|USNA Summer Programs: STEM and NASS |
STEM: (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics): Engineering is all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer? If you like math and science, you are off to a great start. If you enjoy discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. Becoming an engineer requires hard work and a good education. This Naval Academy summer program will be a great start. See more here.NASS: The United States Naval Academy Summer Seminar is a fast-paced, six-day experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school. Summer Seminar teaches you about life at the Naval Academy, where academics, athletics, and professional training play equally important roles in developing our nation's leaders. Applications and info here.
Financial Assistance: See below for how your Chapter dues are assisting four young New Mexico students to participate in these activities this summer.
Albuquerque 8th Grader Luke Bellanca (shown at left in his church school newsletter) is one of a handful of New Mexico students who will be participating in this summer's US Naval Academy STEM camp.
|News from the Yard|
News from the Chapter
Welcome, Tom McLean '53! Mark Schaefer let us know that Thomas McLean, Class of '53, has recently moved to Albuquerque and would like to join the alumni association. The Board is getting Tom added to the roll and the emails for the New Mexico chapter. Ask Christine or Mark for Tom's email address, and phone number. His career was Air Force and he worked at the Air Force Institute of Technology, retired after 22 years, and then became an ME instructor and eventually chair of the ME department at UTEP. Please welcome Tom across the border into New Mexico and to our Alumni Chapter!
Financial Assistance: See above for the descriptions of the Naval Academy Summer Programs, to include STEM and NASS. About 50 of the 300 kids accepted into the programs from throughout the US have requested financial assistance. Your Chapter will be providing $150 to help offset travel expenses for each of four New Mexico youngsters who have requested some assistance with attending these activities: two from Albuquerque, one from Dulce, and one from Las Cruces. Your dues at work! ... and Bravo Zulu to all attendees!
Christine's notes from ICOF 2016:
At the Chapter Picnic on from 1300 to 1700 at the Kiwanis picnic shelter inside the Elena Gallegos Open Space in Albuquerque, Chapter President Christine Hoagland delivered a presentation on the gathering of the Alumni Chapter representatives in Annapolis in April 2016. Her detailed notes are here.
Last Call: Allen R. Ruth, Class of 1959 (12th Company) passed away on Sunday, 1 May 2016. Al and his wife Ellen lived in Pensacola, FL but made frequent trips to Albuquerque to visit their daughter Lani Ruth McCarson, and had joined us for several of our Chapter events, including one of our June Picnics. The couple had recently returned from an extensive cruise through the Suez Canal, visiting Dubai and Israel along the way. They were traveling by car from their home in Pensacola back to Albuquerque when Al suffered a massive heart attack during their stop on Sunday in Texas.
Al's memorial service was held on Saturday, June 4th at St Chad's Episcopal Church, 7171 Tennyson St. NE.
Al's Last Call entry is here.
Chapter e-mails: Many of our New Mexico Alumni have NOT been receiving emails from the USNA AA MAIN SERVER in Annapolis. The Chapter is going to this more efficient way to send our members email messages. In order to get the emails, which are originated by the Chapter Board, but go thru the Academy server, you MUST REGISTER your email address and desires. For instructions on how to do this, please check here.
The American Athletic Conference
Opening against the Fordham Rams on Sept 3 and the UConn Huskies on Sept 10, 2016 in Annapolis.
Navy's 2016 football schedule
|Click on the links (below) to find the real Navy gouge (suggested by Former Chapter President John Kennard):|
www.sailorbob.com - USNI sponsored SWO-centric blog
http://navycaptain-TheRealNavy.blogspot.com/ - Otherwise known as "I like the cut of his jib." Musings, leadership tidbits and quotes posted by a retired Navy Captain (really just a high performing 2nd Class Petty Officer) who hung up his uniform a bit too early (even at 30 years).
The Prez suggests: "Take a look at all four websites, especially after something hits the press. Sailor Bob is particularily insightful and usually someone within two degrees of separation from the incident can shed some light. I haven't found a good aviation blog since Neptunus Lex's passing. You can try http://www.airwarriors.com/
The Duffel Blog, www.duffelblog.com is a satirical news website that has been catching the eyes of Pentagon leaders lately."
Wounded Warriors Project: A legal scam. See story here.
Air Warrior Courage Foundation: Getting the $$$ directly to projects for the wounded. See story here.
|Your Board, Past and Present: On Saturday, 22 March 2014, Chapter Vice President Scott Kraus '73
hosted a meeting of the New Mexico Chapter's new Officers and Board of Directors
at his home in Albuquerque. The board considered Chapter website
issues, upcoming social events, and fall football game sports bar gatherings. |
pictured standing L-R: New Mexico Chapter Board members Herb Richter '59, Mike Blackledge '63, John Kennard '93 (President), Christine Hoaglund '97, Barry Howard '58, & Scott Kraus '73 (Vice President). Seated L-R are Joe McGuire '68 (Secretary), Keith "Casey" Jones '60, and Ken Fladager '78 (Treasurer).
Updated 11 August 2016|
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