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Our Name

Elizabeth  Bagan is a veteran and graduate of the US Merchant Marine Academy at  Kings Points.  USMMA is a federal service academy  that educates and  graduates leaders of exemplary character who are  inspired to serve the  national security, marine transportation, and  economic needs of the  United States as licensed Merchant Marine Officers  and commissioned  officers in the Armed Forces.  With 95 percent of the  world's products  transported over water, these leaders are vital to the  effective  operation of our merchant fleet for both commercial and  military  transport during war and peace.  Academy graduates abide by the  motto  “Acta Non Verba" - deeds not words, and are leaders that exemplify the  concept of service above self. Fulton and Gibbs Halls are the names of  the two engineering buildings on campus.  Fulton Gibbs Wellness is a nod  and tribute to Elizabeth's roots and alma mater.