Ranger School Alumni

Ranger School Alumni Association Board of Directors
as of 10/2014

President: Noah Herne | 315 543 7312| EMAIL

1st Vice President: Joan Macholl | 315 406 6780| EMAIL

2nd Vice President: Ariane Tanski | 315 391 2321| EMAIL

Treasurer: Bruce Williams | 607 687 2539| EMAIL

Secretary: Jeff Speich | 646 228 0480| EMAIL

Past President: Randy Paquin | 518 399 3295 | EMAIL

Contact person, Gail Simmons, Office Manager. | 315 848 2566 ext 112 | EMAIL


  • Decals and patches will be mailed in a legal envelope, no extra shipping charge.
  • Hats, t-shirts, buckles, cookbooks and mementos will add $5 per item.
  • Items will be shipped as soon as possible after receipt of the your request and payment.

RSAA Items for Sale

  • Belt Buckles - $15
  • Lapel Pins - $5
  • Decals - $5
  • Cookbooks - coming soon
  • Mementos - coming soon
  • Blue Ox t-shirts - may be available through the team
  • Hockey hats - may be available through the team.

To purchase any of the above items, please forward a check to the Association for the amount of the item plus shipping charges.

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Ranger School Alumni

2014-2015 RSAA Calendar of Events and Important Dates:

  • October 10, 2015 Fall RSAA Board of Director's meeting 10 am
  • October 11, 2015 Ranger School Fall Open House. Sometimes volunteers are needed to help with tours, etc.

  • January, 2015 - NYSAPLS Convention with a RSAA reception – date and place to be announced.

  • SAF Winter Meeting with a RSAA reception – date and place to be announced.

  • January 2015 RSAA Scholarship and Awards presentation by RSAA President - Haddock Award (student), Wesson
    (Van Witsen is done by the family)

  • February 20th at 11am and 21st at 9am.   2015 Mid-Winter RSAA Board of Director's meeting

  • April 24th, 2015 Spring RSAA Board of Director's meeting 10am

  • April XX, 2015   Harold F Spaulding Alumni House Spring Cleanup Weekend
    Registration for the Weekend is due by: XXXX

  • April , 2015 – Spring Open House

  • May , 2015 Ranger School Graduation and presentation of RSAA Awards James F. Dubuar Merit Award, Class Valedictorian, and Class Salutatorian.

  • August  2015 Summer RSAA Board of Director's meeting 930am

  • August 2015 81st Annual RSAA Reunion with presentation of:
    50yr Awards
    Haddock Award
    Remele Award

  • August , 2015 RSAA General Membership meeting 10am at the pavilion

    Other Important dates:

  • Hockey games
  • Woodmen’s team events


    Awards and Scholarships

    The Philip J. Haddock Award for Excellence
    The Philip J. Haddock award is presented by the Board of Directors each year. It is voted on at the Spring meeting and presented during the reunion. Nominations are solicited in the winter newsletter. “ The person selected does not have to be (or have been) an officer of the RSAA or a member of the Executive Committee, but neither should such persons be excluded. The person selected should be one who has made an outstanding contribution of some kind (not monetary). This contribution may be in the nature of a single, noteworthy actor a lower-keyed, but long term commitment to the School and/or the RSAA or for the alumni in general.”

    Past recipients:
    Jerry Kniskern ’50 2010
    Bruce Williams ‘76 2009
    Lee Berry ‘68 2008
    Charles Hartnett ‘51 2007
    Lawrence Hill ‘50 2006
    Ken Myers ‘52 2005
    Dick Thomas ‘54 2004
    Stephen Coulthart ‘53 2003
    Christopher Westbrook ‘73 2002
    Thomas Martin ‘76 2001
    Gail Simmons 2000

    All other recipients back to 1980 are posted each year in the Newsletter

    Kermit E. Remele Award of Meritorious Service
    The award is presented by the RSAA in honor of Kermit E Remele. Professor Remele, a 1943 graduate of the Ranger School, served on the Ranger School faculty for over 30 years. As an active member of the RSAA he served as editor of the Alumni News and held the office of Secretary for many years. One of his greatest strengths was his ability to mobilize an motivate people to work for the betterment of the Ranger School. The intent of this award is therefore to recognize groups of people who have combined efforts have gone beyond the norm to have a positive lasting influence on the Ranger School.

    Past recipients:
    2000 Class of 1950
    2003 Surveying Friends Committee
    2005 Class of 1955
    2008 Class of 1968
    2009 Village of Wanakena residents

    The following awards are presented each year at the beginning of the Spring semester by the RSAA President:

    • Van Witsen
    • Wesson
    • Eagle Award Matthew Moore ‘90

    ... and more.

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