Learn more about WPAOG’s Career Services by visiting https://www.westpointaog.org/careers. Current SACCentralOnline.com and WPAOG job postings are also posted there. The next Service Academy Career Conference will be taking place March 1-2, 2018 in Savannah, Georgia. To register, please visit https://sacc-jobfair.com/savannah.aspx.
Did you know you can support the Long Gray Line when you shop with Amazon? Just go to smile.amazon.com and use your Amazon login. Search for “Association of Graduates of the United States Military Academy” and select to support. Remember to go to smile.amazon.com each time you shop and the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price for eligible items to WPAOG. You may also choose to visit several different online retailers through Shop Thru the Heart (https://www.shopthrutheheart.com/c/?wpaog) and generate donations from Agora Worldwide.
New WPAOG RBHH Program Wins Two CASE Gold Awards:
In 2017, WPAOG launched the Rockbound Highland Home Program (RBHH) to welcome graduates back to West Point and assist them with navigating post security procedures, offer special access to select MWR (Morale, Welfare, and Recreation) facilities and services, and provide “insider” tours for graduates and their guests. Recently, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) held its District II Accolades Awards Program, recognizing outstanding work in the area of advancement, for more than 700 organizations. The Rockbound Highland Home Program received two Gold Awards, one each in the areas of “Alumni Relations” and “Alumni Relations Events & Affinity Programs,” beating out Villanova, Georgetown and Princeton.
Visit the Grad Insider Tour homepage to learn more and book your *tour today! If you have any questions, please reach out via email or phone at RockboundHighlandHome@wpaog.orgor 845-446-1622.
*Attendees must be able to walk up to two miles in non-handicap accessible areas.
WPAOG’s 150th Anniversary message:
For widest dissemination, I am sharing the below note again from Deirdre Dixon ’84, the Chair of the 150th Planning Committee, and a member of our WPAOG Board of Directors.
“As you may have heard at the 2017 Leaders Conference, the West Point Association of Graduates will be celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019! A special committee of the Board of Directors and staff at Herbert Hall have been working hard to plan for this special occasion. I heard many of you at the conference who wanted more information about the celebration. The email below should help you better understand and prepare for the events.
This mission is to coordinate, conduct, and support activities associated with WPAOG’s 150th Anniversary to further the cohesiveness of the Long Gray Line and to advance WPAOG’s capabilities to serve West Point and the Long Gray Line in the decades ahead. Through WPAOG communications, messaging, and events, we’ll raise awareness and excitement around this anniversary with the goals of increasing participation, honoring the past, and preparing for the future.
The 150th Anniversary will be celebrated throughout 2019, with articles in West Point Magazine and “This Day in History” fun facts shared through social media and at events. On May 22, 2019, WPAOG will coordinate a virtual toast for all graduates to mark the official birthday of our alumni association. A special celebration dinner will be held during the August 2019 Leaders Conference. Societies will be able to get Distinguished Society Award points for marking the 150th Celebration in some way.
As a key volunteer for West Point, we hope to engage your assistance in celebrating this milestone. This year, WPAOG is doing a myriad of things to build awareness. In 2019, we’d like to offer memorabilia to Societies and Classes organizing events that can enhance your special event and allow your guests to share in the celebration. A survey to Class and Society leaders will follow later this month asking for your input on the type of items that might enhance your events. In addition, WPAOG staff will work closely with the Academy to brand on-post 2019 events with the 150th theme.
Thank you for all that you do every day for your alma mater. This 150th Anniversary is a celebration of the Long Gray Line and your alumni association and its impact on the Academy and our Nation. If you have questions, please feel free to email me or direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.” Deirdre Dixon ’84, Chair of 150th Planning Committee, Member of the WPAOG Board of Directors
WPAOG Job Postings:
The latest WPAOG job postings are available online at westpointaog.org/employment. Currently these are the positions posted:
- Vice President of Alumni Support
• Stewardship Coordinator
• Temporary Great Hall Representative
• Temporary Event Assistants
• Temporary Sales Associates
Did you know?
Did you know that Widows/Widowers of our deceased graduates automatically become Associate Members of WPAOG and will continue to receive West Point Magazine?
Cathy Kilner ‘90
Director, Class Services
West Point Association of Graduates
698 Mills Road West Point, NY 10996