Connecticut Maritime Association (CMA) Shipping Conference

March 21-23, 2023

Join the Fort Schuyler community at this year’s CMA Shipping Conference at the Stamford Hilton. Visit us at Booth 124, attend alumni and faculty speaker sessions and learn about the College’s master's degree program that prepares graduates for careers in Shipping and Logistics.

Featured Faculty at the Booth

  • Bob Edmonds (Tues. 1200-1400)

  • RADM Stash Pelkowski '84 (Tues. & Thurs. 1400-1600)

  • James Spear ‘11 (Wed. 1200-1400)

  • Shmuel (Sam) Yahalom (Wed. 1200-1400 & Thurs. 1000-1200)

  • Mate Peter Vecchio ’92 (Thurs. 1200-1400)

  • Connie McCarthy (Thurs. 0900-1100)

Plus representatives from Career Services, Admissions and Alumni Relations.

Fort Schuyler Speakers

Tuesday, March 21

David Heller '88 

MARAD Keynote Address: State of the Industry (14:05)

Wednesday, March 22

David J. Farrell, Jr. '84

Exceptions to the Jones Act (11:15)

RADM Michael Alfultis

Ensuring a Healthy Supply Chain of Future U.S. Merchant Mariners: The Perspective of a Maritime Academy President (14:15)

Beth Jordan-Wilson '01

Ship Management Roundtable: Crew Supply and Recruiting the Next-Generation Seafarers (14:30) 

RADM Michael Alfultis and James Spear '11

Panel: Maritime Education and Training: Need for New Standards for a Greener and Safer Shipping Industry (17:00)

Thursday, March 23

Shmuel (Sam) Yahalom

Containership Bay Time: Impact on Port Time - Theory and Practice (9:35)

Christopher Aversano '84

The Digital Maritime Infrastructure (11:10)

Capt. Alexandra Hagerty '13

Changing Culture: A Timely Assessment of Mechanisms of Prevention and Protection in the Maritime Industry (14:25)

Registration and Additional information

Access the full conference schedule and details on how to register here


October 27-28, 2023

Join this historic celebration at Fort Schuyler in celebration of the milestone reunions for classes ending in ‘3’ and ‘8’, featuring the brand new TSESVII at Olivet Pier and the Homecoming football game vs. USCG. Access the tentative Schedule of Events.

Local hotel and transportation information is available here.

To become a volunteer class representative and help plan your class weekend activities, contact Lexy Rivera, Director of Annual Giving, at

Saturday, October 28

- 8:00 AM: Campus Opens (Parking in Lots #9, #10, #11)
- 8:30 AM: 50th, 55th, 60th, 65th Reunion Class Breakfast (Stephen B. Luce Library)
- 9:30 AM: Class Photos (Fort Schuyler Pentagon)
- 10 AM - 5 PM: Alumni Tailgate (Pre-Reservation Required)
- 10:30 AM: Pass in Review Ceremony (Fort Schuyler Pentagon)
- TBD: Ship Tours (Olivet Pier)
- TBD: Alumni Association Annual Meeting
- 12:00 PM: Lunch (Vander Clute Hall Mess Deck - $14 Per Person)
- 1:30 PM: Regiment March On & Alumni Parade (Reinhart Field)
- 2:00 PM: Football Kick-Off (Reinhart Field v. USCG)
- 4:00 PM: Alumni Association Happy Hour (Paddy's on the Bay)


Additional information and registration coming soon!