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IMB seniors John Gallagher, Ian Underwood and Justin Vieira.
Here's a brief selection of some of our students' many activities and accomplishments.

2015: CONECT Scholarships for IMB cadets are a cause to celebrate our top achievers in the program. Click here for the full story.
June 2015: Some celebrations of 2014: IMB seniors John Gallagher, Ian Underwood and Justin Vieira presented their paper at the IAMU conference in Tasmania and won one of the top three slots in the student competition.
May 2015: Mr. Brian Harrington, EVP and Chief Marketing officer of Zipcar provides a very interesting lecture on Organization Management to the students of the IMB program on May 22, 2015.
May 2015: In the ethos of benefiting from educational partnerships with organizations such as the USCG, our IMB cadets attended attended a tour of Sector Southeastern New England to learn about the practical aspects of their Regulatory Compliance in International Maritime Business course. The tour was run by LTJG Cropley and CDR Mike Fazio, the Deputy Staff Judge Advocate of the District.
May 2015: Welcome Aboard IMB students! Cadets who are admitted to the Massachusetts Maritime Academy go through various paces to gain admission and that on its own is a great accomplishment.  Cadets who have chosen to be part of the International Maritime Business Unit (IMB) were welcomed in a special way during this year's 'Welcome Aboard,' event held on 16 May 2015. The cadets were introduced to some IMB Faculty, freshmen, upper classmen and IMB Rates. They were able to hear more about the business program from the perspectives of all who make the IMB department great. There were also cadet alumni who drove from various States to give perspective, advice and guidance to the new class before their studies commence. The alumni shared insight on making the best of the program. They also shared insight on opportunities available after graduation. Most importantly they left the new cadets with an important question to ask themselves and that is: 'What do I want out of this major and the MMA IMB experience?' The Alumni who gave presentations were, Alexander D. Merz, Diana Carbol and Robert Bancroft.
May 2015: Every year, the Massachusetts Maritime Academy holds a Hello and Goodbye party as a send-off for senior graduating cadets of the Interational Maritime Business Unit (IMB). This year was no different. On 12 May 2015, an afternoon off song, dance, wonderful Indian cuisine and delicious deserts was enjoyed by the campus, hosted by the IMB department. This year, the party celebrated incoming Business major Rates and also held an awards ceremony for best performing cadets in the program. This year, the event was particularly special because it was an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the legacies of retiring members of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Prof. Charlie Norz who has been with the Academy for 16 years and Admiral R. Gurnon, the President of the Massachusetts Maritime Academy
April 2015: Capt. Christian Volkle, MMA’81, Operations and Regulatory Compliance Manager, APL Maritime, visited the IMB Department and delivered an excellent presentation on APL Maritime and career opportunities at the Kurz IMB Center at 12:30 PM on Thursday, 4/23. APL Maritime has been a strong supporter of the IMB Program at MMA.
June 2014: Matthew Durette '04 is awarded outstanding IMB graduate at awards luncheon at MMA birthday on June 11. Matt is a Charter at Scorpio USA, which owns and/or operates a fleet of modern product tankers.

June 2014: IMB Hello and Goodbye party held on June 3 aboard T/S Kennedy. This is an opportunity for us to greet freshman coming into the major, seniors headed off to their new careers, acknowledge accomplishments, enjoy cadet and faculty performances, and indulge in a tremendous spread of Indian food prepared by Prof. Bani Ghosh, chair of the IMB department.

June 2014: Cadets from MMA and exchange cadets from Dalian and Shanghai Maritime Academy and faculty and staff from around campus spend the afternoon of 4 June in the fantail at a Chinese immersion cultural event that was themed Spring Festival and traditional Chinese Wedding. Student performances, games, and activities were enjoyed by all - and a selection of traditional chinese food was also shared.

April 2014: Angela Chao of Foremost Group addresses IMB cadet. Summary written by Cadet John Gallagher '15. READ MOVE>>>

April 2014: Cadets Raquel Salas '14 and Michaela Garrity '14 are awarded scholarships by the Coalition of New England Companies for Trade (CONECT). SEE VIDEO at bottom of page>>>

April 2014: Students attend CMA conference

March 2014: IMB students Michaela Garrity '14, Jacob Soifert '14, and Hannah Jette '14 attend APL senior management meeting in Baltimore, MD after serving as interns at the shipping company. READ MORE>>>

March 2014: IMB student Courtney Collins '16 attends Women's International Shipping and Trade Association (WITSA) luncheon.

March 2014: Our students (including most of the Class of 2014 and our Chinese exchange students from Dalian and Shanghai) attend the Connecticut Maritime Association annual shipping conference and trade show in Stamford, Connecticut. IMB student John Gallagher '15 reflects on his experience.

March 2014: IMB student Diana Kurek '14 translates internship at Charles R. Weber into job.

February 2014: IMB graduate Jack Gomes '12 shares his thoughts on life after MMA.

October 2013: IMB students Andrew Barbato '14, Kelsie Brien '14, and Diana Kurek '14 presented a paper on the viability of transhipment at the International Association of Maritime Universities in Constanta, Romania. IAMU Chair, Prof. Cornel Panait and IAMU Executive Secretary, Takeshi Nakazawa (center) presented them with best presentation award.

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