Welcome to MMA’s first-ever virtual Homecoming! We’re excited to have you “visit” your old homeport as you tune in from around the world and we look forward to celebrating the strength of our alumni community and the spirit of your MMA experience together.
Virtual Homecoming 2020 consists of both live and recorded events that you can access through this page. Honor Classes hosted Zoom gatherings throughout the week leading up to Saturday’s events.
We hope you and your family are doing well and that we get to connect with as many of you as possible this fall!
- President William J. Brennan, Ph.D.
- Joe Cote ’82, Maine Maritime Academy Alumni President
- MMA Alumni & Friends
- Committee Reports
- Election Results
- New Business
- Closing Remarks
- Alumni Recognition and Scholarship Awards
- Nostalgic through the years video
- MMA Fall 2020
- MMA Today presentation
Awardees are nominated by their peers and classmates and we are proud to celebrate their accomplishments with you today.
Each fall, first-year students gather at the stern of TS State of Maine for an official “jump” into their life as a Mariner. Despite the challenges posed by COVID-19, we were able to continue this time-honored tradition and to welcome the #ClassOf2024.
Since friends and families were not able to join us at the MMA waterfront, the Regiment provided live-commentary throughout the event. It was a beautiful day in Castine – take a look below!
And 2021 will still be your year! We are extending your celebration with opportunities for a 2021 Summer Reunion, a Fall 2021 event with the 2020 and 2021 Honor Classes reuniting for a grand on-campus reunion, or both! Contact Alumni@mma.edu for more information.
Virtual Homecoming 2020 will consist of both live and recorded events that you can access through this page. Live events will be recorded and archived on this page as well.
If you would like to submit messages, photographs, or videos for possible inclusion here, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The MMA March was written by Albert B. Bennett Jr. ’54 who gifted it to the Academy. It was played officially for the first time in MMA history at the Homecoming March On before the 43rd Admiral’s Cup football game on Saturday, September 19, 2015. Bennett and his wife, Jane, were present to hear it. His gift to MMA is a lasting musical tradition for generations to come; his love of music is carried on through the regimental band at Maine Maritime Academy.
- MMA March
- Spirited Words to MMA March
Notes on the MMA March from Albert B. Bennett Jr. ’54
The MMA March is intended as a spirited fight song, to get people on their feet and provide a chance to shout for Maine Maritime Academy and cheer for their Mariner Sports teams. The action words SHOUT and RAH! RAH! can be emphasized with a closed fist pump, and for the words, “take off your hats and raise a cheer,” hats can be can raised.
While this year’s event will the first of it’s kind, Homecoming is part of a long tradition at Maine Maritime Academy. To learn more about academy leadership or MMA’s rich history, please explore the following pages: