2006-11-10 / Community

Mahoney Shines At Maritime College

Cadet Thomas Mahoney will soon complete his first academic semester as a Midshipman under Guidance (MUG) or fourth-class cadet at the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College. A native of Breezy Point, Mahoney is the son of Joan and Thomas Mahoney and attended Cathedral Prep Seminary High School.

In addition to being in Maritime's Regiment of Cadets, Mahoney is a member of Maritime's sailing club and Maritime's Pipes & Drums. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering.

SUNY Maritime College has attracted broad recognition as a national leader in maritime education. U.S News and World Report ranked its engineering programs among the best in the nation, and the Great College for the Real World awarded Maritime College its exclusive five-star rating. The College has received U.S Navy qualification to educate enlisted nuclear engineers, and it has been nationally recognized as an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) institution. Maritime College's graduating classes enjoy a 100% success rate in obtaining positions that garner above average salaries. The oldest and largest maritime school in the country, SUNY Maritime College is a four-year college located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throggs Neck, New York. SUNY Maritime offers undergraduate degree programs in Engineering, Business Administration/ Marine Transportation, Marine Environmental Science, Humanities, Intenational Transportation and Trade, and a Master's degree in International Transportation Management.

Maritime students pursuing their Coast Guard license participate in three Summer Sea Terms aboard Empire State VI and visit numerous international ports of call. SUNY Maritime College is home to the only Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) unit in New York City. For more information log onto www.sunymaritime. edu.

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