Welcome to the 2023 Regimental Awards Ceremony! During this event, we will recognize the superior accomplishments of our Midshipmen and celebrate their vision, effort, and tenacity. Award recipients have demonstrated a path to success for their peers and serve as models for others to follow while attempting to duplicate their achievements. This year, 13 students have been nominated for nine distinguished award opportunities. Additionally, the ceremony will include recognizing the high academic student achievers for both Deck and Engineer Cadet Shipping Projects. The ceremony will conclude with recognizing the outgoing Regimental Student Leaders who served in the Wedge.

The 2023 Regimental Awards Ceremony will take place on April 10, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. (ET) in Delano Auditorium. This hybrid event is available to in-person attendees and will be livestreamed on YouTube.

The Sea Coast Alumni Chapter Scholarships are comprised of two awards. The two scholarships are the Captain Thomas Smith Scholarship Award of $500 given to the Cadet Master and the Paul Mercer Scholarship Award of $500 given to the Cadet Chief Engineer.

Presenter: Mr. Jeff Wright, Director of Alumni Relations

The Bangor Seadogs Chapter of Maine Maritime Academy Alumni Association, represented Jeff Wright, will award two $500 scholarships to the following Midshipmen based on their academic performance and leadership abilities.

Presenter: Mr. Jeff Wright, Director of Alumni Relations

The Portland Marine Society will award four $3,000.00 scholarships based on academic performance and leadership abilities.

Portland Marine Society

Presenters: Captain Dave Sulin, Chairman of the Portland Marine Society Scholarship Committee; Captain Jeff Wadman, President of the Portland Marine Society; Commodore Larry Wade, Member of the Portland Marine Society Scholarship Committee

The Regimental Alumni Development Award is awarded to the student who exemplifies regimental values and displays diligence in the Marine Engineering program. A perpetual plaque hangs in Curtis Hall with each year’s recipient name engraved on a brass plate.

Artec Machine Systems and the Amendola Family classes of 86’ and 15’ are proud to present the Regimental Alumni Development Award.

This annual award now, in its 10th year at MMA represents the pride we have for this Academy and the Maritime Community. The academy has given our family so much, and we look at this award as a small way to give something back.

Without question MMA produces some of the finest maritime professionals the industry has ever known.

The recipient of this award receives a $750.00 award as well as the opportunity to attend a 2-day hands on reduction gear training seminar with all expenses paid valued at approximately $2,000.00.

This biennial event shall be hosted and administered by both Artec Machine Systems & Doppelmayr Canada in the Spring of 2023 in Saint-Jérôme, Québec.

Presenter: Mr. John Amendola IV

The Admiral Warren C. Hamm Award and $1,000 scholarship was started by Admiral Hamm, ’49 to recognize a student who exemplifies the traits of leadership, accountability, and loyalty. This particular award is reserved for a 3/C Midshipmen. Each year, the recipient’s name is engraved on a brass plate and is added to a perpetual plaque that hangs in Curtis Hall.

Presenter: Captain John Cashman, Commandant of Midshipmen

The Lester R. Paton Naval Leadership Sword is presented to a 2/C Midshipman who continuously looks to further the goals and mission of the Regiment, regardless of rank or responsibility.

Presenter: Midshipman 1/C Cole Eddins

The Eugene J. Silva Award and $500 scholarship is given to a First Class Midshipman of any rank who demonstrates the qualities of leadership and character as described by Eugene J Silva ’64. These qualities include personal honor, integrity, courage, truthfulness, fidelity to principle, self-disciplined, inspirational, tenacious, tough, fair, and caring in the treatment of those in his/her charge. In short, the leader who inspires others to follow shall be the recipient of this award. Each year, the recipient’s name is engraved on a brass plate and is added to a perpetual plaque that hangs in Curtis Hall.

Presenter: Mr. Eugene J. Silva

Recipients of the Wedge Scholarship Award and $500 scholarship are nominated by the outgoing wedge in recognition of a rising Midshipman who is taking the utmost advantage of leadership opportunities within the Regiment of Midshipman.

Presenter: Midshipman 1/C Natalie Samuels

Questions or requests about disability-related access or accommodations for public events should be directed in advance of the event to MMA’s Accessibility Services at 207-326-2489 or accessibility@mma.edu.