Launching Leaders STEM Scholarship Foundation




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Chuck Mogged, President of 98 STEM Scholarships, earned his BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA from the University of Chicago.   He’s spent the better part of three decades working for John Deere as an engineer and an executive in various locations, including Germany, where 2 of his three children were adopted.  Initially moving to Colleyville in 2002, he also worked locally for Overhead Door Corporation of Irving as Vice President, Engineering, and for Peerless Mfg., Inc of North Dallas as Vice President, Manufacturing and Supply Management. 
Reared in Fairfield, Iowa, Chuck got to Texas as soon as he could.  He was a member of the MIT Educational Council, a member of the Chancellor’s Associates Board at the University of Tennessee, and he served on the United Way Board of Directors in the Quad-Cities. Currently President of the Colleyville Lions Club and immediate Past President of the Colleyville Executive organization, Mogged has also been a Rotarian and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.  Chuck served as a Colleyville City Councilmember from 2013-2016.

Chuck currently resides in Colleyville with his wife of 40 years, Jan.

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karen Bailey brennan, vice president

Karen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1984, with a specialization in structures.  She obtained a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2006.  
Her first job out of college was for E-Systems Inc. (now L3-Communications) in Greenville, TX, performing structural analyses for a variety of aircraft modifications.  After three years in Greenville, she moved to St. Louis, MO, where she worked at the Boeing Co (formerly McDonnell Douglas), performing structural analyses on the AV-8B Harrier, the F/A-18 C/D and F/A-18 E/F aircraft.  After a little over 14 years at the Boeing Co., she moved back home to Texas to work on the F35 Joint Strike Fighter at Lockheed Martin in 2002.  Since 2003, she has been a Structural Analysis Manager for the Wing, Control Surfaces/ Edges and Wing-to-Body structure.  
Karen has been married to Matt Brennan for 20 years, who is also an aerospace engineer at Lockheed Martin.  They have a daughter, Madeleine Brennan, who is a freshman at Texas A&M University (whoop!).  Karen also has a 28-year-old daughter, Ellen Wildhagen, who graduated from Baylor University in 2011 and now operates her own wedding photography business in San Francisco, CA.


Amanda Calongne, Treasurer

Amanda Calongne lives in Keller with her husband and two sons.  She is a dedicated public servant with over 13 years of experience in both Federal government and State of Texas. She is passionate about serving her community through philanthropic organizations and enjoys mentoring young adults. She has a BA in political science and MPA in Public Affairs.
Amanda is active in a number of organizations including Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, Grapevine Chamber Women's Division, GCS Mom's League, Colleyville Chamber of Commerce, Colleyville Women's Club, Southlake Chamber of Commerce, Southlake Women's Club, Southlake Centennial Lion's Club, Keller Parks and Recreation Board, Keller Early Childhood PTA, and Greater Keller Women's Club. Many of these organizations offer scholarships to students and raise money throughout the year to aid low income families and students with special needs. 

Carey p page, m.d., Secretary

Dr. Carey Page is a retired General Surgeon who resides in Keller, Texas. He and his wife of 55 years, Marilyn, have three adult children and seven grandchildren.  His undergraduate degree in Chemistry was followed by M.D. from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and postgraduate training in Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and in the United States Air Force (USAF).  Dr. Page served 12 years in the USAF as a Flight Surgeon and General Surgeon, and 22 years on the teaching and clinical faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio He retired as full Professor. 

Dr. Page currently serves on the Planning and Zoning Commission for the City of Keller and is interested in life-long learning and the educational process.

Raymond F. "Rick" Peters

Raymond F. "Rick" Peters

rAYMOND f. "rICK" pETERS, Board of Directors

Rick Peters is a retired engineer and community volunteer. He and his wife, Mary, moved to Keller in 2016 after living almost 40 years in Bedford where he was active in volunteer activities centering on education.  During their first year in their new hometown of Keller, they both participated in the Keller Citizens Academy and the Keller ISD Community Ambassador Program. He retired from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in 2011 after 29 years. Rick had previously worked at Motorola and Rockwell Collins.
After serving aboard the U.S.S. Independence while in the U.S. Navy, Rick earned his BA from Baylor, BS in Electrical Engineering from UT Austin, and MSEE from UT Arlington. While in engineering school at UT Austin, he served in leadership positions in the student chapters of IEEE and Eta Kappa Nu. Rick is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Rick was elected to the Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented (TAGT) Board for 7 years, serving as President in 2006 and was the TAGT State Parent of the Year in 1996. He also served on the Duke Gifted Letter Editorial Board and the TEA Commissioner’s Advisory Council on Gifted Education. He is on the selection committee for the Texas Academy of Math and Science.
Rick was very active on the Bedford Library Board and numerous HEBISD groups to support appropriate education for gifted and talented students, including the task force that led to adoption of the International Baccalaureate Program in HEBISD.
Rick is currently serving on the Keller Library Board and the Keller Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.). Rick and Mary have 2 sons and a daughter-in-law and are soon to be grandparents.