This is in response to your letter dated Feb. 28.
Since graduating from RMC in 1968, I have obtained an MBA, been certified as a Professional Contracts Manager, and received graduate instruction in Government Contracts administration.
I have held a variety of jobs involving environmental sciences research and development (EPA employee and contractor), environmental impact statement preparation (USAF contractor), and most recently have been involved for the past 15 years with radioactive and mixed waste management at Department of Energy facilities throughout the U.S. I am currently serving as the Waste Generator Coordinator for the DOE Nevada Site Office which manages the Nevada Test Site and receives waste shipments from 28 locations in the U.S.
During all this time, I have always enjoyed the basic preparation afforded me by a quality liberal arts institution (RMC) and have found that the basic skills imparted thereby are immediately applicable to a wide range of scientific, engineering, and managerial situations.
I salute your efforts at enlarging and broadening the scope of RMC's physics curriculum. A basic undergraduate preparation in physical sciences is essential for professional success in a wide variety of both commercial and Governmental careers.
Sydney J. Gordon
1968 Alumnus and Phi Beta Kappa
National Security Technologies, LLC
Las Vegas, NV