May 2018

May 2018

SUNY Maritime College volunteering project with University at Albany and SUNY ESF students

In May 2018, SUNY Maritime’s Empire State VI training vessel traveled to Puerto Rico with more than 500 cadets for the first stop on their annual summer at sea program and kicked off Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Puerto Rico Recovery and Rebuilding Initiative. Cadets were joined by 30 students from UAlbany and 14 from the College of Environmental Science and Forestry in the recovery projects and stayed onboard the training ship while it was docked in the Old San Juan harbor. Students assisted in agricultural restoration, rebuilt a pedestrian bridge and cleaned up debris still plaguing the island eight months after the hurricanes.

Student in UAlbany shirt rakes dirt in Puerto Rico.
Maritime College students paint a building wall in Puerto Rico.
Maritime College President Alfultis and UAlbany President Rodriguez stand on the deck of the Empire State VI training ship in Puerto Rico.

Press Releases

May 7:
Governor Cuomo Announces More Than 500 Student Volunteers Depart on SUNY Maritime Training Ship for Puerto Rico

Related News Articles

Spectrum News, September 23:
SUNY Students, Staff Continue Offering Support to Puerto Rico

Times Union, April 30:
UAlbany president travels to Puerto Rico with state contingent

NBC New York, May 22:
SUNY Students Step Up in Puerto Rico (with video)

Times Union, May 18:
UAlbany students to volunteer in Puerto Rico

Bronx Times, May 11:
SUNY Maritime cadets sail to Puerto Rico on a mission

Campus Reports



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SUNY Stands With Puerto Rico