Cassar Named Kings Pt. Department Head
Dr. Laurence Cassar has been named head of the Department of Mathematics and Science at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. He will be responsible for overseeing the m a t h e m a t i c s , chemistry and physics courses at the Academy. Dr.
Cassar joined the Academy in 1967, attained the rank of professor in 1980, and shortly thereafter was appointed assistant department head in mathematics and science. He has also completed postdoctoral studies in astrophysics, performing several research projects in the field.
Kings Point is operated by the Maritime Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The federal maritime college trains students to be licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine the fleet of U.S.-flagged vessels involved in foreign and domestic waterborne commerce — and in the U.S. Naval Reserve.