Awards

Alumni Association MMA Faculty and Staff Award

Awarded to current MMA faculty and staff members who have completed three full years of employment at MMA and who have provided outstanding support the Alumni Association in the accomplishment of their objectives as set forth in the Association by-laws, initiatives, and impact to the academy, cadets and alumni.

MMA Alumni Association Paul Gillette Alumnus of the Year Award

Awarded to successful alum who inspires and sets an outstanding example for current cadets, who has shown success in life, spirit of community and support of his alma mater.

Donor Recognition Awards

Annual giving awards given for donations to MMA exceeding $1,200 or more and/or lifetime giving exceeding $25,000.  Includes all giving to MMA including the 1889 Scholarship Fund, Annual Fund, Restricted or Unrestricted gifts, Maroon and Gold support, etc.

Clifton B. Cates "I Will Hold" Award

Awarded to an alumnus or non-alumnus and given in recognition of exceptional leadership demonstrated through determination, steadfastness and perseverance through times of challenge. Award was created in tribute to MMA's 125th anniversary and General Clifton B. Cates Class of 1910, 19th Commandant of the USMC 1948-51. 

Class of 1955 Alumni Homecoming Awards

A: Class with the highest percentage of registered Homecoming attendance.

P: Class with the highest philanthropic achievement during Homecoming

Order of St. George

MMA's second highest and most prestigious personal decoration made to those outside the MMA organization and the highest employee award made by MMA. Awarded to recognize those who distinguished themselves through superior acts of selfless service, courage, accomplishment, professional performance, meritorious service, philanthropy, honor or character.  

Order of St. George, Knight Commander

MMA's most prestigious personal decoration. Awarded to recognize those who distinguish themselves through superior acts of selfless service, courage, accomplishment, professional performance, meritorious service, philanthropy, honor, character, and outstanding commitment and service to MMA.

Robert H. Weaver Memorial Award

Awarded to persons who best exemplifies unconditional effort on behalf of the Academy and Cops of Cadets, towards the goals established by the Parents-Alumni Committee, with unceasing drive and commitment to persevere throughout the year in bettering life at the Academy for the Corps of Cadets.  

The Alumni Plaque  

For the graduating senior who is voted most likely to succeed by his classmates.

New Inaugural Awards to be Presented in 2020

Legacy Cadet Recognition

Awarded to current cadets who are sons, step-sons, brothers, grandsons, step-grandsons, or nephews of MMA alum.

The Eagle Talon Award for Philanthropy

Awarded to an Alum who attended MMA for at least one full year and whose giving within the fiscal year qualifies them for a Donor Award of Colonels Club ($1,200) or higher and who has also given to the academy not only their treasure, but their time (dedication of personal time on or off campus to promote initiatives as set forth by MMA) and talent (devotion of special skills that significantly impacts MMA, cadets and alumni.)

Alumni Hall of Fame: Business, Entrepreneurship & Leadership  

Awarded to an alumnus who is viewed by peers in his field as a subject matter expert with a proven track record in his chosen career of business, entrepreneurship or leadership is recognized for his significant accomplishments, is a visionary, and is also recognized as a coach, mentor and developer for those who follow in his footsteps.

Alumni Hall of Fame: Arts & Sciences

Awarded to an alumnus who is viewed by his peers in his field as a subject matter expert with a proven track record in his chosen career of arts or sciences, is recognized for his significant accomplishments, is a visionary, and is also recognized as a coach, mentor and developer for those who follow in his footsteps.

Alumni Hall of Fame: Athletics

Awarded to an alumnus for his excellence in post high school athletics, athletic performance, competition and sportsmanship and who is viewed by peers in his field as having a proven track record in his chosen career of athletics, is recognized for his significant accomplishments, is a visionary, and is also recognized as a coach, mentor and developer for those who follow in his footsteps.

Alumni Hall of Fame: Community & Government  Service     

Awarded to an alumnus with a proven track record in his chosen career of Community or Government Service such as nonprofit, community volunteer work, civilian government and service work, and who is recognized for his significant accomplishments, is a visionary, and is also recognized as a coach, mentor and developer for those who follow in his footsteps.

Alumni Hall of Fame: Distinguished Military Service

Awarded to an alumnus who has achieved the rank of Flag / General Officer or awarded a Purple Heart Medal or higher by one of the U.S. Armed Services (or alums home nation's equivalent) and who has received an honorable discharge.

Homecoming 2019

Join your MMA Brothers Sept. 13-15 for Homecoming 2019. Feature events include golf and corn hole tournaments, alumni BBQ, Colonels football game, annual meeting, and awards banquet. Learn more.

The whole core of what MMA stands for is still there, even after the ups and downs of 130 years. I believe in what they are doing.

Chris Gentry ’88

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