Military Alumni

Military Alumni

Honoring Our Heroes

This area is dedicated to our alumni that have served or are serving in our armed forces!

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Honored Military Alumni

Alecia Walker
Alecia Walker Class of 2007
Marine Corps, 9 Years
Currently serving in the marine corps.
Andrew Heckathorn
Andrew Heckathorn Class of 2001
Air Force, 6 Years
Prior enlisted and currently awaiting pilot training as a 2nd Lieutenant
Chris Dedrick
Chris Dedrick Class of 2000
Army, 4 Years
MOS: 11b Basic Training/AIT: Ft. Benning, GA Duty Station: Ft. Drum, NY Unit: B Co 1-87 INF RGT/ 1 BDE 10th Mountain Div. OEF I & OEF IV, Afghanistan Honorably Discharged: May 04
Dan Fore
Dan Fore Class of 1996
Navy, 9 Years
1997 - Boot Camp Great Lakes, IL 1998 - Training Dam Neck, VA 1999 - 2003 - FFG-41 USS McClusky San Diego, CA 2003 - 2006 - Dam Neck, VA 2006 - Honorable Discharge!
Dianne Michele Barth
Dianne Michele Barth Class of 1969
Army, 14 Years
US Army; Enlisted in Signal Corps - Secure Communications; Warrant Officer - Satellite Communications
James Ruppert
James Ruppert Class of 1997
Air Force, 7 Years
1997-1998 Basic Training & Tech School, Lackland AFB TX 2000 - Kuwait (Operation Northern Watch) 2002 - Turkey (Operation Enduring Freedom) 2003 - Operation Iraqi Freedom Tour 2004 - Honorably Discharged
James Scott
James Scott Class of 1997
Navy, 10 Years
Serving currently on the USS Truxton. Recently left as an instructor at Navy Boot Camp. Currently stationed in Norfolk, VA. Past ships include the USS Caron, and the USS Cole.
Jason A Smith
Jason A Smith Class of 1991
Army, 13 Years
Basic Training Fort Sill 95 Korea 95-96 Fort Sill 96-97 Buffalo ARG 97-00 Rochester ARG 00-03 Fort Gordon 03-03 Iraq 03-04 Fort Hood 04-06 Iraq 06- Present
Jeffrey Boyd
Jeffrey Boyd Class of 1985
Navy, 3 Years
Boot camp in Great Lakes, My Company, 216 was Great; we broke every record. We finished training with Color Company Status... Then to Norfolk Va. for school Training in Anti-Submarine Warfare. Then off to Dam-Neck Va. for more school. After Graduation shipped off to Keflavick, Iceland for a 1yr deployment. What a beautiful people, culture & Country. Had to get used to 6 months of daytime and 6 months of nighttime & wicked cold, beautiful northern lights... After 9 months I injured my back & was in hospital there for 3 weeks with no improvement they Medflighted out to Bethesda Navel Hospital. There I went through 8 months therapy and treatments so I could walk again...I did it!! Then they gave me medical discharge. Went back home. Navy payed for me to go to college. Still have alot of pain everyday, but blessed by the grace of the Lord.
Jennifer Breton (Hiller)
Jennifer Breton (Hiller) Class of 1990
Air Force, 18 Years
Was a Tagalog Linguist, now a paralegal, stationed at Little Rock Air Force Base, Arkansas. Still active duty and looking forward to retirement.
Keith Conroy
Keith Conroy Class of 1989
Air Force, 4 Years
Air Force Veteran and served in the Persian Gulf War
Kristie Hanley
Kristie Hanley Class of 2004
Army, 4 Years
Staioned in Germany and South Korea
Kristie Richard
Kristie Richard Class of 2004
Army, 5 Years
Human Resources. Served in Georgia, South Carolina, Germany, and South Korea.
Mary Parsell
Mary Parsell Class of 1997
Army, 8 Years
MOS 91B ( then 91W) 99-00 Basic Training Fort Jackson / AIT Fort Sam Houston San Antonio, TX Duty Station 865th CSH Niagara Falls, NY
Matt Maul
Matt Maul Class of 1996
Army, 4 Years
Field Artilary , Fort Drum NY
Matthew Class of 1995
Marine Corps, 5 Years
9/96 Basic Training (Parris Island, SC) 11/96-7/97 NAMTRAGRUDET (Pensacola, FL) 8/97-9/97 Jacksonville, FL 9/97-9/01 VMFA(AW)-225 (San Diego, CA)
Melissa Manigault (Nagell)
Melissa Manigault (Nagell) Class of 2000
Army, 5 Years
Signal Officer
Paul Romesser
Paul Romesser Class of 1986
Marine Corps, 20+ Years
Retired after 22 years.
Petrice  (Pribula) Watt
Petrice (Pribula) Watt Class of 1970
Air Force, 2 Years
Basic training Lackland AFB 73 Dispatch driver on flightline Offutt AFB Nebraska Honorable Discharge 74
Phyllis Hopkins (Smach)
Phyllis Hopkins (Smach) Class of 1988
Air Force, 9 Years
Basic Training - Lackland AFB TX 1988 Trng - Keesler AFB MS 1988-1989 Hellenikon AB Greece 1989-1990 Hahn AB Germany 1990-1992 Niagara Falls AB - 1992-1997 TSGT - Honorably Discharged

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Class of '83

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