USMMA Alumni Honored At Kings Point Dinner
Eleven business and military men who are U.S. Merchant Marine Academy graduates were honored f o r their professional achievements by the Kings Point Alumni Association at a dinner on October 6, at the Academy's Officers' Club.
Six other alumni were cited for their service to the Alumni Association. Heading the awards list as Alumnus of the Year was Capt. Warren G. Leback of Houston, Texas, class of 1944. Mr. Leback is vice president of El Paso Liquefied Natural Gas Company, and served as president of the Kings Point Alumni Association from 1974 to 1977.
The Outstanding Professional Achievement Award winners were: Commodore J.V. Francisco of Quezon City, Philippines, class of 1953, who serves in his country's Navy; Capt. Herman E.
Fritzke, USN, of Fort Totten, N.Y., class of 1958, Commander, Military Sealift Command's Atlantic District; John Hall of Plainfield, Vt., class of 1943, president of Goddard College; Petro Kulynych of Wilkesboro, N.C., class of 1943, chairman of the board of Lowe's Companies, Inc.; Joseph M. Mahoney of Beverly, Mass., class of 1943, president of Chemical Applications Company, Inc.; Rear Adm. Thomas W. McNamara, USN, of Great Lakes, 111., class of 1948, Commandant, Ninth Naval District and Commander, Great Lakes Naval Base; James J. O'Brien of Berkeley Heights, N.J., class of 1958, director of maritime activities at the Port of Oakland; Capt. Norman H. Olson, USN, of Virginia Beach, Va., class of 1953, Commander, Naval Special Warfare Group Two; Wilson Stackhouse of San Rafael, Calif., class of 1943, president of Argo International Company, and Joseph K. Tynan of New Orleans, La., class of 1943, president of Charles D. Wood & Company.
Mr. Tynan also received a Meritorious Alumni Service award.
The other alumni honored in this group were James J. Gallagher of Barnhardt, Mo., class of 1963; Michael F. Gallagher of Kirkwood, Mo., class of 1963; Charles E. Home of East Greenwich, R.I., class of 1953; Stuart K. Mills of Newport, R.I., class of 1958, and Paul W. Smith of Tacoma, Wash., class of 1953.