John McLaughlin, Educator at the MacArthur Memorial, walked into the Virginia Middle School Association Conference in March armed with a powerful tool that has generated many requests for educational outreach and museum visitation services.
Seven general presentations about MacArthur and related history have recently been developed and will be provided to schools on an outreach basis. While marketing to middle school teachers and administrators at the Norfolk Marriott in March 2005, Clarke Scott, middle school coordinator for Pittsylvania County, invited the Memorial’s educator to spend three days presenting programs to all the county’s high schools and three of their middle schools. More than 950 students were served during the three days.
Upon completion of the programs, Mr. Scott arranged for a staff development seminar utilizing MacArthur materials and the recently published book by Ted and Donna Kinni, No Substitute for Victory.
In addition, arrangements have been made with Campbell County to join with Pittsylvania County in September 2005 on a joint outreach program that will reach many more students.
Tarleton University, Weber State University and Gonzaga University received the awards for the Western region and Gonzaga University also was recognized as the region’s best overall winner. Colonel Lloyd E. Mues and SGM Shawn W. Goins of 13th Brigade accepted the award for the region’s overall winner on behalf of Gonzaga University.
The General Douglas MacArthur Foundation is honored to recognize these future leaders of the United States Army. We are proud of all the units and individuals who make up the Army ROTC program. Since its establishment in 1916, more than 500,000 men and women have become United States Army officers through Army ROTC.