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CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy faculty and students represented MMA at the 2013 Higher Education Summit at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College in Throggs Neck, N.Y. April 7 – 9.
The summit brought together representatives from America’s maritime academies, the Maritime Academies Council (MAC), and professional maritime organizations to discuss the current maritime educational environment.
“I was able to meet with peers from the business programs of the other Maritime Academies,” said Mark Shaughnessy, assistant professor at MMA. “I gained an understanding of their programs, new initiatives (successes and failures), size and scope of their departments, and future plans.”
In addition to the networking opportunities, the students and faculty showcased ongoing work at MMA in the form of lectures and panels. Alexandra Slotkin, Haley Griffin, Edward Nichols, Allyson Fuehrer and Camden Dionne, students in the International Business and Logistics (IBL) and Marine Transportation Operations programs, held a student panel entitled “The Importance of an Understanding in Logistics in Maritime Education.”
“I attended the summit to moderate a student-lead panel about the importance of logistics in maritime education,” said Haley Griffin, IBL major from the class of 2015. “Students talked about how their view of either the business or maritime industry was affected after taking the course titled, Introduction to Supply Chain Management (MA101).”
MMA professors Patrick Lorenz, Jeffrey Willmann, Sam Teel, Mark Shaughnessy, Laurie Flood, Mark Libby, and Lance Burton also made presentations in their respective fields.
For additional information on the summit, visit www.sunymaritime.edu/MAC/Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 16 degree programs in engineering, management, science and transportation. For more information, visit mainemaritime.edu.