Constitution Day

Constitution Day

Join us for Constitution Day on Tuesday, September 17, from 1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. in the MAC Multipurpose Room. This educational event includes exhibits, presentations and panel discussions. Refreshments will be provided. Faculty, staff and students are welcome. Access the Constitution Libguide here.




12-1:30 pm         MAC Atrium
Student Poster Session Competition with prizes- Judges: Professors Markoe and Tassinari
Library Exhibit and display of materials related to Women’s Suffrage, duration of the program
Board of Elections Voter Registration drive – duration of the program
League of Women Voters – exhibit of archived materials related to suffrage, duration of the program
Exhibition panels on Women’s Suffrage from the New York Society Library, duration of the program

1:30 - 2 pm       MAC Multi-Purpose Room
Presentation of the Colors- Regiment’s Color Guard
National Anthem- sung by Andrew Danko
Memorial to Maritime Students who perished on 9/11 – Richard Klares ’63 and John Swaine ‘86
Memorial to former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens

Welcoming remarks, RADM Michael Alfultis, President, SUNY Maritime College
Remarks from State Senator Alessandra Biaggi 
Remarks from Maritime Provost and VP of Academic Affairs Dr.  Joseph Hoffman
Remarks from Valerie Vazquez-Diaz, Director of Communications/Public Relations, Board of Elections 
Remarks from Co-Presidents Catherine Gray and Ruth Altman, League of Women Voters

2:00 – 2:10 pm        
Remarks from Judge John Ingram on the 19th Amendment

2:10 – 2:30 pm         
Skype with CBS Legal Analyst and University of Baltimore Law School Professor Kimberly Wehle, author of "How to Read the Constitution-and Why?" and her forthcoming book, "What You Need to Know About the Right to Vote-and Why?"

2:30 - 3:00 pm               
PowerPoint Presentation by Nicole Scholet, Co-Founder of the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society on “Eliza Schuyler Hamilton and the Development of the US Constitution - A Woman’s Perspective”

3:00 – 3:30 pm         Keynote Presentation
Hon. Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals on the Suffragette Movement and Its Impact on Women in New York

3:30 – 3:45 pm         
Remarks from distinguished Maritime College women alumnae: Jennifer Barnes-Hayes ’80, President, SUNY Maritime College Alumni Association; Marjorie Murtagh Cooke, ’74; and Bethan Rooney, ’91

3:45 – 4:10 pm         
Skype with Rebecca Boggs Roberts, author of "Suffragists in Washington, DC - The 1913 Parade and the Fight for the Vote"

4:10 – 4:30 pm        
Skype with Corinne Porter, Curator, National Archives exhibit on Women’s Suffrage, Rightfully Hers

4:30 - 5:00 pm
Constitution Trivia Contest with Faculty, Students and Staff

5:00 pm                          
Concluding Remarks by Austin Ford, SGA President; and Gabriella Franco, Pre-Law Club President

Reception in the MAC Atrium with music by the Maritime Regiment Band