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Commencement 2020

View the 2020 Commencement Program (PDF)

Download the 2020 Virtual Commencement Celebration video

Watch a Message to Cal Maritime’s Newest Alumni from President Cropper

Plans are underway for celebrating the Class of 2020 with a virtual celebration on Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 pm PDT.  This will include video messages from President Cropper, Class of 2020 representatives, Academic Affairs, Alumni, and Friends of Cal Maritime. While we still hope an in-person celebration will be feasible, we are focusing for now on making this the first step in recognizing the achievements of the Class of 2020.

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Commencement Awards 2020

Highest Academic Achievement Awards

Yunus Aybar
Wyatt Juntunen
Kevin Nguyen
Samuel Rodriguez
Joshua Smith
John Wang

California State University Maritime Academy Leadership Award

Jasmin Brown

Training Ship Golden Bear Captain’s Award

Flora Van Der Schoot
Aldric Terral

Excellence in Community Engagement Award

Alexis Holt

Athletics Award

Kian Patrick


Senior Awards 2020

2020 SCAA Environmental Excellence Award

Clark Venter

ABS Graduate Award

Daniel Whitworth

Community Impact Award

Kevin Nguyen, Bailey Tucker

IBL Management Award

Hannah Soule

ELDP Award Honor Graduate

Jasmin Brown

ME Faculty Award

Samuel Rodriguez

Charlie Rhodes Memorial Shiphandling Excellence Award

Peter McCauley

Good Shipmate Award

Gregory Hoffman

Most Outstanding Watch Engineer

Samantha Kruschke

Thomas Crowley Seamanship Award

Joshua Alfaro

American Maritime Officers, Top Deck

Jordan Foust

American Maritime Officers, Top Engine

Aldric Terral


Use #calmaritimegrad2020 when posting on social media for all your commencement celebrations!


Cal Maritime alumni tote bagCommemorate the Class of 2020 with a gift from the Keelhauler Shops.


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Use the #calmaritimegrad2020 Toolkit to help celebrate the Class of 2020 wherever you are.

Includes social media graphics, printable signs, and Zoom backgrounds!


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View the Class of 2020 Virtual Commencement Yearbook

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Last updated: 8/31/20