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USMMA Celebrates Midshipmen Return From Sea

KINGS POINT, N.Y., November 23, 2015 – The United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) and Regiment of Midshipmen welcomed back 193 cadets who returned to the Academy after completing their Sea Year assignment, during a “Back From Sea Dinner”.As a requirement for graduation, every midshipmen at USMMA earns a minimum of 300 days seatime, as part of their Sea Year. Each midshipman, referred to as a “cadet” only during Sea Year, is scheduled as an “A-Split” or “B-Split” Cadet.   “B-split”...

USMMA Delivers Historic Cargo to The Pentagon During Training Cruise

KINGS POINT, NY – November 17, 2015. This year’s fall training cruise aboard the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s (USMMA) Training Vessel, T/V Kings Pointer, was unlike any other.  The midshipmen, officers and crew aboard became part of history when they delivered a binnacle from the SS Mayaguez to the Pentagon for a future exhibit.The binnacle which was previously on display at The American Merchant Marine Museum, on the grounds of USMMA, will be installed in the...

Eulogizing a Legend: Hundreds Pay Tribute to Susan Petersen Lubow at Memorial Service

Eulogizing a Legend: Hundreds Pay Tribute to Susan Petersen Lubow at Memorial Service By Veronica Cassidy BarryKINGS POINT, N.Y., October 15, 2015 – Over 600 friends, family members, colleagues, alumni, and midshipmen paid tribute to the United States Merchant Marine Academy’s former Athletic Director, Susan Petersen Lubow, at a memorial service held at the Mariners' Memorial Chapel and simulcast at Ackerman Auditorium Tuesday.  Familiar faces from near and far came...

Change in USMMA Class of 2014 Graduation Date

The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is announcing an important change to its 2013-2014 Academic Calendar. Graduation for the Class of 2014 will now take place on Saturday, June 21, 2014 instead of Monday, June 23.  As it has for many years, the awards convocation will still be held on the Friday morning prior to graduation. The schedule revision would add the Change-of-Command ceremony on Friday afternoon, with the June Ball on Friday evening. We anticipate that the Baccalaureate Service,...

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