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Exemplary ROTC cadets honored at Chancellor’s Review
Exemplary ROTC cadets honored at Chancellor’s Review April 28, 2009Roxanna Carpenterrocarpen@syr.edu
More than 65 students were honored as cadets of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) as Syracuse University hosted the 91st Annual Chancellor’s Review and Awards Ceremony April 9 in the Carrier Dome. Held in honor of SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor, the review recognizes cadets who have shown exemplary achievement throughout the year.
Cantor presided as U.S. Air Force Col. Suzann Hensley and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Susan Hardwick led the review. Army and Air Force ROTC cadets from SU and other area colleges and universities were reviewed and celebrated.
A special portion of the ceremony celebrated the induction of retired Gen. Edward C. Meyer, retired Col. Joseph S. Lahnstein ’70, retired Lt. Col. Paul J. Chernauskas ’69 and John A. and Dean Emerita Marion R.W. Meyer G’55 into the SU Army ROTC Stalwart Battalion Alumni Hall of Fame, established in 1997 to honor graduates of the program who have distinguished themselves with their military and civilian achievements.
Awards to students included the following:
The Gen. Edward C. Meyer Leadership Award, presented to Thomas Wichman; the Professor John A. Meyer Leadership Excellence Award, presented to James Powers; the Superior Cadet Award, presented to James Gibbs, Alexander Hart, Garrett Stone and Wichman; the Harvey S. Smith Award, presented to Christopher Curran and Sean Ferris; the George C. Marshall ROTC Award, presented to Wichman; the Generals George C. Marshall and Henry “Hap” Arnold Five Star Award, presented to Powers; and the Professor of Aerospace Studies Scholastic Achievement Award, presented to James Graves, Son Lee, Powers and Zachary West.
Also, the Commandant of Cadets Award, presented to Christopher Weed; the NCO Award, presented to Brandon Joyce and Jennifer Lavita; the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Honor Certificate Award, presented to Keriann DeLorme; the Nursing Excellence Coin, presented to Sarah Keller; the Air Force Association Award, presented to Jessica Wood; the American Veterans Award, presented to Daniel Sellon and Chris Strain; the American Legion General Military Excellence Award, presented to Matthew Berit, Amanda Cookman, Kathleen Hope, Jordan LaPlante, Brian Pearson, Kyle Seifert, Derek Turndahl and Wood; the American Legion William P. Tolley Scholastic Award, presented to Malcolm Adler, Kevin Chapla, Ferris, Graves, Mary Hope, Lee, Logan O’Brien and West; the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Award, presented to Kendra Fiveash; and, the AUSA Military History Award, presented to Timothy Kingston.
Also, the Howard C. Miller Award, presented to Neil Bockus and Seth Lalor; the Daughters of the American Revolution Award, presented to Matthew Karrenbauer and Pearson; the Daughters of the American Colonists of America Award (Moses DeWitt Chapter), presented to Benjamin Abel; the Daughters of the American Revolution (Iroquois Chapter) Award, presented to Felix Rocha; the Daughters of the American Colonists of America Award (San Jose de Guadalupe Chapter), presented to Jeffrey Hartford; and, the Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America Award (Early Frontier Chapter and California Chapter), presented to Seifert, Michele Weinstein and April Wilcox.
Also, the USAA Spirit Award, presented to Oliver Bojanic and Takota Lively; the Military Officers Association of America Award, presented to Daniel Fink and Christopher Love; the Reserve Officers Association Award, presented to Kirstin Aubele, Daniel Berry, David Harding, Powers, Seifert, Joshua Spencer and Wood; the National Sojourners Award, presented to DeLorme and Quentin Sica; the Scottish Rite Southern and Northern Jurisdiction Award, presented to Andrew Trahms and Julian Vaiana; and the Military Order of the World Wars Medal, presented to Tyler Anderson, Derek Castelluccio, James Disalvatore and Thomas Feane.
Also, the Military Order of the Purple Heart Award, presented to Stephen Lohmann and Patrick Schaus; the General Society of the War of 1812 Award, presented to Cheryl Gonzales and Lee; the Sons of the American Revolution Award, presented to Stephen Kendrex, Lohmann and Benjamin Scalise; the Veterans of Foreign Wars Award, presented to Robert Allen and Edward Chando; the National Defense Industrial Association Award, presented to Brian Hill; the Frankenberg ROTC Award, presented to Stephen Chang, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Jacob Green and Samuel Wieczorek; and the McClune Scholar Award, presented to West.