Student Commissioned at U.S. Army ROTC Ceremony

May 26, 2010 at 12:08 pm

The Southern Guards Battalion of the U.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps hosted the 2010 Commissioning Ceremony on Friday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m. at Wofford College’s Leonard Auditorium.

Kathryn Ellis, a May 2010 University of South Carolina Upstate graduate, received her commission as a second lieutenant. Ellis will enter the Quartermaster Corps and her first duty station will be Hunter Army Airfield near Savannah, Ga. Originally from Greenville, Ellis was a criminal justice major at USC Upstate.

“Our students have learned tremendous leadership skills through the ROTC program that will serve them well as they pursue their careers in the Army and civilian job market,” says USC Upstate Chancellor John Stockwell. He adds that, “It was not always an easy road for them, but they met the challenge of earning their college degrees while gaining self-discipline, confidence, and now, the rank of officer. They will serve this nation well.”

For further information contact Capt. Simon Stricklen, enrollment and scholarship officer, at (864) 597-4338 or email him at stricklenws@wofford.edu. More information on USC Upstate’s ROTC Program can be found on the Web at www.uscupstate.edu/armyrotc. Wofford College is the host institution of the Southern Guards Battalion, which serves USC Upstate, Wofford College, Converse College and Limestone College.