UNC NROTC
Alumni Association
News Bulletin
October 2018
Volume 1
In this edition:
  • Hotel Room Block Rate Deadline is Tomorrow, Tuesday, 2 October 2018. 10 rooms are still available at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Durham Southpoint , Courtyard is sold out.
  • Fall Alumni Panel Discussion - Alumni Participants Needed!
  • UNC NROTC Alumni Association Annual Meeting & Reunion 2018 Registration Links
  • Call for membership, Membership Roster Update
  • Taps
Block Rate for Hotel Rooms expires Tuesday 2 October 2018
Reserve now! Click link below.
Ten rooms remaining in the block
Fairfield Inn and Suites at Durham Southpoint,
7807 Leonardo Dr., Durham, NC
(vicinity of Southpoint Mall.)
$134/night + tax
UNC NROTC Alumni Association
Alumni Panel Discussion: 1 November 2018 Registration Is Now Open on the GAA Homecoming portal, click red banner below.
We need Alumni Participants for the
Fall Alumni Panel!
Six alumni is the minimum number needed.
If you are available to participate in the Fall Alumni Panel and are having difficulty with the GAA registration link, you may e-mail Pat Connelly '85 directly and he will get you registered; click here to e-mail Pat .
If you have already registered for Homecoming, the President's Reception, the Annual Meeting and/or the BBQ, you may add events and update your registration on the UNC GAA homecoming portal using the "Already Registered?" feature.

Register for all events with one-stop shopping.

Please also register for no-fee events (Alumni Panel, Annual Meeting) so we know how many people to plan for.

Room reservations are separate from the GAA registration.
Cut off for rooms at the discounted block rate for each hotel is Tuesday, 2 Oct 2018 .

Already registered UNC NROTC Alumni and Staff are listed to the right. Please join us!

PLEASE CLICK ON THE RED BANNER ABOVE TO REGISTER FOR ALUMNI PANEL and HOMECOMING WEEKEND EVENTS

Updated Schedule of Events:

Thursday 1 November 2018

Alumni Panel Discussion with Midshipman Battalion (1400-1630)
  • Naval Armory
  • Open to Alumni
  • Registration required, no cost to attend,

No-host Social following Alumni Panel Discussion (1700-2000)
  • In Chapel Hill, venue TBD.
  • Open to Alumni
  • Registration required, no-host.

Friday, 2 Nov 2018

President’s Reception (1830-2100)
  • Courtyard by Marriott, Chapel Hill
  • Open to alumni and family / guests, unit staff and First Class Midshipmen.
  • Registration required, hors d'oeuvres served, cash bar, fee applies (GAA discount).

Saturday, 3 Nov 2018

(times are subject to change based on football game time)

Annual Meeting of the UNC NROTC Alumni Association (~1030-1230), Naval Armory
NROTC alumni, family and friends welcome to attend; registration required, no fee to attend, light refreshments provided.
  • Update from NROTC Unit and Midshipman Battalion Leadership
  • Presentation of Midshipman Scholarships
  • Presentation of Distinguished Alumnus Awards
  • Update on Association activities by officers and committee chairs.

Barbecue Lunch (~1300-1430), Naval Armory
Join fellow alumni, NROTC Midshipmen and Unit Staff for a pre-game meal.
  • Alumni, family and friends welcome, fee applies(GAA discount)
  • Registration now active.

UNC vs. Georgia Tech Football Game (~1500-1800), Kenan Stadium
A block of football tickets is now available while supplies last, through the General Alumni Association Homecoming registration portal.
Spring 2018 Alumni Panel
Fall Alumni Panel Already Registered

Pat Connelly '85
Marianne Waldrop '87
President's Reception 2018
Already registered :

Andy Bunch - Staff (Past President)
Pat Connelly'85
Debra Boyt Davis '82 & Jim Davis
Steve Fish '85
Rob Gionfriddo '86
David Jackson '87
Steve Levesque '89 & Melissa Levesque
Jay Plager '52 & Lynne Pettigrew
Eric Schneider '86
Will Stubbs '85 & Kashanti Collins '04
Marianne Waldrop '87
Annual Meeting 2018
Already registered (only members listed):

Andy Bunch - Staff (Past President)
Pat Connelly'85
Debra Boyt Davis '82
Steve Fish '85
James R. Fullwood, Jr. '92
Rob Gionfriddo '86
David Jackson '87
Donald R. Ledford - Staff
Steve Levesque '89
Frank Linkous '87
Leo "Rusty" Phelan '59
Jay Plager '52
Eric Schneider '86
Will Stubbs '85
Marianne Waldrop '87
Pig Pickin' BBQ 2018
Already registered:

Andy Bunch - Staff (Past President)
Pat Connelly'85
Debra Boyt Davis '82
Steve Fish '85
James R. Fullwood, Jr. '92, James Sr. '63, Mary Gray Fullwood '64 and Sara Fullwood
Rob Gionfriddo '86
David Jackson '87, Analyn & Christina Jackson
Donald R. Ledford - Staff, Betty Ledford, Kim & William O'Conney
Steve Levensque '89, Melissa & George Levesque.
Jay Plager '52 and Lynne Pettigrew
Robert Rivers '73 & Natale Rivers
Eric Schneider '86 & Kim Schneider '89
Will Stubbs '85 & Kashanti Collins '04
Marianne Waldrop '87 and Sandy Henkel '88
2018 Membership Roster
We welcome our new member who joined in the past week!
257 members and growing!
We need another 58 members this year!
120 Memberships (Annual, 5 year or new Life) needed to meet 2018 operating expenses.
Progress year-to-date: 62 (51%); 58 to go.
Please become a paid member. We need you!
What do my dues pay for?
Your dues contribution pays for our website, database software, financial management software and the Distinguished Alumnus /Alumna and Distinguished Service Awards; these funds enable us communicate with the graduates so we can host and organize alumni events to support our NROTC Unit and Midshipmen. The Scholarships, Dawson Library and Connor Awards are funded through non-dues contributions. Events (Annual Meeting & Reunions) are funded on a pay-as-you go basis by event participants.

Thanks to the following alumni (in addition to our 195 living Life Members) who have made the commitment of ongoing support to our Association in 2108.

Life members are listed in order of life membership here ;
Current paid members listed by both class year and alphabetically by last name here .

New Life members for 2018: 11
  • #205 John Fleming '71
  • #206 Harcourt Morgan, III '59
  • #207 Alexander Flores '95
  • #208 E. Falcon Knight '61
  • #209 Peter Bloom '83
  • #210 Rye Barcott '01
  • #211 Patrick J. Buhr, II '18
  • #212 John R. Schneider '74
  • #213 Charles Coley '59
  • #214 Catherine W. Wilson '00
  • Lane S. Anderson, III '67 (Life Installment)

Five Year Members for 2018: 27
  • Stephen Matts - Staff Alumnus
  • Donald R. Ledford - Staff Alumnus
  • A. Earle Garrett, III '56
  • Robert C. Crates '63
  • F. Norman Christopher '65
  • Alan V. Monette '65
  • Charles J. Wolfe '65
  • Thomas W. Wright '66
  • Robert Young '67
  • Bryant Byrd '68
  • Ronald N. McManus '68
  • William O. Leonard, III '69
  • James Zumwalt '70
  • James Day '73
  • Nick Pulignano, Jr. '74
  • Michael Clark '75
  • Michael Wellman '77
  • Steven Briganti '78
  • Anthony P. Donaldson '83
  • Michael Carreiro '96
  • Sarah E. Eason '18
  • Tatihana V. Moreno '18
  • Samir D. Patel '18
  • Thomas J. Singley '18
  • Alexander H. Stephenson '18
  • Bryan M. Towers '18
  • Carlos A. Urquilla '18

Annual Members for 2018: 24
  • Richard E. Gordon '50
  • William O. McCoy '55
  • James T. Cheatham, III '57
  • J. Thomas Alexander '59
  • George E. Mosely '61
  • James A. Thompson '64
  • James W.Sturges '67
  • Joseph Woods '67
  • Irvin Hankins '68
  • Charles Gore '69
  • David Fish '70
  • C. Wesley Morgan, Jr. '70
  • Charles Sikes '70
  • Robert Swacker '71
  • David Wynne '71
  • Robert Rivers '73
  • Robert E. Smith '82
  • Charles M. Gibson, III '85
  • Douglas Montgomery '86
  • Timothy A. Hastings '88
  • Bogomir Glavan '97
  • Mikal J. Phillips '97
  • Daniel M. Balance '11
  • Esther Kangas '14 (New Member)

Classes with the most number of Life members: 1985(13); 1986(11); 1959(8); 1987(8)
Classes with most number of total members:1985 (14); 1986(12); 1959, 1970, 1987 and Staff Alumni (8 each);
Classes with no current members: 1962,1976, 1999, 2006-2008, 2010, 2013, 2015-2016. 
Taps:
The Association has received notification from the University of the following shipmates from our ranks who have crossed the bar in 2018. They are listed here by class. The President and Board of Directors express condolences to the family and friends of:

Paul Eliot Green Jr. 1944
James Francis Devine Sr. 1945
John S. Fuller 1945
Bynum Merritt Hunter 1945
H. Patrick Taylor Jr. 1945
George Frederick Brening 1946
Warren Wright Webb 1947
John Grady Hines Jr. 1948
L. Dean Cassell 1950
William Gerard Gilmore 1951
Robert Henry Sapp 1952
Robert L. Strickland 1952
J. Payne Jackson 1954
Harold O. White 1955
Robert Hunter Tate Jr. 1956
James Edwin Martin Jr. 1957
James Madison Harper III 1960
Cromer Raymond Grubbs Jr. 1963
Richard Whitlowe Ellis Sr. 1964
Burt Merrill Hoffman 1964
Ralph Hamilton Martin Jr. 1967
John Wright Martin II 1969
Sean Garland Bunn 1992
If you know of a UNC NROTC Alumnus who has passed away, let us know so that this information may be reported in the News Bulletin under "Taps".

Please send your announcements to secretary@uncnrotcaa.org .

The next News Bulletin expected to publish on Sunday, 21 October 2018. Deadline for input is Friday, 19 October 2018
UNC NROTC Alumni Association| Email: secretary@uncnrotcaa.org | Website: www.uncnrotcaa.org