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Many distinguished alumni have served our country valiantly and honorably during the past 79 years, both in peacetime, and during every conflict from World War II through Korea, Vietnam, two Gulf Wars and Afghanistan. We have honored fifteen of our distinguished alumni since 1990, from a Navy Vice Admiral to a Marine Corps 1st Lieutenant.
It is my honor to announce the 2019 Alumnus of the Year, Richard "Dick" Leinenkugel, class of 1980...
and 2019 Young Alumna of the Year, LCDR Natalie Ferbezar, USNR, class of 2009.
Please join me in congratulating both for exemplifying the high standards of the United States Navy and Marine Corps.
Dick Leinenkugel and LCDR Ferbezar are acknowledged for their awards by Captain Matthew R. Vanersluis USN, Commanding Officer of Marquette NROTC with A&FA Vice President William Hayes at the 2019 Fall Ball. Looking on is Lieutenant Michael Balistreri USN, SWO-3/C Adviser.
We know other alumni officers are deserving of this honor. We need your help in bringing them to our attention. Alumni are our primary source of nominations. Please use the following Award Guidelines and Nomination Form to put forward the name(s) and documentation of worthy Marquette NROTC Alumni Award candidates for next year. That includes the re-nomination of candidates who were not selected in previous years, who remain eligible for these honors if their names are resubmitted.
This is your chance to recognize a deserving peer, a mentor or a protege. Help us make our 2020 80th anniversary celebration outstanding and memorable. The nomination submission deadline is 1 August, 2020.
Martin Menez, Captain, USN (Ret.)
Marquette NROTC Alumni & Friends Association
The Agenda is Set!
Commissioning - May 2019
To join Marquette NROTC Alumni & Friends Association
Enjoy your Summer 2019 Newsletter!
Click on the newsletter image shown below to open an ADOBE .pdf copy of it.
MU Naval ROTC History Preserved
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. Your A&FA has had great success in working with the Archives staff to develop a long term plan to have the Porthole yearbooks hosted on the university’s digital collection website. Click on this link for direct access to the current collection hosted by the MU Archives:
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 email@example.com. Here are the needed Porthole editions:
1948, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1975, 1978, 1999, 2000, 2001
2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014
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!