Military Science Department announces top academic award recipients

Kesha Williams
June 19, 2015

military-science-departme The Department of Military Science announces four cadets who earned top grades among the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the Viking Battalion. Left to right seated--- Shanika Burrus from Oxford, N.C., majoring in English (ROTC Cadet with Highest Cumulative GPA/Sophomore) TimMay Beale from Hampton, Va., majoring in Business Administration (ROTC Cadet with Highest Cumulative GPA/Junior) Left to right standing---Michael Davis from Winston-Salem, N.C., majoring in Criminal Justice (ROTC Cadet with Highest Cumulative GPA/Senior) Rayshawn Walker from Charlotte, N.C., majoring in Engineering Tech (ROTC Cadet with Highest Cumulative GPA/Freshman) Lt. Col. Edward Gawlik said the department is pleased with the academic accomplishments given their dual responsibilities as full time students and cadets. "We are so proud of our cadets and their academic achievements. Their success (highest grade point averages) in their academic studies is emphasized from day one in the ROTC program," Gawlik said. "We remind them every day that their work experience from the Army coupled with a high GPA makes them so much more marketable in the workforce after they leave the service." The ROTC program at ECSU prepares students to serve as officers and to have careers of service and success in the United States Army, Army Reserves and Army National Guard.