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Maine has been known worldwide for the skills of its shipbuilders and sea captains and for leadership in every phase of maritime transportation. Now you can be a part of that tradition and expand it to new horizons by majoring in International Business & Logistics at the undergraduate level. The undergraduate program is enriched with an international business overview fused into the curriculum. Upon graduation you can choose to use your diploma and skills to secure an exciting job in the international business field and begin a rewarding career.
Another option after graduation from MMA is to enter the Loeb-Sullivan Graduate Program to earn an M.S. degree in Global Logistics and Maritime Management. The focus of the Graduate Program has been enhanced, creating a seamless undergraduate to graduate program called 4+1 which enables students to graduate with an M.S. degree in less than 5 years. Our beautiful 35-acre campus on the tip of a peninsula at the head of majestic Penobscot Bay is an ideal setting to begin, enhance or retool your career.
Whether you come from the boardroom or engine room, a tug, yacht or tanker, or are just beginning your educational journey, you will find that the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics can help you navigate your future as a leader in the global economy.
Dean William DeWitt offers commentary on the need for graduates to get a "hands-on" understanding of how things work so they can succeed when they hit the ground. Read the whole Journal of Commerce article.
Front Row (L-R) - Alexandra Slotkin (IBL), Edward "Ted" Nichols (IBL), Allyson Fuehrer (MTO), Prof. Laurie Flood, Prof. Lance Burton, Prof. Patrick Lorenz, Haley Griffin (IBL)
Back Row (L-R) - Capt. Sam Teel, Prof. Jeff Willmann, Camden Dionne (MTO), Prof. Mark Libby, Prof. Mark Shaughnessy, Dr. John Barlow, Vice President of Academics for MMA
Maine Maritime Academy students stand out at Maritime Academy Higher Education Summit 2013
Five Maine Maritime Academy students presented at the Maritime Academy Higher Education Summit Conference in New York City. The five students, Camden Dionne (MTO), Allyson Fuehrer (MTO), Edward Nichols (IBL), Alexandra Slotkin (IBL) and Haley Griffin (IBL-moderator), developed and led a student panel discussion titled The Importance of an Understanding of Logistics in Maritime Education. Each of the five panelists completed, MA101 Introduction to Business and Supply Chain Management. By pulling their knowledge together, the overall conclusion was the MA101 course was important for all students to complete regardless of major. The grounded nature of a global economy, according to the panelists, is that without logistics there wouldn’t be a maritime industry and without the maritime industry, logistics would have a more difficult means of transporting goods globally.
The students were able to attend other presentations while at this conference, which they all found interesting. In addition, nine other representatives from MMA attended the Summit. The student panelists were also fortunate to have lunch with Maine Maritime Academy alumni, Fred Harris, President of NASSCO, who was the keynote luncheon speaker. The conference was beneficial to everyone involved and they all walked away with a greater understanding of the important relationship between maritime and logistics.
It’s because of the strong confident, competent, and professional nature of students completing business and logistics related courses that MMA continues to be well represented in various venues such as this conference. The entire MMA community should be very proud of what the panelists were able to accomplish.
Front row: L- R; Alexi Galley and Rebecca Leathers
Middle row: from left - Daniel Mills, Nathaniel Zmek, Kyle Marshall, Kelsey Nalette, and Katherine Polonka
Back row: from left - Alexander Gagnon and Dr. Maier
Eight students from the Loeb-Sullivan International Business & Logistics program attended the 2012 New England Supply Chain Conference (NESCON) on September 30th through October 1st. NESCON is an annual event sponsored by the regional chapters of the Institute of Supply Management, APICS, and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Our students were able to work on their networking skills with over 400 industry professionals. More importantly, numerous positive comments were relayed to Dr. Maier regarding the knowledge of the industry, level of professionalism, and genuine sincerity of all of the IBL students representing MMA.
Zara-Anne Farrar wins CSCMP Scholarship! Zara is the 2012 recipient of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), New England Roundtable Annual Student Scholarship. The CSCMP is the world's largest and most recognized professional association for the logistics and supply chain industry. Zara is a senior in the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics and is also a member of the NROTC program. Ms. Farrar was also fortunate to complete her Co-Op this summer serving on the TSSOM and hopes to secure a logistics position with the US Navy or the Military Sealift Command upon graduation. Zara is shown here with Fred Harris, President, NASSCO - San Diego, who was attending the Roundtable and is also an MMA alum.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HALEY GRIFFIN!! The New England Roundtable of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) awarded Haley the 2012 Student Award. The award allowed Haley, a sophomore majoring in International Business & Logistics, to attend this year’s CSCMP Annual Global Conference in Atlanta, GA from September 29th - October 5th covering all travel and conference expenses. The CSCMP is the world's largest logistics and supply chain association of industry professionals. This year's conference was attended by over 4,000 leaders in the logistics industry! The opportunity provided exceptional networking experience for Co-Op's and career potential for Haley. Dr. William DeWitt (L) and Professor Mark Shaughnessy (R), faculty members in the Loeb-Sullivan School of International Business & Logistics at Maine Maritime Academy (shown in photo with Haley) also presented a paper at the conference.
It didn’t take long for the Grad students at Maine Maritime Academy to all pull together. During one of their first Orientation team building outings, the incoming class of 2013 scrambled to get their lifeboat rigged (1st photo) but by the end of the evening had smiles on their faces (2nd photo) and oars in the water!
L-R; Row 1: Alden Collet, Joseph Sullivan, Row 2: Caroll Lopez, David Mendez, Diego Sanchez, Row 3: Samantha Pease, KC Anderson, Row 4: Christian LaPage, Zack DiSilvestro, Row 5: Andrew Kovacs, Tony Miller, (Standing) Jeff Taub
Group photo with Representative Stacey Allen Fitts of Pittsfield
Group photo with Representative Stacey Allen Fitts of Pittsfield, a 1984 MMA graduate. Front Row (L-R): Alaina Scheuchzer, Casey Murphy, Ariel Fowler, Megan Russell, Meghan Bodajla. Back Row (L-R): Prof. Navjeet Jain, Dr. William DeWitt, Dagong Yang, Claude Robilliard, Amy Fredrickson, Rep. Fitts, Beth McMullen, Michael Secord, Alex Reardon, Prof. Mark Shaughnessy, Dr. Donald Maier, Christopher Nowell. View the rest of the photos...
Potoker to Receive 2nd Fulbright Award
Dr. Elaine Potoker has received official notification that she has been approved by Washington and the Costa Rican Embassy to receive a 2nd Fulbright award. Dr. Potoker will return to Costa Rica under the classification of “Senior Specialist in Business Administration and Economics” on May 13 for a 2 month stay.
This assignment will build on the work accomplished during her first Fulbright--published by the Institute for Research in Economic Science (IICE) of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in 2008-- circulated in print and on-line: "Report on the state of logistics integration and workforce readiness” in Costa Rica post DR-CAFTA, and pre-EU Trade Accord: Implications to competitive advantage." Dr. Potoker’s particular focus is on small to medium sized business (PYMES) development issues related to logistics infrastructure.
MMA NROTC IBL’ers attend Cohen Lecture
William Cohen, Secretary of Defense from 1997 to 2001 spoke at the lecture series presented at the University of Maine on November 17, 2011. The "Arab Spring" Lecture was a mediated discussion with Cohen, and former Commandant of the Marine Corps General James L. Jones. The lecture covered current issues, and the importance of maintaining security and a stable relationship with the Middle East. They spoke of the importance of America's role in maintaining a strong relationship with the Middle East, and how democracy is beginning to influence the people of these nations, who are rising from oppression by a dictator, to a new day where the people can enjoy independence.
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FRONT ROW: Midn Kyle Marshall - MMA, Midn Timothy Robbins - UMaine, Midn William Hadden-Wyper - UMaine, Honorable Mr. Cohen, Former Commandant General James L Jones, Midn Travis Goodwin - UMaine, Midn Will Raymond - UMaine, Marine Officer Instructor Captain Lonnie S Christian Jr., Assistant Marine Officer Instructor Staff Sergeant Gilbert G. Oshana,
BACK ROW: Midn Destin Moag- UMaine, Midn Heath Michaud – MMA, Midn Lucas Desjardins - UMaine, Midn Drake McBreairty - UMaine, Midn Edwin Santana – MMA, Midn Heather Moore - MMA
Photo Credit: Carrie Ward, UMaine
Dr. Jorge Vélez-Arocho, president of Catholic Pontifical University of Puerto Rico (left) and Dr. William Brennan, President of Maine Maritime Academy reaffirmed their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the recent visit by faculty, students and staff of the Catholic Pontifical University of Puerto Rico to MMA in a special signing ceremony on October 13, 2011 in the Alfond Center.
“The collaboration of the two institutions was conceived in 2004 to attract sustainable enrollment to both colleges on site and, more recently, through distance education. With the formal adoption of Memorandums of Understanding in 2006 and 2007, and a renewal of agreement in 2011, this important strategic alliance for both institutions taps the specialization and expertise of Maine Maritime Academy to meet the particular needs of Puerto Rico's island economy and potential for maritime trade growth in response to expansion of the Panama Canal. It also provides for a diplomatically friendly environment in which to offer significant exposure to cultural diversity, and student and faculty exchanges in several program areas, including foreign language, maritime trade and operations, and international business.”
Loeb-Sullivan School ’10 graduate Aggie Gloskowski won appointment to the class of nine Delhaize Group International Graduate Trainees. Aggie will start her 18-month assignment in September in the United States and Europe. This year’s recruits are from the United States, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Belgium and were selected from an applicant pool of 754 candidates. (Read more...)
The Loeb-Sullivan School Class of 2011-2012 began Orientation this August with team-building exercises, which included rowing lifeboats in Castine Harbor and sailing outside the bell buoy on two of MMA’s larger sailboats; “Whisper” and “Bright Star”. Yes, that is a seal in one of the rowing pictures. (Read more...)
James (Jim) Barr (R), a 1962 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, received a master's degree from the Loeb-Sullivan School in Global Supply Chain Logistics 49 years later. Associate Dean, William J. DeWitt, offers his congratulations prior to commencement. Originally from Islesboro and South Portland, and current resident of Milford, N.H., Barr returned to MMA in 2009 to begin the master's degree program. . Barr holds a U.S. Coast Guard license as a chief engineer and has served aboard merchant ships worldwide.
2007 Students/Athletes from the IBL Class of 2007 and Women's Varsity
Basketball Team have joined Katie Clapham (Volleyball - IBL '06) on the
Athletic Wall of Honor in Margaret Chase Smith Gymnasium.
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(IBL '07 Student/Athletes -left to right- Shelley Gott, Julia Knights, Alyssa Burns)
row - L-R) Kurt Pullman, Nick Killinger, Sean Corr, Henry Knott (partially
obscured), Robert Wohltjen
(Front row -L - R) Sarah Vandermast, Tammi Fisher, Callan Kilroy, Cory Googins, Christian Lamberts, Loeb-Sullivan School Associate Dean William DeWitt
(Kneeling next to the life-saver ring) Teplyn Fournier