Wilson Center Newsletter, April 2013




Student News


Omicron Delta Kappa inititated 9 new members on March 24, 2013.  Congratulations to Michael Larkins '13, Benjamin Durham '14 and Justin Pugh '14 participants in Wilson Center programs.  Benjamin is minoring in Public Service and Michael and Justin are minoring in Military Leadership/National Security Studies.

Justin Pugh '14 has been elected Student Government President for the 2013-2014 year.  Congratulations!

Brandon Long '14 has been elected Student Court Chairman for the 2013-2014 year.  Congratulations!

Alex Cartwright '13 was recently published in The Intercollegiate Review

Omicron Delta Kappa inititated 12 new members on October 28, 2012.  Congratulations to Richard Michael Pantele '13, Alex Tyler Price '13 and Joshua Lee Shelton '13 are enrolled in Wilson Center programs.  Richard is minoring in Public Service and Alex and Josh are minoring in Military Leadership.

Matthew Kanne '14 will be interning with Del Chris Peace's office in the VA General Assembly.

Connor Crowley '14 will be interning with the DC office of Congressman Eric Cantor (VA-REP).

John Fitzgerald '14 will be interning with the Virginia Dental Association.

Benjamin Durham '14 will be interning with the George and Carol Olmstead Foundation.

Baker Allen '14 will be interning with Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama in the Appointments Office.

Arley Morelock '14 will be interning with Microbac Laboratories in Wilson, NC.

Trey Price '14 will be interning with the State Department's Fulbright Office in Prague.


Recent Alumni News

Col. Herbert Seay '58 USMC (ret) was the keynote speaker at the dedication of the memorial monument for Lunenburg County Veterans in Victoria.

James Young '86 has been appointed to the Prince William County Bi-partisan Election Process Task Force as representative for the Human Rights Commission and elected chairman.

Maurice Jones '86 was the recipient of the 2012 Medical Dilpomat Award given by Physician for Peace.

Kevin Martingayle '88 has been voted the president-elect of the Virginia State Bar.

Sekou Kaalund '97 is a managing director for the Institutional Asset Servicing business within JP Morgan Corporation and Investment Bank.  Sekou is a graduate of the Wilson Center for Leadership.

Chris Kurowski '98 has been selected to serve as a Civilian Fellow to the inaugural Chief of Staff of the Army's Strategic Studies Group.  Chris is a graduate of the Wilson Center for Leadership.

James Samans '01 has been appointed a cyberspace operations officer in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and assigned to support a unit in South Korea.

Demas Bourdreaux '02 has been appointed to the Board of Directors for Virginia21, an organization that engages young people in the political process by providing information, directing advocacy, and coordinating political action on a non=partisan agenda.

Shane Newcombe '02 has been elected governor of the Virginia Society of the Order of the Founders and Patriots of America.

Michael Server '03 has been promoted to major in the US Army.  Michael served two tours in Iraq as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot.

Kenneth Bradley '05 is serving a six-month detail to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Corporate Senior Executive Office, working on performance and talend management, as part of the President's Management Council Interagency Rotation Program.


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Adam Lees '12 is running for City Council in Charlottesville, VA.  Adam is attending UVA graduate school.

Nah Min Oo '12 has been accepted into the IDEX Fellowship in Social Enterprises. He is now working as an associate at Gray Matters Capital in Hyderabad. GMC is a start-up social enterprise which provides ratings and evaluations for Affordable Private Schools in India. The company's goal is to improve the quality of education for children from lower- to lower-middle income families while sustaining itself financially at the same time - unlike most non-profit organizations.

Thomas Calderwood '12  is working as a policy analyst for Logistics Management Issue.  He is located at the DLA headquarters in Fort Belvoir for the Joint Contingency Acquisition Support Office. 

Douglas Vermilya '11 is a scientist with the Department of the Navy stationed at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division.

Mac McKinney '11 is working in the office of U. S. Congresswoman Renee Ellmers of North Carolina's 2nd District.

Cameron Auker '11 is a systems engineer at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren Laboratories.

Robert Murray '10 has report to Naval Officers Candidate School in Newport, RI.  He plans to continue his training with the Navy Seal Team in California.

Robert Thompson '11 has accepted a position as a summer intern with the Senate Judiciary Committee.  He will be working the legal counsel for Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican on the Committee.  Robbie is completing his second year of law school at UVA.

James Hoffman '10 recently completed the inaugural Emerging Leaders Program at The Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership at The University of Virginia.  The program is a one-month leadership development program for young residents of Virginia who have worked in state government and are interested in becoming more active in public service and public policy, whether as community leaders or as elected or appointed officials in the executive or legislative branches. Participation in this pilot program helps train public policy and political leaders in the Commonwealth. James is currently a registered lobbyist with Davis Consultants, Inc. in Richmond.

Ryan Haywood '10 has been appointed to the Gloucester County Library Board of Trustees.

Gregory Dear '10 is working for AmeriCorps and City Year in Washington, DC

Matthew Compton '10 is the Pamlico Sea Base Director for the Boy Scouts of America in Washington, NC.

John Louis '09 earned his master's degree in political science from Boston College in May 2012.

Edward Savage '09 is an AmeriCorps volunteer with East End Main Street in the historic district of Charleston, WV.

Spc. William Joeckel '09 has been deployed to Iraq with the US Army's 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

Samuel Rosten '09 is clerking for Judge Bruggink on the Court of Federal Claims.  He was fortunate to see an oral argument in front of the Supreme Court recently

Lt. Charles Eberly '09 is serving with the US Marine Corps in Afghanistan.

Trey Keeler '08 has been accepted to graduate school at the VCU Brandcenter to study Creative Brand Management.

Phillip Miskovic '08 has been elected to the Town Council in Crewe.

Jeremy Forrest '08 is a legal assistant with the law firm of Kristina Beavers in Yorktown.

Wesley Julian '08 is a media relations coordinator for the Information Center at the Consulate General of Japan in Chicago.

Eric Lewis '08 teaches English and social studies to special needs high schoolers in Brooklyn, New York.

Glen J. Carter '08 has been awarded a 2012-13 Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Scholarship for studies abroad to the University of Hong Kong.

William Kammerer '07 has been accepted to the US Air Force Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training program in Columbus, MD and will begin in March 2013.

Lt. Larry Greene '07 is with the US Marine Corps and has been deployed to Afghanistan.

Andrew D. Baker '07 was recognized as one of Henrico County, Virginia's top teachers.

Cpt. Ryan Alexander '07 has been selected to join the US Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment, "The Old Guard."  He will take command of a platoon at Ft. Myers, VA.

Matt Strader '07 is Governor McDonnell's Assistant Secretary of Transportation. His duties include being the legislative liaison for Transportation to the General Assembly.

Nathan Schnetzler '07 has accepted a position as a law clerk to the judges of Virginia's 23rd Judicial Circuit in Roanoke for the 2013-2014 juducial term.  He will also be a clerk to the Hon. Michael F. Urbanski, US District Judge in 2014-2015.  Nathan will receive his JD from Washington & Lee Law School later this spring.

Cpt. Zachary Wasmer '06 has been deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.

Philip Land '06 has passed the bar in SC and is working for Senator Lindsey Graham as his representative in the Piedmont region.

Christian Basel '06 graduated from the SC Criminal Justice Academy in December and received his commission as a State Trooper.

Gray Bowditch '06 is now manager of Operations with Mobile Health Outreach at Bon Secours Health Systems.

Joey Smith '06 is serving on active duty as a JAG in the Air Force at MacDill AFB, FL.  He will begin his MBA in the fall at Dartmouth.

John Axsom '05 reports that twenty-two members of the Axsom Martial Arts dojo of Newport News brought home 55 medals from the AAU State Karate Championships April 14 in Richmond. They are coached by Sensei John Axsom '05.  http://www.dailypress.com/sports/dp-spt-community-notebook-0425-20120424,0,4902491.story

John Axsom '05 Receives Gammon Medallion On Saturday, May 5, 2012, during the Young Founders Dinner and Celebration at The Commonwealth Club in Richmond, VA, John received the Gammon Medallion in recognition for his volunteer service to the College.

Robert Luther '03 has been appointed adjunct professor of law at William & Mary Law School.

Victor Primov '03 is now a Senior Analyst at Shell's United Kingdom headquarters.

Michael W. Server '03 has ben promoted to major in the U.S. Army.  After serving two tours in Iraq as a Black Hawk helicoptior pilot, he is assigned to Fort Irwin, CA.  He is planning to attend the Naval War College in Rhode Island.

Nicholas Beazley '03 just finished at Special Forces Assessment and Selection.  He will be going to Fort Bragg this summer to start the SOF Captain Career Course and Qualification Course.

 Court Vanzant '02 recently completed a military leave from Accenture to serve a year long mobilization with the US Army.

Demas E. Boudreaux '02 was admitted to the Political Leaders Program of the Sorenson Institute for Political Leadership at UVA.

Lt. Jason Ritchie '02 recently completed a five-month deployment to the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethioipia, where he served as a regional analyst in the Defense Attache' Office.

Curtis D. Colgate '01, a member of the Board of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, was a delegate at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL. 

Robert Harper '01 is working for the Commissioner of Transportation and the University of Alaska in a joint position with the Alaska University Transportation Center as a Communication Specialist.

Thomas L. Ransom '00 was named a 2012 Minority Business Leader by the The Washington Business Jounral.  Thomas is currently an executive for BB&T.

Braxton Naff ' 99 has been re-appointed as a commissioner on the Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, which serves the 5th planning District of Virginia.

Dr. Eric Sands '97 has been granted tenure and promote to associate professor of government at Berry College in Georgia.

Matt Michael '95 was named as Division Counsel to three divisions of the 3M Company - Defense Markets Division, Security Services Division and Building & Commercial Services Division.

Tucker Shumack '95 has launched a new tax firm, GDS Strategies in Washington, DC.

Alex McGhee '94 is a managing director in the Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs practice, where he focuses on federal government affairs. He uses over 20 years experience in the public and private sectors to provide clients with critical federal public policy and advocacy counsel.  Alex is in the Washington, DC office.

Rod O'Connor '92 has been named Executive Vice President, Europe for AEGWorldwide.

Keith Whyte '92 is the Executive Director of the National Council on Problem Gambling.

James Spencer Culp '94 has accepted a New Hampshire Public Service Fellowship and will be representing the state in the civil litigation bureau in the Office of the Attorney General.

Bartow Morgan, Jr '94 receivd the 2012 Public Service Award from the Gwinnett, GA Chamber of Commerce.

Major, Brian Von Herbulis '94 was recently awarded the Bronze Star Medal for his incredible work with the 1st Marine Special Operation Battalion Delta Company. During his six years at 1st MSOB, Brian served as the Company Commander of Delta and Charlie Companies as well as the Operations Officer, Executive Officer and the Remain Behind Officer in Charge of the entire battalion.  The award addresses the work he did specifically as the Company Commander of Delta Company. 

John J. Regan '93 was elected Manhasset Park District Commission.  He is a managing director with Cantor Fitzgerald in New York.

The Hon. Sage Johnson '92 has been elected to the Virginia House of Delegates to an eight-year term as a judge of the 28th Judicial Circuit.

G. William Norris, Jr. '92 has been appointed to the Capital Region Workforce Investment Board.  Bill is a director with the Richmond law firm of DuretteCrump, PLC.

Jonathan McGrady '91 is running for the Virginia House of Delegates in the 6th District as a democrat.

Mac Freeman '89 is now Senior Vice President of Business for the Denver Broncos.  Mac is also president of the Denver

Dr. R. Reed Skaggs '92 is a senior policy analyst working for the National Security & International Affairs Division of the Office of Science and Techonology Policy at the White House.

Robert L. Montgomery '91 has been promoted to element leader, Natural and Cultural Resources Mangement for the Fourth Fighter Wing, Civil Engineering Squadron at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC.

Frank Jones '90 received "The Cornelius Award" by the Arms Around Communities organization in Harrisburg, PA.

Stacy Adams '89 is an Assistant District Attorney with the Morgan County AG's office in Alabama.

Ltc Patrick Howard '88 is deployed to Afghanistan with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.  He serves as the chief of the Maiwand District Stability Transition Team and advisor to the governor of Maiwand District, Kandahar Province.

John Maloney '88 is running as an independent for the House of Delegates in the 68th District (City of Richmond, Henrico and Chesterfield Counties).

Harry Warner '84 is the executive director of the Virginia War Memorial Educational Foundation.

Bryan David '82 is the Executive Director of the Region 2000 Economic Development Council.  www.region2000.org/bryan-david-helps-localities-manage-broadband.html

Sam Eggleston '81 has been appointed a General District Court Judge by the Virginia General Assembly.  Sam serves the 24th Judicial District.

Ed Owens '80 has been appointed as interim mayor for South Boston, VA.

Herbert H Bateman '80 was elected vice mayor of Newport News.  Batemen is also senior vice president and commercial banker with TowneBank.

Col. Charles Webb '78 (USAR Retired) has been selected by the Manatee County Bar Association as it president elect.

Michael Miller '73 has retired after 39 years with the federal government in the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

William Marshall '73 has retired from the National Security Administration and is Managing Director at The Chertoff Group.

Joseph T. Samuels '72 has been elected to the Board of Equine Land Conservation Resource in Charlottesville, VA.

I. Benjamin Watson III '71 has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grand Foundation, which provides philanthropic support to non-profit organizations in the Grand County, CO.

 Col. John Barker '71 of the US Army Dental Corps served from September to December 2011, with the 673rd Dental Company in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Lt. Col Allen Hazelgrover '67 is chief of plans and programs for the Air Force Training Center at Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

David Laird, Jr '62 has been elected to a second term as chairman of the Seventh Judidical District Community Corrections Board and has been appointed to the Seventh Judicial District Drug Offender Treatment Board in Colorado.

James E. Haley '60 has published a book, Row Well and Live, a spy thriller set in Washington, DC in the 1960s.

R. Tyler Whitley '59 has been inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame for 2012.

Dr. John W. Bailey, Jr. '59 has published The Accidential Soldier, a historical novel based on events during WWII.