Admiral James D. Watkins ’44 (1927-2012) was a former Chief of Naval Operations who also served as U.S. Secretary of Energy during the George H. W. Bush Administration. He served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. He holds the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and a Bronze Star.
In 2008, Admiral Watkins discussed "energy and the importance of the Institute for 21st Century Energy's release of an open letter to the 44th President of the United States and the 111th Congress which puts forth 13 principles that must serve as the foundation of a comprehensive, common-sense national energy policy."
Sponsored by the Robert ’53 and MeiLi Hefner Foundation and offered here at Webb to two current students, The Hefner Initiative aims to foster a close and positive relationship between the people of China and the US. This extraordinary 12-day summer program includes travel this year to Beijing and Suzhou—allowing for living/learning opportunities with host students and families.
Shyam Arya '18 and Ellie Canty '18 have been accepted to present a poster at the National American Chemical Society conference in New Orleans in March 2019--an extremely rare honor for high school students.
It’s November 2nd and the College Guidance office is quiet this morning—nothing like the last few days when countless numbers of panicked seniors were popping in to get their essays looked at one last time before pressing “submit.”