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Stevens Group Joins USCG Auxiliarists Who Ensure Area's Vital Seaports are Safe and Secure

At an official swearing-in ceremony in Babbio Center this week, 11 Stevens students, faculty and staff members were sworn in as official United States Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary members.

The Stevens group, which is part of the USCG Auxiliary University Program, joins more than 2000 auxiliarists in the New York region who work to promote boating safety and ensure the area’s vital seaports remain safe and secure.

The volunteers provide valuable service to the nation by extending the capabilities of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Members participate in important missions and civic duties throughout the year, including vessel examinations, public education, environmental safety, translation, search and rescue, mess and watchstanding missions.

The new USCG Auxiliary members from Stevens are experts in naval engineering, civil engineering and maritime systems through the rigorous academic studies and hands-on research experiences of the university's Charles V. Schaefer Jr. School of Engineering and Science, as the DHS National Center for Secure and Resilient Maritime Commerce.  

The Stevens USCG Auxiliary unit is one of only seven university-based programs in the nation, and is the only unit to be partnered with a DHS Center of Excellence.

Meet the Stevens USCG Auxiliary below:

  • Hady Salloum, Associate Dean of Research and Outreach
  • Jason DeMera, Assistant Program Manager, Office of the Research Enterprise
  • Jonathan Endrikat, Naval Engineering student
  • Christopher Francis, Maritime Systems Fellow and Stevens Alumni
  • Mark Mallett, Naval Engineering student
  • Chris Mandalakis, Naval Engineering student
  • MacKenzie McGuckin, Naval Engineering student
  • Alex Pollara, Maritime Systems Fellow 
  • Austin Swain, Naval Engineering student