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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.

Paul Kepner

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1953 BSEE
1957 MSEE
Year Inducted: 1999





Mr. Kepner’s career has spanned forty years with five years of teaching in the Electrical Engineering Department at New Mexico State University and thirty-five years with Bendix/Allied Signal. While at Bendix/Allied Signal, he served in several different positions. He was with the Missile systems Division for ten years in work related to the TALOS and TYPHON missile systems. He worked for eleven years in the Aerospace Systems Division with part of his time spent in Advanced Program Development including directing proposals for the winning AEGIS proposal team and five years as Senior Washington representative for the Division. He spent seven years in the Communications Systems Division working in secure communications, electronic countermeasure equipment, and Exploratory Development for monopulse homing system countermeasures. Mr. Kepner spent seven years as Program Development Manager for Target Systems and Impulse Radar development for the Guidance Systems Division.

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