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Alumni Chapters

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There are 27 SAS Alumni Chapters located across the United States. These chapters provide networking opportunities for alumni in their own communities and also serve the specific needs of Semester at Sea in areas in which volunteers are needed.

Throughout the year, the chapters host “Bon Voyage/Welcome Home” events to welcome home past voyagers and send off new voyagers. This is a great opportunity to meet other local alumni, reminisce with your shipmates, and help prepare the new voyagers and their families for the journey of their lifetime. You are an invaluable resource to those preparing to sail, no matter when you sailed! In addition, Chapters host social events and Founders’ Day events.

Important: We develop our chapter lists based on the zip code of the address(es) we have on file for you. If you feel you’ve received messages in error or none at all, we may not have your current address. Please update your contact information through our website or by emailing us at alumni@semesteratsea.org.

 

List of Chapter Representatives

Arizona

Phoenix/Tempe

Autumn Hulke (Fall 1999, Enrichment Voyage 2014)
SASAZalumni@gmail.com
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California

Los Angeles

Michele Pino (Fall 2007)
SASLosAngelesChapter@gmail.com
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Orange County

Chris Chavez (Spring 2012, Spring 2019)
SemesteratSea.OrangeCounty@gmail.com
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San Diego

Natalia Peddycoart (Fall 2013), Julie Tahapary (Spring 1994, Summer 2005)
SanDiegoSASChapter@gmail.com
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San Francisco Bay Area

Katy Bailey (Summer 2012)
SanFranciscoSASAlumniChapter@gmail.com
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Santa Barbara

TBD – If you are interested in becoming the chapter representative for this city, please email alumni@semesteratsea.org
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Colorado

Boulder

Melissa Holland Mansika (Fall 2000, Fall 2005)
sascoloradoalumnichapter@gmail.com
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Denver & Colorado Springs

Cindy Zomchek (Fall 1986, Fall 1993, Spring 2000, Spring 2004, Summer 2005, Fall 2008, Spring 2010, Spring 2015)
sascoloradoalumnichapter@gmail.com
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Florida

South Florida

Sarah Frese (Summer 2011), Jennifer Madadena (Spring 1999)
SASAlumni.Miami@gmail.com
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West/Central Florida

Dana Anderson (Spring 1993), Kelly Kirchner (Spring 2017)
SASAlumni.Tampa@gmail.com
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Georgia

Atlanta

Caryn Klein (Spring 2012)
SASAtlantaAlumni@gmail.com
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Illinois

Chicago

Eshley Spitzer (Spring 2012)
SASChicagoChapter@gmail.com
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Indiana

Indianapolis

Julie Kiefer (Fall 1999, Summer 2004, Summer 2005, Spring 2019)
SASIndianapolisChapter@gmail.com
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Iowa

Lower Midwest Regional Chapter – covering states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, & Nebraska

Sarah Mihm (Spring 2016)
SASLowerMidwestRegionalChapter@gmail.com
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Kansas

Lower Midwest Regional Chapter – covering states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, & Nebraska

Sarah Mihm (Spring 2016)
SASLowerMidwestRegionalChapter@gmail.com
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Maryland

Baltimore

Whitney Degerberg (Spring 2010), Ranak Patel (Fall 2006), Juana Socorro-Aguirre (Spring 2010)
SASDCChapter@gmail.com
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Massachusetts

Boston

Ana Carolina da Cunha (Spring 2015, Fall 2016), Woody Freese (Fall 1989, Spring 1997, Summer 2004), Dauri Torres (Spring 2009)
SASBostonChapter@gmail.com
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Minnesota

Minneapolis

Monica Fahnhorst (Spring 2006)
SASMinnesotaChapter@gmail.com
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Missouri

Lower Midwest Regional Chapter – covering states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, & Nebraska

Sarah Mihm (Spring 2016)
SASLowerMidwestRegionalChapter@gmail.com
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Nebraska

Lower Midwest Regional Chapter – covering states of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, & Nebraska

Sarah Mihm (Spring 2016)
SASLowerMidwestRegionalChapter@gmail.com
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Nevada

Reno

Sheryle Lengdorfer (Spring 1977)
SASRenoChapter@gmail.com
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New York

New York Area (NY, CT, NJ)

Jennifer Auerbach (Fall 2012, Spring 2019), Colleen Chapman (Spring 2013), Philip Zhou (Fall 2012)
SASNYChapter@gmail.com
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North Carolina

Charlotte

Melissa Moore (Fall 2017, Fall 2019)
CharlotteSASchapter@gmail.com
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Oregon

Portland

TBD – If you are interested in becoming the chapter representative for this city, please email alumni@semesteratsea.org.
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Pennsylvania

Philadelphia

Kayla Thompson (Fall 2009)
SASPhiladelphiaChapter@gmail.com
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Pittsburgh

Sue Camele (Fall 1990, Maymester 2012)
SASPittsburghChapter@gmail.com
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South Carolina

Charleston

Brian Durham (Fall 2005), McKinley Durham (Fall 2005)
SASCHSchapter@gmail.com
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Tennessee

Nashville 

Kayla Smith (Spring 2011, Spring 2019)
SASNashvilleChapter@gmail.com
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Texas

Austin

Libby Firer (Summer 2014),  Brittany Palmer (Summer 2010)
AustinSASalumni@gmail.com
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Virginia

Central Virginia

Debbie Clifford (Spring 1993, Spring 1995, Fall 2006, Spring 2011, Summer 2004)
SASCValumni@gmail.com
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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Whitney Degerberg (Spring 2010), Laura Sturdivant (Spring 2014)
SASDCchapter@gmail.com
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Washington

Seattle

Julie Hurst (Spring 2004, Summer 2014)
SASSeattleAlumni@gmail.com

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Canada

Vancouver 

Kendra Hartwell (Spring 2009)
SASVancouverAlumni@gmail.com
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