Section News - October 2015

News items submitted by local sections for the month of October 2015

North Carolina Student Section

Charlotte, North Carolina

The North Carolina Student Section held its beginning of semester meet and greet meeting on 20 August in the nondestructive testing (NDT) lab at the Harper campus of Central Piedmont Community College. The meeting allowed the new and continuing students to get to know one another and gave the new students the opportunity to become acquainted with the Section officers and how the Section operates. Thirty-four students, faculty, and guests enjoyed pizza and sandwiches provided by Ivory Wilson, senior recruiter for the nuclear power visual inspection section of the NDT program. The meeting was a huge success with senior students offering their help to the newer students and the Section officers outlining the needs for the eighth annual George Pherigo Memorial Golf Tournament that took place on 24 September. The meeting was enjoyed by all.


Saudi Arabian

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

The Saudi Arabian Section held its second technical dinner meeting for the fiscal year 2015–2016 on 10 August at the Carlton al Moaibed Hotel in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. The Section-sponsored meeting was attended by 51 members and guests.

Section Chair Fathi E. Al Qadeeb welcomed everyone and made announcements, including about the Level III exams to be held 4–5 December. Anyone interested is instructed to contact M.J. Anjum. Al Qadeeb also spoke on the 7th Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference that occurred in Bahrain 13–16 September.

Saudi Arabian
Saudi Arabian Section Chair Fathi E. Al Qadeeb (right) prepared to show the audience 7th Middle East Nondestructive Testing Conference updates on 10 August at the Carlton al Moaibed Hotel. He was joined at the podium by M.J. Anjum.


Section Highlight

The North Carolina Student Section discussed the annual George Pherigo Memorial Golf Tournament at its August meeting. The importance of the tournament was explained as the proceeds go toward sending students to the ASNT Annual Conference.

North Carolina Student
North Carolina Student Section meeting attendees (standing, from left): Treasurer Clara Herran (far left), Vice Chair Brandon Moore (wearing white hat), Secretary Ron Long, and Section Chair James Bardyn (far right).