Alumni Perspectives

For our alumni, completing their studies at MMA was just the beginning. After graduating, many embark upon a lifetime of adventure or become leaders in their field. They are recognized for their talent, tenacity, and commitment to excellence around the world.

To learn more about where a degree from MMA can take you, explore the stories below!


  • Underwater Matters
    Mariner: Issue 1 - 2020

    Katie Stines ’06 shares the behind-the-scenes work at an aquarium.

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  • Man Overboard
    Mariner: Issue 2 - 2019

    Chelsea Pettengill ’12 remembers how MMA prepared her to act and help save a shipmate.

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  • Shoreside Ship Management
    Mariner: Issue 1 - 2020

    John "Chip" Callan ’88 knows ships, business, and people.

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  • The Case of a Lifetime
    Mariner: Issue 3 -2019

    Gene Silva ’64 recounts his career and lessons learned as a top admiralty lawyer.

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  • Sailing Sky and Sea
    Mariner: Issue 1 - 2019

    Col. Perry Cubeta ’83 (RET) speaks on fulfilling lifelong dreams and making career moves.

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  • Ariele Fowler
    Connecting Shippers with Tech
    Mariner: Issue 2 -2020

    Working with an experienced team, Ariele Fowler '11 helps promote an innovative solution.

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  • Sculpting Change
    Mariner: Issue 2 -2020

    Jay Sawyer ’83 creates art that he hopes will delight — and heal.

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  • Building on Bedrok
    Mariner: Issue 1 - 2019

    Joe Guziewicz ’94 directs more than $2 billion of construction projects reshaping Detroit.

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  • Rescue & Research
    Mariner: Issue 3 -2018

    Why Lynda Doughty ’08 founded Marine Mammals of Maine.

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