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


Community Structure
Executive Community Structure

Vice Chairs 
Andrew Bates, Strategic Planning
Tiffany Castricone Events
Christina Jettie, Communications
Tavis Hanley, Student Chapter Operations
Ron Welch, Academia Engagement
Nathanial Sheehan, VC support Academia Engagement
Patrick Bass, VC Competitions
James H. Schreiner, VC Virtual Student Chapter
Anne MacMillian, Former Chair

Paul Phillips, Credentialing Liaison
Patricia Graham, Young Professional Liaison

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

At-Large Members
Nawras Taffal
Charlie Li

Staff Liaison
Jeannine Finton, Program Manager

SAME National Webinars