The Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy is an important alumni organization made of distinguished ECE alumni and strategic friends. The Mission of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy (ECEA) is to guarantee continued excellence in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department’s teaching, research, and development programs.



The ECE Academy is governed by its by-laws. The latest by-law revision was 2014. To view the current by-laws, click here.


Minutes and Other Files

The ECE Academy 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

The Industrial Advisory Group (IAG) 2014 meeting minutes can be found here. [PDF]

To view Dr. Ranade’s slideshow from the 2014 meeting, click here. [PDF]


The 2013-2014 ECE Academy Officers are listed below:

2013-2014 Academy Board of Directors
Name Position Term End
Manny Mora Chair 2017
Brian Kopp Vice Chair 2018
David Wiegandt Secretary 2017
Scott Miller Treasurer / Finance Committee Representative 2018
Christopher Long
Member 2017
Stephen Horan Past Chair 2016


2013-2014 ECE Membership Committee
Name Position
Joseph Nevarez Co-Chairman
Don Merrill Co-Chairman
John Scruggs Member
Vincent Boudreau Member
Steve Omick Member
Bob Witter Member
2013-2014 IAG Members from ECEA
Name Term End
Andrus Garay 2015
William Garcia 2016
Leroy Gomez 2014
Patricia Nava 2017
Rick Shumard 2018
Gerry Stolarczyk 2018











If you would like to join the ECE Academy, please view this letter for qualifications and requirements: Qualifications and Requirements. The 2014 new member nomination format document can be found here: 2014 New Member Nomination Format The ECE Academy members are listed in the table below:

Charter members inducted in 1991 are indicated by the “‡” next to their names. Deceased members are indicated by the “†” next to their name.

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John T Ackerman
NMSU Degrees: 1971 MSEE
Year Inducted: 1993
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Karl H Agar
NMSU Degrees: 1964 BSEE
1980 PhD
Year Inducted: 1992





Dr. Agar retired from the engineering profession in 2010 after 46 years of interdisciplinary engineering experience. Since his retirement he is devoting his time to his agricultural operations including cattle, pecans, poultry and timber. Dr. Agar and Linda Carol Borom Agar, married since 1962, have three children and six grandchildren.

Academic Credentials:
PhD,   Electrical Engineering, New Mexico State University
MS,     Industrial Engineering /Operations Research, NMSU
BS,      Electrical Engineering, NMSU
AA,     Physics, New Mexico Military Institute

Dr. Agar’s engineering experience includes technical, operational, and business management of large scale interdisciplinary systems and Enterprise Architecture (EA) designs based on threat/need and operational process analysis, enhanced by dynamic operational modeling, as well as performance testing in laboratory and operational environments.

During his professional career he served in numerous capacities, including Engineering consultant, President and Principal Engineer of an Electronic Warfare (EW) company, University Professor, Government manager for EW vulnerability research and development  for US Army missiles, EW Vulnerability Assessment Engineer, and Test Engineer.

He has been involved with Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Tau, Blue Key, Alpha Pi Mu, Sigma Xi, and Electrical and Computer Engineering Academy (ECEA) 1992, of which he was president in 1993. He was recognized as a Centennial Distinguished Alumnus, NMSU College of Engineering in 1996 and Ingeniero Eminente, Sociedad De Ingenieros, NMSU in 1992. He was listed in “Who’s Who in the West,” 1982 and “Community Leaders and Noteworthy Americans,” 1976. He received the Andrew Fliss EW Achievement Award in 1980.

His professional affiliations include the following: Registered Professional Engineer, Retired; Association of Old Crows, Life Member; Southwest Crow Club President, 1976; Southeastern Pecan Growers Association; Alabama Cattlemen’s Association; and American Angus Association.

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Lon Alexander
NMSU Degrees: 1955 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2004
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Joy Arthur
NMSU Degrees: 1966 MSEE
Year Inducted: 2008




MSEE, New Mexico State University, 1966 (First woman to do so at NMSU). Experience: Following graduation from Purdue University, worked for Westinghouse Research Labs, Pittsburgh, PA, as a Research Engineer, doing studies of corona effects and other transmission phenomena. In January 1958, following a short return to her native country, the Philippines, she rejoined Westinghouse as a Critical Scientist. She began working at the White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in June, 1958, and was the first woman engineer at WSMR in the engineering division of the Integrated Range Mission where she developed new designs for range instrumentation. In 1962, she transferred to the Office of Missile Electronic Warfare as an Electronic Engineer where she remained through various reorganizations and name changes. She completed research in electronic warfare, electrical-optical warfare, information warfare, countermeasures, counter-countermeasures, laser protection, dynamic radar cross sections, radar obscurant detection, and identification of unintended radiation signatures within caves and bunkers, and vulnerability analysis. She served as Electronic Engineer, Section Chief, Group Leader, Branch Chief, and Senior Research Engineer. She was the recipient of many honors and awards which included: Certificate of Merit from the Association of Old Crows; Samuel Stiber Award for Technical Excellence in Electronic Warfare, 1974; U.S. Army Research and Development Achievement Award, 1975; National Medal of Science Award, 1990; Phi Beta Kappa; NMSU Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, 1996, and the White Sands Missile Range Hall of Fame, to mention a few.

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Paul Arthur
NMSU Degrees: 1956 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2012