Chapter Awards


The deadline for the 2017 Chapter Awards has passed. Awards will be presented at the Chapter Presidents Conference on May 6, 2017.

The Alumni Association and Foundation (AAF) could not carry out its mission without its alumni chapters. That’s why we celebrate our most active and committed chapters during our annual Chapter Presidents Conference. Every chapter has the opportunity to be presented with a Distinguished Chapter Award at three levels—blue, silver, and gold. The award criteria is as follows and must be met on an annual basis:

Distinguished Chapter Award—Gold
5 Basic Goals + 5 Supplemental Goals

Distinguished Chapter Award—Silver

4 Basic Goals + 3 Supplemental Goals

Distinguished Chapter Award—Blue
3 Basic Goals

 Basic Chapter Goals Include:

  • Conduct a minimum of four chapter meetings
  • Attend a minimum of four AAF conference calls with Chapter Presidents
  • Publish an electronic chapter newsletter a minimum of two times
  • Attend the Chapter Presidents Conference (Chapter President or a Representative, if applicable)
  • Establish and maintain a chapter website or social media page
  • Provide an article on chapter events (including a photo) for one Kings Pointer magazine issue
  • Submit at least one Homecoming award nomination to the AAF Awards Committee by June 1
  • Submit a chapter and officer information notice to the AAF office 

Supplemental Chapter Goals Include:

  • Meet with a local Congressman/Senator (Chapter President or a Representative)
  • Add three new alumni to the chapter membership
  • Offer an internship to a Midshipman by posting it on the AAF website
  • Contribute to the AAF to support an alumni-sponsored activity/event for the Midshipmen (Midshipmen 5K Run, Senior Luau, Industry Awareness Night)
  • Host a Regimental/Athletic team movement or activity within the chapter area or at the Academy
  • Represent the USMMA at an admissions activity (High School College Fair, Congressional Academy Day, Congressional Interview Committee)
  • Host a Plebe Candidate event that brings together candidates, parents, Midshipmen, and alumni prior to reporting for Indoctrination
  • Participate in at least one Veteran’s Day, Memorial Day, or Maritime Day civic or community activity
  • Co-host an activity or event with a local parents association chapter
  • Make an unrestricted contribution to the AAF
  • Host a maritime industry awareness event that promotes partnering with regional, national, and global maritime leaders/experts
  • Co-host an event with a maritime academy 

An online form will be posted for every alumni chapter to complete as the Chapter Presidents Conference nears. Any questions can be directed to Marissa Bholan (marissa.bholan@alumni.usmma.edu or 516-482-3097).