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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Anthony M Baca
NMSU Degrees: 1980 BSEE
1982 MSEE
Year Inducted: 2014





After graduating from NMSU in 1982, Mr. Baca worked in the applications department of the Salt River Project in Phoenix, Arizona until 1983, when he began employment with Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From 1983-1990 he worked as a Facilities Building & Utility Electrical Systems Engineer. In 1990 he became a Utility Systems Department Maintenance Manager. From 1997-2005 he worked as the Systems Engineering Electrical, Mechanical, and Civil Department Manager. 2005-2008 saw Mr. Baca as a Buildings & Customers Operations Department Manager. In 2012, Mr. Baca entered his current position of Centralized Maintenance Sr. Manager.

He has been a registered Professional Engineer in New Mexico since 1987, a member of the Line Implementation Working group since 2014, and a member of the Corporate Engineered Safety Implementation Team since 2013.

He also was a member of the Corporate Electrical Safety Standing Committee from 2009-2014, a member of the Engineering Practices Working Group (EFCOG) for Facilities Managers from 2003-2005, a member of the SNL Corporate Technical Recruiting Advisory Committee (TRAC) from 1994-1997, a member of the Department of Energy (DOE) Backup Power Working Group from 1994-1995, a division representative and a Diversity Champion of the Corporate Diversity Councils from 1993-1995 & 1998-2002, a member of the Division 7000 Distinguished Member of Technical Staff Selection Review Team in 1993, a center representative on the SNL Emergency Preparedness Alliance Team from 1992-1994, a member of the Joint Apprenticeship Committee from 1990-1994, and the Chair of the Joint Apprenticeship Mechanical Subcommittee in 1993.

He was nominated for the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award in 1996, and co-authored a paper titled “Distribution Transformer Loss Mechanisms & Testing” for a presentation at the IEEE region 5 conference in 1983.

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Herman Baca
NMSU Degrees: 1987 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2002
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Jim Baca
NMSU Degrees: 1987 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2011
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Darrell Bandy
NMSU Degrees: 1967 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1991 (Charter Member)
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Vincent Boudreau
NMSU Degrees: 1954 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1999




Mr. Boudreau worked for Bell Telephone Laboratories from 1954-1960 as a Radar Engineer and Senior Engineer. He then began a long career spanning the years from 1960 to 1982 in several different positions. He worked as a Missile Engineering from 1960-1963 in the Army Missile Test and Evaluation Directorate. From 1963-1972, he was the Chief of the Aerospace and Defense Systems Branch in the Range Programs Division of the National Range Operations. From 1972-1974 he was a Chief Engineer and Special Assistant to the Commanding General. From 1974-1982 he was the Chief of the High Energy Laser Division. In 1982, Mr. Boudreau entered the private sector, working as the Assistant Vice President of Citizens Bank in Las Cruces from 1983-1986. He also was a consultant for several high technology companies working at White Sands Missile Range. From June, 1987 to present, he has been the Area Manager for Nichols Research Corporation and Program Manager for EO/ECM Vulnerability Assessment Laboratory at White Sands Missile Range.

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Raymond Bowerman
NMSU Degrees: 1956 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2002




Raymond Bowerman received his BSEE from New Mexico State University in 1956. Prior to his retirement in 1994, he was with EG&G at the RATSCAT facility at Holloman AFB for five years. However most of his career was with the Hughes Aircraft Company where he rose to the position of Senior Project Engineer, Test Planning and Coordination, System Test Laboratory. He also spent twelve years in the Space and Communications Group managing system integration, test, and launch activities on Syncom, Early Bird, Anik, Westar, and Palapa commercial communication satellites.

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Benjamin Boykin
NMSU Degrees: 1953 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1993




Retired from Rockwell International after 37 years, 1957 to 1994, on such research development and operational space programs as: Navajo, WS-131B “Hound Dog”, Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-SOYUZ, Space Shuttle Program, serving Rockwell in their Space Division operations in both Downy, California, and Houston, Texas at the NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

Held such technical management position with Rockwell as: Programs Director, Space Systems Division, Houston, TX; Associate Program manager, STSOC Facility Operations, Houston, TX; Chief Engineer, Shuttle Engineering, Production and Operations, Downey, CA; and various Director / Manager / Project Manager / Project Engineer assignments on space related technical hardware operations programs in the design, build, text, operational use of delivered spacecraft hardware system.

Career specialties are program / project management for the full spectrum of engineering design, fabrication, development test operations, maintenance and operations, logistics support and sub- contractor technical management.

Retired U.S. Air Force Reserve, Fighter Pilot / Flight Test Maintenance Officer, rank of Major, February 1953 to April 1982. BSEE (Communications), New Mexico State University, January 1953. Married, Wife Gwen, three children still at home and in college, the youngest, Kimberly, currently a Junior at NMSU.

Awards and Honors; Silver Knight of Management Award, National Management Association – 1989; NMSU Engineering College Alumni of the Year – 1985; NASA Public Service Award and Medal – 1982; NASA Astronaut Personal Achievement Award – 1969; Associate Fellow, American Institute of Aeronautics, and Astronautics – 1983; Outstanding Engineering Merit Award, Orange Count Engineering Council, California – 1983; Who’s Who in aviation and Aerospace – 1983

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James Boykin
NMSU Degrees: 1959 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1999




Mr. Boykin has a career spanning the years from 1946 to the present as an engineer, a test pilot for the United States Air Force, flight instructor, and charter pilot. Mr. Boykin’s engineering career has been spent in civil service, with Dynalectron, Service Technology Corporation, and with Rockwell International working at the NASA White Sands Test Facility. He had other shorter stints with Hughes Aircraft company in Culver City, CA and with North American Rockwell in Anaheim, CA. He has performed work related to testing of engine and related systems in the Apollo, Apollo Skylab, Viking Mars Lander, and Space Shuttle programs.