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Alumni & Parents

Alumni & Parents

Alumni Upcoming Events

Regional Events

SEA Alumni Events, held regionally, are a great way to keep abreast of SEA news and reconnect with or meet new shipmates. We send invitations by email based on your last known address. If you've recently moved or changed your email, we encourage you to update your information in the Alumni Directory to stay abreast of events in your location.

Boston Event and 2017 Tall Ships America Conference

We are holding a reception in conjunction with the Tall Ship America conference in Boston, MA and hope you are able to join us.  The reception is open to SEA family: alumni, past and current crew, staff and faculty, colleagues and supporters attending the conference and living in New England.  It's a perfect time to catch up with old friends, meet new contacts, and hear what's new at SEA!

SEA Alumni & Friends Reception Details

  • When: Thursday, February 9
  • Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Rosa Mexicana, across the street from the Seaport Hotel and Conference Center
  • Click here to RSVP and definitely share the news!

We hope you are able to join us!  If you are attending the conference and presenting, please let us know by emailing Victoria, vsmith@sea.edu!  We'd love to share your presentation with other SEA-connected conference attendees.

SEA faculty & staff attending the conference:

  • Peg Brandon (W-48), SEA President
  • David Bank (W-82), Director of Marine Operations
  • Jennifer Haddock (C-109), Marine Operations Coordinator
  • Captain Chris Nolan, Assistant Professor of Nautical Science
  • Virginia Land McGuire (C-115), Associate Dean, Student & Financial Services
  • Laurie Weitzen, Marine Operations Assistant


​Additional Regional Events in 2017

Events run 6:00 to 8:30pm unless noted otherwise. Locations will be posted closer to event dates. Invitations to events are sent by email at least 6 weeks before the date. Hope to see you there!

Alumni News

Kate Salesin Develops Sustainable Sushi Guide App

Kate is an alumna of C-268 and C-226D and developed the idea for the guide during her SEA Semester experience in Europe.  A major academic component of the program was examining the historical development of fisheries in four historic seaports in Ireland, France, Portugal and Spain.

"One of the main themes of the class was overfishing, so I decided to put my computer science skills to use by making an app for the final project called Sustainable Sushi Guide."
The app helps users interpret sushi menus, lists the fish used in each dish and if they are sustainably harvested.  Her first goal is to market the app to organizations and businesses promoting the use of sustainable fisheries. From the app's website:
Sustainable Sushi Guide is your seafood and sushi dining companion. You might recognize maguro or hamachi on a menu, but what about tako, iwashi, or shirako? What are they? Are they served raw or cooked? Are they sustainably harvested? Sustainable Sushi Guide is here to rescue you.

  • Search over 60 types of seafood by Japanese or English names
  • Read sustainability information distilled from many seafood guides
  • View photos of typical preparations
  • Translate over 50 other terms you might see on a sushi menu (e.g. nigiri, chirashi, omakase)
  • Learn about sustainable fishing and farming methods
  • Rate sushi you’ve tried for future reference

Kate's Sustainable Sushi Guide (ad-free and does not require an internet connection to work) is available on itunes. Spread the word!

Alumni Contact

Victoria Smith

Alumni Relations Coordinator
(508) 540-3954 ext. 512

Alumni Profiles

Erin Myers

“ More than the adventure and academics that originally lured me to SEA, I was most impacted by the instructors’ commitment, expertise and intellectual-mindedness. They could have been successful…