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HAMPTON ROADS CHAPTER CHAPTER - Apr 13, 2014
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Event Highlights STEM, Honors ROTC Success

In April, the chapter held an event at Regent University featuring a speech by Rear Adm. Pete A. Gumataotao, USN, commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic. During the meeting, Lt. Cmdr. Doug Vanderlip, USN, chapter president, remarked on the chapterís support for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs, such as scholarships, teach grants and support for the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair to help encourage students to develop an interest in studying the disciplines that will prepare them for careers as the next generation of professionals in this industry. The chapter contributed $1,000 this year to defray the administrative costs of the Tidewater Science and Engineering Fair and also awarded $900 in prize money to the three Senior Division and three Junior Division students: First Prize $200; second prize $150; and third prize $100. In addition, the chapter presented its ROTC Honor Award, which recognizes an individual cadet or midshipman for achievement in leadership and academics.

Event Photographs:

The Mid-Atlantic ROTC commanding officer (l); Lt. Cmdr. Doug Vanderlip, USN (2nd from l), chapter president; and Rear Adm. Pete A. Gumataotao, USN (r), commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, present the chapterís ROTC Honor Award to Midshipman Shawn Sides, Navy ROTC, at the April meeting.
The Mid-Atlantic ROTC commanding officer (l); Lt. Cmdr. Doug Vanderlip, USN (2nd from l), chapter president; and Rear Adm. Pete A. Gumataotao, USN (r), commander, Naval Surface Force Atlantic, present the chapterís ROTC Honor Award to Midshipman Shawn Sides, Navy ROTC, at the April meeting.
Local military and university leaders gather as the chapter presents its ROTC Honor Award in April.
Local military and university leaders gather as the chapter presents its ROTC Honor Award in April.

For more details regarding this event contact:
Brian McCarthy
757-631-5506

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