About Maritime College Alumni Association

An independent 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Maritime College Alumni Association (MCAA) was founded in 1903 with the mission of bringing together the community of graduates from Fort Schuyler/SUNY Maritime College. The MCAA provides alumni with a vehicle for expanding their personal and professional networks, and has been disbursing financial and career support to current students for over 118 years. The College, established in 1874 under the name of the New York Nautical School, and later became SUNY Maritime College, is the oldest and largest maritime college in the nation.”

MCAA 2022 Board Nominating Meeting

As a follow up to the Call for Nominations email (included below). Here is the log in information for the MCAA Nominating Meeting, which is taking place on Tuesday, 11/16 at 6:00 PM (EST) via Zoom.
All MC Alumni are invited to participate in the meeting. Only MCAA members in good standing are able to nominate an individual and only MCAA members in good standing are allowed to be nominated. If you are uncertain about your MCAA membership status, please contact Jeanne Murphy at: (718) 319-8801.
If you are not able to attend this virtual meeting, you still have until 6:00 PM tomorrow to submit a nomination online. Please see instructions and nominations link below the meeting coordinates.
Topic: MCAA 2022 Nominating Meeting
Time: Nov 16, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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We hope you will participate!

Now Accepting MCAA 2022 Board Nominations

Fellow Alumni,
It is time again for nominations for the Board of Directors. This year we are making a few important changes. We are looking to improve the nominations process as we continue to find new ways to engage Alumni.
There are two ways to get engaged
  1. Join a committee – you do not need to be a member of the board
  2. Join the board learn what goes on and grow with us
The following positions are open for nominations. These positions require one year of board service to be eligible, per the bylaws
  • President
  • First Vice President
  • Treasurer
These positions do not require prior board service
  • Second Vice President
  • Assistant Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • (3) positions on the Board Directors
Below is a summary of the nominating process and timeline:
You may nominate yourself or another MCAA member. There are two ways to submit a nomination.
1.) Complete the Survey Monkey form (linked below) and include the nominee’s personal information, position sought, bio and headshot. Nominations submitted via the online form must secure 15 MCAA members in good standing who will submit an email to elections@maritimecollegeAA.org stating that they support the nomination.
2.) An alternate path to nomination is to attend the virtual nominating meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Nominations submitted at the nominating meeting require just one MCAA member in good standing to second the nomination.
This opportunity to submit nominations via the Survey Monkey form will close at the beginning of the Virtual Nominating Event.
The Nominating Meeting will be a virtual “town hall” held on the evening of Tuesday, November 16, 2021, starting at 6:00 PM.
  • Attendance is open to all Alumni.
  • Descriptions of available positions will be presented with an opportunity for participant Q/A.
  • Individuals can be nominated by a member in good standing and seconded by another member in good standing.
  • Individuals nominated will be required to submit a bio and headshot for the ballot by Friday, November 19, 2021.
  • Voting will be open from Monday, December 6, 2021 – Thursday, December 23, 2021.
  • Candidates will be notified by Tuesday, December 28, 2021.
  • The 2022 Board will be posted by Wednesday, December 29, 2021.
Kevin Danko ‘95
Maritime College Alumni Association
M 336 301 4571 E president@maritimecollegeaa.org

2021 Officers and Board of Directors

Please send ALL inquires to JMurphy@MaritimeCollegeAA.org
Please include the name of the Board Member you are trying to reach, in the subject line.


Kevin Danko ’95

1st Vice President
Annmarie Bhola ’98

2nd Vice President
Leo Imperial ’01

Kevin Comerford ’83

Assistant Treasurer
Samuel Reilly ’95

Michael Paturas ’13

Past Presidents

John Valvo ’83

Jennifer Barnes-Hayes ’80

Daniel M. Gillette ’97

Board of Directors

Bridget Cooney ’15

Victor Corso  ’83

Carl Hausheer ’79

Phil Kantz ’65

Ted Mason ’57

Rick McClain ’14

Ryan Modruson ’02

Chris Nystrom ’92

Mike Trotta ’99

Chapter Presidents with Voting Rights

Jamie McNamara ’94
New Jersey

Marianne Michaelsen Sanderson ’95
The Carolinas

Art Sulzer ’74
Delaware Valley

Zhen Shao ’00

Michael Flood ’11

Ryan Cook ’16
Hampton Roads

2016 May – FSMAA By Laws

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Corporate Purpose

The purpose of the Corporation in addition to and consistent with those set forth in the Certificate of Incorporation, include promoting camaraderie among the alumni, providing a forum in which all alumni can network and enhance their professional growth, and advancing the professional interests of the alumni and the Maritime College at Fort Schuyler community at large.


6 Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465
Phone: (718) 319-8801  |  Email: JMurphy@MaritimeCollegeAA.org