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2013-09-16 12:21:05

2014 rankings offer data on nearly 1,800 schools KINGS POINT, N.Y., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (U.S. Merchant Marine) is America's second best public regional college in the North and third best regional college according to the 2014 U.S. News and World Report rankings. USMMA has moved up the rankings from last year for undergraduate engineering programs in America, and is now ranked the 22(nd) best. (Photo:...

2013-09-07 16:20:06

KINGS POINT, N.Y., Sept. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) today welcomed 237 "plebe candidates" of the Class of 2017 into the Regiment of Midshipmen as they took the Academy oath administrated by Rear Admiral James A. Helis, Ph.D., superintendent of USMMA, during the Acceptance Day Ceremony and Parade. They were then sworn in as U.S. Navy Reserve midshipmen by Vice Admiral Robin R. Bruan, Chief of Navy Reserve, commander, Navy Reserve Force....

2013-07-02 12:31:52

238 Plebe Candidates Start Indoctrination, Receive First Assignments KINGS POINT, N.Y., July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy today welcomed its incoming Class of 2017, consisting of 238 plebe candidates from across the country. Upon arrival, the Congressionally-nominated future Midshipmen began a rigorous, 18-day regimen of academic, military, and physical training known as Indoctrination (INDOC), -- their first step toward becoming future leaders and...

2013-06-17 16:20:51

KINGS POINT, N.Y., June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) graduated 201 new maritime leaders as part of its Class of 2013 commencement ceremony. The keynote speaker, General William M. Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), gave the commencement address before a crowd of more than 2,000. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130617/NY33488) "The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy is an enormous asset to our nation, and I continue to...

2012-08-21 15:43:36

NASA and the Transportation Department's Maritime Administration (MARAD) signed a memorandum of understanding Aug. 21 to transfer NASA's solid rocket booster recovery ship, M/V Liberty Star, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet for use as a training vessel at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. "Liberty Star served NASA well during the Space Shuttle Program," said Robert Lightfoot, acting associate administrator for NASA. "We know it will greatly benefit the Kings Point...

2012-08-21 06:20:56

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA and the Transportation Department's Maritime Administration (MARAD) signed a memorandum of understanding Aug. 21 to transfer NASA's solid rocket booster recovery ship, M/V Liberty Star, to the National Defense Reserve Fleet for use as a training vessel at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. "Liberty Star served NASA well during the Space Shuttle Program," said Robert Lightfoot, acting associate...

2012-07-05 10:21:16

KINGS POINT, N.Y., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy today welcomed its incoming Class of 2016, consisting of 274 plebe candidates representing 47 states, the District of Columbia and the three foreign countries of South Korea, Malaysia and Panama. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120705/NY35660 ) "The new plebe candidates make up one of the most diverse classes at the Academy," said Dr. Shashi Kumar, acting superintendent at the U.S....

2012-06-18 10:20:30

KINGS POINT, N.Y., June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) graduated 219 new American leaders of honor, excellence and service today as part of its Class of 2012 commencement ceremony. Captain Mark Kelly, Class of '86 and a former NASA astronaut, gave the commencement address before a crowd of more than 2,000 graduates, family members and representatives from the federal government, Armed Forces and maritime industry. (Photo:...