Vallejo Native to Speak at Cal Maritime's Largest-Ever Commencement Program
(Vallejo, California – April 18, 2017) – Vallejo native Dr. Rick Rigsby will be the speaker at Cal Maritime's largest-ever commencement ceremony on Saturday, April 22. Rigsby is a motivational speaker, corporate coach, author, a former award-winning journalist, and current president and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications.
The military commissioning for students who entered as ensigns into the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, or the U.S. Navy Reserve will be held at 10:00 a.m. on the Campus Quad. The commencement ceremony will be held on the Quad beginning at 1:30 p.m. During the ceremony, 229 undergraduates and 17 graduate of the Master's Program in Transportation and Engineering Management will cross the stage.
Cal Maritime has garnered recognition for its high-achieving graduates and its return on investment for students. U.S. Department of education data show that Cal Maritime alumni rank as the top-earning graduates of any public university in the state ten years after enrollment. A study by the Equality of Opportunity Project ranked the Academy first in the state for raising students from the bottom 20 percent in family income to the top twenty percent.