Final Accounting for Alumni Center Fundraising


I would like to join with our Naval Academy Foundation to say thank you to all who gave gifts in support of building our new Alumni Center in Annapolis. All classes raised almost $17 million for the new center, and our great class of ’78 raised over $912,000 dollars from 256 classmates. Thank you.

Our Class has 63 Plank-owners (listed below) which ranks our class 3rd behind ’67 (115) and ’75 (86). Because of our efforts, our class will be recognized with the naming rights to entrance Gate 2 and a large permanent plaque in the North Terrace Garden between the Center and King George Street. The Center is on track to be completed around June and should be available to visit during our 45th Reunion this fall. Hope you will stop by.

The Foundation was bombarded with gifts towards the end of last year, so they ask all Plank-owners to please check the list below for your names. If your name is NOT included please drop me a note at before January 27, and I will ensure the Foundation adds you to our list.

Finally, the Foundation plans to send you a “proof” of your individual plank sometime in the next several months so you can sign off on how you want your plank to read. The planks will all be fairly uniform with no rank or titles, but you will have a chance to tweak your plank when you are contacted.

Please review the list of Plank-owners below and let me know if you are NOT included:

John F. Young 
Frank J. BehmAndrea K. Behm
John H. SemckenMee H. Semcken
Charles W. JonesSoo M. Lee
Martin R. ValensteinKathleen Valenstein
Scott A. LangdonMarilyn Langdon
Douglas R. MeyerGinger Meyer
Gregory J. BaurBeth Baur
David P. BrownBarbara A. Brown
Richard J. YaskyRebecca Yasky
David A. WilliamsKaren D. Williams
Scott L. StaffordJacqueline L. Stafford
Joseph T. StanikJulie A. Stanik
Mark E. FergusonLauré Ferguson
William R. BurkeMary Burke
Frederick G. Von AhnPaulette Von Ahn
Ralph (Rudy) R. CostanzoAnnette M. Costanzo
Robert P. SchmermundJanet D. Schmermund
John E. WisslerSusan L. Wissler
Alden G. Williams 
Michael J. Dinn 
Howard C. SeegerJean Seeger
Stephen R. Howell 
Glen O. WoodsPatricia J. Woods
Lee Sutherland 
Charles N. ConePatricia M. Cone
Wayne W. LeongLinda Leong
Thomas D. McLeodJudy McLeod
Michael E. HuberCaroline Huber
Lewis J. WolfromKathryn Wolfrom
Raymond W. BracyEvonne Bracy
Philip C. BrennanMichele Brennan
David H. BussDonna S. Buss
Michael R. ClendeningDebi Clendening
John P. CoffeyAnne Coffey
James R. CranfordJulie Cranford
Scott S. DarlingAnne B. Reinert
Thomas J. Dudley 
Michael O. FiferEllen Fifer
John G. GardinerRebecca Gardiner
Robert S. Godfrey 
Jackson L. HansonHilarie Hanson
Roger E. Kaplan 
John R. KovalcikLoren B. Kovalcik
Jon B. KutlerSara Kutler
William LevisKaren R. Levis
Kevin G. LiddyCatherine V. Liddy
Charles A. Lowther 
Michael G. MalinickCindi Malinick
Gregory A. MankeyLinda E. Mankey
Byron F. Marchant 
Daniel D. McCreadyFaith McCready
Michael A. McEnteeKathleen McEntee
John C. OrzalliJ Dale Orzalli
Christopher L. PowersAnne Powers
Morrison W. RayDebra A. Ray
John C. RudderMaura Rudder
Michael J. Sagness 
Chester J. SetoYolinde Seto
David M. SurgentKathleen Surgent
Robert A. Vogt 
Anthony L. WinnsVerneatrice Winns
Randle L. YarberryLita Yarberry

Thanks again to all of you.

Fair winds…


Glen Woods

President, USNA of 1978