Archive for September 27, 2007

LTC Greg Gadson (I2) Sparks NFL Team

The Army Times had an article on Greg Gadson (I2) '89.  Greg spoke to the NY Giants the night before their Sept. 27th game with the Redskins.  Mike Sullivan (B4) '89 is the Giants recievers coach.

“One of the things I told the team is I love football,” Gadson said Monday from Fort Belvoir, Va. “It has been a big part of my life, and it still is from the standpoint of how I am fighting through what I am going through now and how I lived in the Army. I don’t want anyone to misconstrue that football is like combat, but I told the team that it’s the same type of emotional investment. If you put yourself in anything, these kinds of things demand your all.”

Giants WR Plaxico Burress gave Greg the ball after Burress caught the winning touchdown pass in the 4th quarter.   Greg's Caring Bridge site is up if you'd like to keep track of his progress and leave a message.

Chriss Chavez (B2) Profiled for Outstanding Volunteer Efforts

Chriss Chavez (B2) '89 was recently profiled by Tulsa World after receiving the Jamie Oaxaca Award from the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for her inspiring story and tireless volunteer efforts.  Great job, Chriss!

A logistics and materials planner for the Automotive Components Holdings glass plant in Tulsa, Chavez has dedicated much of her free time to inspiring other Hispanics to embrace education and better their lot in life.

The award noted Chavez's volunteer efforts in establishing SHPE chapters in Tulsa and Nashville, Tenn., as well as helping Hispanic secondary students seek math-related careers. She will be honored during a ceremony next month in Philadelphia.  

That ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 3rd, in Philadelphia.