AFCEA International Chapter News

Gen. Wolfenbarger's Legacy Continues Through Scholarship Opportunity

At the March meeting, Robert Orenbaum, chapter vice president of education, announced that the chapter will continue the General Janet C. Wolfenbarger Scholarship. Gen. Wolfenbarger personally presented the first recipient at a chapter luncheon after her retirement in 2015. Before retirement she served as commander, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. The chapter will again offer the scholarship in 2019 to the child of a parent (civilian or military) associated with Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The scholarship was established in recognition of the general's lifelong contributions to the United States and the U.S. Air Force. A true STEM champion and exceptional leader, she worked to cultivate Dayton regional growth, demonstrating drive and determination throughout her academic and professional pursuits. The recipient must be pursuing a STEM-related degree and have recently exhibited strong leadership skills and community involvement. Applicants must have an overall cumulative 3.3 GPA in high school and, if enrolled in college, an overall 3.5 GPA in all college courses and a 3.4 GPA in their primary STEM-related degree program. Additional weight will be given to children of military parents (active duty or retired), graduates from Beavercreek High School (Gen. Wolfenbarger's alma mater) and to female graduates. A standard application, a transcript or current coursework printout showing cumulative GPA and a 500- to 1000-word essay addressing "My Goals, My Plan, and What I've Already Accomplished" are to be submitted by the applicant. The highest-rated qualified applicant will be selected as the awardee based on weighted rankings. An application and additional information can be found at the chapter website or by contacting Yvonne Vermillion, chapter executive vice president (, or Robert Orenbaun (

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Ms. B. Colton

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