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USMMA Class of 2020 Bell-Ringing and Commencement to be Livestreamed

KINGS POINT, N.Y., June 17, 2020 - The United States Merchant Marine Academy's (USMMA) Class of 2020 will ring the bell at Powell Oval after passing U.S. Coast Guard license exams, tomorrow Thursday, June 18th. This event will be streamed on Facebook Live once the results are announced, but does not have a firm start time. Streaming will begin at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

USMMA’s first-ever semi-virtual graduation celebrations will also be streamed on Facebook Live and YouTube, on Saturday, June...

Midshipmen Attend Pilgrimage for the Sea Services

KINGS POINT, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2019 –Midshipmen members of the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) Newman Club recently traveled to Emmitsburg, Md., for the Annual Pilgrimage of the Sea Services. The Newman Club, named after Saint John Henry Newman, who was canonized a saint just this past weekend, is USMMA’s Catholic Club.

The pilgrimage, was held at the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, the Patroness of the Sea Services - which include the U.S. Merchant Marine,...

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Graduates 187 Officers

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.
The keynote speaker, Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis delivered an inspiring message before a crowd of about 4,500, including family members and guests of the graduating class, distinguished visitors representing the federal government, senior officers from the U.S....

Class of 2018 Commencement to be Streamed Live

KINGS POINT, N.Y., June 13, 2018 – The schedule of events for the 82nd Commencement at the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) at Kings Point is available online at this link.The Commencement ceremony will be streamed live on Maritime TV on Saturday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, click...

Class of 2018 Bell-Ringing To Be Streamed Live

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.By clicking here you will find instructions for subscribing to this event and others...

Mariners Help Plan Emergency Response to Aircraft Water Landings

DISCLAIMER: All references to any companies or organizations herein are not to be construed as an endorsement of, or preference for, any product, service, or enterprise by the United States Merchant Marine Academy, Maritime Administration, United States Department of Transportation, or United States Government, or employees thereof. KINGS POINT, N.Y., March 16, 2018 - On March 6th, Aeronautical Data Systems (ADS) brought together Aviation and Maritime professionals for the first-...

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Granted Full Accreditation

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.”In accordance...

Plebe Class Honors Fallen Sailors of USS John S. McCain

Contributed by Midshipman Emily Gramer, 1/c, RPAOKINGS 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.The observance focused attention on the table in the center of Delano Hall, set for the 10...

Admiral Buzby Visits USMMA as Maritime Administrator

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...

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