Military Science Department announces top academic award recipients
Kesha Williams June 19, 2015
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