Welcome to our new A&FA Membership Management Site hosted by Wild Apricot!
Over the summer of 2017 after their May commissioning, three of our young Naval Officer alumni worked closely with the MU Special Collections & University Archives staff at the Raynor Memorial Libraries to make a high resolution digital scan of every Porthole yearbook that the NROTC Unit held, 57 in all, dating from the first year of the unit’s forming in 1940. Depicted above, left to right are: Katie Blank (Electronic Records Manager); ENS Bryan Troup; ENS Brooks Furleigh; ENS Daniel Peters; Amy Cooper Cary (Head, Special Collections & University Archives). The result of over two years of coordination by your Alumni & Friends Assn (A&FA), this was a superb team effort by these individuals with the support of CAPT Dan Olson, our previous CO at MU NROTC.
Due to concerns with loss, the NROTC Unit placed the Portholes into the university archive for retention. This will ensure that this incomparable record will be maintained for the future. With their digitization, they can be more accessible to our alumni with no risk to the originals. A&FA is working on a plan to host as many of these Porthole digital copies as we can on our evolving website / Wild Apricot membership management system – stay tuned for developments. We are also continuing to work with the Archives staff to develop a long term plan to eventually have the Porthole yearbooks hosted on the university’s digital collection website (http://www.marquette.edu/library/archives/). As you might guess, this all comes down to funding and priority.
So, real progress – but we need your help. Many Porthole yearbooks are missing from the collection. Can you alumni donate (or loan?) your Porthole to round out the collection? We want to ensure the archives has a complete record – and we will work with the unit to scan the additions when we have “stashed” Ensigns available. If you can help complete the collection, contact Mike Good at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the needed Porthole editions:
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1975, 1978, 1999,
2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
THANK YOU to Jay Burzak, Maj USMC Ret ('73), Bill Sonntag CDR USN Ret ('75) and CAPT Tim Wilkie USN ('95) for help filling in a few gaps!
Click on link below to view a pdf copy of the 1968 Porthole.
WELCOME BACK to HOME PORT!
Three events are on the horizon for MU NROTC Alumni. Each is your chance to see the Unit again, explore the magnificent Marquette campus, meet old friends and greet today’s Midshipmen and Unit staff
If you are planning a late summer or early fall trip, chart a course to MU among your plans. Or simply plan a return trip to your home port, Milwaukee. Either way, a warm welcome awaits you here
1) Saturday 8 September: “Welcome Aboard” BBQ; Milwaukee Veterans’ Park, 1300
2) Saturday 6 October: NROTC Alumni & Friends Association Annual Meeting & Unit Open House with Complimentary Lunch
3) Friday 9 November: Naval Services Fall Ball, Wisconsin Club.
Click on the newsletter image shown below to open a pdf copy of it.
To join Marquette NROTC Alumni & Friends Association