7959 Mark Hannington (Class of ’69) recently retired from teaching school in Hawaii.

Following graduation from RMCC, Mark served in the Canadian Navy as a submariner. As a young father, he concluded that was no way to raise a family. Following his compulsory time, he left the Navy, moving his family to a small town in British Columbia where he planned to write the great Canadian novel. In the meantime, he volunteered at his children’s co-op preschool.

There he discovered his life’s passion. When he figured out that his happiest days were those he spent at preschool, he set his sights on becoming a teacher. After getting his MEd at Gonzaga University, Mark started what would become a 40-year career in teaching, 26 of which were at Punahou.

Mark arrived at Punahou after his family decided to sell everything and go on an adventure to Hawai‘i.. He began teaching fourth grade in the Winne Units. Three years later, he moved to the Academy at the invitation of the head of the social studies department. Since then, he has taught social studies, European history, ICE (a course combining English, social studies and science), computer science and math. He also served as head of the Social Studies Department and director of Summer School, but he retires as a math teacher.

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12192 General Tom Lawson (Class of 1979) current Chief Defence Staff (CDS) continues to proudly carry his red Royal Military College of Canada sports bag day in and day out even within the halls of NDHQ

There is no stronger supporter of RMCC. A former member of the college varsity cross country running team, General Lawson, has recently stated that he carries the RMCC sports bag with tremendous pride.

As such, the College recently decided to provide the former Cadet Wing Commander from 1979 and previous Commandant (2007 – ’09) with a new and improved version! Go RMCC Go!

General Lawson is expected back at the college Reunion Weekend and will be the keynote speaker at the Legacy Dinner.


Last Thursday, 31 July, 13274 Colonel T.M. (Mark) Ross (Class of 1982) had his last day in the job after 36 and a half years. Congratulations, Mark and best wishes for the future.