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Wave Tops is the e-newsletter published by the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association & Foundation. Wave Tops covers news, announcements and special events concerning the Alumni Association & Foundation, alumni, midshipmen, the Yard and the Navy and Marine Corps.
Academy Day 2021
Senator Mark Warner invites high school and middle school students, their parents or guardians, and school counselors to Academy Day 2021.
Attendees will be provided with a comprehensive overview of the United States service academies and their admission processes. You will hear from all five academies as well as representatives from the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board, the University of Virginia ROTC programs, the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, the Virginia Military Institute, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership at Mary Baldwin University. Representatives from Virginia congressional offices will also share information about the application procedures for congressional nominations.
Save the Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
To ensure you receive the invitation and the registration link for the event, please email email@example.com.
Women's History Month Speaker Series
Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced
Join NAMA for a conversation with the Chief Diversity Officer of the United States Naval Academy
Captain Timika Lindsay '92
Wednesday, March 10, 2021
at 7:00pm EST
Join NAMA today!
“Attract and recruit future leaders, retain Midshipmen and help the graduation rate, provide a career mentoring network, support community & education outreach and provide philanthropy to support USNA initiatives.”
Marshall | Saturday September 4, 2021
Air Force | Saturday September 11, 2021
Houston | Saturday September 25, 2021
UCF | Saturday October 2, 2021
SMU | Saturday October 9, 2021
Memphis | Thursday October 14, 2021
Cincinnati | Saturday October 23, 2021
Tulsa | Friday October 29, 2021
Notre Dame | Saturday November 6, 2021
ECU | Saturday November 20, 2021
Temple | Saturday November 27, 2021
American Football Championship | Saturday December 4, 2021
Army-Navy Game | Saturday December 11, 2021 | Presented by USAA
The U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation welcomes children’s book author Jennifer Swanson ’90, on Thursday 18 February at 7 p.m. EST, for an interactive exploration of the two extreme adventurers featured in her book, “Astronaut-Aquanaut.” We hope you’ll join us and share this invitation with others who would love to explore with us.
ASTRONAUT OR AQUANAUT? In this corner, we have ASTRONAUT in the spacesuit! In this corner, we have AQUANAUT in the wetsuit! Who will be the ultimate explorer?!?
Swanson, author of Astronaut-Aquanaut, will engage the audience in a debate with interactive questions and help us compare and contrast the benefits and dangers of outer space and deep sea living. This program is best for children in first grade and older.
Swanson is an award winning author of more than 40 nonfiction books for children, mostly about science and technology. Using her background in science and history that she received as a 1990 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, and her M.S. in Education, Swanson excels at taking complex facts and making them accessible, compelling and humorous for young readers. Swanson’s love of STEM began when she started a science club in her garage at the age of 7. She’s no longer working from the garage and her books have received many accolades including the Booklist Best Tech books list, AAAS Subaru Longlist, Green Earth Book Honor Award, a Florida Book Award and multiple California Reading Association awards and National Science Teaching BEST STEM awards. Her Brain Games book was even #13 on the The Planets.org 50 Best Science Books Ever Written.
She is also the creator of the STEM Tuesday blog, STEAMTeamBooks promotion group and creator and cohost of Solve It! for Kids, a STEM podcast for kids and families where Jennifer encourages kids (of all ages) to engage their curiosity and DISCOVER the Science all around them! You can learn more about her at www.jenniferswansonbooks.com
We hope to see you for what should be a fun evening. Register in advance at www.usna.com/event/ktrnauts
Whether you were able to attend or not, please take a few minutes to answer the questions in this survey so we can improve our future virtual events and any other communications we may plan surrounding the Center.
In addition, please take a look at this video from the project site to better understand how the future Center will fit into the landscape of the Academy and the City of Annapolis.
Finally, if you were not able to attend yesterday’s presentation or would like to share it with friends or classmates, you can find a recording of the entire event, including the Q&A portion, here.
We hope you will join us for future Called to Serve virtual events.
Throughout February, Navy Athletics will be celebrating Black History Month with a series of video interviews with current student-athletes. On today's segment, the Midshipmen talk about why they decided to attend the Naval Academy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eo5WoR52et8
Alumni, Parents and Friends:
Join us Thursday, 4 February from 11 a.m. – 12 noon EST for an update on the future U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation Center. The Project Committee Chairman, ADM Robert J. Natter ’67, USN (Ret.), will lead the discussion and be joined by Architect Sabret Flocos and CDR Craig Washington ’89, USN (Ret.), Vice President of Engagement at the Alumni Association. The presenters will take you inside the project, highlighting key milestones, next steps and the potential impact of the new facility—and how you can be a part of it.
This event provides an opportunity to learn more about this distinctive initiative—the first facility in history dedicated to the achievements of the U.S. Naval Academy alumni community. In addition to their presentations, all panelists will welcome questions about the project and what it means for the Naval Academy alumni network.
Register here today.
The award, established in 2004, is named in recognition of Gerald Ford, the 38th president of the United States and a member of two national championship football teams at Michigan. The award honors an individual who has provided significant leadership as an advocate for intercollegiate athletics over the course of their career.
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