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Editorial Salute - 3/1/12

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The West Point Society of Savannah will commemorate the 210th anniversary of the founding of the United States Military Academy with a celebration-dinner this weekend.  The special guest speaker will be Army Colonel (retired) Kathleen Snook, a native of Columbus, Georgia.  Among her other distinctions, Colonel Snook was the very first woman from the State of Georgia to graduate from West Point.  Hers was the Class of 1980, which also was historic, since it was the very first Academy class to graduate and commission women. 

After completing several assignments among Army engineering units, Colonel Snook completed a Masters Degree in applied mathematics, then returned to her alma mater as an instructor in the Math Sciences Department. Following a subsequent engineering tour with the First Army Corps at Fort Lewis in Washington State, she earned her Doctorate in Mathematics Education, then returned to West Point where she served in several administrative roles until her retirement from military service in 2002. 

We congratulate the justifiably-proud members of Savannah's West Point Society as they celebrate a significant anniversary in the Academy's distinguished history in service to America.  And we thank Georgia's Colonel Kathleen Snook for her service to our nation, and welcome her to Georgia and South Carolina's beautiful, historic coast. 

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