Monday, June 10, 2013
Contact: Marcie Katcher
U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2013 to Graduate
Gen. William M. Fraser III to Deliver Commencement Address
KINGS POINT, N.Y. - On Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:00 a.m., 201 future leaders of the maritime industry will graduate from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. The Class of 2013 has chosen General William M. Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) to be their keynote speaker.
Graduates represent nearly every state, as well as Malaysia, South Korea, Republic of Panama and Singapore. Approximately 2,300 guests are expected to attend the event, including family members and guests of the graduating class, and distinguished visitors representing the federal government, flag and general officers from the Armed Forces, senior executives from the maritime industry, community leaders, alumni, faculty and staff.
WHAT: 2013 U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduation Ceremony
WHEN: Monday, June 17, at 10:00 a.m.
300 Steamboat Road
Kings Point, N.Y. 11024-1699
Press check-in: Behind the Admission Building
Gen. William M. Fraser III, Commander, USTRANSCOM
Acting Maritime Administrator, Paul “Chip” Jaenichen
Superintendent, Rear Admiral James Helis, Ph.D.
Deputy Superintendent, Rear Admiral Susan Dunlap Class
Class President: Spencer Fletcher
Home Town: LaBelle, Florida
Valedictorian: Tyler William Driscoll
Home Town: Lancaster, N.H.
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WHAT: Change of Command Ceremony
VISUAL: In a formal ceremony, the Class of 2013 will transfer leadership roles to the Class of 2014. Following the ceremony, the graduating class will celebrate by jumping into Eldridge Pool in their summer whites.
WHEN: Saturday, June 15, at 10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Powell Oval – Wiley Hall (Rain location: Delano Hall)
*** All press must register by June 14 to be admitted on the academy grounds. Please RSVP to email@example.com with the name of your news outlet, reporter and crew, telephone number and email address.
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, located in Kings Point, N.Y, educates and graduates merchant mariners and leaders of exemplary character who will serve America’s maritime transportation and defense needs in peace and war. The U.S. Merchant Marine is administered by the Maritime Administration under the auspices of the Department of Transportation.
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