Speaker Series

High School Monthly Speaker Series


On a monthly basis, Maritime Academy brings in guest speakers to empart their professional and technical expertise to our cadets in all fields related to maritime industries.  Please check here on a regular basis for summaries of these sessions.


April 24, 2019

Pilots Cedric Davis, Benjamin Wafford, and Maj. Brandon Jones delivered a very informative aviation presentation to our 10th and 11th graders. As representatives of OBAP (Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals), they introduced the many opportunities and careers available in aerospace.


April 10, 2019 

Captain Benjamin Peterson presented to our 9th and 11th grade cadets about marine dredging, construction, and other marine services and career opportunities at Weeks Marine based in Cranford, NJ.


March 20, 2019

Joseph Martella - Customs & Border Patrol Area, Port Director


February 27, 2019

Cynthia Byrd Conner - Author of "Quite Strong" and daughter of Master Chief Sherman Byrd (first African American Explosive Ordnance Disposal Diver)


January 17, 2019

Captain David Reed - Maritime Experiences Around the World


January 16, 2019

Bernard Hopkins - Former World Boxing Champion - presentation on suicide and depression awareness/prevention


November 28, 2018

William Rhoades - Principles of Insurance and Financial Literacy


October 17, 2018

John Donahue, Esquire - Introduction to International Trade


October 10, 2018

Rik F. Van Hemmen - Naval Architecture/Marine Engineering and Management


September 2018

Kevin Castagnola - Marine Terminal Operations


April 2018

Admiral Buzby - United Stated Maritime Administrator - Opportunities with the Maritime Industry


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