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Una Army Rotc To Commission Five Graduating Cadets

Nov. 23, 2010

Michelle Eubanks, UNA, at media@una.edu, 256.765.4392 or 256.606.2033

FLORENCE, Ala. - The University of North Alabama Army ROTC program will honor five graduating cadets at its fall 2010 commissioning ceremony Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Guillot University Center Performance Center. Daniel E. Boone, a nursing major who has been involved with the UNA ROTC program for four years and earned the title of completion cadet two years ago, will join the other graduating cadets at the ceremony. For Boone, who hopes to work as a nurse with the U.S. Army after being stationed at Fort Gordon in Augusta, Ga., next year, the process of earning his nursing degree at UNA and being commissioned as an officer has been well worth the time and effort. "The military is a big part of my family," Boone said. "I've always wanted to be an officer, so this commissioning ceremony is just one more thing to check off in life." Boone's twin brother, Douglas O. Boone, who is a first lieutenant with the U.S. Army and is currently stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, will be the featured guest speaker at the ROTC commissioning ceremony. He is a 2007 UNA graduate, an Army officer and recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan. Boone will discuss his leadership experience, from his time working with the ROTC program to fighting in real-life military scenarios in Afghanistan. A reception will follow the commissioning ceremony in the GUC Loft at 11 a.m. The five graduating cadets who will be recognized at the ceremony are: Daniel E. Boone, a nursing major, of Rienze, Miss. Philip T. Bradley, a criminal justice major, of Madison Daniel E. Burcham, a German major, of Florence Jacqueline D. Hodges, a psychology major, of Huntsville Dustin S. Lauterbacher, a history major, of Madison For more information, contact the UNA Army ROTC program at 256-765-4271, or visit www.una.edu/rotc.

About The University of North Alabama

The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering credential, certificate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs in the colleges of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering; Business and Technology; Education and Human Sciences; and the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions. The first-choice University for more than 10,000 on-campus and online students, UNA is on a bucolic campus in Florence, Alabama, part of the historic and vibrant Shoals region. Lions Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN Conference. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age, or national origin. For more: www.una.edu and www.una.edu/unaworks/