Lt. Col. Robert Stavnes, head, UNI Department of Military Science, (319) 273-6220
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Twelve University of Northern Iowa students in the U.S. Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) are candidates to commission as Second Lieutenants during a 7 p.m. ceremony Friday, May 6, in the Lang Hall auditorium.
Brig. Gen. Steven D. Saunders will be the commissioning ceremony speaker. A native of Lincoln, Neb., Saunders received his bachelor's degree from the Mankato State University, Minnesota; and, his master's degree from the University of South Dakota. He received his commission from the Iowa Military Academy in 1979, and has more than 25 years of service in the Iowa Army National Guard. His decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal. Saunders serves at the National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Va.
At 4 p.m. Friday, May 13, Laura K. Stewart, a cadet from Clarke College, will be commissioned in Van Vliet hall, on the University of Dubuque campus, as part of the Tri-Colleges of Dubuque partnership program with UNI's ROTC.
(STUDENT'S NAME), a senior (MAJOR) from (HOMETOWN) will be commissioned at the ROTC ceremony at (COMMISSIONING LOCATION). He/She has been assigned to (ASSIGNMENT/BRANCH).
NOTE TO EDITOR: Listed below in alphabetical order by hometown, with Iowa residents first, are the ROTC students who will be commissioned at the Spring 2005 ceremony. Please check the list for students from your coverage area.
BOONE Nicole J. Rhum/business teaching/UNI/ Iowa National Guard/Ordinance Corps
CEDAR FALLS Kevin R. Hrodey/history/UNI/ Iowa National Guard/Infantry
FAIRFIELD Adam W. Rhum/physical education/UNI/Iowa National Guard/Engineer Corps
GRUNDY CENTER Kent M. Greiner/biology/UNI/Iowa National Guard/Infantry
HONEY CREEK Jason J. McIntosh/chemistry/UNI/Iowa National Guard/Infantry
NEW HAMPTON Tony D. Christoph/liberal studies/UNI/Iowa National Guard/Infantry
OELWEIN Jason R. Hornberg/psychology /UNI/Iowa National Guard/Infantry (Hornberg is a two-year ROTC scholarship recipient. He received the Governor's Cup, presented to the most outstanding Military Science IV cadet in each ROTC program in Iowa. The winner of this award must demonstrate a superior level of leadership ability.)
URBANDALE Matthew D. Parrino/criminology/UNI/Iowa National Guard/Infantry(Parrino is the recipient of a two-year ROTC scholarship.)
WATERLOO Jeffrey S. Ritter/history/UNI/Active Duty/Chemical Corps
Tyson M. Trunkhill/liberal studies/UNI/Iowa Army National Guard/Field Artillery
WAUKON Benjamin J. Seibert/English/UNI/Active Duty/Armor (Seibert is a four-year ROTC scholarship recipient. He received the George C. Marshall Award, made annually to the most outstanding fourth year military science cadet at each university where ROTC is offered, who has demonstrated superior leadership and scholastic ability.)
SKOKIE, ILL. Laura K. Seibert/administrative social work/Clarke College/United States Army Reserve/Quartermaster Officer (Seibert is a two-year scholarship recipient. She received the Governor's Cup, presented to the most outstanding Military Science IV cadet in each ROTC program in Iowa. The winner of this award must demonstrate a superior level of leadership ability.)