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USMMA Tops Transportation Programs Says Department of Education

KINGS POINT, N.Y., September 30, 2015 — President Obama announced the launch of the U. S. Department of Education’s new College Scorecard, meant to help students and parents identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck earlier this month. Not surprisingly, the United States Merchant Marine Academy scored very high.

Among the 251 schools offering transportation programs, USMMA was number one for “Salary after Attending” and “Percent Earning Above HS Grad.” The Academy is seventh best for “Graduation Rate”, and in the top 10% for “Average Annual Cost.”

Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Sea Fair 2015 Shows Strong Demand for USMMA Graduates

KINGS POINT, N.Y., September 29, 2015 — Maritime professionals and hiring managers from 32 companies, federal agencies, military and maritime-related organizations participated in the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) annual career fair, Sea Fair 2015, held in O’Hara Hall earlier today.

The event, coordinated by the Department of Professional Development and Career Services, introduced the entire Regiment of Midshipmen to opportunities for internships and full-time military, federal and maritime service.

Updated: Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Plebes Complete First Overnight Training Cruise

KINGS POINT, N.Y., August 27, 2015 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) newest plebes, completed their first overnight training cruises aboard the training vessel, T/V Kings Pointer this month. The first of ten scheduled overnight trips for the Class of 2019 sailed August 13-14. These trips follow the nine shorter plebe day trips conducted during indoctrination. The intent is for each class member to participate in an overnight cruise by the end of the trimester.         

Updated: Thursday, August 27, 2015

USMMA Midshipmen Recognized at Connie Awards Event

KINGS POINT, N.Y., December 12, 2013 - On Monday, five United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) midshipmen received scholarships at the prestigious annual Connie Awards luncheon at the Newark Club in Newark, New Jersey. An audience of about 300 distinguished representatives from various sectors of the transportation industry was present to see them recognized.  Academy Superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Ph.D.  said, “We are very proud of the accomplishments of this outstanding group of midshipmen.

Updated: Thursday, December 12, 2013

USMMA's Newest Training Vessel Completes First Training Cruise

KINGS POINT, N.Y. – Last month the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) newest training vessel, the T/V Kings Pointer, made her maiden voyage from Jacksonville, FL to Ft. Eustis, VA.  The vessel was fully crewed by professional mariners plus a group of cadets earning sea days toward their United States Coast Guard (USCG) licenses. These midshipmen are the first “Kings Pointers” to obtain sea days during the vessel’s first dedicated training mission.

Updated: Monday, December 9, 2013

Midshipman Hoffman Receives the Department of Energy's "Excellence in Energy Award"

KINGS POINT, N.Y., April 25, 2013 –On Thursday, Midshipman Haven Hoffman received the U.S. Department of Energy’s Excellence in Energy Award for his independent study entitled Solar-Hydrogen Home and Feasibility of Photovoltaic Technology in Marine Applications, which promotes alternative power and energy efficiency.  The award was presented by Daniel Howett from the Oak Ridge National Laboratory during the Class of 2013 Marine Engineering Systems Capstone Presentations, before an audience of midshipmen, professors, and industry professionals.

Updated: Monday, May 6, 2013
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