Alumni President’s Message

It was great to see so many of you at Homecoming 2018. The weather and camaraderie were spectacular. Every year the tailgate reception festivities get better and the barbecues get kicked up a notch!

Joe Cote

Alumni President
Joseph Cote

As you know the bi-annual election of the MMA Alumni Association officers and board members was conducted this past summer with more than 600 ballots cast by alumni. Board Members elected to a four–year term include incumbents Troy Malbon ’89, Stephen “Jack” Spratt ’93, Steve Rendall ’96, and Andrew Strosahl ’05. Newly elected members include Dr. Jeff Riedel ’86, COO for R&P Technologies, an engineering services firm supporting NAVSEA; Ben Strickland ’95, who manages domestic and international business development opportunities for Lockheed Martin and is the corporation’s principal connection to the U.S. and Allied navies for fleet training and readiness; and 3rd class Patrick Cloud, a Marine Transportation Operations student as a student representative for a two-year term. Congratulations!

Re-elected as officers for two-year terms include yours truly, Joe Cote ’82, President; Bill Full ’76, Vice President; Cal Lechman ’65, Treasurer; and Mike Savasuk ’74, Clerk.

Thank you for your continued support.

Alumni involvement is a measure of a school’s worth.

Getting involved with our school is so important as we move forward. Many organizations, including U.S. News and World Report, rank the quality of U.S. colleges on their alumni involvement, in part, as a measure of a school’s worth. In addition to the Alumni Board, the Alumni Association strives to accomplish its work and contribution to the academy through several committees. These committees are open to all MMA alumni, and I highly encourage anyone interested to become involved. Contact us at or 207-326-2337.

As always, I look forward to seeing you at upcoming 2019 events, including the Alumni Senior Banquet on February 6.

Best regards,
Joseph Cote's Signature
Joe Cote ’82