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Branstad announces ROTC Governor’s Cup recipients

ROTCFrom Press Release

 

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today will present the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Governor’s Cup ROTC Award for outstanding achievement to ten students from The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Drake University, University of Dubuque, Buena Vista University, University of Northern Iowa, and Coe College.

The ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. today at the Iowa Statehouse in the Robert D. Ray Conference Room.

The awards are presented annually by Governor Branstad to top students in ten ROTC programs at seven universities.  The awards “honor the cadets for leadership, academics, and military achievement.”

Receiving this year’s awards will be:

• Cadet Captain Matthew D. Hanson, Buena Vista University Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Darwin Hanson of Villisca.

• Cadet Second Lieutenant Tanner J. Hildebrand, Iowa State University Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Hildebrand of Hiawatha.

• Cadet Colonel Clint J. Matthews, University of Iowa Air Force ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Andy Matthews of Nashua.

• Cadet Major Connor C. McGuire, Iowa State University Air Force ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Don McGuire of Algona.

• Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Christopher J. Morton, University of Dubuque Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morton of Charlottesville, VA.

• Cadet Captain Jesse C. Parker, Drake University Army ROTC, the son of Mr. Mark Parker of Johnston, Iowa and Ms. Christina Cole of Urbandale.

• Midshipman First Class Matthew Sindelar, Iowa State University Naval ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Sindelar of Shakopee, MN.

• Cadet Major Jacob Ulrich, Coe College Army ROTC, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Ulrich of Cedar Rapids.

• Cadet Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Yehieli, University of Northern Iowa Army ROTC, the son of Ms. Michele Devlin of Cedar Falls.

• Cadet Captain Evan W. Zalenski, University of Iowa Army ROTC, the son of Ms. Anne Zalenski of Williamsburg.