NMU ARMY ROTC CADETS RECEIVE AWARDS

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  MARQUETTE – Eight Northern Michigan University Army ROTC cadets received awards from Governor Jennifer Granholm and the Greater Michigan Armed Forces Week Committee in Detroit for their leadership, scholastic achievement and high moral standards.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  A board of military officers at NMU selected the students based on their grade-point average and military training. University students from all branches of the armed forces in Michigan competed for the awards for each school.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  “ItÂ’s a very prestigious honor,” Maj. Brian Lantz said.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  The following students received awards:

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Melissa Brown of Warrenville, Ill., received the Arvin Meritor Award for the senior demonstrating the most outstanding academic achievement. She also received the Daimler-Chrysler Corporation Award for being the fall battalion commander of the ROTC battalion. Brown, a hospitality management major, has a 3.73 grade point average (on 4.00 scale). She will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army on May 3.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Jacob Davis of Bad Axe received the Association of the U.S. Army Award for the cadet demonstrating the most outstanding military leadership, achievement, proficiency, scholastic excellence and participation in extracurricular college activities. Davis, a sophomore English major, has a 3.61 GPA. He is a member of NMUÂ’s Student Leader Fellowship Program (SLFP) and is on the crew team.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Alexander Gualdoni of Marquette received the General Motors Award for demonstrating the most outstanding academic achievement. Gualdoni, a business management freshman, has a 3.55 GPA. He is a soldier in the 107 Engineer Battalion of the Michigan Army National Guard (MIARNG).

Einar David Manki of Bessemer received the Ford Motor Company Award for the junior demonstrating the most outstanding academic achievement. Manki, a political science major, has a 3.81 GPA. He earned his air assault wings last summer and is a SLFP member.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Scott Pritzlaff of Marquette received the Detroit Diesel Corporation Award for being the spring battalion commander of the ROTC battalion. Pritzlaff, a criminal justice major, has a 2.66 GPA. He is a member of the 107 Engineer Battalion of the MIARNG and will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Engineer Corps of the US Army on May 3.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Krista Schuster of Iron Mountain received the General Dynamics Land Systems Award for the Army cadet who has maintained excellence in science and academic achievement and demonstrated integrity and leadership. Schuster, a computer information systems junior, has a 3.07 GPA. She is a soldier in the 49th Military Police (MP) Company of the MIARNG.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  John VanDusen of Iron Mountain received the National Defense Industrial Association Award for the cadet demonstrating the most outstanding military achievement. He is junior elementary education major with a 3.72 GPA. VanDusen is a soldier in the 49th MP Company of the MIARNG.

 Â Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚ Ã‚  Michael Zultak of Farmington Hills received the AM General Corporation Award for the sophomore demonstrating the most outstanding academic achievement. Zultak is majoring in physical education and has a 3.69 GPA.



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