Minutes, December 7, 2004
Wendie Howland, Cathy Cotti, Pam Condino, Frank Condino, Mareia
Willmott, Donna Berthelette,
Carole Ferriera, Peter Ferreira Sr., Susan Condon, Gary Lowe (MMA Director
Martin Artis, Howie Howland, Ann Prete, Harry Wood, Jim Parker, Sandra Parker,
Meeting was called to order at 7:00pm on December 7, 2004
at the conference room of Blinn Hall on MMA campus.
Secretary’s Minutes of September 21, 2004
Minutes were available for
review and were accepted without change.
•The balance as of date typed 9/21/04 corrected to read 12/7/04. Report
Admissions Liaison Report (Howie Howland & Joe Seminora)
•Attended 10 college fairs (2 in CT, 8 in MA) – good prospects – most
did not know of
MMA 3 on-campus Open Houses
•Howie Howland is stepping down from his post as a parent volunteer
and chair of the
Admissions Liaison to accept a fulltime faculty position with MMA in the
We all wish him well and hope he comes and visits. Thank you for your
many years of
•Joe Seminora will assume roll as the chair. Anyone interested in joining
Joe can contact
Fuji in admissions.
•Skid Schermerhorn, MMA Alumni, has volunteered to assume responsibility
for the MMA/PA
•To help Skid get started with a FAQ page, Wendy has asked that parents
send her 3 questions to be posted on the FAQ page.
•Logo design created by Sue Petersen sometime ago. She is now asking
for a payment of $125. MMA/PA has agreed to pay her the $125 for
the original silk screen. The fee is for full use of the logo. Before
payment is made, her name needs to be removed from the logo and an ownership
contract be signed between MMA/PA and Sue for full use.
Fundraising: Mugs, Tees, Certificates
•Certificates (Plank Owner; Panama Canal; Cross Equator/Shellback)
these certificates are
produced by Naval Academy and MMA/PA sell certificates for $10 to $15 each.
•Mugs, tees will be sold the day the boat sets sail. Anyone interested
in helping to sell tees and mugs, contact Wendie Howland at email@example.com.
Sea Term Scholarships
•Scholarships: 2 seaterm scholarships in Admiral Bresnahan’s
name will be given.
Students have not been determined. This is a function of the school not MMA/PA.
•There will also be five $1,000 scholarships given as well.
•Next meeting in March to report on officer nominations. Interested
contact Wendie Howland at firstname.lastname@example.org. Last meeting in June
officers are elected. Positions to be elected include President, Vice
Gary Lowe, Dean of Development for MMA, attended meeting. He is new
school (30 days employed) but has 30 years in higher education. His
partnering with alumni of academy in establishing gifts to the school.
•He shared some poignant moments of Admiral Bresnahan’s funeral
to all of the cadets who attended and how they need to be admired for how
carried themselves throughout the services. A true testament to the man they
•He recapped many of the upcoming events (Poetry Slam, x-rated Hypnotist,
21st birthday party, holiday band concert, Viking bath for all 4/c
•Sea Term check in: UC check in Blinn Hall; 4/c checkin Admirals Hall;
gear in Harrington building. Cadets can stay on ship Sunday night.
cars on campus during sea term. First stop in New Orleans to host an open
for local high school.
•Noel Leavitt visited campus providing leadership on improving retention
cadets; well attended by faculty.
•Final exams: Freshman are required to stay thru to the final day of
•Com. Gurnon (Acting President) attended secondary school budget sessions
Requesting a 9.5% increase however this will be revised down as the budget
continues. Com. Gurnon will remain as Acting President until Board
meet in March who will then determine the process of electing a new college
•Howie Howland shared with us the International Marine Business symposium
took place in Australia; MMA cadets who attended placed 1st in their competition.
Look for Boston Globe article to appear soon.
•Next meeting scheduled for Wednesday, March 16, 2005 @ 7:00PM at MMA