UAH Commencement Speaker, Nevada TSHF Chairman, & Student Speaker at UAB (Dec. 2018)

On Thursday, December 6, N. Jan Davis, Ph.D., P.E. (AL A ’77), will deliver the commencement address in Propst Arena for the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) fall graduation ceremony. In addition, Dr. Davis will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree form UAH during the ceremonies.

N. Jan Davis

Dr. Davis is a former NASA astronaut, technical fellow at Jacobs Engineering, and currently a program manager for Bastion Technologies, Inc. She was selected as a 2016 TBP Distinguished Alumna and previously served as the Director of Flight Projects Directorate at NASA. Click here to read more about her successful career and the commencement.


The Nevada Test Site Historical Foundation has announced John R. Longenecker, PA B ’71, as its new Chairman. Currently, Mr. Longenecker is the president of Longenecker & Associates, Inc. (L&A). He also serves as the managing director of the Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG).

According to the announcement, he has served under two presidents: as transition manager for the U.S. Enrichment Corp. under President Bush (1992) and from 1983-87 in the Reagan administration as the deputy assistant secretary for Uranium Enrichment in the U.S. Department of Energy. Mr. Longenecker earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University.


Ashley L. Boggs, AL G 2018, has been named the student speaker for the December 15 commencement ceremony at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She is graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering. For more information, read the news article.

Boggs previously served as AL Gamma Chapter president and recording secretary, completed undergraduate research, and volunteered in the community as a science fair mentor. Her plans after graduation include working in the medical device industry.


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