Wilson Center Newsletter, September 2012



Student/Alumni News

Scott Clayton '13 completed his summer internship with Exelon Energy Corporation's renewable energy in Iowa. He is published in the August newsletter. excerpt from EnvironmentalNow.

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.

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

Ken Simon '11 has been offered a summer staff position with the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.  Ken is completing his first year at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

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.

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.

James Hoffman '10 has joined Davis Consultants in Richmond as a registered lobbyist.

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.

Kyle Martin '10 will be working in the AG's office in Richmond and for Judge Postin in the Norfolk Circuit Court.  Kyle is also in his second year of law school at the University of VA.

William Smith '10 is currently in his second year at George Mason Law School.  He will also be working in the AG's office in Richmond.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.