Character Development at RMA
Character development extends beyond building and exercising leadership skills at Riverside Military Academy. In educating and developing men of character, we are committed to teaching time-honored values that promote social responsibility, good citizenship, and well-rounded personal growth in all aspects of life.
Character development is comprehensive at Riverside and is taught and modeled by our faculty, staff, and coaches.
The Norman P. Blake Family Distinguished Speaker Series at Riverside Military Academy includes bi-weekly distinguished speakers and discussion groups that center on the topics of integrity, leadership, ethical decision-making, and sound judgment. Through repeated exposure to these topics, the program's objective is to develop young men of character who are able to meet the challenges of college, career, and beyond.
Distinguished Speaker Schedule
January 9, 2017 - Major General (Ret) Maria Britt (Served as Commanding General of the Georgia Army National Guard)
January 17, 2017 - Specialist Robert Healy, USA (Purple Heart Recipient; Riverside Class of 2012)
January 24, 2017 - Cadet Colonel Reed Johnston (University of North Georgia Commanding Officer, Boar’s Head Brigade)
February 7, 2017 - Mr. Alonzo Q. Ford (Managing Director of Finance, Integral Commercial Real Estate)
February 21, 2017 - Dr. Barry Sandrew (Digital Imaging Expert; Visual Effects Pioneer)
March 21, 2017 - Mr. Errol Bisso, '61 (Director of Alumni Relations, Riverside Military Academy)
April 11, 2017 - Mr. Sabin J. Gianelloni III, '55, and Mr. John E. Gianelloni, '94 (Father & Son, each served as RMA Battalion Commanders)
April 18, 2017 - Robert L. “Hoot” Gibson (Captain United States Navy Ret.; former Astronaut)
April 25, 2017 - Major General (Ret.) James A. “Spider” Marks
May 9, 2017 - No Speaker; End of Year Academic Awards Ceremony
Commencement Speaker -- May 13, 2017 - General George W. Casey, Jr.