Ulysses was born and raised on a farm in North Carolina.  He attended North Carolina A & T State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Physics.
 
After graduation, Ulysses began working for RCA in Moorestown, New Jersey as an engineer on the Apollo Moon mission.  While Ulysses didn’t put the man on the moon, he was instrumental in bringing him back.  He developed a critical part of the rendezvous radar system that guided the Lunar Landing Module back to the rocket orbiting the moon for the return trip to earth.
 
While working at RCA, Ulysses attended Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where he earned a Master of Science Degree in Physics.  
 
As the space program began to wind down, Ulysses turned his attention to the new burgeoning field of computers and computer software.  He joined the computer services division of the General Electric Company where he was a salesman of computer services.  His territory included South Jersey and the state of Delaware.  His customers included Campbell Soup Company, DuPont & Company, Getty Oil Company, Hercules Incorporated, and RCA.  While with GE, Ulysses attended a special Business Management Program at Harvard University.
 
After several successful years with GE, Ulysses set his sights on Wall Street.  He joined Prudential Securities as Associate Vice President of Information Technology.  It was his job to transition the company from Mainframe Computing to what is now called The Cloud.
He served as Chairman of the Finance Committee of Parkside United Methodist Church for 16 years.
Suddenly, in 2000, Ulysses lost his wife of 32 years to a brain aneurysm.  He has three adult children and 5 grand children.  Since 2000, Ulysses has been operating an embroidery business that his wife had started 10 years earlier.
In 2001, Ulysses joined the Rotary Club of Washington Township Breakfast.  In his club he served as Sergeant at Arms, Director of Vocational Service, Director of International Service, Club President, and Treasurer.  Ulysses has also served at the District Level as Director of International Service, and Assistant Governor.  Ulysses has traveled to India with a group of other Rotarians and participated in India’s National Immunization Day (NID).  He has completed all three of the Rotary Leadership Institute courses and has successfully completed the RLI Faculty training.  He is now a certified Rotary Leadership Institute Facilitator.  He has facilitated in several RLI events.  Ulysses is a Paul Harris Fellow.  
Ulysses has attended and participated in the last 6 District Conferences.  He is currently a member of the Rotary Club of Winslow Township where he is Director of Fun.