Alumni News

Congratulations!!  to the Tulane NROTC Alumni Association Awards winners.

2nd LT Mark Shreve (2022) was presented with the Barrow Award for outstanding military bearing.

Ensign Thomas Schwartz (2022) won the Wintle Award for superior performance.

Doug Hurley

Doug Hurley (1988), NASA astronaut, visited the unit for a presentation.

Doug Hurley
Bryna Loranger

Erin Chandler (2018), a submarine officer, can be seen in this ABC news report.

Don Vinci (1979) and John McGaha (1970) were on the board for the 2022 Tulane Engineering Forum.  Held in person for the first time in several years, it was a success.  Several TUNROTC alumni also attended the event which featured speakers, information, and provided PDHs.

Capt Anthony Grieco, MD (Staff 1985-1987) was part of 2022 Carnival royalty.

Women Making Waves 2022

Lisa Pardue Cooper (2004) was a speaker at Tulane’s Women Making Waves 2022.

David Berger (1981), Commandant of the Marine Corps, was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at the Tulane Unified Commencement Ceremony.  General Berger was also the honored guest and gave the commissioning oath at the Tulane Joint Commissioning Ceremony.

May 2022 Commissioning

Todd Fujimoto (1995), has a recent claim to fame as a New Orleans Saints fan and a great tailgater.  See the article in The New Orleans Advocate/ Times Picayune.

Commissionings 2022

I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter so help me God.

Twelve men and women were commissioned for the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. Three new officers graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana, one from Dillard University, and eight from Tulane University.   There were five Marine Corps commissions and seven Navy commissions; four of which were service placed to the surface warfare community, two to flight school, and one to the submarine community.

May 2022 Commissioning
May 2022 Commissioning

Ensign Emilus

2nd Lt Florentino

2nd Lt Jablonski

Ensign Kerr

2nd Lt McCollum

Ensign Sanders

Ensign Sanders

Ensign Schwartz

2nd Lt Shreve

Ensign Specthrie

Ensign Zupkus

In Memorial

Bruce Albert North – Class of 1962

Thomas Michael Early – PNS 1993- 1994

Luke James Sanna – Class of 1978

Warren John Nolan – Class of 1944

James Robert Pond – Class of 1981

Thomas Jacob Schoen, Sr – Class of 1957

Arthur Lloyd Hemsley, Jr – Class of 1988

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