Coast Guard Academy holds virtual graduation ceremony for Class of 2020

Coast Guard Academy holds virtual graduation ceremony for Class of 2020
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. —The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2020 will be remembered for many things. It is the largest and most inclusive graduating class and includes the largest number of female graduates in the institution’s history. They also became the first class to hold a virtual commencement ceremony due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Commencement...

Coast Guard Academy schedules virtual commencement exercise

Coast Guard Academy schedules virtual commencement exercise
NEW LONDON, CONN. – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Class of 2020 will hold a virtual commencement ceremony on May 20 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The graduating class is the largest in the institution’s history, with more than 250 cadets. 2020 is also the 40th anniversary of the first women graduates at the Academy. This year’s class also includes more than 100 women, the largest number...

Coast Guard Academy cadet receives Fulbright Award

Coast Guard Academy cadet receives Fulbright Award
First Class Cadet Owen Gibson NEW LONDON, Conn. – First Class Cadet Owen Gibson, a Civil Engineering major from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, has received a Fulbright Award to pursue a two-year Master of Science degree in Water Resource Engineering and Management at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Gibson’s Fulbright research project will focus on climate change and soil erosion models....

Coast Guard Academy to host virtual Class of 2020 graduation

Coast Guard Academy to host virtual Class of 2020 graduation
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. — The Coast Guard Academy has announced that they are preparing to hold a virtual graduation ceremony on Wednesday, May 20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The graduating Class of 2020, along with the rest of the Academy Corps of Cadets were on spring break when travel restrictions were imposed and they were ordered to remain home....

Coast Guard Academy Cadet has COVID-19 following European trip

Coast Guard Academy Cadet has COVID-19 following European trip
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. – A Coast Guard Academy Cadet was confirmed as positive for COVID-19 based on test results received Thursday from a Florida Department of Health Facility. The cadet, a 20-year-old male, traveled to Europe for spring break along with six other cadets and a civilian friend, the civilian has also tested positive for the virus. The group...

Coast Guard Academy Completes Major Energy Management Project

Coast Guard Academy Completes Major Energy Management Project
The Academy’s fuel oil-fired boiler plant was replaced with a high efficiency natural gas plant, and supplemented with a combined heat and power plant that generates one megawatt of electricity onsite with a microturbine engine. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Lauren Laughlin. NEW LONDON, Conn. – The largest Utility Energy Savings Contract ever awarded by the Department of...

Coast Guard, John Jay College sign Memorandum of Agreement

Coast Guard, John Jay College sign Memorandum of Agreement
Rear Adm. Andrew J. Tiongson, Commander, First Coast Guard District, joins Karol V. Mason, John Jay College president, to sign a memorandum of agreement during a ceremony, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York City. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall) NEW YORK — Members of the U.S. Coast Guard and officials from John Jay College signed a Memorandum of Agreement, Monday at...

Coast Guard Academy swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials

Coast Guard Academy swimmer qualifies for Olympic trials
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON — Coast Guard Academy First Class Cadet Joe Rodriguez has qualified for the 2020 Olympic trials in the 50-meter freestyle swim after his performance at the Navy Long Course Invitational at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Dec. 13. The Atlanta-native is the first swimmer from the Coast Guard Academy to qualify for Olympic trials. “I...

Coast Guard Academy announces new Athletic Director

Coast Guard Academy announces new Athletic Director
Reworked Illustator Graphic By CWO Scott Epperson NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Coast Guard Academy has announced that Dr. Dan Rose has been selected as the next Director of Athletics at the Academy. Rose, who recently completed his 23rd year with the athletics program at the Academy, replaces Tim Fitzpatrick who stepped down in February after seven years in the position to become president of the New...