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POD - SP2014-43  APRIL 24, 2014   ACTIONS ITEMS:

ASDO:                  0800-1500            LCDR PAGE                         1500-0800            LCDR PINERO



The doors leading out of the mailroom, the CO2/CO4 connector, and elevator area into the North courtyard are only to be used as emergency egress in the event of a fire alarm activation or any other emergency situation until construction in the area is complete.




ATTENTION 2/C MENG & MTRA:   The 2/C Firefighting Practical’s are scheduled for 24, 29, 30 April and 1 & 13 May.  Emails for your registered date are being sent out to you.  There will be no changes made to your registered date.   Remember, you must complete the lecture, practical and test to receive full credit for 2/C Firefighting.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, Kongsberg Maritime, Inc, 1800 in ABS 104
Mr. William Westmoreland will discuss the Dynamic Positioning Industry and answer questions on how to begin a career path in that industry.

Thursday, April 24, 2014, Crowley Marine, 1900 in Blinn Hall
Mr. Jenny Terpenning, Marine Recruiter will give a presentation to MENG and MTRA Cadets.  They are recruiting for Towing Mates and Tugboat Engineers  Must attend presentation to be granted an interview.


Friday, April 25, 2014, Crowley Marine Interviews, 0800-1700 in ABS Constitution Room
Cadets must attend the presentation in order to be granted an interview.


FAME is offering 4, $1000.00 Scholarships this year.  Applications will be available in the FAME Library on 2nd floor of the Harrington Building starting Monday, 14 April.  All applications should be filled out completely and return to LCDR Hibbert in room C210A no later than Friday, 16 May at 1600.



  • Financial Aid Deadline is May 1st.  Students must file the FAFSA at as well as submit the bright blue MMA financial aid application which was mailed home in February.  If you don't have the blue form, you can pick one up in the Financial Aid Office in Blinn Hall.
  •  MMA on-line scholarship application is now available at www.maritime/scholarships.  Deadline to apply for over 100 internal scholarships is May 1st.
  • Rising 2C and 1C MTRA and MENG cadets with at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA are encouraged to apply for the Christopher Blair Erickson Scholarship.  Applications were emailed to all cadets the first week of April and can also be picked up in the Financial Aid Office.  Deadline to apply:  May 1st.


Build Your Resume/Volunteer Opportunities:

·        Open House, Saturday May 3rd - contact your company TRA or TRO to sign up!

·        Welcome Aboard Class of 2018, 17 May.  Contact your company TRA, TRO, or Ms. Eaton in the admissions office at

Attention Engineers – CMPT sponsored 16 Hour TIG Welding Class, Wednesday, April 30, May 7, May 14 & May 21 from 1700-2100.  Register at the Center for Maritime and Professional Training in Bresnahan Hall or online via web adviser, course #CE-SG403C. Prerequisite:  completion of Machine Tool Technology.   The cost is $450 and includes all materials. 

ATTENTION ALL 1/C, 2/C AND 3/C MENG & MTRA:  Medical Certificates (Fit for Duty) are being issued by the National Maritime Center and sent to your address of record if you applied for a Merchant Mariner Credential or  for your License.  Please bring your Medical Certificate in to the STCW/Licensing office of CDR Huhnke where it can recorded and maintained for your shipping and licensing purposes.  The certificate is a USCG requirement for anyone planning to commercial ship.  CDR Huhnke is creating a list of students that have not received the certificate

1/C MTRA CADETS ONLY: REMINDER for Graduation:   You must submit your GMDSS Radio Operators License or Proof of Passing, Flashing Light by Monday, 02 June.    If you complete your REQUIREMENTS after June 21, 2014, you will have to re-validate your FL

ATTENTION ALL 1/C Cadets:  Completion of 7 semesters of Maintenance is a graduation requirement. If you have any questions regarding your recorded hours – see Ms. Nancy McGinn on the TS Kennedy or email  Everyone must complete 7 semesters, including bump-ups, prior to graduation.  

All 4/C Cadets need to complete Emergency Response Procedure Training in Blackboard.  It is course #EM-1000-03-2014SP.

Cadet/Faculty and staff swim is on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 4pm-5:30pm

Summer Employment:

·         Work for the deck department on the KENNEDY--contact Chief Mate Ford

·         Marine Department, please stop by and see Mr. Walter Yohai in the Boat House.

·         MMA Division of Marine Operations is once again seeking cadet employment to provide marina docking attendants at Spectacle Island Marina - one of the Boston Harbor Islands.  Employment will include appropriate uniforms and transportation to/from the island and a 32-hour per week employment contract is expected but flexible hours can be arranged.  Applicants for possible employment must be in good academic and regimental standing.  Cadets interested should register interest with Mrs. Annie Hammerle, Marine Operations Division, 1st floor, Harrington Bldg. 

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