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U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
Alumni Association and Foundation



Do you have students interested in attending a service academy? Please share this information session for those interested in the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA), one of the five federal service academies that include West Point, Annapolis, Air Force, and Coast Guard academies. The admissions process and academic requirements are unique for service academies and this session is open to all high school students and college counselors.


Date: Sept. 28, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. ET

Who: All interested students and school counselors

What: Virtual question and answer session with some of our outstanding Midshipmen. This will be the perfect opportunity to learn about the admissions process and what it’s really like to attend USMMA.


To register for the session, please use the following link:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Federal Service Academies are not for everyone but we encourage those students looking to serve their country and accept a demanding academic schedule to apply. Like all federal service academies, there is no application fee for USMMA.


Our rigorous four-year academic program is highlighted by the Academy’s Sea Year experience. Through this unique program, every student gains real-world leadership experience working aboard commercial ships sailing to ports around the world during three academic terms. Our students pursue a degree in one of five majors offered through two Academic Departments: Marine Engineering and Marine Transportation. Students receive full tuition, room and board, and books at no cost.


Graduates of the United States Merchant Marine Academy earn a Bachelor of Science degree, a U.S. Coast Guard license, and a commission in the United States Armed Forces. Our graduates have an option to work as ship’s officers in the United States maritime industry or serve as commissioned officers on active duty in any branch of service.


More information about the Academy can be found here.


Area Admissions Officers are as follows:

Northeast Admissions (CT, DE, NH, MA, ME, NJ, NY, PA, RI, VT):
LCDR Joe Becker -
Midwest Admissions (AR, IA, IN, IL, KS, KY, MI, MO, OH, OK, TN, TX, WI, WV):
LCDR Tina Schoggers -
West Admissions (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MN, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY) and Diversity:
CDR Keith Watson -
Southeast Admissions (AL, DC, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, VA):
LCDR Chuck Wheeler -


We look forward to seeing you!




Marilyn Livi '82

Senior Vice-President

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation, Inc


U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Alumni Association and Foundation


300 Steamboat Road, Kings Point, New York 11024 -


The USMMA Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to support the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, its Regiment of Midshipmen, and the greater Kings Point community. The AAF is located in Kings Point, New York. Normal business hours are from Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To no longer receive this type of email communication, you can Unsubscribe from this list. If you have any questions, please call 516-482-5274 or email

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Southeast Missouri State University!



Encourage any interested student to join us on campus to see what SEMO and the Holland College of Arts & Media have to offer!

Tuesday, September 28, 2021  |  6:30 - 9 p.m.

The open house includes dinner, an academic expo, the opportunity to mingle with faculty, staff, and students, and attendees even get to check out the final dress rehearsal of Guys and Dolls!





Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
(573) 651-2590

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PSAT Testing

Attention:  Sophomores and Juniors Interested in Taking the PSAT Test


What is the PSAT?

  • It is the Pre-SAT and the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.

  • It measures critical reading, math problem-solving, and writing skills.

  • It helps you get ready for the SAT test.

  • The test qualifies Juniors for the National Merit Scholarship. 

  • In addition to acting as a preparatory test for the SAT, the PSAT serves as a Qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program. In other words, PSAT scores determine students’ eligibility to compete for National Merit scholarships


Who takes this test?

  • This is only for INTERESTED Sophomore or Junior students.

  • Interested Sophomores may take the test but will not be entered for the National Merit Scholarship program, it will be practice/preparation for your junior year.

  • Interested Juniors who take this test have the option to be screened for the National Merit Scholarship Program.


How do I sign up and whom do I need to notify?

  • If you are interested, you must come by the LRHS Counselors Office and sign up/pay no later than Thursday, October 7, 2021.

  • The PSAT test has an $18 test fee that you will pay when you sign up. You can pay with cash or check (Checks made out to LRHS).

  • A student is required to pay for the PSAT test before they can receive a copy of the PSAT/NMSQT Student Guide (practice test book). 

  • There are a limited number of PSAT tests available; we encourage interested students to sign up immediately.

  • If you are planning to take the PSAT, please notify your 1st-4th hour teachers and ensure you know what assignments or class work you need to complete.


What to bring on test day?

  • A photo ID.

  • 2 - No. 2 pencils with erasers (no mechanical pencils)

  • An approved calculator.

  • A watch to keep track of time (optional) – (Please note:  smartwatches that can record, transmit, receive or play back audio, photographic, text or video content are not allowed).

  • Social security number (optional)

  • Email address (optional)


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