Advanced Degrees After Graduation

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  1. BruceRTalbot

    BruceRTalbot Member

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    Something worth considering when looking at USCGA are the opportunities for continued advanced studies after graduation.

    It was just announced that LT. J.G. Joe DiRenzo IV, a 2010 mechanical engineering academy graduate has won a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue a master's degree course of study in sustainable energy at the Norwegian Technical University.

    The announcement relates the United States and Norway are both maritime nations and Norway has developed a renewable energy science program for maritime applications. The Norway Technical University program was selected because of its "research-oriented curriculum with real-world applications" that can contribute to renewable energy programs in the Coast Guard fleet.

    LT. J.G. DiRenzo is currently serving aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Vigilant, in Port Canaveral, Florida. He graduated from the academy in 2010 with a degree in mechanical engineering with high honors. This is his second Fulbright Scholarship since graduating from the academy!
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  2. Packer

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    This is cool stuff. Two Fulbrights in two years is very impressive. Obviously an exceptional individual.
     
  3. USNA1982BGO

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    Great young man, great family :thumb:
     
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    From Port Canaveral, Florida to Trondheim, Norway, take your long johns. It's great country with great people, just short winter daylight with long summer daylight for partying. Learn to skol and cross country ski.:thumb:
     
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    I concur on all this...he's a great guy as is his dad whom I met several times over the past few years.

    A large number of kids from my son's class (2009) are already pursuing grad studies as well at schools such as Columbia, George Mason, University of New Hampshire and University of Washington. One of his classmates was a Fulbright Scholar as well.

    He is hoping to go to law school and already has attained a very good LSAT score. Now he just has to jump through some hoops and hopefully will matriculate in the fall of 2013.
     
  6. Christcorp

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    Congrats to Lt J.G. Joe DiRenzo. Very impressive. A very difficult challenge and accomplishment. Kudos to him.

    I think a lot of people don't realize that while attending one of the military academies is a major success and accomplishment in it's own right, those who excel at the academies have a chance to apply for a number of graduate studies. There are individuals who have received the Truman; some have won the Rhodes. There are individuals who have graduating from the academies soon who are going on to graduate studies at MIT, Harvard, Oxford, Cambridge, and RAND for their PhD; as well as many other fine grad schools. Our country has some very fine men and women in all the service academies who with the right amount of desire, determination, and hard work will go on to graduate studies and become even better leaders.

    Congrats again to Joe. Congrats to all of the academy grads who are getting reading to graduate in the next few weeks. Thank you for all your hard work and your commitment and service to our country. God bless you all.
     

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