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Clarkson University Army ROTC Students Commissioned

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Receiving their commissions and becoming second lieutenants in the Army were seniors Joe Frego, a financial information & analysis major from Norfolk, N.Y.; Kristie Hanley, humanities, Arcade, N.Y.; Mark Knoeller II, mechanical engineering, Waterville, N.Y.; Zachary Lewis, mechanical engineering, Williamson, N.Y.; Mike McLaughlin, interdisciplinary engineering & management, Evans Mills, N.Y.; and Bill Toft, environmental engineering, Berkeley Heights, N.J.  Army ROTC Commissioned 2008

Recognized, but commissioned the following weekend, were SUNY Potsdam student Kathryn Cavan, psychology, New York City, N.Y. and St Lawrence University students Chris Giovino, communications, Cobbs Creek, Va., and Andrew Mills, history & government, Scarborough, Maine. Also recognized were Clarkson University students Sean Reagan, math, Ridgefield, Conn. and Andrew Gaffield, mechanical engineering, Lafayette, N.Y., who will be commissioned in December and SUNY Potsdam student Danny Cunningham, business economics, Potsdam, N.Y., who will be commissioned in August.

Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world's pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3,000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.

Photo caption: Clarkson University Army ROTC cadets were commissioned and recognized at the annual spring commissioning. Left to right: Kristie Hanley, Sean Regan, Danny Cunningham, Joe Frego, Chris Giovino, Bill Toft, Kathryn Cavan, Mark Knoeller II, Mike McLaughlin, Zachary Lewis, Adam Karboski, Andrew Mills, and Andrew Gaffield.

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