An ICAF-ES Alumni Association publication.  We appreciate your continued support.

Happy Thanksgiving! 
Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving.  May your day be filled with love, laughter, family, and friendship.  We are thankful for your continued support. 
Alumni Spotlight
Notable alumni news 

Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, ICAF 1994, reflects upon her career path as the first woman to complete the Air Force ROTC program. Read about her journey HERE.

Villanova Magazine highlights retired U.S. Navy Capt. Star Hardison, ES 2014, a 26-year Navy veteran whose passion for service began at Villanova and has taken her around the world. Read about her journey HERE.

Let us know if you have a story to share or see our alumni in the news. We love to share our alumni's accomplishments! Email

In Memoriam

We have the very sorrowful task of informing those of you who were at ICAF during the 2009 academic year, that Captain (Chaplain) David W. Giradin, USN, passed peacefully at home in Norfolk, Va., on the morning of November 3, surrounded by his family.

Reflections from Dr. Paul Severance:
"Dave fought an incredibly public, courageous and uplifting battle against a virulent strain of cancer for eight brutal months before his passing. I followed his ups and downs, triumphs and defeats, hope and despair on Facebook, and he was always upbeat, fighting to the end, and trusting in the Lord. For me, personally, Dave was simply "Padre," as all military chaplains eventually come to be called at some point in their pastoral careers. We followed different faiths, but the same God. He was the kindest, gentlest man I have ever known, and my year with the Class of 2009 was enriched by this man's love of God and country and his love of humanity. In a word, military chaplains are "special," and so was David.

While a student, Padre Giradin left his family in Norfolk and resided during the week in the Redemptorist Catholic Monastery in NW, near Catholic University. My fondest memory was the night he invited me and my family to Christmas Vespers at the monastery followed by dinner with the Prior and the monks. An incredible evening, this solitary Protestant living and praying among Catholics. Truly inspirational. A lesson in love and ecumenicalism my family and I will never forget."

ICAF/ES Family, please keep Padre Dave and his family in your prayers, especially during this holiday season.
White House Ornament 
Get yours before they are gone!

The IMart is selling this year's official White House ornament.  Get yours before it sells out!

The Official 2017 White House Christmas ornament honors the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt, who served as the thirty-second president of the United States from 1933 to 1945 and his remarkable journey to restore the faith of the American people. The ornament is crafted from shiny brass plated with nickel and 24-karat gold. 

$21/each or $20 when purchasing 3 or more!

Buy online, or email to be invoiced. 

Important Upcoming Dates
Save the date!

2 017 Holiday Bazaar
Mr. John Michael will join us with his book Images of America: Fort Lesley J. McNair. Stop by to meet the author and enjoy wine and light refreshments. The IMart will also have holiday shopping specials! A portion of the event proceeds benefit the MG Joseph and Sue Brown Scholarship Fund. 

Dec. 7, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Eisenhower School, Room 129

Thirsty Thursday
Please consider bringing a new, unwrapped toy to benefit the USMC Toys for Tots program. 

Washington, D.C.
Dec. 7, 5:30 PM

Volunteer for the Gala 
IKE Dinner Committee Forming Now

Thank you to those who have offered to assist with next year's Eisenhower Dinner. We have started event planning for April's gala and would love to have you on our volunteer team. 

If you are interested in offering your time and talent to the planning of the dinner, in any way, big or small, please let us know! For more information on the award and previous award honorees, stop by our website.

We will provide specific needs as we hash out the details. 
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