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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.

George Petty Jr. ‡

Photo of George Petty Jr. ‡

Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1965 BSEE
Year Inducted: 1991
(Charter Member)






Upon graduation from NMSU, he was commissioned in the US Air Force and served four years, three in Germany. After discharge he joined Bell System’s Long Lines Division as a Staff Supervisor. Petty advanced through different aspects of AT&T’s operations and served in managerial positions around the nation. He was promoted to Vice-President in 1986. In 1994 he was recruited to Canada where he served as President and CEO of TELUS Corporation, Canada’s second largest telecommunications company. He is a 1983 graduate of Harvard’s Advanced Management Program.

He was recognized as the College of Engineering Distinguished Alumnus in 1986, and also, recognized in the 100 Outstanding Alumni in 1988.

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