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213th ASHC Alumni Association Officers

PresidentTom MacDonald
SecretaryLarry Brockman
TreasurerGeorge Haley
Membership CoordinatorThomas Hoopes
Alumni RegistrarThomas Hoopes
HistorianMike Brown
PX OfficerSam Parrish pxofficer@213thBlackcats
Assistant PX OfficerJerome Kuenzel
Your Humble WebmasterEd Faught

Officers Emeritus

Colonel Donald Skipper is a founding member and first President of the 213th Blackcat Alumni Association. Colonel Skipper assisted in organizing the first reunion, setting up the alumni association and developing the charter for non-profit status within the State of Georgia. Colonel Skipper is a recipient of the Blackcat Service Award for his dedication and untiring commitment to Blackcat veterans.

David Hughes is a founding member and first alumni officer to run the Alumni PX. Mr. Hughes also obtained travel services for Blackcat reunions and served faithfully on the Board of Directors. Mr. Hughes is a recipient of the Blackcat Service Award for his service and contributions in developing the alumni organization.

Terry Sanderlin served as the alumni secretary from 2001-2003 and as alumni president from 2003 till 2013. He was responsible for developing and implementing the Black Cat Service Award presented to alumni members for outstanding accomplishments for the alumni association. He also oversaw the development of lifetime memberships for the alumni and developed emeritus recognition for retired board members. Dr. Sanderlin also wrote all officer job descriptions for the board of directors. Dr. Sanderlin was instrumental in developing and overseeing the alumni online newsletter, and coordinating the 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013 reunions. Dr. Sanderlin also submitted the paperwork for federal nonprofit status, gaining status as a nonprofit of $5,000 or less. This status was active until the IRS changed their policies and regulations eliminating the $5,000 or less status. Dr. Sanderlin increased the size and diversity of the board of directors, and coordinated the " Freedom Team Salute" program with the Department of the Army to award these certificates to all 213th ASHC alumni members that could be located.

Thomas Farley is a founding member of the 213th ASHC Alumni, and the first alumni to hold the position of Alumni Registrar. Thomas faithfully exercised his duties and served on the Black Cat Board of Directors for over 13 years. Mr. Farley is the recipient of the Black Cat Service Award for his contributions in developing and serving as an officer of the alumni.