group photo UAH staff and TriVector CEO

(Top L-R), Dian "Ruthie" Hill, PRC Graduate Research Assistant; Jared Sauer, PRC Student Specialist; Ian Wagner, PRC Graduate Research Assistant. (Bottom L-R) Ben Campbell, PRC Graduate Research Assistant; Callahan Diercks, PRC Student Specialist; Dr. Joey Shelton, TriVector Senior Vice President of Defense Systems Strategic Business Unit and Chief Marketing Officer; Garrett Cobb, PRC Graduate Research Assistant; Dr. Robert Frederick, PRC Director and UAH Professor; Mike Verhage, Colonel, USAF Ret., TriVector President and CEO; Spencer Christian, PRC Undergraduate Research Assistant; Dr. Helen Lien, UAH Major Gifts Officer; Timothy Blackman; Jennifer Memolo, UAH Development Writer.

Michael Mercier | UAH

TriVector Services, Inc. has committed to support the Propulsion Research Center’s (PRC) upcoming 30th Anniversary Celebration event at The University of Alabama in Huntsville, a part of the University of Alabama System.

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TriVector is a service-disabled veteran-owned (SDVO) small business headquartered in Huntsville, AL, and led by Mike Verhage, Colonel, USAF Ret., as the recently assigned President and CEO of the company, as well as its three original founders and former NASA engineers, two of whom are UAH alumni.

The PRC Anniversary event will be held on April 14-15, and it will include a celebration banquet, where alumni will be recognized for their achievements, and a Propulsion Symposium, where alumni and current students present propulsion research topics such as rotating detonation engines, nuclear propulsion and hypersonics.

The celebration will close with a cookout at the Johnson Research Center to highlight the lab’s growth. TriVector’s support demonstrates its commitment to invest in the future of the PRC and its students.


Dr. Robert A. Frederick, Jr.

Jenn Memolo