Parent Review - May 2023

Army West Point Men’s Lacrosse and Baseball Advance

  Army West Point Men's Lacrosse v. Penn State

Men’s Lacrosse downed defending National Champions Maryland in the NCAA first round, 16-15, and will take on Penn State in Annapolis, MD on Sunday in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Baseball will take on Bucknell in the Patriot League Championships this weekend at West Point. Can’t make the game? Watch on ESPN+.


  WPAOG partners with Chick-Fil-A

Thank you to Chick-fil-A who donated more than 4,000 meals and partnered with West Point Association of Graduates to distribute the food to cadets on Thayer Walk. Brian Boutte '82, Director of Global Community Engagement at Chick-fil-A, was on hand to see the cadets enjoying the event and express his thanks for their service. Photos.

Thank You Parents

  2023 West Point Challenge results

The West Point community came together for the 2023 West Point Challenge. We appreciate all the parents who supported the Challenge and encouraged others to join. With gifts totaling $5.1 million, every part of West Point was impacted. Over 300 different funds, including 104 Directorate of Cadet Activities (DCA) Clubs, received Margin of Excellence (MOE) gifts. As part of the Challenge, we featured many contests with different departments, clubs, and funds winning “bonus” MOE funding throughout the week. Learn more.

Projects Day

  West Point Projects Day 2023

More than 400 cadet capstone projects were presented on Projects Day. WPAOG was pleased to express our appreciation to our donors by hosting Donor Tribute Day, which allows donors an opportunity to see firsthand the impact they have on capstone projects, which represent the best of cadet intellect, creativity, and commitment. Projects Day and many other academic enrichment events like this are made possible by Margin of Excellence donor support. View photos.

Coach K Awards

  2023 Coach K Awards

The 17th annual Mike Krzyzewski ’69 Teaching Character Through Sport Awards recognized six recipients for their outstanding commitment to the development of noble character through athletic participation and leadership. Read more. Listen to the Coach K Podcast.

Pershing Essay Awardees

  2023 Pershing Essay Awardees

Congratulations to Class of 2023 CDTs Mercedez Fernandez, Jacob Lapin and Cora Haefner on their selection as the respective Gold, Silver, and Bronze Awardees for their MX400 Pershing Essays. In their First Class year, cadets take the capstone class MX400. The course integrates cadets' experiences, training, and classes into an interdisciplinary study of Officership and the transition from being a cadet to being a commissioned officer in the Profession of Arms. Read more.

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Stevie Awards

  2023 Stevie Awards

WPAOG has learned we have been awarded four Stevie Awards from the American Business Awards Program in the following categories; awards will be presented in June:

• GOLD: 2022 Entrepreneur Summit
• GOLD: The CONNECT Program
• SILVER: Organization of the Year
• SILVER: 2022 Alexander R. Nininger Award for Valor at Arms - the Celebration Event

BG Reeves ’96 Awarded Serge Lazareff Prize

  BG Reeves ’96 Awarded Serge Lazareff Prize

The Office of Legal Affairs at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) presented the Serge Lazareff Prize to BG Shane Reeves ’96. The award letter cites BG Reeves’s role as a facilitator to urgent and complex legal matters in support of the Allied Command Operations Officer of Legal Affairs, SHAPE and his Director, and notes Reeves’s leadership as the USMA Dean which provides a unique approach to the new threats and challenges faced by NATO. Read more.

Olmsted Scholars

  West Point Grads named Olmsted Scholars

Congratulations to CPT Bryce E. Greene ’13 and CPT Adam K. Irons ’14 who were recently selected by The George and Carol Olmsted Foundation as members of the Olmsted Scholar Class of 2024. They join 146 other USMA graduates who have been selected as Olmsted Scholars since 1960! CPT Greene will study in Bucharest, Romania; and CPT Irons will study in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To date, West Point ranks second among all undergraduate institutions in the U.S. in the number of Olmsted Scholars selected. Read more.

Listen to WPAOG Podcast

  WPAOG Podcast LTC (R) Moore '75 & COL (R) Moore '84

Looking for a captivating podcast that combines insightful discussions, inspiring stories, and a deep dive into the world of the United States Military Academy? Look no further than the WPAOG Podcast! The WPAOG Podcast is a must-listen for anyone interested in West Point, military history, leadership, and the experiences of remarkable graduates. Find the WPAOG Podcast on your favorite podcast platform or listen here.

Countdown to Army Football Tailgates

  Cadets at Army-Navy Football Game

Before each home game, we open our doors at Herbert Alumni Center to Army Football fans for our open house tailgates. Your company can host thousands of tailgaters this fall by joining us before all home games with the “Tailgater” sponsorship package! Learn more on how to get your brand in front of fans.

To Well-Deserved Success!

  WP Diplomas at the WPAOG Gift Shop

Earning a West Point diploma is a significant achievement and therefore deserves a distinctive frame! Order one for your 2023 graduate now, shipping directly to your home. Commissioning frames also available. Order both together and save 10%. Shop online at WPAOGGiftShop.com or give us a call: 800.426.4725, M-F/10am-5pm.

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