Seeking Summer Seminar Mentors

Dear SIG Members,

We have a very special opportunity for you! The Women’s SIG is awarding scholarships to 3  young women to attend Summer Seminar at USNA in early June. We want to pair each young woman with a SIG Member Mentor to connect with them by phone or in person a few times before and after their Summer Seminar experience. We feel this connection will support them in having the best possible experience. The young women are from underserved communities in these cities: 1) Pahokee, FL, 2) Flint, MI, and 3) Irving, TX. If you would like to be a mentor to one of these young ladies, please respond to this email immediately. I will schedule a quick call to give you more details about expectations and goals for this project.


Stefanie Goebel
USNAAA Women’s SIG, Western Region VP
520-955-3370 mobile

The 5th Annual Service Academies Global Summit

The 5th Annual Service Academies Global Summit
June 11-13, 2019 in Annapolis, MD

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FREE registration to the first 50 active duty officers O6 and below, click here for more information:

Speakers include the 5 Academy Superintendents and:

2019 Distinguished Graduate Award Medal Ceremony

Honoring Recipient and Women’s SIG member; CAPT Wendy B Lawrence, ’81
Friday, 22 March 2019
4:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall – USNA

ADM Charles Lawrence, ’58 and CAPT Wendy Lawrence, ’81

The classes of 1959, 1967, 1971, 1973 and 1981 and members of the USNA Women Shared Interest Group have reserved seating sections. If you did not already RSVP, seating is also available in the general seating sections of Alumni Hall.

CAPT Wendy Lawrence, USN (Ret), NASA Astronaut

Immediately following the DGA ceremony, members of the Women SIG and Sisterhood of Mother B will gather with CAPT Wendy B. Lawrence ’81, USN (Ret) near the stage in Alumni Hall to present her with a couple congratulatory gifts and take a few pictures. 

Following the DGA activities, All members of the Women SIG and Sisterhood of Mother B are invited to network at McGarvey’s starting immediately following the ceremony.  CAPT Lawrence will join the party following the formal DGA dinner.

CAPT Lawrence, USN (Ret) with Midshipman

Please send your pictures of the event to

Women SIG speakers wanted!

Good afternoon, ladies!! Since the Women’s SIG often receives requests for speakers at various events, we are building a database of public speakers for various events. If you would like to be a part of the database, please provide the following information to me at and put SIG Speaker Info as the subject.

Your name
A Brief BIO
Area of availability and ability to travel
Types of engagements you would like to participate in
Topics you can cover
Any contractual affiliation with Speaker Talent Services
Contact information to determine your availability and interest.

This will be an ongoing effort.

Also, if you know people are looking for speakers for their events, please let us know!

Thank you!!

Female Grad Volunteers Requested

**To volunteer or if you have questions, please directly contact Holly I. Powers, Associate Director, Alumni Class Programs, United States Naval Academy Alumni Association (contact information below)**

We are having Battalion receptions through the month of January, and February and thought it would be a nice touch if there were a couple of female graduates in the area that would be willing to attend.  Battalion receptions are our way of welcoming the graduating class into their alumni community and orienting them to the services offered by their alumni association.  We also enjoy providing them a nice meal and an evening to socialize with members of their Another Link in the Chain class (in this instance, the Class of 1969).  With that in mind, it would be great if there were also a few female grads socializing in the mix.  Attendees are welcome to eat and drink (which is why we need to keep it to 2 max).  Would you mind reaching out to fellow female graduates to see if there are people in the area that would be interested in attending and/or coordinating?

The dates are as follows:

Wed 23 January
Mon 28 January
Wed 30 January
Mon 04 February
Wed 06 February
Mon 25 February
Mon 04 March as the weather make-up date.

Each will run from 1800-2030 at Alumni House (Ogle Hall) 247 King George Street.

If no one is available, we certainly understand.  No pressure, if it is possible, we thought it would be a nice touch for the female midshipmen in attendance.   And, if possible, please let me know who plans to attend one each date so we can try and get name tags made for them.  I know it might be a last minute decision for some, but we will try to provide where we can!

Thank you for considering!

Very Respectfully,

Holly I. Powers
Associate Director, Alumni Class Programs
United States Naval Academy Alumni Association
247 King George Street
Ogle Hall 2nd Floor
Annapolis, MD 21402
Direct Line (410)295-4017
Fax (410)295-4002