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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Suny Maritime College News

Morton S. Bouchard (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Company)

SUNY Maritime to Honor Mort Bouchard

The State University of New York Maritime College will confer the honorary degree of doctor of science degree on Morton S. Bouchard III, the president and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., during winter 2016 commencement exercises Friday, January 29. Mort Bouchard is his family's fourth generation to manage Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., the largest privately owned ocean-going petroleum barge company in the United States. Bouchard Transportation operates on the East and Gulf coasts of the United States and in the Caribbean.

President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Cappeto at the Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

SUNY Maritime Honors Bouchard's CEO

President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Morton S. Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc., President and CEO Morton S. Bouchard III was honored at Maritime College’s Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner for his continued support of the College and its students. In recognition of the occasion, Mr. Bouchard announced plans for the construction of an on-campus dormitory to house visitors to the Bouchard Transportation Company…

President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation, Morton S. Bouchard III accepts the Admiral’s Award from Maritime College Interim President Dr. Michael A. Cappeto at the Annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Scholarship Dinner Raises $700k for SUNY Maritime

The State University of New York Maritime College honored two industry leaders at its annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner last week, with more than 500 alumni, industry partners, friends, students, faculty and staff in attendance on the Maritime College campus. The sold-out event raised more than $700,000 for student scholarships; a record amount. The College honored Richard A. Angerame, Class of 1973, President and CEO of utiliVisor, and Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc.

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis

Alfultis Appointed President of SUNY Maritime

Dr. Michael A. Alfultis, a retired U.S. Coast Guard captain, and the director and chief administrative officer of the University of Connecticut’s Avery Point campus, has been named as the next president of the SUNY Maritime College. Dr. Alfultis’ appointment was affirmed today by the SUNY Board of Trustees who met in Buffalo. He will begin his Maritime presidential duties on Monday, July 14. With more than 20 years of undergraduate teaching experience and 13 years of progressive academic administrative responsibility at both military and civilian institutions of higher education…

Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, USMS, President, SUNY Maritime College (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

Transportation Secretary Honors SUNY Maritime President

On Wednesday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m., U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood will present the Merchant Marine Medal for Outstanding Achievement to Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter, USMS, President, SUNY Maritime College for her support of relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy. The medal presentation and will take place as part of the 80th annual observance of National Maritime Day, a day honoring the men and women of the U.S. maritime industry for their vital contributions to the nation. www.dot.gov  

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SUNY Maritime Ships Sets Sail

The Empire State VI, ’s training ship departed today on schedule on its annual training cruise to .  Students will complete on-board training that will qualify them for US Coast Guard issued Deck and Engine licenses.  More than 400 students, as well as over 100 faculty, staff and crew are on-board. The ship is scheduled to return to the SUNY Maritime College Pier on August 6, 2011.

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SUNY Maritime among Top Institutions for ROI

Graduates from SUNY Maritime College receive among the highest return on investment on their degrees in the country. In its annual report of best value colleges, PayScale ranked SUNY Maritime College as the top public institution for return on investment and third nationally, tied with Harvey Mudd College and following California Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The college also came in first among public institutions and fifth nationally according to a similar ranking by CNN Money, after MIT, Cal Tech, Harvey Mudd and Stanford University.

NYSED Awards SUNY Maritime $1.8 Million

The SUNY Maritime College announce that it has been awarded $1.8 million in grants from the New York State Education Department (NYSED)as part of the federally funded 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. The College will receive two grants over the course of three years (2013-2015), to deliver after-school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) enrichment programs in two high schools in the Bronx: Banana Kelly and Jane Addams High School for Academic Careers. Only 125 grants were awarded in New York State and SUNY Maritime received two of them.

Maritime Cadets tour the plant (Photo: SUNY Maritime)

Wärtsilä Hosts Student Training Ship from SUNY Maritime

Wärtsilä hosted the State University of New York, Maritime College and its Cadets on board the College’s training ship, the Empire State VI during their mid-July visit to Trieste, Italy. The students were part of the second term of the annual 2013 Summer Sea Team. The ship’s visit to the historic city was no ordinary port call. Upon arrival of the ship in Trieste’s harbor, leaders from Wärtsilä  welcomed the group of close to 600, including Maritime Cadets, a contingent of Cadets from Maine and Texas Maritime Academies, faculty, crew and SUNY Maritime College President, RADM Wendi B.

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SUNY Maritime Ranked a Top Northeastern College

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College has been named a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review for an eighth successive year, as announced by the publishers last week. Maritime College is one of 226 colleges and universities from an 11-state region that The Princeton Review recommends to college applicants in its 2015 print and online editions. “Maritime’s selection as a Best Northeastern College by The Princeton Review is particularly rewarding because it is a student-based honor.

Wärtsilä Donates Engine to SUNY Maritime College

Wärtsilä to donate diesel engine and equipment to SUNY Maritime College Engineering Department; Donation valued at $1 million. Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, will donate the main components of a hybrid diesel propulsion system to the Engineering Department at State University of New York Maritime College. The unveiling ceremony on October 12, 2011 serves as the official dedication and opening of the Wärtsilä Lab, housed in Marvin Tode Hall, science and engineering building on the SUNY Maritime campus, the Bronx, New York City.

Christopher J. Wiernicki (Photo: ABS)

ABS’ Wiernicki Addresses SUNY Maritime Grads

ABS Chairman, President and CEO Christopher J. Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO of ABS, addressed State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College graduates, their families, faculty members and guests at the college’s commencement ceremony on May 6. “I am honored to share real leadership lessons that these bright graduates may apply beyond the boardroom,” Wiernicki said at the ceremony, which saw approximately 300 students graduate inside Fort Schuyler. “Success in life and leadership go hand-in-hand.

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SUNY Maritime Ranked a Top College

SUNY Maritime College has been ranked by a national think tank as the top public college in the nation in graduate earnings, and for providing the highest value-added in mid-career earnings. A recent study by the Brookings Institution found that SUNY Maritime College graduates earned, on average, more than $121,000 a year in the decade following the completion of their degrees, more than their counterparts at national institutions such as Harvard and Yale. Maritime College grads also realized a value-added 42 percentage…

SUNY Maritime Seeks Bidders for Water Barge

SUNY Maritime College is requesting sealed bids from bidders to purchase a Water Barge named the SUNY No. 1 (a/k/a/ EX-Water Barge No. 42) in its current “as-is, where-is” condition at its current mooring. The minimum bid price for the  sale of this Water Barge is $25,000. The Water Barge is located at Olivet Pier - SUNY Maritime College - 6 Pennyfield Avenue - Bronx, NY 10465. Bidders who would like to receive the Notice of Sale should email their information (name, e-mail, address, phone, fax, etc.) to jrodriguez@sunymaritime.edu .

SUNY Hosting Free Shipping Symposium

SUNY Maritime College Presents The Annual 2012 Groundhog Day Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping Symposium. At 10:00 am,    "Cuba Oil Drilling - U.S. Contingency Planning  to respond to a pollution release impacting U.S  Waters"  will  be the topic of  a talk by Captain Francis (“Stash”) Pelkowski, USCG  and Assistant Professor, Global Business &  Transportation, SUNY Maritime College. James Maloney, Esq., SUNY Maritime graduate and maritime attorney will tackle the topic of  "Controversial Issues of Marine Insurance,” at 10:45 am.

SUNY Maritime's 7th Annual Groundhog Day

Global Business and Transportation Department’s Cutting Edge Issues in Shipping Conference. It was a good day for New York City’s most famous groundhog, Staten Island Chuck. Groundhog Day, 2012 proved to be an even better day for the more than 150 men and women from the international shipping community, along with hundreds of SUNY Maritime College students, who  attended the 2012 SUNY Maritime College Cutting-Edge Issues in Shipping held on the SUNY Maritime College campus in Throggs Neck, the Bronx, New York City.

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US, Panama Maritime Schools Partner

SUNY Maritime College said it has expanded its global reach by signing a memorandum of agreement with the International Maritime University of Panama, paving the way for further cooperation between the two institutions, including student and faculty exchange programs, collaborative research ventures and cooperative educational programs in a variety of areas including marine transportation and logistics, marine engineering, marine sciences and naval architecture. “Maritime College graduates enter a global industry,” said Dr.

SUNY Maritime students get an up-close view of the assembly of an 18-cylinder Wärtsilä 50 diesel engine during their visit to Trieste, Italy. Photo Wartsila

Wärtsilä Welcomes Cadets of SUNY Maritime Training Ship

Wärtsilä welcomed cadets from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College to its Trieste factory during the school's summer sea term Italian port stop in June. The students use the summer sea term to gain practical experience on board the SUNY Maritime training ship, the Empire State VI. Upon arrival in Trieste, the Wärtsilä Italy management team welcomed the group of close to 600, which in addition to the cadets, included the crew, faculty from SUNY Maritime College, as well as its president, Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis.

Pictured in the photo (Left to Right): Aimee Bernstein, VP University Relations, SUNY, Maritime College, Amy Reynolds, Manager, Communications & Branding, USA, Wärtsilä, Michelle Romero, Market Development Manager-Americas, Wärtsilä, Frank Donnelly, Managing Director, Wärtsilä North America, Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York, Jukka Pietikäinen, Consul General of Finland in New York, RADM Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.), SUNY, Maritime College, Kevin Pleiss, General Manager,

Wärtsilä Inducted into SUNY Chancellor’s Society

Marine industry solutions and services provider Wärtsilä was honored at the State University of New York (SUNY) Chancellor’s Society on October 28 in downtown New York. The event, hosted by SUNY Chancellor, Nancy Zimpher, was arranged to formally recognize top donors of the 64-campus SUNY network; the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. In recognition of the strong partnership between Wärtsilä and the State University of New York, Maritime College, the University nominated Wärtsilä to be inducted as a ‘2013 Transformer’ of the Chancellor’s Society.

SUNY Maritime to Host STEM Academy for City Schools

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College’s fourth annual STEM Academy, which runs July 27 to 31 in Throggs Neck, will provide inner city high school students with a five-day, practical, hands-on program intended to increase student participation and achievement in the STEM disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The STEM Academy is open to students attending maritime themed high schools and will build upon the schools’ curriculum. Along with an emphasis on STEM disciplines…

left to right: Jim Lawrence, chairman, Marine Money; Tom Crowley; and RADM Wendi B. Carpenter, USN, (Ret.), President, SUNY Maritime College.

Crowley Honored for Charitable Efforts

Crowley Maritime Honored with Award for Charitable Efforts from SUNY Maritime College; Award Recognizes Crowley’s Continued Commitment to Education. Crowley Maritime Corporation was recently honored for its charitable efforts with an award from the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College that recognized the company’s continued dedication to supporting SUNY students with scholarships, internship programs and career opportunities through the years. Crowley President, Chairman and CEO Tom Crowley Jr. accepted the award from SUNY Maritime College President Rear Admiral Wendi B.

Photo courtesy of SUNY Maritime

SUNY Maritime Among 'Best Bang for the Buck' Colleges

SUNY Maritime College has been named one of the best colleges for its price by Washington Monthly. SUNY Maritime placed in the top 30 schools in the Northeast. It was the top State University of New York institution on the list. It is also the highest on the list SUNY Maritime has ever been. The 2016 rankings are based on the data contained in the federal government’s College Scorecard, including earnings 10 years after graduations, loan repayment rates and the number of first-generation students.

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SUNY Maritime Among Best Northern Schools

SUNY Maritime College is once again among the best universities in the North, according to U.S. News & World Report. The rankings put SUNY Maritime among the top 10 in the State University of New York system and among the top two state maritime academies in the region. The college was also included on U.S. News’ best universities in the region for veterans. “As the oldest and largest maritime academy in the nation, we have been committed to providing the best education possible for our students for more than 140 years,” said Rohan Howell, dean of admissions.

Dr. James S.C. Chao Photo courtesy SUNY Maritime College

SUNY Maritime to Honor Dr. James Chao

On Tuesday, May 1, SUNY Maritime College will honor Foremost Group Founder and Honorary Chairman Dr. James S.C. Chao, Foremost Group Chairman and CEO Angela Chao, and Turner Construction Vice President and senior operations manager Joseph Byrne at its annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner in Throggs Neck, New York. The event, launched in 2003, honors supporters of the college and its mission to educate and train maritime professionals. Every year, SUNY Maritime College hosts its…

Maritime College to Honor Angerame, Bouchard

The State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College said it will honor two industry leaders at its annual Admiral’s Scholarship Dinner on Tuesday, May 6. The dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Vander Clute Hall on the SUNY Maritime College campus. All tables to the event are sold out. At the event, the College will honor Richard A. Angerame, Class of 1973, President and CEO of utiliVisor, and Morton S. Bouchard III, President and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc. for their generous and continued support of the College and its students.

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US Training Ship to Aid Puerto Rico Recovery

More than 400 SUNY Maritime College students and others this summer will spend three days assisting ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in San Juan, Puerto Rico, during the college’s annual summer sea term onboard Training Ship Empire State VI. The ship will leave the college campus, bound for San Juan, on May 7.The voyage to Puerto Rico is the first stop on the college’s annual summer sea term, which gives students the hands-on education and training they need to sail onboard commercial vessels after graduation.