Maritime Academy honors local citizens

CASTINE, Maine – At a banquet held on Monday, March 20, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized students for their strength of character, seamanship and overall leadership on campus. This year, the entire Regiment was welcomed to the banquet, including nearly 600 students who enjoyed dinner sitting with their companies.

The following local resident were announced as award winners at the banquet (Note: regimental fourth through first classes are abbreviated as 4/C or 3/C, etc. and equate to freshman through senior academic standing; e.g. a 4/C student is a freshman, a 3/C student is a sophomore):

Chief Engineer’s Commendation: Outstanding to the Ship’s operation and engineering department based on recommendations of a member of the Ship’s engineering crew. Three commendations were given this year to: Midshipman 1/C Taylor Overlock of Owls Head, Maine, Midshipman 1/C Nicholas Janes of Eliot, Maine, and Midshipman 1/C Jonathan Graveline, of Litchfield.

Cadet Shipping Awards: For excellence on Cadet Shipping projects. Thirty eight students were recognized for their above-average projects. A cash prize was awarded to Alec Grant of Hollis, for the best Engine project.

Commandant’s Citation: Recommendations issued by any member of the Academy Community for upholding the ideals of the Regiment. Among this year’s recipients were: Midshipman 1/C Jonathan Graveline, of Litchfield.

Maine Maritime Academy is a co-educational, public college on the coast of Maine offering 22 programs of study in engineering, management, science, and transportation. The college serves approximately 950 undergraduate and graduate students in career-oriented degree programs. Year over year, the job placement rate for MMA graduates exceeds 90 percent within 90 days of graduation. The college is consistently recognized for providing a high-value education by organizations such as the Brookings Institution, U.S. News and World Report, and Money Magazine, which ranked MMA the No. 1 Best Public College in America in 2014 and 2015.

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