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 Message from the President

April 14, 2014

Dear Campus Community,

Cal Maritime will hold a memorial service to celebrate the life of Cadet Austin Ray Vancil in Rizza Auditorium on Wednesday, April 16 from 7:00 until 7:45 AM.

Our entire community of faculty, staff and students are invited. Cal Maritime student leadership will have a prominent role in this time of reflection. In remembrance of Austin and in honor of his family, the Cal Maritime flag will be lowered to half-mast on the day of the service.

I trust that you will be able to join this gathering of support for Austin’s family and friends.

At the conclusion of the ceremony in Rizza Auditorium, you are invited to a gathering with Austin’s family in the Dining Center “Compass Room” (top floor) from 8:00-9:00 AM. Those who wish to offer personal condolences to the family will have the opportunity to do so at that time.

In service,

Thomas A. Cropper
California State University Maritime Academy