Week of Gratitude 2021: A Message from Dan Akerson ’70

Dear Alumni, Parents and Friends:As we conclude the Week of Gratitude, let me add my sincere thanks to all who have established and maintained a Margin of Excellence at the Academy with your generous support.I have had the honor of co-chairing both the first Naval Academy campaign and our current effort, Called to Serve, Daring to […]

A New Tradition Returns: Week of Gratitude 2021

Happy New Year, Alumni, Parents and Friends: Around this time in 2020, we kicked off the Week of Gratitude, a new tradition meant to showcase how thankful we at the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation were for the extraordinary support our donors and volunteers provided throughout the prior year. We had so much […]

Former Navy Men’s Swimming Head Coach Lee Lawrence Passes Away

Men’s Swimming & Diving 10/12/2020 2:57:00 PM ANNAPOLIS, Md. –– Navy Athletics is mourning the passing of Lee Lawrence, who was a member of the men’s swimming coaching staff for 36 years and also served as instructor in the USNA physical education department.  Lawrence passed away this weekend in Florida. Service information for Lawrence, age 82, […]

Happy Founder’s Day: Celebrating 175 Years of the U.S. Naval Academy

Naval Academy Alumni and Friends: Today, 10 October 2020, marks the United States Naval Academy’s 175th Anniversary. What began as a 10-acre post on the Severn with 50 students has become an extraordinarily sophisticated and dynamic training ground for future leaders—but one still rooted in the ideals of commitment and integrity that marked its first […]

Update: Special Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Members of the USNA alumni community:   In June, the Alumni Association Board of Trustees stood up an ad hoc special committee to “review all aspects of our Alumni Association mission, board policy, processes, recruitment and succession planning.” The Special Committee on Alumni Culture, Diversity and Inclusion provided an Interim Report to the Board of Trustees on 30 September. This fall, members of […]

Naval Academy midshipmen not allowed to go home for Thanksgiving, will stay in Annapolis

By HEATHER MONGILIOCAPITAL GAZETTE |SEP 22, 2020 AT 12:59 PM Midshipmen will not be allowed to go home for Thanksgiving, with the Naval Academy instead considering local and weekend leave. The decision was made to protect the health and safety of the midshipmen, staff and faculty and based off of the COVID-19 situation at the academy, the Annapolis area […]