Latest Letter from Sean
Greetings Class of 1979,
39th Anniversary of our Graduation and Commissioning!
Hoist your glasses high today and toast the great Class of 1979
in celebration of our many remarkable achievements and in honor
of those who have left us too soon.
week, Janet and I had the great honor to attend some of the
festivities associated with Commissioning Week at the Naval
Academy. Specifically, on Wednesday we enjoyed a picnic lunch on
Hospital Point followed by the Blue Angels’ performance over the
Severn – even ran into two great classmates! The next day, we
were back for the Color Parade and the Awards and Prizes
Ceremony where I presented the Class of 1979 Trident Scholar
prize, a Ship’s Clock, to Midshipman First Class Carter Burn, a
Minnesotan who was the top Graduate entering the Marine Corps.
Prior to hitting TBS, though, Carter will be spending a year at
the University of Pennsylvania under the McMullen Fellowship.
Carter sent me a very nice thank-you note expressing his
gratitude to the entire class for the ‘incredible experience” he
enjoyed as a Trident Scholar in his “Firstie Year.”
last Friday, 5/25, Carter and about 1,040 of his closest friends
joined the ranks of Naval Academy Alumni, and more importantly,
took their turn standing the watch. Congratulations to the Class
of 2018. We are in good hands!
this talk about anniversaries leads to my big reminder that next
year, unbelievable as it is, will be 2019, or the Year of our 40th
Reunion. The Class of 1979 40-Year Reunion will be held in
Annapolis over a weekend in mid-to-late September 2019 to be
determined upon release of the Navy Foot
Greetings Class of 1979,
Tuesday July 31st I sent an email on my personal
gmail account to the class - everyone who has an email address
in the USNA Alumni Association database. The subject line
included “Your Help Needed” and the message was about the help
needed for a class project – very secret hush-hush stuff, by the
way. The response has been great, but we can do better, I’m
did not receive this message – and my kick-back messages are
numerous – please reply to this email and I will send it to you.
It is a project you will want to support, and costs only a
little of your time and some creativity. Check your Junk/Spam
Mail Folder first.
a message to pass along from Liz at the Alumni Association to
any of you working in nonprofit education:
name is Liz Frenaye and I am working with the United States
Naval Academy Alumni Association Communications Department. We
are currently working on a piece that highlights grads in the
nonprofit world of education. We want to showcase any grad who
works a lot with educational outreach, educational charities, or
educational nonprofits. If you, or any of your classmates would
be a good fit for this piece, please email me at
Thank you in advance! Liz Frenaye
support is appreciated.
already August – and I apologize for completely missing our July
7 I-Day Anniversary. (Thanks Fozzie for NOT missing it! BZ!)
Anyway, that means another exciting season of Navy Football is
upon us. First up is the ultimate Road Trip to Hawaii for the
September 1 showdown vs. the Rainbow Warriors. Janet and I are
looking forward to seeing our Hawaiian classmates.
schedule of Home Games is on tap at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial
September 8 Beat Memphis!
September 15 Beat Lehigh!
October 13 Beat Temple!
October 20 Beat Houston! (Homecoming Game)
November 17 Beat Tulsa!
big games include another Road Trip, this one to San Diego on
October 27 to Beat Notre Dame! I am looking for a SD volunteer
to set up a 79er Function for Friday night. Any volunteers???
Home Games Kickoff at 1530 local. Around noon of game days, the
79erTailgate Crew will be set up in Tailgate Spot Three which is
located in the GOLD (Visitor-side) Parking lot directly behind
the Courthouse Building on Rowe Blvd. Bring your drinks, a dish
to share (Themes have been set, but I do not have them for this
message), and chairs. If that is too tough, we always have
enough of everything to share, just let me know you are coming
if you are not part of the regular crew.
that special project this weekend! Thanks for supporting.
P.S. Our Forty Year Reunion will be in about 13
months, exact dates not known until about early March 2019.
Still, plan now to attend