Gordon's Crow About Success 2006!
Congratulations to KAREN GARDNER for successfully defending her dissertation in July 2005 and
graduating with a Doctoral Degree in Education on January 5th 2006. She will be walking UVA the
lawn May 21st!
WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS GEOF AND BEVERLY BAKER!
We are so pleased to announce that Geof and Beverly have agreed to join
our board and we look forward to having them with us at more of the games
throughout the year. Geof's tie to the Gordons is through his Todd lineage,
and for those of you at last year's Richmond games, he was our fantastic
CONGRATULATIONS TO DANIEL TODD ON HIS PROMOTION TO PRIVATE FIRST CLASS AND TO
STEPHEN TODD ON HIS PROMOTION TO LANCE CORPORAL in the USMC ON 1 MARCH 2006!
Congratulations to BRANDON WRAY, son of Barbara Gordon Wray, on being accepted to the
University of Colorado to study meteorology.
The Clover Hill Marching Cavaliers, under the direction of Assistant Band Director RICHARD WRAY, was
invited to Ireland, 11-18 March to march in the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Brandon plays
saxophone in the band and Barbara made it a family affair by acting as a chaperon for the band!
Brandon Wray, son of DSCR employee Barbara G. Wray, is the first
recipient of the Virginia Aviation Foundation, Paul E. Galanti
Student Scholarship Award. It was presented to him Saturday night,
April 29, 2006, at the "Festival of Wings" event held at the Virginia Air
National Guard honoring military aviators. He was selected from a group
of High School Seniors enrolled in a Virginia school district having at least
a 2.8 GPA and having applied to at least three accredited schools or
academics with Aviation related programs. Ross Perot read the
introduction and recommendation about Brandon prior to Paul Galanti
calling him up to receive his award. Paul E. Galanti was honored by
showcasing a newly painted replica of his A-4 in which he was shot down
in Vietnam in 1966 and held captive until 1973. The A-4 is a recent
addition to the Virginia Aviation Museum.
Congratulations to SUSAN GORDON who finished all of her PhD work and will be receiving her Doctor
of Philosophy on May 13th from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her
qualitative research work was in the field of 'Education Curriculum and Instruction' concerning the need
for undergraduate English classes in both the general core curriculum and the business major
Thomas Reid Gordon graduated from Radford University this May with a Bachelor of Science
Degree in Theater and Drama and a minor degree in Television and Film. Thomas will be working
at the Merced Playhouse in Merced California as a Production intern starting in August. He will be there
for one year and will get a lot of exposure in his acting career. He will be acting in two plays and
directing two plays as well as performing technical assignments in lights, sound and stage design.
Thomas is the son of Morris and Sara Gordon.
CONGRATULATIONS TO PFC DANIEL TODD FOR GRADUATING FROM DINFOS (Defence
Information School) AT FT. MEADE ON JUNE 2, 2006. DANIEL IS CURRENTLY AT MCB SD
BUTLER in OKINAWA FOR A 2 YEAR TOUR OF DUTY WITH THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT
AS A COMBAT CORRESPONDENT.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PIPER, AARON TODD for his 2nd place in the March/Strathspey/
Reel Competition (MSR) at Southern Maryland in Grade 2 piping. Congratulations also for his 1st
place MSR at the Colonial Highland Gathering in Fair Hill MD, bringing home the Janet H.
Campbell Mem\orial Trophy and a piping scholarship.
CONGRATULATIONS TO HEATHER GARDNER on her 1st place with an AGL in Strathspey/Reel
in Grade 3 piping at Loch Norman Games in NC
Congratulations to Kristen Gordon, granddaughter of Dr. Jim & Abbye Gordon, on placing 2nd in
Virginia High School Doubles Tennis and 4th in Virginia High School Singles Tennis for the
2005-2006 School Year.
Congratulations to Aaron Todd for his 2nd place in MSR Grade 2 Solo Competition at Grandfather
Mountain Highland Games.
Congratulations to Barbara Wray on being named Secretary of the newly formed House of
Gordon USA (now a separate organization from the Scotland organization.) Congratulations also to
Lois Todd named to the national communications committee.
CONGRATULATIONS BRANDON WRAY ON MAKING EAGLE SCOUT!
Brandon's Eagle Scout Project was an information board at Pocahontas State Park. With the help of his
father, Richard Wray, uncle, Morris Gordon, and others the installation was completed.
CONGRATULATIONS TO Pfc DANIEL R TODD ON HAVING HIS
FIRST NEWS ARTICLE AND PHOTOS FOR THE MARINE CORPS
PUBLISHED ON AUGUST 4, 2006! DANIEL COVERED THE 31ST
MEU BLT MORTAR LIVE FIRE TRAINING.
CONGRATULATIONS TO AARON TODD ON HIS 1ST PLACE WINS
IN 2/4 MARCH, 6/8 MARCH, AND STRATHPEY/REEL IN GRADE
2 SOLO PIPING COMPETITION AT THE NORTH AMERICAN
CHAMPIONSHIPS AT THE GLENGARRY HIGHLAND GAMES IN