First Call - April 13, 2022

WPAOG & USMA Host West Point Women’s Conference

  WPAOG & USMA Host West Point Women’s Conference

Over 250 women graduates made their way to West Point April 7-9 for the 4th West Point Women’s Conference coordinated by West Point Women and WPAOG. The three days were filled with an Academy update, a hike up the Trail of the Fallen, a memorial service, general session speakers, workshops, a fireside chat, exhibitors, and panels. Learn more. Photos.

WPAOG Hosts Class of 2022 Firstie Social

  WPAOG Hosts Class of 2022 Firstie Social

Cadets gathered at the Herbert Alumni Center for WPAOG's First Class Social on April 11-12. Sponsored by the Class of 1996, the “Firstie Social” provides First Class Cadets an opportunity to socialize, meet the WPAOG team, and learn about the WPAOG mission to serve cadets, graduates, and the Long Gray Line. WPAOG is looking forward to serving the Class of 2022 as future “Old Grads.” Photos.

WPAOG Hosts Latest CONNECT Event for Highland Falls Students

  WPAOG Hosts Latest CONNECT Event for Highland Falls Students

WPAOG and the Highland Falls Intermediate School (HFIS) recently launched an after-school partnership program called CONNECT with the goal to provide new impactful learning opportunities for local students as part of assisting in the continuing economic and educational development of Highland Falls. On April 6, students and West Point cadets participated in the latest CONNECT event, where they learned about Capoeira, a Brazilian art that incorporates Portuguese music, acrobatics and dance. Learn more.

Join the Superintendent’s Circle

  Superintendent’s Circle Weekend

Filmed during the fall 2021 Superintendent’s Circle Weekend, members of the Superintendent’s Circle talk in this video about why they support the Margin of Excellence and West Point, all while enjoying a Luau at Herbert Hall with members of USMA and WPAOG Leader Teams. The new Superintendent’s Annual Fund (SAF) campaign launched this spring. Learn more about how to become part of the Superintendent’s Circle. Video.

Check out the WPAOG Podcast!

  WPAOG Podcast with Coach Jeff Monken

The latest episode of the WPAOG podcast features a conversation between Rich DeMarco, Associate Athletic Director and radio play-by-play announcer for the Army Black Knights, and Jeff Monken, Head Coach of Army West Point Football. Listen.

Attend a SACC or Webinar With WPAOG Career Services

  Attend a SACC or Webinar with WPAOG Career Services

The DC SACC is back on May 5-6. Network, interview and secure your career at the most highly anticipated SACC event of the year! Register now to be part of this exceptional two-day career-building experience, featuring headliner company seminars and nationwide job opportunities with premier grad-friendly companies. Each month, WPAOG Career Services also offers hour-long webinars on topics relevant to grads at all stages of their job search or career transition. Connect with WPAOG Career Services as we launch our newest service offering, the Job Search Accelerator Program. Learn more.

Learn More About the Superintendent’s Annual Fund

  Mrs. Mary Dawkins and BG(R) Peter Dawkins '59

The Superintendent’s Annual Fund (SAF) provides essential unrestricted funding that strengthens the Margin of Excellence at West Point. The 2022 SAF campaign launched this month with a letter from BG (R) Peter M. Dawkins '59, who said, “As another year begins, I reflect on the powerful ability of the Long Gray Line to come together in support of one another and to serve our nation.” Learn more.

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Save the Date: 2022 West Point Entrepreneur Summit

  Save the Date: 2022 West Point Entrepreneur Summit

The West Point Entrepreneur Summit will be held in Washington, DC, October 6-7. Hotel reservations at the Gaylord Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor are open, so book now! Stay tuned for a detailed schedule and click here for sponsorship opportunities. Registration will be opening this summer. Learn more.

March Scholar-Athletes Celebrated by Center for Enhanced Performance

  March Scholar-Athletes Celebrated by Center for Enhanced Performance

The Army West Point Athletics Association’s Academic Support team selected its scholar-athletes for March, honoring Deacon Donaldson ’23 of Men’s Lacrosse, Sophia Sandy ’24 of Women’s Track & Field and Men’s Track and Field's Ryan Hogan ’22. Read more.

Army West Point Boxing Wins National Championship

  Army West Point Boxing Wins National Championship

Army West Point Boxing took home the 1st Place Men’s National Collegiate Boxing Association (NCBA) National Championship and the 3rd Place Women’s NCBA National Championship. Cadets Sharnae Harmon ’24, Dylan Sheriff ’24, Ryan Chi ’24, and Richard Eyre ’23 brought home the National Title.

Ladies’ Monogrammed Oxford Shirt Pre-order


The WPAOG Gift Shop is excited to offer Katie Kime’s best-selling ladies’ oxford shirts, monogrammed with any class year. Show your West Point pride subtly with one of three monogram styles, including your initials and class year or just your class year. The pre-sale is going on now through the end of April. Choose from a white, blue, or blue and white striped oxford style. Order now for an early June delivery. When purchasing online at WPAOGGiftShop.com, add your class year and initial (if needed) to the comment section at check-out. You can also order over the phone at 800.426.4725, Mon-Fri from 10am-5pm.

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