Ron Lucas of Goodland, a Vietnam Veteran who served in the Army has been named to Senator Jerry Moran’s 2012 Service Academy Selection Board.
This 20-member board is made up of Kansans from across the state who will review applications and interview candidates who are applying for admission to U.S. Service Academies for 2013. These include the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
All applicants will be required to interview with the Service Academy Selection Board on Saturday, November 19, 2011. If nominated, applicants must then meet the individual admission requirements of each academy. The academies will make the final decision on who will receive an appointment of admission in early 2012.
Other members of the 2012 Kansas Service Academy Selection Board include:
Daralyn Arata, Esquire of Manhattan; Pre-law advisor, Kansas State University.
Karen Clark of Leavenworth; Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, Vice President at The Federal Savings Bank.
Frank Clepper of Wichita; Graduate of U.S. Military Academy.
Betty Click of Topeka; Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Payless Shoe Source.
Bill Clifford, M.D. of Garden City; Graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Ophthalmologist at Fry Eye Associates.
Robin Jackson, Ph.D. of Hutchinson; Professor of Science and Mathematics, Central Christian College, McPherson.
Wendell Maddox of Kansas City; President and CEO of United Way of Wyandotte County, served in U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.
Jill McCarthy of Overland Park; Vice President of Business Development, Kansas City Area Development Council, mother of U.S. Military Academy graduate.
Chris Meyer, M.D. of Wichita; CEO, Galichia Medical Group, Served in the U.S. Air Force and currently serves in the Air National Guard as a flight surgeon with the 184th Intelligence Wing.
Corinne Nilsen of Wichita; Executive Director, Kansas Kids @ GEAR UP, Wichita State University.
Jacque Oakes of Independence; Community volunteer, Member of Independence Community College Foundation Board of Trustees.
John O’Leary of Wichita; Vice President of Engineering, Airbus, Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy.
Paula Ripple of Dodge City; Retired Dodge City High School English instructor, mother of U.S. Air Force Academy graduate.
Samuel Turner of Leawood; Retired CEO, Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Vietnam Veteran, Served in the Army.
Cecil Webb of Olathe; Technology Project Manager for HNTB, Graduate of U.S. Military Academy.
Ernest Garcia of Overland Park; Superintendent of the Kansas Highway Patrol, retired U.S. Marine Corps Colonel, former Chief of Staff at the U.S. Selective Service System.
Steve Harmon of Emporia; Director of the Business & Industry Training Center, Flint Hills Technical College, Kansas National Guard Member.
Mike Junk of Salina; President of Crestwood Inc., Graduate of U.S. Air Force Academy.
Ron Whitney of Emporia; Member of Emporia American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, served in U.S. Army.