASS OF 1950 While we do not have complete biographical information, we are sad to report that Herbert Paul Rosen ‘50 passed away on September 20, 2011. CLASS OF 1953 Allen Frank De Negri ’53 passed away on March 13, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Upon graduation in 1953, he served in the United States Navy attached to the Pacific Seventh Fleet as a division officer aboard the USS Los Angeles. He later served as an instructor at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. De Negri attended and graduated from Santa Clara University with an MBA in 1965 while he worked at Westinghouse in Sunnyvale, CA, a career that spanned 33 years. Donations in Al’s memory can be made to the California Maritime Academy c/o CMA Foundation, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590.

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McALLISTER’S PHILANTHROPIC LEGACY WILL LIVE ON (CLASS OF FEB. 1942) The Cal Maritime family is very sad to report the passing of Robert McAllister, who died at the age of 94 on January 28, 2012 in Fort Meyers, FL. After graduation, he immediately boarded the Matson luxury liner Lurline for a pair of Hawaiian voyages, transporting women, children and the elderly back to the U.S. mainland soon after Pearl Harbor. The ship was then refitted as a troop transport and he made several trips to Adelaide, Australia, carrying as many as 8,000 soldiers per voyage. With heightened wartime demand for skilled mariners, McAllister attained his captain’s license just two years

after graduating. He served on seven different Liberty ships — the workhorses of the war for moving men and material. He sailed throughout the Pacific and around the world. One of his voyages involved transporting food and munitions for the attack on Iwo Jima. McAllister served as a Panama Canal pilot from 1951 to 1975. Highlights of his career included piloting his first wartime ship, Lurline once again (then under Greek ownership as the Ellenis) and later the latest Cal Maritime TS Golden Bear during a Canal transit. After his retirement, Robert and his wife Edith moved to Florida. Upon his wife’s passing in 2001, McAllister established The Robert and Edith McAllister Endowment.

CLASS OF 1955 CDR Donald “Darl” Bloom ‘55 USN (Ret) passed away on March 2, 2011. After graduating from CMA, Bloom went onto enjoy an amazing 25-year career in the U.S. Navy as a naval aviator on active duty status. He was awarded decorations and medals that included a Meritorious Unit Commendation, Air Medal with Gold Star, National Defense Service Medal, and Vietnam Service Medal. After retiring from the U.S. Navy, he started Don’s Appliance Service in San Diego and finally took his civilian retirement in 1994. Paul T. Douglass ’55 passed away on March 27, 2012. Paul married his childhood sweetheart Shirley Hansen and spent two years in the Navy, stationed in Korea and Japan, before returning to San Francisco to begin a career at Matson Navigation Company. Paul retired from Matson after serving more than 43 years


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His initial gift of $800,000 has been supplemented with additional contributions pushing his total giving to over $1 million which makes him the largest single private donor to the Academy to date. Prior to his death, he advised the school that a final bequest will come to the University upon his passing. “I was fortunate in many ways,” he said during a 2009 interview. “I worked in a field I loved and I invested with a long-term perspective. It just seemed natural to give back to the school that did so much to help me start my long career as a captain and pilot. I hope in future years today’s students will give back to the school so another generation of cadets will have the chance to complete their education as I did.”

as a district manager in Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, and Kauai. Paul’s love for Hawaii was reflected in his decades of service to the community through Rotary International, the Kauai Chamber of Commerce, and the Kauai chapters of the Red Cross, the American Cancer Society, and the Humane Society. CLASS OF 1956 James E.M. Coleman ‘56 passed away on July 7, 2012. Jim was a Navy Department program manager who retired from the Navy Reserve at the rank of captain. Captain Coleman spent about 30 years with the Navy Department, early on as program engineer for Polaris-class submarines. He retired in 2000 from Naval Sea Systems Command as program manager of the submarine maintenance and material management office. He was awarded the Navy Meritorious Civilian

Service Award and was a founding member of a Navy environmental protection program. In retirement, he became a technical adviser to the Navy’s Virginia class submarine research and development program. CLASS OF 1958 Harry Brownson ’58 passed away in late February. Harry was a member of a small group of classmates who distinguished themselves as leaders from the get-go. After graduation he served in the Navy, then returned to his first love, the maritime industry. His entrepreneurial spirit led to the establishment of his own company dealing with our old friends hydraulics, valves and piping. CLASS OF 1959 While we do not have complete biographical information, we are sad to report that Stuart Sall ‘59 passed away on January 26, 2012. CLASS OF 1964 Eric P. Gully ‘64 passed away on May 2, 2012 after a battle with cancer. Immediately after graduating from the Academy he went to work for Bechtel, traveling and living abroad extensively until 1999, when he retired and moved to Australia. He traveled extensively throughout his life and lived in many exotic locales including Spain, Egypt and Australia. CLASS OF 1965 While we do not have complete biographical information, we are sad to report that Al Young ‘65 passed away on November 26, 2011. Paul Keith (Andy) Anderson ‘65 passed away on November 26, 2011. He was a retired United States Coast Guard commander, retired Sausalito Harbor master, retired employee of the City of Alameda Public Works Department and substitute teacher with the Alameda Unified School District. He was an avid golfer, a member of the Alameda Elks Club, and enjoyed traveling the world.

CLASS OF 1988 Gary Schaffer ’88 passed away on November 9, 2011 after a long battle with colon cancer. His distinguished career as a marine engineer spanned more than 25 years. Since 1994, Schaffer has worked closely with Foss Maritime and was a key contributor to numerous projects that have helped Foss achieve their goal of reducing their impact on the environment. One of Schaffer’s proudest accomplishments was the instrumental role he played in bringing the world’s first hybrid tug, Foss’ Carolyn Dorothy, into service. CLASS OF 2011 Jeffrey Allen Petersen ’11 passed away on March 16, 2012. He was employed as a lighting technician in the movie industry and as a long-distance trucker, but his love of sailing and marine wildlife brought him back to the ocean. The connection between the import vessels he sailed and his experience in the trucking industry resulted in his pursuit and completion of his degree in business administration at Cal Maritime. DEPARTED FACULTY MEMBER Howard Andrew Thor, Ph.D. passed away on October 9, 2011. He graduated from Berkeley High School in 1941 and entered UC Berkeley. After the U.S. entered World War II, he suspended his studies to work in the Point Richmond Ship Yards. In April of 1943, he joined the Merchant Marine Navy Reserve and entered the Kings Point Alameda training facility. Thor was deployed transporting fuel in the Pacific. After the war, he resumed studies at Cal and earned a Ph.D. in economics and then attended school in the evening to earn an engineering degree from Heald College. Thor started teaching at the California Maritime Academy in 1963 and retired in 1983.

SUBMITTING INFORMATION: Send information about the passing of a Cal Maritime graduate to Photos should be sent as .jpg files at the highest possible resolution. Hard copies of newspaper clippings, photos or other materials can be sent to: Office of Alumni Affairs, The California Maritime Academy, 200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo, CA 94590.

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quickpics of West Sacramento; Michael (Left to right) Amy Cameron, Port and Port Commissioner; or ervis McGowan, Yolo County Sup Bear Captain Harry Bolton ‘78; President Eisenhardt; TS Golden of West Sacramento or May n, and Christopher Cabaldo

(Left to right) Cadet Kelly Stephen s ‘12; A. Robert Linscheid, CSU Trustee Chair; and Shellsea Stoughton ‘12

Cadet Heather Dean ‘13 with (left to right) aunt Diana Manners and mom Ynez Fritch

Cadet Chaz West ‘13; Cadet Shellsea Stoughton, ‘12; John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California Assembly and Ex Officio CSU Trustee; and Sean Connelly ‘11

▲ (Back row left to right) Gina Domenici, Anthony Domenici ‘95, Joe Dillingham ‘99, and Bennaé Dillingham. (Front row left to right) Sean Dillingham and Alyssa Dillingham

President Ken Passé ‘69, Harry Auld ‘68, Alumni Association Jim Stillman ‘68 and , man Pam Stillman-Auld, Kris Still

(Left to right) West Sacramento Police Chief Dan Drummond and Kurt Lohide, Cal Maritime’s Vice President for Administration and Finance


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President Bill Eisenhardt; Senator Alan Lowenthal; and John A. Pérez, Speaker of the California Assembly and Ex Officio CSU Trustee

Port of West Sacramento Captain’s Reception The first port of call of the Training Ship Golden Bear’s two-month training cruise this summer was the Port of West Sacramento. This was the first time in more than 15 years that the ship visited the Sacramento area. To celebrate its arrival, the Port of West Sacramento held a Community Day on April 29, that included special displays and tours of the training ship. More than 600 visitors came out to welcome the Golden Bear and its 350 cadets, officers and crew onboard and to take tours. In addition, on Monday, April 30, a special reception was held onboard for Sacramento area alumni, parents, friends, port and city officials, and legislators. It was the largest ship reception in recent history onboard the Golden Bear, with nearly 400 people in attendance.

▲ Palin Wycoff, Assistant Commandant, Cal Maritime; Garret Ashley, CSU Vice Chancellor of University Relations & Advancement; Padget Hauck; and CSU Trustee William Hauck

Christian Christiansen ‘89, TS Golden Bear Captain Harry Bolton ‘78, and Jennifer Porter ‘95

(Left to right) Jody Kobayashi, Cadet Mitchell Kobayashi ‘15, and Linda Kobayashi

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eventcalendar 2012 June 25

Captain’s Reception onboard the TS Golden Bear Port of Los Angeles (Berth 87-90) Visit to register

Aug. 11

Summertime at the Maritime Concert: House of Floyd Rizza Auditorium. Picnic on lawn 5-7 p.m. (food, beverages for sale). Opening act 7 p.m.; Headliner 8 p.m. $10/person. More info: (707) 654-1550

CMA PRIDE Shop the CAL MARITIME BOOKSTORE for the best selection of CMA gear.

Aug. 23-26 New Student orientation Aug. 27

Fall 2012 instruction begins

Sept. 10

Cal Maritime Golf Classic at Green Valley Country Club Visit for details

Oct. 5-7

Homecoming Weekend 2012 at Cal Maritime campus Visit for details

Oct. 7

Day on the Bay

San Francisco Bay onboard the TS Golden Bear Visit for details

Oct. 18

October Career and Community Partners Expo Cal Maritime Quad. 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Contact: Career Development at (707) 654-1071

Nov. 12

Veterans Day holiday

Nov. 13

Preview Day for prospective students and families Contact: Admissions at (707) 654-1330

Nov. 19–23 Thanksgiving break Nov. 30

Application deadline for Fall 2013

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Cal Maritime Magazine - Summer 2012  

Cal Maritime is published by the Office of University Advancement for alumni, parents, and friends of The California Maritime Academy.

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