SUNY Maritime to Honor Mort Bouchard

Posted by Eric Haun
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Morton S. Bouchard (Photo: Bouchard Transportation Company)
The State University of New York Maritime College will confer the honorary degree of doctor of science degree on Morton S. Bouchard III, the president and CEO of Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., during winter 2016 commencement exercises Friday, January 29. 
 
Mort Bouchard is his family's fourth generation to manage Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., the largest privately owned ocean-going petroleum barge company in the United States. Bouchard Transportation operates on the East and Gulf coasts of the United States and in the Caribbean.
 
“As the highest recognition SUNY can bestow upon an individual, we are so pleased to confer the honorary degree of Doctor of Science upon Mr. Bouchard,” said Rear Adm. Michael Alfultis, president of SUNY Maritime College. “His leadership in the maritime industry, his dedication to educating the next generation of mariners and his continued support for SUNY Maritime College has been extraordinary and a great model for our students.”
 
Promoted to president of Bouchard Transportation at the age of 32, Mort Bouchard continued his family’s tradition of investing in modern equipment to better serve its customers. Following the passage of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, he instituted the country’s first double-hull barge construction program. Under his leadership, Bouchard Transportation owns and operates the largest flat-deck double-hull petroleum barge company in the United States.
 
Mort Bouchard and Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., have a strong connection with SUNY Maritime College, awarding the Morton S. Bouchard Jr. scholarship, named in honor of Bouchard’s father, to three deserving students annually and employing Maritime graduates. He and his company also supported the creation of the Bouchard Transportation Company, Inc., Tug & Barge Simulation Center located in Fort Schuyler, which opened in October 2014. The center serves as a state-of-the-art training platform for students and professional mariners.
 
No stranger to hard work and dedication in all aspects of life, in 1976 as a high school lacrosse player, Mort Bouchard was the first high school All-American at Half Hollow Hills School District. Following his graduation, he played varsity lacrosse for four years at Ohio Wesleyan University. 
 
Upon his graduation in 1980, Mort Bouchard joined the operations department at Bouchard Transportation Co., Inc. In 1996, Bouchard was named president of the company and, in 1999, its CEO.
 
Mort Bouchard served on Ohio Wesleyan University’s board of trustees for eight years, where he was directly responsible for upgrading two stadiums. He also served on the board of directors of Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor youth lacrosse, and was partners in converting the Cold Spring Harbor High School varsity stadium to one of the first high school turf stadiums on Long Island.
 
Additionally, Mort Bouchard served on the board of directors of American Waterway Operators and belongs to the board of directors of the American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection & Indemnity Association. 
 
Mort Bouchard was elected in 2013 to the Maritime Hall Of Fame.
 
SUNY Maritime winter commencement begins at 3 p.m. in the Riesenberg Hall Gymnasium.

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