In March 20, 2014 Edition of @Miami

Alumna First Female to Assume Command
of ANG Fighter Wing

Colonel Sherrie McCandless, B.S. ’91, the first woman selected to command the 124th Fighter Wing and first female wing commander in Idaho Air National Guard history, assumed command in a ceremony on March 2, at Gowen Field, Boise, Idaho.

"We have a no-fail mission. It is absolutely imperative that we respond diligently — as you have throughout the years," McCandless said.

"We are going to remain trained, focused and responsive on our current mission here and now. It is difficult to see clearly into the future, but what I see extremely clearly is our airmen. The equipment can be replaced, but our airmen remain. It's the lifetime patriots that we are; we get up in the morning and head into work."

McCandless became the 15th wing commander of the 124th Fighter Wing.

Colonel Sherrie McCandless  

Alumni News

Shark Tagging with the President's Council

A total of 35 President's Council members and guests joined researchers at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) February 20 and 22 for two shark tagging excursions off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida. This excursion provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of research, education, conservation, and innovation.

Briefly Noted

News and announcements from fellow University of Miami Alumni

Campus News

Miller School of Medicine Vaults
into Top 50

Demonstrating its push for excellence, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has climbed to No. 46 in the 2015 edition of "Best Graduate Schools" published by U.S. News & World Report.

Under the leadership of Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School, and CEO of the University of Miami Health System, the Miller School has moved up from No. 56 in 2006—rising 10 spots in the past eight years in U.S. News' annual ranking of the nation's top medical schools for research.


Stories of U

Jonathan Kreisberg, B.M. '94
Jonathan's musical journey has taken him all around the world. He credits the UM Frost School of Music for affording him that amazing opportunity. His incredible experiences include playing with such jazz notables as Michael Brecker and touring Brazil with the UM Jazz Band under the leadership of the legendary Whit Sidener.

Sports News

ACC Legend

On Saturday, March 8, the day of the semifinal games at the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, former greats from each conference institution waited to be inducted into the 10th class of ACC Legends.


Nursing Dean Nilda Peragallo Montano and Communications VP Jacqueline R. Menendez Walk 'In the Company of Women'

Coinciding with Women's History Month, two of the University of Miami's most accomplished women—Nilda (Nena) Peragallo Montano, dean of the School of Nursing and Health Studies, and Jacqueline R. Menendez, A.B. ’83, vice president of University Communications—were honored last week with Miami-Dade County's prestigious "In the Company of Women" awards. This honor is bestowed on women who exemplify professional development, community responsibility, leadership and vision in their respective fields.


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