VP Kreta thanked VP Lozano for bringing a turkey and Malinda Balfour for organizing the Thanksgivings meal for the cadets that stayed on campus over the Thanksgiving weekend.
Donna Nincic thanked Shari Smiljanic-Villa for helping to move the schedule around and going above and beyond.
President Cropper introduced Ingrid Williams as our new Assistant Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity and Administrative Services.
Lisa Raquel thanked Edwin Pulanco for helping her get the rocking chairs ready and delivered to the retirement parties in October. And she thanked Diane Rawicz for giving me the heads up about the retirements.
Marc McGee thanked Marv Christopher and his team for helping with getting the tables set up for his event.
Donna Nincic thanked Vineeta Dhillon for being able to set up makeup tests for Cadets on short notices.
James Dalske thanked Roger Scranton for the DHR, Josie Alexander for moving a lot of the student activities online for the Cadets, VP Bob Arp and his team for the Puget Sound Alumni dinner, and Marc McGee for a lot of the early decisions from Seattle this year.
Vineeta Dhillon thanked Susan Foft for getting information on different accounts, expenses, and funding for SEAS.
Chief Richard stated that they had their Oath of Office for their new Officers and CMERT team (students).
Mike Sablich commented that they made a couple of new parking spaces for the Police Services by moving Dean Dalske' s trailer.
Provost Sue Opp thanked VP Lozano and his team for packaging the Academic Affairs budget pieces for her department.
Palin Berkana-Wycoff thanked Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Housing staff for looking after the students during this stressful time.
Donna Nincic thanked Captain Bolton for finding statistics and information for her on the migrants rescued by merchant vessels.
Vineeta Dhillon thanked Amy Parsons and Matt Tener for conducting a special prep session for the Graduate Writing Exam that helped the 30 students who took it. Vineeta also thanked Cadet Garrett and JoEllen for putting on the bunker decorations at Mare Island for Halloween by the cemetery.
Brig Timpson thanked Sam Galli for all of the nuts and bolts work involved in the Strategic Planning visuals.
Chief Richard thanked Ana Spinola for her work with Police Services over the past four years and wished her well in her new position.
Provost Sue Opp thanked Graham Benton, Dean Pecota, and the faculty for the Fukuoka group from Japan.
Diane Rawicz thanked Laura Morgan in the dining center for her years of service. She has been our cashier for the last 10 years. Her retirement party will be October 30 in the dining center lobby from 10:00am-11:00am.
Daman Grewal stated that Tom Morgan's retirement will be October 29 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in the Rizza Auditorium lobby.
Kate Kimble thanked Frank Yip and Nelson Coates for their collaboration on the LLC, they have done amazing work. Dean Pecota for letting her group to experience the Simulator. Brig for the chorus performance tonight.
President Cropper thanked the faculty responsible for the Pete Bethune speaker event coming up on 11/13. He also thanked the faculty involved in getting the pumpkin trebuchet event on campus. The President also recognized Harry Diavatis, who was our former Athletics Director is coming back to campus after a 13 year absence. He is coming to our basketball game on 10/30, where we will have our Chorus sing our alma mater for him which he wrote the words.
President Cropper shared what Loren Blanchard, Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs at the Chancellor's Office said about our campus after his visit earlier this month. He commented that this is the most remarkable place he has ever seen in his 25 years in higher education.
Sam Pecota thanked Captain Bolton for a great day out on the Ship for Day on the Bay.
Mike Sablich thanked Lee Bowen and Josh Glazy for hooking up the new transformer. We are now on new shore power.
VP Franz Lozano also acknowledged Mike and the electricians for getting the work done on the transformer.
Mike Kazek thanked Mike Sablich and his staff for getting the campus beautified for our homecoming events and the Chancellor's visit.
Vineeta Dhillon thanked Mike Sablich's staff member, Mike Dutkiewicz for working on the SEAS building air conditioning.
Chief Richard thanked Officer Gordon, Officer Torche, and Officer Fortuno for their work during the Chancellor's visit.
VP Kreta thanked James Dalske and Kate Kimble for being professional and caring during the student alcohol incidents that we've had over the weekends.
VP Arp thanked Louis Bones and his staff in the Dining Center for being stretched thin during all the events at Homecoming and Day on the Bay.
Graham Benton acknowledged the representation at Captain Buckley's funeral.
Captain Bolton thanked President Cropper for sending out the email regarding the El Faro tragedy.
Chief Richard thanked her officers for being present around campus after the Oregon shooting.
Vineeta Dhillon thanked James, who is good with the students but hard on them when he needs to be.
And Kate Kimble added that he is not cranky when she calls him at 3:00am in the morning for an emergency.
VP Bob Arp announced that Day on the Bay is coming up and there are 75 people on a waitlist. He is thankful for having it be a sell out event.
Melissa Cohea and President Cropper will be going to San Francisco on Wednesday to meet and greet with former San Francisco Mayor, Willie Brown to receive a donation from the San Francisco Bar Pilot
Steve Browne thanked Peg Solveson for working long days last week on the STCW submission.
James Dalske thanked Diane Rawicz for the success of the Bistro, stating the students are happy with the new addition.
Margaret Arroyo thanked the facilities staff for being responsive to request.
Marv Christopher stated that the crew team won some competitions. The Varsity 8 placed second. Varsity 4 placed first. All of our teams placed (received medals) in all of their races.
Ingrid Williams talked about the KRON sponsored TV Commercials that are airing for Fleet Week.
September 28, 2015
Mike Kazek announced that the Pacific Masters swim division just published the top 10 times out of 1100 swimmers in the group for the 2014-2015 year, and three of our current and former students as well as two of our faculty had top ten scores last year.
VP Bob Arp acknowledged the sailing team and just how great they did in a boat that they hadn't sailed in before, so they should be recognized for how well they did. Bob visited with our Crystal Pointe neighbors in the housing community above us. He was pleased with how much they know about our campus and excited they are about the vision for the future.
Captain Bolton acknowledged John Finch who was singled out last week for having developed a ship board firefighting guide for MARAD to use and all the other SMA to use.
Steve Kreta thanked all of the Food Security program folks. VP Kreta also wanted to thank Dean Dalske for spearheading the offsite Leadership Retreat for the Cadets, who was also chairing an event with his family locally.
Veronica Boe thanked Malinda Balfour & Calee Spinney for putting together the culture activities night for the Kobe students. Special thanks to Cadet Spencer Young who made herself readily available for those visiting students from Kobe University.
Mike Sablich acknowledged the Cadets he talked with in the Upper Residence Hall. They expressed happiness for the remodel.