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Press Releases

Midshipmen Attend Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

KINGS POINT, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2019 –Midshipmen members of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Newman Club recently traveled to Emmitsburg, Md., for the Annual Pilgrimage of the Sea Services. The Newman Club, named after Saint John Henry Newman, who was canonized a saint just this past weekend, is USMMA’s Catholic Club.

USMMA Celebrates Parents, Families, and Alumni

KINGS POINT, N.Y., October 8, 2019 – September was very exciting at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA.) The month was full of events that welcomed generations of Kings Pointers and their families to the Academy.

TRANSCOM Commander Delivers Lanier Remarks

KINGS POINT, NY – Sep. 17, 2019 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) recently hosted U.S. Army General Stephen R. Lyons, as the keynote speaker for the fall J. Smith Lanier Distinguished Lecture series dinner. Lyons, the commanding officer at U.S. Transportation Command, addressed about 750 midshipmen and special guests in Delano Hall.

Midshipmen Receive Third Term Awards

KINGS POINT, N.Y., August 22, 2019 – On Monday, Rear Admiral Jack Buono, Superintendent, Dr. John Ballard, Academic Dean and Provost, and Captain Mike Stroud, Commandant of Midshipmen, along with Commander Paul Acquaro, Director of the Academic Center of Excellence presented Gold and Silver Stars to midshipmen demonstrating academic excellence during the third term of Academic Year 2018-2019.

Midshipmen Compete at Governor’s Cup

KINGS POINT, N.Y., August 22, 2019 – The 5th Annual Governor’s Cup Charity Regatta took place on Aug. 17. The field of 33 boats included three from USMMA:

BLACK DIAMOND, USA 26, Midshipman Cooper Seipert

M.A.T. 1180, Midshipman Neeko Helbich

USA 35, Midshipman Veronica Grabiak.

All three raced in the 11-boat PHRF (Performance Handicap Racing Fleet) Spinnaker II division.

Schnatz Named Head of Physical Education & Athletics at USMMA

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (Aug. 19, 2019) – Superintendent, RADM Jack Buono, and Academic Dean and Provost, Dr. John Ballard, announced Kristofer Schnatz as the new Head of the Department of Physical Education and Athletics at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) today. Schnatz will begin his tenure at Kings Point on Monday, Aug. 19.

USMMA to Host Parents Weekend

KINGS POINT, N.Y. Aug. 19, 2019 - The U. S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point will host Parents Weekend, Sept. 6-8, 2019.

Midshipmen Receive Academic Honors

KINGS POINT, N.Y., August 12, 2019 – In a late May lunch muster ceremony, Rear Admiral Buono, Superintendent, Dr. John Ballard, Academic Dean and Provost, and Captain Mike Stroud, Commandant of Midshipmen, and Commander Paul Acquaro, Director of the Academic Center of Excellence presented Gold and Silver Stars to midshipmen demonstrating academic excellence during the second term of Academic Year 2019.

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