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6 MARINER / 2016 - ISSUE 3

Alumni President’s Message


hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful summer and fall. Where I live in
Brewer and Brooklin, Maine, they have been among the best seasons
I can recall.
And among the best events of the fall season was this year’s Home-
coming, celebrating 75 years of the academy. Those who made the trip
to Castine enjoyed a variety of events suited for all ages. Jeff Wright and
Karen Cukierski deserve a grateful thank you for helping coordinate
events and activities, and thanks also to everyone who contributed long
hours to help with the countless details that made the celebration such
a success.
I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the incoming
President of the Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association. It is
with great pleasure and honor that I accept this role to represent the
academy, but most important, to represent all of us who are graduates
of one of the finest schools in the country and the world.
Over the past 20 years, I have served in many capacities to support
MMA, including President of the Bangor Seadogs Chapter, organizing
fundraising activities, participating in social events and contributing
in various ways to the academy. However, through the years my efforts
have focused primarily on bringing alumni and friends together— es-
pecially networking with alumni by making acquaintances or seeking
possible employment opportunities.
As we move forward over the next couple of years, I would like
to continue to bring us together in support of the academy and one
I ask our MMAAA Board of Directors to join me in achieving our
strategic goals and mission as we participate in fundraising events and
with local chapters. I also respectfully request that together as alumni,
we all give back to the academy. It has provided each of us a wonderful
platform from which to grow as individuals that has guided us through
the many challenges and opportunities life brings our way.
I look forward to representing us and seeing you over the coming
years. Thank you for your continued support, and I welcome your
thoughts and suggestions on how we can all become more involved in
the organization.

Best regards,

Dear fellow alumni,

Alumni President



Joe Cote ’
32 Locksley Lane
Brewer, ME 04412
[email protected]

Vice President

Capt. William S Full ’
3 Balsam Dr
Cumberland Center, ME 04021
[email protected]


Charles (Cal) Lechman ’
6 Sweet Haven Lane
Harpswell, ME 04079
H: 207-729-
[email protected]


Michael X. Savasuk, Esq. ’
Troubh Heisler, PA
26 Stony Ridge Rd
Cumberland, ME 04110
B: 207-780-
[email protected]

Past President

James Proulx ’
5 Coach Road
Stratham, NH 03885
B: 603-659-
[email protected]

John Gillis ’
PO Box 127
Norway, ME 04268

[email protected]

Dr. Marc E. Gousse ’
PO Box 45
Mt. Dessert, ME 04660
[email protected]

William M. Guerette
1 Green Street
Castine, ME 04421
[email protected]

Mary Hutchins ’
PO Box 125
Grantham, NH 03753
[email protected]

Rylee W. Knox
204 S Livermore Road
Turner, ME 04282
[email protected]

M. Shawn Longfellow ’
1008 Rosea Ct
Leland, NC 28451
[email protected]

Troy Malbon ’
69 Anthony Avenue
Topsham, ME 04086
[email protected]

Chet T. Manuel ’
51 Crescent Street
Skowhegan, ME 04976
[email protected]

Steve Rendall ’
1 Squire Lane
York, ME 03909
[email protected]

Stephen “Jack” Spratt ’
577 Castine Road
Castine, ME 04421
[email protected]

Capt. Ralph Staples ’
299 Oak Valley Lane
Escondido, CA 92027-
[email protected]

Andrew Strosahl ’
770 P St NW, Apt. 317
Washington, DC 20001
[email protected]

Timothy C. Winters ’
29 Fieldstone Drive
Dover, NH 03820
[email protected]

Dave Witherill ’
5 Candlewick Lane
Cumberland, ME 04021
[email protected]



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