Alumni Association
News Bulletin Supplement
September 2018
In this Edition:
  • Fall Alumni Panel Discussion Registration Now Open (NEW)
  • UNC NROTC Alumni Association Annual Meeting & Reunion 2018 Update
  • Call for membership, Membership Roster Update
  • Website Updated Features
  • Now Hear This: Scuttlebutt!
  • Taps
UNC NROTC Alumni Association
Alumni Panel Discussion: 1 November 2018 Registration Is Now Open
Homecoming event Registration open until Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 5pm
Deadline for discounted room rates approaching soon: Tuesday, 2 October 2018
by Pat Connelly' 85, Events Committee Chair
If you have already registered for Homecoming, the President's Reception, the Annual Meeting and/or the BBQ, you may 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 10 days from now, Tuesday, 2 Oct 2018 .

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


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,
  • Registration link available soon

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

Friday, 2 Nov 2018

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

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.

Lodging - Recommend Book Early
We have secured room blocks at two Chapel Hill hotels:

Spring 2018 Alumni Panel
Alumni Panel Discussion with Midshipmen
Participants needed, please register.
President's Reception 2018
Already registered:
Andy Bunch - Staff (Past President)
Pat Connelly'85
Debra Boyt Davis '82
Steve Fish '85
Rob Gionfriddo '86
David Jackson '87
Eric Schneider '86
Will Stubbs '85
Annual Meeting 2018
Already registered:
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
Eric Schneider '86
Will Stubbs '85
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
Rob Gionfriddo '86
David Jackson '87
Donald R. Ledford - Staff
Robert Rivers '73
Eric Schneider '86
Will Stubbs '85
Courtyard by Marriott, Chapel Hill
Fairfield Inn, Durham Southpoint
2018 Membership Roster
We welcome our two new members have joined in the past week!
256 members and growing!
We need another 59 members this year!
120 Memberships (Annual, 5 year or new Life) needed to meet 2018 operating expenses.
Progress year-to-date: 61 (51%); 59 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 (New Member!)
  • 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: 23
  • 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 (New Member!)
  • 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

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, 2013-2016. 
Please visit our website; see what's new!
by Will Stubbs '85, member Communications Committee Chair
Features Available to all website visitors:
  • Logon with your email and update your contact information (PLEASE DO!)
  • Opt-out of sharing your personal information to other members (NEW)
  • Join, renew or upgrade membership
  • Make charitable contribution
  • List of current members alphabetically and by class (NEW)
  • List of Life Members in sequence
  • Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Alumni Memorials
  • Awards recipients: Connor, DAA, DSA
  • Scholarship recipients
  • Koster and Ledford Scholarship biographies and information (NEW CONTENT ADDED)
  • Upcoming events calendar (NEW CONTENT ADDED)
  • Board of Directors, biographies, Officer and Committee assignments.
  • Links to the Association's Facebook and Twitter Feed

Features available to paid members:
  • Member's Suggestion Box / Input for Now hear This: Scuttlebutt! (NEW)
  • Find a classmate search feature (MOST POPULAR)
  • Awards nomination feature for Distinguished Service and Distinguished Alumnus / Alumna Award
  • Board of Directors e-mail hyperlinks for one-click access
  • Archived Newsletters, News Bulletins, announcements and reunion / event photos.
  • Minutes from Board Meetings and Annual Meeting
  • Current year budget and Treasurer's Report

Help needed:
  • We don't know who all of all our Connor Award recipients are, some records are missing - see the list here and please help us fill in the blanks.
  • Please send additions/corrections to secretary@uncnrotcaa.org.

What new features would you like to see? Click the member's suggestion box link below and tell us!
"Now hear this: SCUTTLEBUTT!"
Member Announcements: help up fill out this new section! To get us started the Secretary offers:

Will Stubbs '85 retired from the Navy Reserve after 30 years on 1 June 2015 after a 3 year recall to active duty at the end of his career. In July 2015 he rejoined Alion Science & Technology supporting the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in Arlington, VA. He has recently been promoted to Acquisition Analyst Senior Principal and Site Manager. He resides in Alexandria, VA. Now fill up this section so you don't have to hear about me anymore :)

What have you been doing? Tell us and share with your classmates!
Remembering our shipmate departed:

Ralph Hamilton Martin, Jr. '67, November 21, 1944 - May 12, 2018
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