Spring 2015 Newsletter

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School Year 2013-2014 Scholarship Winners

The Pikes Peak Post Scholarship Program for the 2013-2014 school year received applications from an incredibly talented and competitive group of students. Our evaluation process, which typically targets local high school senior students or current college students at universities throughout Colorado and the country, always considers every application, looking for the most qualified applicants. Our application pool this year included 9 students from local high schools and colleges.

The Pikes Peak Post awarded scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to five students, totaling $10,000.00 in awards! Each student was recognized at our Post luncheon on June 10, 2014 at the Elkhorn Lodge on Fort Carson.

Scholarship recipients for the 2013-2014 school year include:

Nicolas Pinkowski - repeat winner from 2012-2013, sophomore at CU-Boulder studying Mechanical Engineering

Matthew Mechtly - repeat winner from 2012-2013, junior at the Colorado School of Mines studying Petroleum Engineering

Karina Eyre - freshman at the University of Idaho studying Civil Engineering

Adam McKittrick - dual enrollment high school senior at TCA College Pathways and attaining college credits at Pikes Peak Community College, enrolled at CU-Boulder for Civil Engineering

Kyle Shiller - high school senior at Rampart High School, enrolled at Purdue University for Civil Engineering


For the Society of American Military Engineers Pikes Peak Post May General Membership Meeting: 12 May - 1130 Hours

Tour the U.S. Air Force Academy's Center for Character & Leadership Development
The first and only organization of its kind in the nation
: The center will house all of the elements of character and leadership development in a single facility. The Scholarship Division, Character and Leadership Education Division, Honor Division and Capstone Events Division will operate out of the Center, creating an unprecedented synergy and sense of community. No other facility so clearly articulates the Academy's mission of developing leaders of character. This 46,500 SF facility features a Vertical Compass from the roof set at a 39 degree angle pointing to Polaris. The Center will also house the Cadet Wing Honor Board Room. The unique focal point for the total integration of character and leadership development into all aspects of the academy experience, marshalling the institution's considerable academic, programmatic and personnel resources from all three mission elements under a single comprehensive structure which will act as the essential core.

Tour and Presentation presented by
Mr. Keith Butala, Deputy Base Civil Engineer

RSVP by 8 May (Registration Begins 27 April )

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Society of American Military Engineers Pikes Peak Post 2015-2016 Proposed Slate and Call for Nominations and Vote

In accordance with our Constitution and By-Laws, Post Officers and Elected Directors must be elected yearly by a majority of our general membership. For the upcoming term, Post Officers and Elected Directors shall commence their terms of office on June 1, 2015 and run through May 31, 2016.

The Post hereby proposes the attached 2015-2016 SAME Pikes Peak Post slate and issues a call for additional nominations.

Please send your email votes and/or nominations to Ruben Cruz at by May 12, 2015. Vote abstentions will be considered a "yes" to the proposed slate. The elections will be confirmed at the May 2015 General Membership Meeting.


Did You Know...that the Pikes Peak Post SAME memberships include individuals and organizations from over 28 military bases, posts, and other federal, state and local governmental agencies, including 50 Sustaining Member firms? We invite you and your firm to become a member through sustaining membership or as an individual member. If you have any questions, please contact:

Sustaining and Individual Membership Chairperson, Sandie Busby, at

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