KINGS POINT, N.Y., May 24, 2016 - The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point celebrated National Maritime Day, yesterday. The day was filled with events that highlighted the critical role that the U.S. maritime industry has played since the infancy of our nation.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., November 20, 2015 – Midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) had the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual Maritime Risk Symposium at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey earlier this week.
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.”
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.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., September 25, 2015 – A United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Midshipman of the had the opportunity to participate in a Rules of Engagement (ROE) Workshop at the Institute for International Humanitarian Law, San Remo, Italy, this summer.
Midshipman 2nd Class Stacee Glass, a Marine Transportation Major from Johnstown, PA, was the only undergraduate student in the course aimed at commanders, legal advisors, “and others who are involved in mission planning and the development of rules for using force during military operations.”
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.
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.
On Friday, June 14, 2013, the United States Merchant Marine Academy held the “Class of 2013” Awards Convocation in Ackerman Auditorium. Seventy midshipmen received over 100 awards in recognition of their academic achievements, athletic accomplishments and exemplary service to the Regiment of Midshipmen, the community and the nation.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., April, 24, 2013 - The United States Coast Guard’s National Maritime Center (NMC) has reapproved the U. S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) cadet deck and engine programs effective July 1, 2013 to July 31, 2018.
The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) announced that Captain George E. Edenfield, Head of the Department of Marine Transportation, has received a federal appointment from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to serve in the Merchant Marine Personnel Advisory Committee (MERPAC).