Falmouth, Mass., May 26, 2015 – The National Graduate School of Quality Management Alumni Association (NGSAA) has elected the officers of its Board of Directors who, with the exception of the President, will serve one-year terms beginning on May 1, 2015. The President will serve a two-year term. The Board of Directors guides the Alumni Association in its work supporting The National Graduate School’s alumni as well as its Standing Committees. According to Dr. Harold Gilmore, the Director of the Alumni Association, the officers were selected because they responded to a survey of alumni indicating their interest to serve, applied with a vision statement followed by a CV and were nominated by NGS officials to the Board of Trustees for selection and approval. All received unanimous acceptance by the Board of Trustees. They make up the Executive Committee, which is responsible for populating the Standing Committees, a task now in process.
The National Graduate School is proud to introduce its Alumni Association Officers:
President – Antwanya Herbert, DBA
Antwanya Herbert earned her DBA in Quality Systems Management from NGS in 2013. She currently works for the Department of the Air Force as an IT Policy Publication Change Manager. About her new role with the NGSAA, Antwanya says, “I’m excited to be a part of this great academic community at NGS and I hope to inspire a renewed sense of belonging through fellowship, service, and networking with other students, alumni, and faculty. Thank you for this prestigious opportunity!”
Vice President – Melvin Hale
Melvin Hale is currently employed with the U.S. Department of Energy where he serves as an Assistant Building Manager with the Office of Logistics and Facility Operations. Prior to civilian life, Melvin served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years as a Civil Engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Science (BSQSM) with NGS and will complete the Master of Science (MSQSM) program in June of 2015. Melvin says, “I’m excited to assist this institute and the Alumni Association in identifying, cultivating, and involving alumni in areas such as student recruitment, career networking, legislative advocacy, and chapter leadership. It is also my hope that the formation of this association will focus on working to help develop programs that address the needs of working alumni, by providing valuable information and resources.”
Secretary – Sara Luciano
Sara Luciano will graduate with her BSQSM from NGS at the 2015 Commencement Ceremony in June and is currently enrolled in the MSQSM program. She also holds an Associates of Science degree in Business Administration from Delaware County Community College. Sara’s background is in Data Management. She spent 4 years in Clinical Data Management in the Pharmaceutical industry, and has been with Boeing for 5 ½ years in Configuration and Data Management, working on the V-22 Osprey in Philadelphia. In addition to working and earning two degrees from NGS, Sara also welcomed her first child with her husband in January 2015. Sara says, “I’m excited to participate in the NGS AA because and alumni connection is something that bonds people in a very special way. When you’re with fellow alumni and you’ve got an issue, you can attack it in a unique way. “
Treasurer – LT Jennifer Leong
LT Jennifer Leong, USCGR is a reservist currently serving at Coast Guard Atlantic Area Command Operations Analysis Branch (LANT-7) as an Operations Research Analyst. LT Leong has 5 years of active duty service specializing in Naval Engineering and Coast Guard Acquisitions and has served aboard the USCGC STORIS (WMEC-38) out of Kodiak, AK and the Legacy Sustainment Support Unit (LSSU) in Baltimore, MD. In her civilian career, LT Leong is an Analytic Systems Engineer for Booz Allen Hamilton supporting the Federal Government Community in the design and architecture of Information Systems. LT Leong has a M.S. in Quality Systems Management and Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt from the National Graduate School and a B.S. in Operations Research and Computer Analysis from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy (2004).
About The National Graduate School of Quality Management Alumni Association
The Alumni Association of the National Graduate School of Quality Management was founded in 2015 and is committed to creating a unified, informed, and proud body of alumni who will collectively involve themselves with the interests and activities which perpetuate NGS and its alumni and friends. The mission of the NGSAA is to promote the NGS experience and the bond that exists between the school and the alumni. The NGSAA will champion the vision, guiding values, principles and traditions of NGS through activities and communications which build camaraderie, commitment and lifetime relationships within the NGS family.