For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Chief Engineers Log
While he was President of Massachusetts Maritime Academy, the late RADM Maurice J. Bresnahan, Jr. USN (Ret.) '59 proposed that MMA graduates who had attained a USCG Chief Engineer license be recognized on campus. In response, a small group of Chief Engineers - Dennis Doherty ‘60, Gus Bourneuf ’61, and Gus Forand ’65 along with Academy staffers CAPT Brad Lima ’74 and CDR George Gillis ’64 - moved this project forward. Today, the Chief Engineers Log proudly hangs in “Engineer’s Alley” on the first floor of Bresnahan Hall.
The committee’s first initiative helped secure over $25,000 in donations towards procuring three single phase, 120 volt reversible-motor controllers for the T.S. Kennedy’s Motor Control Lab. As direct beneficiaries of the generosity of those whose names appear on the Chief Engineers Log, Engineering cadets learn proper electrical safety as well as wiring systems in the Control Lab.
We encourage MMA’s Chief Engineer alumni to join us in continuing this initiative and pass the information along to shipmates and classmates that are Chief Engineers.
All Massachusetts Maritime Academy graduates whose license read CHIEF ENGINEER.
Founding Members - Dennis Doherty ‘60; Gus Bourneuf ’61; Oscar “Gus” Forand ’65
|Everett S. Ransom||1898||Dennis G. Doherty||1960||Richard L. McAndrew||1976|
|Thomas E. O'Donovan||1926||Ralph O. Hill||1960||J. Brian Shepard, Sr.||1979|
|James D. Crosby||1931||Lawrence J. Ward||1961||Joseph P. Collins||1979|
|James M. Murray||1935||Gus Bourneuf Jr.||1961||Todd Hibbert||1981|
|William H. Hemmerly||1936||Ernest S. Dewis||1962||Robert Shaughnessy||1981|
|Anthony B. L'Esperance||1942||William J. Butler, Jr.||1963||John J. Strazzulla||1982|
|George E. Murphy||1943||John E. Miller, Jr.||1964||Brian William Riley||1982|
|Frederick H.G. Wright||1943||Oscar "Gus" Forand||1965||Andrew W. Hayden||1984|
|John J. Ventola||1944||Richard M. Mushet||1966||Michael S. Tinkel||1985|
|William F. Hefner||1945||William Henry Campbell||1967||Richard Whittemore||1990|
|John A. Culver USN (Ret)||1947||Daniel E. Doherty||1967||Jeremy Lisle Malcolm||1992|
|Charles M. Dallas||1947||William P. Laffan||1970||Marisol A. Chalas||1996|
|Thomas F. Nicholson||1950||Mark V. O'Donnell||1974||Kevin F. McCollem||2002|
|William "Max" Brady||1951||Thomas L. Stanton||1974||Joe DeMelin||2004|
|Donald E. Kadlac||1959||Thomas A. St.Pierre||1975|
|Lawrence Jacobanis||1960||William C. Van Wormer||1976|