KENDALL BAKER

KENDALL BAKER  
PRESIDENT OHIO NORTHERN UNIVERSITY 

Kendall Baker is an Overseas School Alumnus.  He attended Munich  American High School.

Baker is currently the President of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

ALONZO BABERS

ALONZO BABERS  
1984 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST IN TRACK 
400 METER & 1600 METER RELAY 

Alonzo Babers is a 1979 graduate of Kaisersalutern AHS, Kaisersalutern. He attended the Air Force Academy where he also played football.

Babers won gold medals in the 400M & 1600M Relays at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles.

BARBARA BABCOCK

BARBARA BABCOCK  
FILM & TELEVISION ACTRESS

Barbara Babcock is reportedly a Military Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus.  She attended Yoyogi Elementary School at Washington Heights in Japan from 1947 to 1949 as a 5th and 6th grader.

She is most noted for her acting in the television series “Hill Street Blues” and many films.

RICK ATKINSON

RICK ATKINSON  
PULITZER PRIZE WINNER, AUTHOR, REPORTER 

Rick Atkinson is an Army Brat.  His father served 28 years in the US Army officer corps.

Rick Atkinson won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in 1982 for his series of articles on the West Point Class of 1966.    His books include:   “The Long Gray Line, The American Journey of West Point’s Class of 1966” and   “Crusade : The Untold Story of the Persian Gulf War.” Atkinson is currently a staff writer for the Washington Post.

Lt. Col. MICHAEL ANDERSON

Lt. Col. MICHAEL ANDERSON (1959-2003)

Lt. Col. Michael Anderson -USAF/NASA Astronaut.  Michael Anderson was an Air Force brat. He was lost along with the six other NASA astronauts when the space shuttle Columbia broke up upon re-entry to earth on Saturday, February 1, 2003. In a previously published interview Lt. Col. Anderson related, “My dad was in the Air Force. And you know, being an Air Force brat and living on Air Force bases, I was always around airplanes. And, that was something else that really captured my imagination, just seeing airplanes, you know taking off and landing every day, and flying over the house, and making all of this noise just was a fascinating thing to me as a kid. So, my interest in aviation and my interest in science were, I guess, two of the things I really latched on to, and two things that I just couldn’t shake as I grew older.”

Col. Anderson’s official NASA Bio can be found at: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/htmlbios/anderson.html

In his interview for the STS-107 mission is at: http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/shuttle/crew/intanderson.html

Biographical Data: http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/

NAME: Michael P. Anderson (Lieutenant Colonel, USAF) NASA Astronaut
PERSONAL DATA: Born December 25, 1959, in Plattsburgh, New York. Considers Spokane, Washington, to be his hometown. Married. He enjoys photography, chess, computers, and tennis.
EDUCATION: Graduated from Cheney High School in Cheney, Washington, in 1977. Bachelor of science degree in physics/astronomy from University of Washington, 1981. Master of science degree in physics from Creighton University, 1990.
SPECIAL HONORS: Distinguished graduate USAF Communication Electronics Officers course. Recipient of the Armed Forces Communication Electronics Associations Academic Excellence Award 1983. Received the USAF Undergraduate Pilot Training Academic Achievement Award for Class 87-08 Vance AFB. Awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal, the USAF Meritorious Service Medal, and the USAF Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster.
EXPERIENCE: Anderson graduated form the University of Washington in 1981 and was commissioned a second lieutenant. After completing a year of technical training at Keesler AFB Mississippi he was assigned to Randolph AFB Texas. At Randolph he served as Chief of Communication Maintenance for the 2015 Communication Squadron and later as Director of Information System Maintenance for the 1920 Information System Group. In 1986 he was selected to attend Undergraduate Pilot Training at Vance AFB, Oklahoma. Upon graduation he was assigned to the 2nd Airborne Command and Control Squadron, Offutt AFB Nebraska as an EC 135 pilot, flying the Strategic Air Commands airborne command post code-named “Looking Glass”. From January 1991 to September 1992 he served as an aircraft commander and instructor pilot in the 920th Air Refueling Squadron, Wurtsmith AFB Michigan. From September 1992 to February 1995 he was assigned as an instructor pilot and tactics officer in the 380 Air Refueling Wing, Plattsburgh AFB New York. Anderson has logged over 3000 hours in various models of the KC-135 and the T-38A aircraft.
NASA EXPERIENCE: Selected by NASA in December 1994, Anderson reported to the Johnson Space Center in March 1995. He completed a year of training and evaluation, and is qualified for flight crew assignment as a mission specialist. Anderson was initially assigned technical duties in the Flight Support Branch of the Astronaut Office. Most recently, he flew on the crew of STS-89. In completing his first space flight Anderson has logged over 211 hours in space. Anderson is assigned to the crew of STS-107 scheduled to launch in 2003.
SPACE FLIGHT EXPERIENCE: STS-89 (January 22-31, 1998), was the eighth Shuttle-Mir docking mission during which the crew transferred more than 9,000 pounds of scientific equipment, logistical hardware and water from Space Shuttle Endeavour to Mir. In the fifth and last exchange of a U.S. astronaut, STS-89 delivered Andy Thomas to Mir and returned with David Wolf. Mission duration was 8 days, 19 hours and 47 seconds, traveling 3.6 million miles in 138 orbits of the Earth.

AUGUST 2002

RAY ALLEN

RAY ALLEN  
NBA PROFEESIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER (1975- )

Ray Allen is an Air Force Brat and an Overseas School Alumnus.  His father was a career Air Force NCO.

Allen was born in California and has lived in Germany, Oklahoma, England, Georgia and South Carolina.  He attended high school in Dalzell, South Carolina.

Ray Allen was the first player in UConn men’s basketball history to be named All-American status as only a sophomore Player of the year. Ray Allen helped lead the US to the gold medal at the World University Games in 1995.

Allen was drafted by the Minnesota Timberwolves and traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in 1996. Recently, he signed a six-year contract extension with Milwaukee.

To read more about him go to Wikipedia at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ray_Allen

MICHAEL J. ALEXANDER

MICHAEL J. ALEXANDER  
AUTHOR

Michael Alexander is the author of “The Underground Guide to Computer Security,” published by Addison-Wesley Publishing Co. 1996. He is also the author of book “The Digital Doberman,” published by Ventana Press in 1998.

Michael Alexander is a 1968 graduate Mannheim American High School in Germany.

LESLIE M. ALEXANDER

LESLIE M. ALEXANDER  
US AMBASSADOR TO ECUADOR 

Leslie M. Alexander is an Overseas School Alumnus.  He is presently the US ambassador to Ecuador and previously was the US ambassador to Mauritius.

Ambassador Alexander is a 1966 graduate of Orleans American HS in France.