KINGS POINT, N.Y., - January 28, 2014. Yesterday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) held its first blood drive of 2014. USMMA, in partnership with Long Island Blood Services, hosts three blood drives each year. The blood drive was well attended by faculty, staff, midshipmen, parents and members of the local community. In total, they made 107 donations.
Photo of USMMA Midshipmen Included in New York Museum Exhibit
KINGS POINT, N.Y., December 17, 2013 – Midshipmen at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) took time from packing their sea bags and preparing to go home for the holidays, to participate in service projects throughout the New York area.
“The Academy motto is Acta non Verba – Deeds not Words,” said Superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis. “When Kings Pointers see a need, they act, whether it is in service of our nation or serving our neighbors. I am very proud of their service and dedication to others.”
Kings Point, N.Y., December 6, 2013 – As a mark of respect for the memory of Nelson Mandela, and in memory of those who were killed at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the flag at the United States Merchant Marine Academy will be flown at half-staff through Monday. Superintendent, Rear Admiral James A. Helis said, “We remember those whose lives were dedicated to serving others and making the world better for future generations. We honor them by carrying out their legacy of service and leadership.”
KINGS POINT, N.Y., March 14, 2013 – On Thursday midshipmen from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) along with faculty, staff, family and friends shaved their heads in an effort to raise money to fight childhood cancers.