2014: Jonathan Trdan-Schmidt
Jonathan M. Trdan-Schmidt
Analyst, Naval Surface Warfare Center
US Naval War College student Jonathan Trdan-Schmidt has been selected as Norco College’s 2014 Young Alumnus. A 2003 graduate of Norco College, Trdan-Schmidt, earned an associate of arts degree before transferring to Cal Poly Pomona where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering in 2009. In 2011, he attended US Naval Post Graduate School in System Engineering, earning the Meyers Award for Academic Excellence.
Trdan-Schmidt works as a Force Development Assessment Operational Analyst for the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Norco. He authored a simulator/calibrator program and is the lead designer for the aircraft development team. He also serves in the US Naval Reserve.
“Jonathan Schmidt’s story is a classic student success story for Norco College,” said college president Dr. Paul Parnell. “A student shows up for classes needing encouragement, confidence and high quality, caring instruction. As a result of receiving those essential foundation skills they go on to advanced degrees and careers. We wish him the best in his career and academic pursuits and also congratulate him on his Young Alumnus Award."