News Bulletin
1 September 2017

In this edition:

  • Distinguished Alumnus and Distinguished Service Award Recipients for 2017 Announced
  • Candidates for Director Nominated for 2018-2019 Term
  • Annual Meeting, Reunion and Elections Weekend Events
  • Alumni Panel with the Midshipman Battalion scheduled for Thursday, 26 October 2017
  • Veterans` Day Ceremony expected to scheduled for Friday, 10 November 2017
  • Website Improvements Implemented - more coming as revenue improves.
2017 UNC NROTC Alumni Association Award Recipients Announced
Awards will be presented at the Annual Meeting 7 October 2017
2017 Distinguished Alumnus Award :
The Honorable S. Jay Plager `52
Judge Plager is Circuit Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He was appointed to the court by President George H. W. Bush in 1989
He has served on the Association`s Board of Directors since 2014.
2017 Distinguished Service Award:
Leo H. "Rusty" Phelan, '59.
Rusty is a past Director (2006-2012) and Secretary (2007-2012) of the UNC NROTC Alumni Association and has also served as Reunion Chair.
MIDN 3/C Rusty Phelan on port call to Oslow, Norway while on summer cruise embarked in
2016 Distinguished Service Award:
YNCM Donald R. Ledford, USN (Ret.)
Master Chief Ledford served as the Unit`s Admin Officer and Senior Enlisted Leader from 1981-1985, After retirement from the U. S. Navy he served as the University`s Department of Naval Science Administrator from 1986 through his civilian retirement in 2004. He helped found the UNC NROTC Alumni Association in 1990 and served as the Association's Registered Agent when the Association was incorporated in 1998 through 2016.
Candidates for Director Announced

The Nominations Committee has approved the following members for inclusion on the ballot at the Board of Director Election on 7 October 2017 for the 2018-2019 term:

  • Cline, Terry C. ’71 (Life) 1st
  • Collins, James C. ’03 (Life) 1st*
  • Connelly, Patrick P. ’85 (Life) 2nd
  • Davis, Debra Lynn Boyt ’83 (Life) 2nd
  • Fish, Steven P. ’85 (Life) 2nd
  • Gionfriddo, Robert J. ’86 (Life) 2nd
  • Jackson, David L.’87 (Life) 2nd
  • Latham, William H. ’85 (Life) 1st
  • Levesque, Steven ’89 (Life) 2nd
  • Phillips, Ann C. ’83 (Life) 1st
  • Plager, S. Jay ’52 (Life) 3rd
  • Riordan, Robert P. ’87 (Life) 2nd
  • Schneider, Eric S. ’86 (Life) 2nd
  • Smith, Brian T. ’84 (Life) 1st
  • Stubbs, Willard B. ’85 (Life) 2nd
Progress report:

Scholarship Fundraising Goals
2017 goal: $18,000; YTD: $ 6,665.00 (37%)
2016-19 goal: $72,000; PTD: $14,343.80 (20%)
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Membership Goals
Annual: 100; YTD: 34 (34%)
Life: 20 YTD: 13 (65%)

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Registered for Annual Meeting & Reunion: 7
(Deadline is 29 Sept 2017)

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Hotel Block Rooms Reserved: 11
(Deadline for preferred rate 15 Sep 2017)

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Join Us in Chapel Hill 6-7 October 2017
Annual Meeting and Reunion 2017
The UNC NROTC Alumni Association and the UNC NROTC Program / Department of Naval Science are delighted to once again collaborate with the UNC General Alumni Association for our NROTC Reunion and the UNC NROTC Alumni Association Annual Meeting and Elections. Registering for the weekend and staying connected will be easier than ever.
Friday, Oct. 6
President’s Reception , Doubletree by Hilton, open to alumni and family / guests, Unit Staff and First Class Midshipmen. (Refreshments including alcohol served, fee applies)
Saturday, Oct. 7
Annual Meeting of the UNC NROTC Alumni Association ; all NROTC alumni, family and friends welcome to attend (paid membership required to participate in elections).
Update from NROTC Unit and Midshipman Battalion Leadership
• Presentation of Midshipman Scholarships
• Presentation of Awards
• Election of Directors for 2018-19 term
Barbecue Lunch
• Join fellow alumni, NROTC Unit Battalion of Midshipmen and NROTC Unit Staff,; alumni, family and friends welcome (fee applies)

UNC vs. Notre Dame Football Watch Party
• Don’t have game tickets? Join us for our watch party at the Naval Armory Drill Deck (fee included in cost of BBQ ticket)
2017 Panel Discussion
Save the Date:
Alumni Panel with the Midshipmen Battalion
Thursday, 26 October 2017,
1400-1700 at the Naval Armory

Back by popular demand!
Details and registration information coming soon.
UNC NROTC is planning to participate in University of North Carolina Veterans Day Commemoration. The ceremony schedule is not yet published but is expected to take place on Friday, 10 November 2017, which is the observed Federal Holiday. Details will be forthcoming when available.
We have been working on the Website
Please come visit and let us know how you like it
(content updates are ongoing)
What's New;
  • Upgraded security certificate
  • Increased password / logon security
  • Awards recipients (Connor, Distinguished Alumnus, Distinguished Service Awards)recognized to the extent information is known.
  • Scholarship recipients recognized
  • Honorary Members recognized
  • Past Presidents list added
  • Database of graduates in the process of being upgraded (nearly 2000 entries).
  • Life member roster updated
  • Content organized by committee lines of operation
  • Members only content updated.

What's coming:
  • Improved PayPal functionality
  • History of the Association

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