Chris Moore ’18
Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska
Major: Vessel Operations and Technology (VOT)
Extracurricular involvement: RA, men’s basketball manager, table top gaming club
What has been your favorite class at MMA?
My favorite class at MMA has been Small Craft Construction. This class covers topics that range from the basics of wooden boat building to modern construction materials. The lab for this class requires students to make something in the wood shop. I made an oar during this lab. The main thing this class did was get me involved. It showed me how much is available to me at MMA.
What do you love about the MMA community?
I love that everyone at MMA is like a giant family. We all look out for each other and help in any way that we are able to. The staff and faculty offer so much and are always willing to put in the extra time to help students succeed.
What are your hopes for the future?
My hope for the future is to work for Crowley Alaska in their petroleum delivery section in my home state of Alaska. They deliver to all the villages along the coast and some of the rivers in Alaska.
Why did you pick MMA?
I didn’t know much about MMA when I decided to come here, but they had the degree I was looking for. I didn’t want an unlimited tonnage license so the VOT program was perfect for me to accomplish what I want in my future.
What would you say to a prospective MMA student?
I was nervous when I was on my way here for the first time, but after getting involved and seeing how wonderful this school is, it quickly became my new home. I love it here. I have gained better leadership skills and more confidence in areas where I previously struggled. Overall this has been one of the best choices that I have made in my life. I couldn’t see myself anywhere else at this point in time. For any of you who have the option to attend MMA I would highly recommend it. It has been a game changer for me by providing me with so many options for my future. I wouldn’t want to see anyone pass up an opportunity to attend this excellent institution. You may miss what could be the best decision in your life.