Saturday, March 26, 2011

First lady to address West Point cadets

Michelle Obama will address West Point cadets at a banquet just prior to their graduation.The May 20 visit will be Obama's first visit to the U.S. Military Academy. Commencement exercises are the next day. It also will be the first address by a first lady to the cadet corps in at least 20 years, according to school spokesman Francis DeMaro......


Thursday, March 10, 2011

Army Men's Soccer Alumni & Friends Event Invitation

To All Alumni & Friends of West Point Men’s Soccer,

Hello again from sunny West Point, NY.  As a follow up to the recent newsletter distribution, we wanted to pass along the attached invitation to this year’s Alumni Weekend. 

Our staff was overwhelmed by last year’s response and look forward to building on that momentum; we’ve streamlined the weekend in question to consist of an early morning  ‘golf outing’, followed by the annual Alumni Match on Clinton ‘A’ featuring a post-game cookout.

Similar to last spring, we’ve created a number of ways for each of you to participate, contribute, and/or support this fantastic event.  The program all of you worked so hard to build is heading in an extremely positive direction and yet we’re all aware of the need for continued involvement from each and every alum, family & friend who recognizes the impact soccer had on their experience as a West Point cadet.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and for your commitment – we have merely scratched the surface on this journey as ‘Partners in the Process’ and appreciate all that you have done while at the same time look forward to seeing what WE can do together in the future.

Let’s keep building the tradition!

Hope to see each of you end of April.

Russell Payne
Head Men's Soccer Coach
USMA West Point
845-938-2420 office
845-938-7061 fax
240-997-8913 cell

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Message From Maryellen Picciuto, WP-AOG

Dear Society Leaders,

This past summer at our annual Class of 1967 West Point Alumni Leaders Conference, many of you learned of the WPAOG’s ongoing comprehensive campaign “For US All” for West Point.  After the conference, so many of you pointed your membership toward our website for the conference summary, or to your own notes and summaries.  For that, we’re very grateful.  Your efforts have helped to make grads aware of this important fundraising campaign.

This comprehensive campaign is our number one priority at the WPAOG.  We need your help to keep (or get) this effort on everyone’s radar screen.  To that end, I ask that you mention it at your Founders Day event this year.  Suggested text is:

As some of you may know, the West Point Association of Graduates is spearheading a $350 million comprehensive fundraising campaign to meet the Academy’s key “Margin of Excellence” needs into the future.  The WPAOG has secured 34% of the goal to date, and looks forward to working with graduates and friends across the country to make the campaign a success. 

I am now pleased to introduce [West Point Guest Speaker] who will update us on what is happening at the Academy today and remind us why it is deserving of our involvement and support.

Should you have any campaign questions, don’t hesitate to contact the WPAOG’s Campaign Director, Vivian Shannon, Vivian.shannon@wpaog.org or 845-446-1542.

VP of Development, Kristin Sorenson, will update all alumni leaders again this summer on campaign progress at our leaders conference.

Thanks so much for your consideration.  Good luck and best wishes as the Founders Day events get under way.

Best regards,


Maryellen Picciuto ’86
Senior Director, Alumni Support ï West Point Association of Graduates
698 Mills Road    West Point, NY 10996
Phone: 845-446-1569 ï Fax: 845-446-1695 ï Email: maryellen.picciuto@wpaog.org 
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