Humanitarian Award Honorees


This award is for individuals who have distinguished themselves by meritorious participation in an act, operation, or for prolonged service of a humanitarian nature directed toward an individual or groups of individuals. Documentation must provide evidence which substantiates their participation.

  • Nominee(s) shall be an individual who has graduated from Maine Maritime Academy.
  • Nominee(s) who personifies the spirit of humanitarian commitment, compassion, and impartial service to assist those in need or distress.
      Examples of qualifying criteria and deeds, at sea or ashore, include:

    1. Direct involvement in rescue and/or lifesaving efforts
    2. Dedication to improving the health and well-being of others
    3. Significant involvement with the preparation, prevention and/or response to natural and/or man-made disasters and emergency situations.

Nominees can be recognized as a result of a specific occurrence, or be recognized for their dedication and commitment to helping others over a prolonged period of time.

Nomination Process:

  • Nominations must be received in writing by the Alumni Office no later than June 30th of the calendar year.
  • Separate letters (or online nomination forms) shall be submitted that detail the nominees’ outstanding act, service or impact.
  • Corroborating information, to include news reports, articles, statements, affidavits or other substantive documentation shall be included to support the nomination.
  • The MMA Alumni Board of Directors reserves the right to request additional information, when deemed necessary.

Awards can be made posthumously.

Nomination Form

Selection Process:

An Awards Committee of MMA Alumni Board of Directors shall make the final determination on all award nominations and reserves the right to consider each nominee for a different form of recognition, if deemed appropriate.


  • Class Agents and Office of Alumni Relations will request for nominations through emails, Mariner, Shipmate, social media and the Alumni website.
  • A perpetual plaque will be on display with recipients’ names in the Wyman Alumni House.