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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.

Peggy Morse

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Biographical Info

NMSU Degrees: 1980 BSEE
Year Inducted: 2000




Peggy Morse is vice president of Directed Energy & Strategic Systems, a collection of development and sustainment programs for the nation’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) fleet and Directed Energy programs.

Boeing provides directed energy development and prototype work for the Army, Navy and Air Force, and runs two optical tracking sites. Boeing performs sustaining engineering on ICBM guidance, ground, and flight control systems, performs ICBM guidance system repair, and provides the ICBM flight termination and telemetry system.

Morse manages a team with operations in Huntington Beach, Calif., Ogden, Utah, Heath, Ohio, Albuquerque, N.M., and Maui, Hawaii, and at all Air Force missile wings.

Prior to joining Strategic Missile Systems in 2006, Morse was a member of the Boeing Defense, Space & Security program management staff in Seal Beach, Calif. She was the director of Strategy and Business Integration for Boeing Australia from January 2005 until February 2006, working in the Sydney office for the Boeing country vice president. Her job responsibilities included working with all the sites in Australia to better integrate with the U.S.-based business units, as well as coordinating and deploying the country strategy.

From 1999 to 2004, Morse was a program manager in Space & Intelligence Systems for three sequential programs. She was the director of Sales Operations in Boeing Commercial Airplanes and managed the interface between Sales and the Airplane Programs from 1997 until 1999.

Prior to this assignment, Morse was the chief engineer of the Inertial Upper Stage Program, one of Boeing’s heritage rocket programs. She was a manager in Business Development in 1995, as well as a program manager of a series of classified programs from 1989 until 1994. Morse started with Boeing in 1981 as an engineer in the area of antenna design, radar cross section measurement and software development.

Morse earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering at New Mexico State University (NMSU) in 1980. She received a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 1986. She is the executive focal to NMSU and serves on the board of the NMSU Dean’s Advisory Council. She is the Boeing Executive champion for Arts & Culture focus in Southern California.

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