Cameron ROTC cadets receive scholarships

Cadets from Cameron University's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corp. (ROTC) program were recently award scholarships based on academic performance, physical fitness, leadership qualities and overall potential to serve as an officer in the United States Army.

CU cadets received 15 of the 50 scholarships awarded as part of the Civilian Sponsored Scholarship Program, which annually provides scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 and are awarded throughout the nation.

"These cadets exemplify the academic and leadership qualities that the Cameron Army ROTC program prides itself on," says Lt. Col. Bill Pitts, Professor of Military Science. "Each of them demonstrates an outstanding work ethic and a strong desire to serve our country. They are all destined for leadership positions, and we congratulate them on these scholarship awards."

Recipients of a United Services Automobile Association Scholarship are Raymond Blockmon, Ryan Boyles, Adriana Castro, Fredrick Davis, Jason Goodson, Jacob House, Michael Moto, Thomas Ostruske, Andre Taylor, Danielle Walton and John Whitney. Jena McElrath has been awarded the Bank of America General Creighton W. Abrams Scholarship, and Fernando Negron received the Armed Forces Insurance General Melvin Zais Scholarship. Additionally, Dustin Ramatowski has received the Lieutenant General Timothy J. Maude Scholarship and was also awarded a national scholarship that he will receive next week at the Association of the United States Army Convention in Washington, D.C. All of the scholarship recipients are residents of Lawton/Fort Sill.

The Comanche Battalion, Cameron's ROTC program, is ranked in the top 15 percent of the 273 ROTC programs nationwide and is the highest-ranked ROTC program in Oklahoma.

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October 2, 2008
PR# 08-156