The Maritime Administration recently highlighted the graduating USMMA Class of 2018 in a Transportation Tuesday feature. Click Transportation Tuesday to see the full article.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., June 16, 2018 - The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point conducted its 82nd commencement exercises today graduating 187 new Merchant Marine and Military Officers in the Class of 2018.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., May 29, 2018 - The United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) newest Merchant Marine Officers will ring the bell at Powell Oval after passing U.S. Coast Guard license exams, on Friday, June 1st. This event will begin once results are announced, but does not have a firm start time. Results should be announced close to 3:00 p.m.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., November 20, 2017 — The Middle States Commission on Higher Education granted the US Merchant Marine Academy full reaccreditation on November 16, 2017, after determining the institution meets the commission’s rigorous and comprehensive standards in displaying characteristics of excellence in higher education.
Rear Admiral James, A. Helis, USMMA Superintendent, said, “I thank all of the staff, faculty, and Midshipmen who worked so hard to achieve this milestone.”
Contributed by Midshipman Emily Gramer, 1/c, RPAO
KINGS POINT, N.Y., September 8, 2017 – Last Friday, the Class of 2021, joined by an audience that included Maritime Administrator and USMMA Alumnus, Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN (Retired); Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Superintendent and CAPT Mike Stroud, Commandant of Midshipmen, honored the lost sailors from the USS John S. McCain.
KINGS POINT, N.Y., August 23, 2017 - On Tuesday, United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Alumnus, Rear Admiral Mark H. Buzby, USN (Retired), Class of 1979, visited USMMA for the first time since being sworn in as Administrator of the Maritime Administration (MARAD) earlier this month.
After arriving by boat, Administrator Buzby met with Faculty, Staff, Midshipmen and the USMMA Alumni Foundation in Ackerman Auditorium. Admiral Buzby was greeted with enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation by the exuberant audience.
WASHINGTON –Secretary Elaine L. Chao has sworn in Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby, USN, Ret. as the Administrator of the Maritime Administration. Prior to his appointment, Admiral Buzby served as president of the National Defense Transportation Association (NDTA), a global association of transportation and logistics professionals.
“Our maritime industry is facing unprecedented challenges in our increasingly globalized world,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao. “Administrator Buzby’s extensive naval and maritime background will serve as a tremendous asset to the Maritime Administration.”
KINGS POINT, N.Y., August, 2 2017 – On Friday, the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Office of Admissions hosted its Admissions Open House for high school students.
CDR Mike Bedryk, Director of the Office of Admissions, began by introducing Rear Admiral James A. Helis, USMS, Superintendent, to approximately 350 guests.