Saint Vincent Freshman Receives ROTC Scholarship

by Public Relations | Nov 29, 2018

Smith scholarship presentation with Boyer staff

SAINT VINCENT COLLEGE FRESHMAN RECEIVES ROTC SCHOLARSHIP

LATROBE, PA – Zach Smith, a first-year physics major and native of Latrobe, has been chosen as a recipient for an Army ROTC Minuteman Scholarship, entitling him to full tuition, room and board for the duration of his undergraduate studies.

Smith was awarded the scholarship based on academic performance, physical fitness and involvement with the ROTC program. Upon graduating from Saint Vincent, he will be commissioned as a second lieutenant and serve four years of active duty.

Smith administered oath for ROTC scholarshipMaj. Tim Moreau, assistant professor of military science at the University of Pittsburgh, presided over the Nov. 28 presentation ceremony in the Luparello Lecture Hall. It was attended by Smith’s parents, Kate and Chris, his brother, Josh, Rev. Paul Taylor, O.S.B., executive vice president of Saint Vincent College, Dr. Stephen Jodis, dean of the Herbert W. Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing and Dr. David Grumbine, chair of the physics department and Smith’s academic adviser.  

Smith becomes the second Saint Vincent ROTC student to earn a Minuteman Scholarship, joining sophomore Patrick Counihan, who was awarded one in October.

Under adviser Dr. Eric Kocian, the Saint Vincent ROTC cohort is in its first year of reactivation. It is comprised of eight members, including one junior, four sophomores and three freshmen.
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ROTC Scholarship_Smith with family

Photo 1: From left, Rev. Paul Taylor, O.S.B., executive vice president of Saint Vincent College, Zach Smith, Maj. Tim Moreau, Dr. Stephen Jodis, dean of the Boyer School of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computing, and Dr. David Grumbine, physics department chair

Photo 2: Maj. Tim Moreau administers oath to Zach Smith

Photo 3: From left, Kate Smith (Zach’s mother), Zach Smith, Chris Smith (Zach’s father), and Josh Smith (Zach’s brother)

View a full photo gallery from Smith's scholarship celebration on the Saint Vincent Flickr Page

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