Alumni President’s Message
Joe Cote

Alumni President
Joseph Cote

NEARLY 20 PERCENT of all MMA alumni have graduated within the last 10 years. As you’ll read in “What’s On Their Minds?”, while recent MMA alumni share many of the values and traditions of the classes before them, they face a fast-changing career landscape and the pursuit of an elusive but important work-life balance.

We recognize and support young alumni and their future success. If you are among this cohort, we encourage you to consider giving back to MMA through volunteering. Annual Fund gifts are always appreciated, but there are many other ways to help those who follow in your footsteps at MMA:

  • Offer ideas on how to engage and serve our alumni
  • Gather area alumni for an event, even if you don’t live near an alumni chapter
  • Represent MMA at an area college fair
  • Speak to admitted students in your area to reduce their pre-MMA anxieties
  • Be a panelist at on-campus or area forums
  • Serve on the Alumni Association Board or other alumni committees
  • Assist on an Industrial Advisory Committee (For more about this, see Curriculum Currency)

The Alumni Association is so pleased to see young alumni engage with our alma mater while juggling family obligations and professional advancement. The contributions of our volunteers are greatly appreciated and are the foundation for future growth and prosperity of Maine Maritime Academy and the Alumni Association. As always, feel free to contact me or the Alumni Relations Office at 207-326-2337 to discuss opportunities.

Homecoming 2019 is September 19 – 22, 2019. We are busy planning a festive and enjoyable return to campus for you. There will be a Welcome Reception on Friday evening, the 20th, for all alumni. Honor classes (graduation year ending in 4 or 9 as in ’54 or ’69) will march on during pre-game ceremonies on Saturday and have a reserved area for gathering on Alumni Alley for the game.

Take care and stay in touch,
Joseph Cote's Signature
Joe Cote ’82