A longstanding English professor at the Coast Guard Academy is retiring after 30 years of service. The following information was provided by the Coast Guard Academy Public Affairs Office:
After 30 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, Capt. Lucretia Flammang retired from the Coast Guard Academy here Friday.
Flammang's Coast Guard career began when she graduated from the academy in 1981 with a Bachelor's of Science in Government. She later earned her Master of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Califorinia, Berkley in 1986 and her doctorate in English from the University of Iowa in 1997.
In 1986, Flammang returned to the Coast Guard Academy as the first female member of the Permanent Commissioned Teaching Staff. Flammang taught in the English department, leading classes on writing, literature and the arts. From 2005 to 2010, she served as Associate Dean of Faculty and Head of Humanities where she oversaw administration of the largest academic major at the academy.
Following her retirement, Flammang is scheduled to attend Yale's School of Theater to continue her involvement in the arts.
- Yale University Visiting Faculty Fellowship (1998-2000)
- Ford Foundation Grant, co-recipient, to fund a program in gender studies at the national service academies including 50% of the funding for Leadership in a Gender-Diverse Military: A National Conference (1996-1997)
- United States Secretary of Transportation's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Diversity (November 1997)
- Personal Award for Excellence in Gender Equity, American Association of University Women, Connecticut (1996)
- National Council of Teachers of English
- Northeast Modern Languate Association