Alumni & Friends

Since 1971, over 10,000 alumni have explored the world’s ocean on one of our three tall ship research vessels. 92% of our alumni have reported that SEA programs gave them skills useful as they embark on careers in a variety of fields, ranging from conservation, environmental policy, medicine, law, sustainable energy, and oceanographic research. We hope you continue to engage with us as an important part of the SEA family, our alumni community.

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Alumni News & Events

1011, 2022

John Wigglesworth, W-5, Returns to SEA as Interim President

2023-01-19T12:07:43-05:00November 10, 2022|

John “Wiggs” Wigglesworth, W-5, has returned to SEA to serve as interim president for a brief period until the presidential search process is completed and a full-time president joins the team. John brings with him a deep understanding of the history and culture of SEA. A retired teacher, John taught math and earth sciences at Waring School, in Beverly, MA.  Prior to that, he was a faculty captain of both the [...]

2609, 2022

SEA Alumni in the News: Kass Wojcik

2023-01-19T12:09:16-05:00September 26, 2022|

"How Can We Save the Bees?" With a Watson Fellowship, a recent graduate sets off to explore beekeeping worldwide. Kass Wojcik ’22, who graduated this spring with a major in biology and a minor in environmental studies, will be traveling to as many as six countries on five continents to research how beekeeping and pollinator conservation is practiced around the world as a 2022 Watson Fellow.  Read more at Bryn Mawr [...]

1102, 2022

This Day in History, Journal Entry by Brad Friestedt, W-1

2023-01-25T08:34:51-05:00February 11, 2022|

It's time I recorded the events of Duncan Island (Isle Pinzon), the most inhospitable hell-hole this side of Antarctica. This was the last Galapagos island we were to visit so I, and a group of other hale and hearty idiots, went ashore in search of the elusive Galapagos gigente tortoise. Duncan Island was tough from the start. There was no anchorage or any convenient landing site, but a crew of 9 [...]

302, 2022

Rising to SEA’s Challenges Leads to Personal Growth. 

2023-01-25T08:35:13-05:00February 3, 2022|

Q & A with SEA alumnus Thomas (T.J.) Whiting, S-212. T.J. is a graduate of Mount St. Mary’s University, Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he received a BS in Business. Q: Briefly describe your SEA experience. A: Intense. Challenging. Formative. I went to SEA with the expectation that it was going to be a challenge, but I never could have guessed how I was going to be challenged. I learned a lot about [...]

405, 2021

“Fast Plastic:” Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics

2023-01-25T08:51:56-05:00May 4, 2021|

Lucy Manlick & Emma Iverson, Mount Holyoke College & Macalester College "Fast Plastic:" Evaluating Fast Fashion and Wastewater as a Source for Marine Microplastics in the Rachel Carson NERR Location and Background Today we anchored near the Rachel Carson National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) in Beaufort, North Carolina. We could not see the estuary itself as it was blocked by a barrier island: however, during our shore one component we researched the [...]

2904, 2021

SEA Semester Alumna Publishes Paper on Eunice Lawrence’s “Forgotten Whaling Life”

2023-01-25T08:59:26-05:00April 29, 2021|

Congratulations to Marija Miklavčič, S-290, who recently published a paper in the University of Rochester's undergraduate research journal. Marija's paper, The Forgotten Whaling Life: Eunice Lawrence of Falmouth, Massachusetts, is based on research she began at SEA Semester. Read Marija's paper. Photo: Section of ship's log kept by Capt. Lewis Lawrence aboard the whaling ship Commodore Morris. (File photo) Contact: Douglas Karlson, Director of Communications | 508-444-1918 | dkarlson@sea.edu | [...]

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