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ROTC Awards Fall 2017
Students were honored for leadership and accomplishments.
Cadets honored at Fall 2017 awards program
Three scholarship recipients announced
Leah Jackson
12/04/2017

NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University’s Department of Military Science hosted an awards program Nov. 30 to recognize the accomplishments of outstanding cadets in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC).

 Cadet Shaffer Kimball was recognized as a pending graduate of the program. He will earn his bachelor’s degree and receive his commission on Friday, Dec. 15 and will serve on active duty in the Infantry Corp. Having scored in the top 20 percent of cadets across the nation, Kimball was named a Distinguished Military Graduate for display qualities of leadership, character, academic achievement and exceptional aptitude for military services. 

Cadets named to the President’s List for earning a 4.0 grade point average in the spring semester are Cadets Maria-Magdalena B. Torres, Markeyla N. Anderson and Tristan T. Thorman.

Those on the Dean’s List, who earned a 3.5-3.99 grade point average were Cadets Scott A. Stearns, Taylor A. Andrews, Savannah L. Carter, Michael R. Kingsley, Taimata A. Luafalemana, Dominitra L. Charles, John A. Ham, Karl J. Marzahl, Korey K. Rachal, Cade J. Feliciano and Christian D. Wood.

Cadets who earned a 4.0 grade point average in military science were Cadets Taylor A. Andrews, Steven T. Bryant, Savannah L. Carter, Jaelon W. Davis, Tucker K. Ellis, Mary-Kathryn A. Fuller, Brandon Homan, Ronicia L. Howze, Michael R. Kingsley, Taimata A. Luafalemana, Aliona G. Salter, Alexander T. Stewart, Albert E. Tuiel, Cameron A. Coleman, Dominitra L. Charles, Logan T. DeOre, John A. Ham, Karl J. Marzahl, Kari C. Taffi and Christian D. Wood.

MS IV (senior) cadets honored were Taylor Andrews, Battalion Executive Officer, Field Training Exercise Award; Savannah Carter, S2, Military Intelligence Officer, Field Training Exercise Award; Jaelon W. Davis, Assistant S6, Public Affairs, at LSU-S, Cadet Honors, Recruiting Award and Field Training Exercise Award; Tucker Ellis, Cadet Command Sergeant Major, Field Training Exercise Award; Brandon Homan, Assistant S2, Military Intelligence, Recruiting Award and Field Training Exercise Award; Ronicia L. Howze, Battalion S3, Operations and Training Officer; Recruiting Award and Field Training Exercise Award; Michael Kingsley, Battalion Commander, Silver Medal Athlete, Recruiting and Field Training Exercise Award; Taimata A. Luafalemana, Battalion S6, Public Affairs Officer, Recruiting Award and Field Training Exercise Award; Aliona G. Salter, Battalion First Sergeant, Field Training Exercise Award; Albert Tuiel, S1 Personnel Officer, Cadet Honors, Recruiting Award and Field Training Exercise Award; Shaffer Kimball, Recruiting Award and Field Training Exercise Award.

MS III (junior) level cadets honored were Adam Barnes, Cadet Scholar and Recruiting Award; Cameron Coleman, Cadet Scholar and Recruiting Award; Dominitra Charles, Recruiting Award; Logan DeOre, Field Training Exercise Award; Jo Anna Fisher, Cadet Scholar and Field Training Exercise Award; John Ham, Field Training Exercise Award; Karl Marzahl, Company Commancer, Silver Medal Athlete and Field Training Exercise Award; Kari C. Taffi, Cadet Scholar Award.

MS II (sophomore) cadets honored were Briyonna Collins, Recruiting Award; Larancion Magee, Field Training Exercise Award; Kendrick Shavers, Cadet Scholar Award; Mari-Magdalena Torres, Recruiting Award.

MS I (freshman) level cadets honored were Markeyla Anderson, Perfect Attendance Award; Eboni Phidd, Recruiting Award; Tristan Thorman, Field Training Exercise Award.

Ronicia Howze and Eboni Phidd earned Leadership Excellence Awards. Karl Marzahl earned the Commendation Medal; Adam Barnes earned the Cadet Achievement Medal and Brandon Homan earned the most improved score on the Army Physical Fitness Test.

Scholarship recipients were Shaffer Kimball, Malcolm Daisy Scholarship; Ethan Lewis, Teresa Cazales Scholarship, and Larancion Magee, James A. Noe Memorial Scholarship.

For information on NSU’s ROTC program, visit rotc.nsula.edu.