February 11, 2005 

Contact: Jennifer Whitty
Public Relations
(707) 654-1720

Cal Maritime Celebrates "Presidents Day" Early

Historic on-campus event reunites former Cal Maritime presidents for first time ever

WHAT:           Do you know who was the longest serving president in Cal Maritime’s history?  How about the president who was responsible for transitioning Cal Maritime into the CSU system?  Any idea which president first introduced non-licensed academic programs?  Find out on Tuesday, February 15th, when CMA will be honoring the past presidents of Cal Maritime on “Presidents Day,” a day of celebration co-hosted by President Eisenhardt and the 75th Anniversary Committee. 

WHO:             Joseph P. Rizza, Cal Maritime President from 1972-1983
                        John J. Ekelund, Cal Maritime President from 1983-1990
                        Mary E. Lyons, Cal Maritime President from 1990-1996
erry A. Aspland, Cal Maritime President from 1996-2001
                        William B. Eisenhardt, Current Cal Maritime President
                        Cal Maritime employees, students, alumni, and friends

WHERE:        The California Maritime Academy 
200 Maritime Academy Drive, Vallejo

WHEN:           Tuesday, February 15, 2005
  11:00 a.m. — Panel Discussion: Cal Maritime in the 21st Century, Peachman Hall
  12:30 p.m. — Student leadership lunch with former presidents, Ward Room
  3:30 p.m. — Reception honoring presidents, Rizza Auditorium Lobby

WHY:              Not only will the day provide employees, students, alumni, and friends the opportunity to celebrate Cal Maritime’s 75th Anniversary year and the leadership of Presidents Rizza, Ekelund, Lyons, Aspland, and Eisenhardt, it will also allow the campus community to learn from the challenges they faced and the wisdom they gained while helping to build the future of the Academy.  These learnings will be instrumental as Cal Maritime beings to embark on the strategic planning process that will help chart the course for the future of Cal Maritime.

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About Cal Maritime

Cal Maritime, a campus of The California State University, is one of only seven degree-granting maritime academies in the United States, and the only one on the West Coast. Tucked away in San Pablo Bay’s Morrow Cove in Vallejo, Calif., Cal Maritime offers students four-year degrees in business administration, facilities engineering technology, global studies and maritime affairs, marine engineering technology, marine transportation, and mechanical engineering. A program of intellectual learning, applied technology, leadership development, and global awareness prepares graduates for positions of significant responsibility in the areas of international business and logistics, maritime policy, engineering, technology, or in the maritime and transportation industries. For more information about Cal Maritime, visit www.csum.edu.


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