College Outreach Community

College Outreach COI

Community Mission

The College Outreach Community leads collaborative efforts between SAME and academia to identify and resolve national security infrastructure-related challenges and supports Post’s efforts to mentor and develop future STEM professionals at the collegiate-level. The community serves as a bridge between academia, Posts, government (military and civilian), and the private sector. The community provides guidance to the network of student chapters across the Society, promotes internship opportunities from SAME sustaining members, and will establish a new engineering competition for students designed to address the nation’s grand challenges.


The SAME College Outreach Community strives to organize programs and present opportunities to future military and civilian members of the A/E/C profession that will foster networking within their professional community, build leadership skills, and provide job opportunities to recent graduates. Additionally, students with an active membership within SAME have at their disposal a wealth of knowledge and experiences from professionals throughout the A/E/C community of practice.

Community Leaders
Marilyn Zenko

Community Chair

Marilyn Zenko

Vice Chair
Tiffany Castricone

Past Chair
Anne MacMillan

Community Structure
Executive Community Structure

Vice Chairs 
Tiffany Castricone Events
Christina Jettie, Communications
Ron Welch, Academia Engagement
James H. Schreiner, VC Virtual Student Chapter

Mike Scarano, Senior Student Chapter Mentor
Ron Welch, Senior Student Chapter Faculty Advisor

Staff Liaison
Jeannine Finton, Program Manager

SAME National Webinars