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UNI ROTC Program to commission officers Saturday, May 11<br>

May 7, 2002
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Lt. Col. Michael DePuglio, head, UNI Department of Military Science, (319) 273-6220
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Six students in the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) program at the University of Northern Iowa will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the United States Army during an 8 a.m. ceremony Saturday, May 11, in the Seerley Hall Great Reading Room. They will each receive their bachelor's degrees in one of UNI's five undergraduate ceremonies later that day.

Black Hawk County Attorney Tom Ferguson will be the speaker for the commissioning ceremony.

Military science graduates being commissioned are: Joshua R. Boesen of Waterloo, who will enter the Iowa National Guard, Military Intelligence Branch; Fransisco A. Cortez of Knoxville, who will go on active duty with the Military Police Branch; Virginia A. Cortez of Traer, active duty, Quartermaster Branch; Kathy A. Dykstra McKay of Monroe, Iowa National Guard, Military Police Branch; Allan T. Hetteen of Coon Rapids, Minn., Iowa National Guard, Infantry Branch; and Melanie A. Meyer of Kellogg, Iowa National Guard, Adjutant General Branch.