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Recent News

Welcome to our recent news.  To read our past newsletters and The Helm, visit our Historical Archives Newsletters.

June02, 2021

Change of Command May 2021

Tulane University Naval Officer Training Corps got a new Professor of Naval Science on May 28, 2021.  Captain Daniel J. Senesky, USN was relieved by Captain Paul Bowdich, USN in a moving ceremony held on the deck of the Navy Building on the Tulane Campus.  Following all COVID guidelines, [...]

June01, 2021

Commissioning 2021

On May 21, 2021, eight midshipmen culminated their college NROTC training with a commission in the US Navy or the US Marine Corps.  The ceremony originally scheduled to be held at the Southern Yacht Club on the New Orleans Lakefront was moved to the Navy Building on the Tulane [...]

March16, 2021

Women Making Waves 2021

CDR Jacobson Commander Katie (Hagen) Jacobson is a sixteen-year veteran of the United States Navy and is the Executive Officer of USS NITZE (DDG 94) in Norfolk, VA. On March 3, 2021 she participated as a featured speaker in Tulane's Alumni Association Women Making Waves 2021. Each [...]

January04, 2021

December 2020 Commissioning

For the second year in a row, the Tulane NROTC Unit held a rare December Commissioning on Sunday, December 20, 2020.  At 1:30 in the afternoon at the Navy Building, a new Ensign was commissioned for the United States Navy.  The Tulane NROTC Alumni Association welcomes Matthew R. [...]

October25, 2020

Awards Ceremony 2020

The event was held on September 22, 2020.  Originally, scheduled for the spring the ceremony was postponed until fall.  Awards to graduating midshipmen were presented at their commissioning.  Awards and Recipients New Orleans DAR National Defense Gold Medal  MIDN 3/C Peliya Waters USAA Spirit Award  [...]

October23, 2020

2020 Commissioning

Please welcome the newly commissioned Ensigns and 2nd Lieutenant. Ensign Samuel Beal Ensign Torsten Blue Ensign Zachary Byrne Ensign Jamie Ferrari Ensign Jack Gibbons Ensign Evan Hughes Ensign Robert Ivey Ensign Bryna Loranger Ensign Isabella Mastendino Ensign Sean Panish 2nd Lt. Nicole Trusty (commissioned in December 2019) There were [...]

October07, 2020

Tulane’s NROTC Polar Explorer

How a Tulane NROTC Alumni had an island named after him. Operation HIGHJUMP was officially named “The US Navy Antarctic Development Project 1946-1947”. It was led by Admiral Richard Byrd, the already famous Polar explorer. HIGHJUMP had a primary mission of establishing a permanent US base in Antarctica. It [...]

July02, 2020

New Awards Plaques

At our General Meeting on November 1, 2019, two new plaques were unveiled on the Quarter Deck of our Navy Building for permanent display.  Your Tulane Naval ROTC Alumni Association paid for, obtained, and presented these plaques to the Unit.   The first plaque lists the names of recent [...]

May16, 2020

Tulane NROTC Taffrail Log Spring 2020

Congratulations!!  The Tulane NROTC Alumni Association celebrates all of the Alumni who have been recently lauded.   2nd LT Nicole Trusty (2019) was presented with the Barrow Award from the Association for outstanding military bearing.   Ensign Bryna Loranger (2020) won the Wintle Award from the Association for her [...]

April22, 2020

Notre Dame Leadership Conference 2020

The Alumni Association through generous donations was able to sponsor two midshipmen to attend the Notre Dame Leadership Conference in South Bend, Indiana.  MIDN 2/C Harris and MIDN 2/C Hargis came away with a wonderful learning experience and gave special thanks to alumni, John Stelly and Fritz Teuscher, who [...]

January29, 2020

December 2019 Commissioning

The Tulane NROTC Unit held a rare December Commissioning on Friday, December 20, 2019.  At 6 o’clock in the evening in the Navy Building, a new Second Lieutenant was commissioned for the United States Marine Corps.  The Tulane NROTC Alumni Association welcomes Nicole Trusty as its newest member.  Ms. [...]

January01, 2020

Naval ROTC

My freshman year I lived on the second floor of Phelps House, the freshman dorm. We shared a bathroom with three other two-man rooms.  The student dorm advisor was in NROTC and thought it would be neat to have a “Navy Suite”, so all of my suitemates were on [...]

September13, 2019

Commissioning 2019

Congratulations to the Class of 2019!!! The Navy Building on the campus of Tulane University was the site of the 2019 commissioning.  Six men and women received their commissions in the Navy and Marine Corps.  The ceremony began at 9:30 AM with the Marching On and the National Anthem.  [...]

September13, 2019

Hail and Farewell to Unit Officers

Farewell and Following Seas The Unit Staff said Farewell to four members, as they depart for new adventures:.     MSgt Bryan Smith, Asst Marine Officer Instructor     LT Nicholas Munns:, Freshman and Submarine Advisor     Capt. Donald Meyer, Marine Officer Instructor     LT Crystal Gonzales, Sophomore & Surface Warfare [...]

April12, 2019

Steve DeMatteo (96) Retires

DeMatteo retired from the Marine Corps after 23 years of Active and Reserve service.  A CH-53E pilot, Steve was stationed with Marine Air Group 16 at MCAS Miramar, CA from where he deployed numerous times, participating in Operation Enduring Freedom, the amphibious invasion of Afghanistan as well as numerous [...]

April04, 2019

Watson Wardroom Facelift

Thanks to the family of Louis Watson (1960) the Wardroom in the Navy ROTC Building received a magnificent facelift.  The Unveiling and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held on the evening of March 29, 2019 and all lauded the outcome.  Larry Tortorich, class of 1978, and father of alumni John [...]

April01, 2019

New Commanding Officer

Welcome to Captain Daniel J. Senesky as the new Commanding Officer of the Tulane NROTC Unit. He arrived at the beginning of the school year and has had a chance to enjoy the university and the city. Captain Senesky is a Surface Warfare Officer who hails from New [...]

March12, 2019

Dean Kimberly Foster, Ph.D.

Kimberly Foster arrived at Tulane in August 2018 to assume responsibilities as Dean, School of Science and Engineering (SS&E). Association members Brian Bourgeois (82) and Tom Dolan (75) met with Dean Foster  to discuss the role of SS&E in attracting Midshipman candidates to Tulane Naval ROTC. NROTC scholarships are [...]

March10, 2019

Douglas Hurley (88)

Doug Hurley, class of 1988, was pictured in the Wall Street Journal  (right side) discussing manned space exploration on the day Elon Musk's rocket launch. Hurley has been chosen to be part of the SpaceX Commercial Crew.  He will be on the test flight of the Dragon in April.   [...]

November04, 2018

Naval ROTC Homecoming 2018

Our association hosted a Homecoming Party at the Navy Building on Friday afternoon, November 9, 2018. The event was a catered affair that had alumni sharing stories and enjoying camaraderie. The Class of 1993 had a great turnout of alumni and was thrilled to be with one another [...]

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