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.

Grieco
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.

May 2022 Commissioning
May 2022 Commissioning
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Ensign Emilus

Kevin Emilus hails from Jacksonville, Florida. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Sciences from Xavier University of Louisiana. He has commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and is service assigned as a Surface Warfare Officer. He will report to DDG-123, the USS Lenah H. Sutcliffe Higbee based out of San Diego, California in December of this year.

2nd Lt Florentino

Jason Florentino hails from the Bronx, New York. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Dillard University. He has commissioned as a 2ndLt in the United States Marine Corps and is service assigned as a Marine Ground Officer. He will report to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia in October of this year.

2nd Lt Hoven

Zachary Ethan Hoven hails from Mequon, Wisconsin.  Mr. Hoven graduated from Tulane University where he studied Homeland Security and Political Science. Mr. Hoven is service assigned as a Marine Corps Aviator and will report to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia. 

2nd Lt Jablonski

Jack Edward-Florian Jablonski hails from Peoria, Arizona.  Mr. Jablonski graduated from Tulane University, where he studied Legal Studies in Business.  Mr. Jablonski is service assigned as a Marine Corps Ground Officer and will report to the Basic School in Quantico, Virginia.

Ensign Kerr

Lauren Kerr hails from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security Studies from Tulane University. She has commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and is service assigned as a Naval Flight Officer. She will report to Flight School at Naval Air Station Pensacola in July.

2nd Lt McCollum

Evan Pierce McCollum hails from Kenner, Louisiana.  He graduated from Tulane University in May 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Homeland Security. He received the Marine Corps Association Award of Merit.  2nd Lt McCollum successfully completed Officer Candidates School and will return to Quantico, Virgina to attend The Basic School in October.  

Ensign Sanders

Kailynn Sanders hails from Chicago, Illinois. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Xavier University of Louisiana. She has commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and is service assigned as a Surface Warfare Officer. She will report to DDG-77, the USS O’Kane based out of San Diego, California in March 2023.

Ensign Sanders

Kyla Sanders hails from Chicago, Illinois.She is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychological Science from Xavier University of Louisiana. She has commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and is service assigned as a Surface Warfare Officer. She will report to CG-63, USS Cowpens based out of San Diego, California in December of this year.

Ensign Schwartz

Thomas Schwartz hails from Coral Gables, Florida. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Tulane University. He has commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and is service assigned as a Submarine Officer. He will report to Nuclear Power School in Charleston, South Carolina in June of this year.

2nd Lt Shreve

Mark Shreve hails from Mandeville, Louisiana. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in History from Tulane University. He has commissioned as a 2ndLt in the United States Marine Corps and is service assigned as a Marine Ground Officer. He will report to The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia in October of this year.

Ensign Specthrie

Justin Specthrie hails from Slate Hill, New York. He is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Tulane University. He has commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and is service assigned as a Naval Flight Officer. He will report to Flight School at Naval Air Station Pensacola in July of this year.

Ensign Zupkus

Aizlyn Zupkus hails from Prospect, Connecticut. She is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Quantitative Econimics from Tulane University. She has commissioned as an Ensign in the United States Navy and is service assigned as a Surface Warfare Officer. She will report to LHD-2, the USS Essex based out of San Diego, California in March 2023.

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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