Virtual Army ROTC commissioning ceremony scheduled

Friday, May 8, 2020

The UNC Charlotte Army ROTC program will hold a virtual commissioning ceremony for its graduating 49er Battalion cadets, due to social distancing related to COVID-19.

Watch the ceremony starting at 10 a.m., Friday, May 15, on the ROTC program’s Facebook page. Cadets will be commissioned representing UNC Charlotte, Gardner-Webb University, Davidson College, Pfeiffer University, Catawba College and Lenoir Rhyne University. Some of those commissioned will report as early as May 24 to begin their U.S. Army careers.

Since 2010, the UNC Charlotte Army ROTC has commissioned 209 U.S. Army officers. The Army ROTC program began at UNC Charlotte in 1981, when it was hosted at Davidson College. UNC Charlotte became the host institution in 1996.

 The cadets being commissioned as second lieutenants are:

  • Remy Adrian, UNC Charlotte, Earth and Environmental Sciences major
  • Jesus Anampa-Vitor, UNC Charlotte, Criminal Justice major
  • Alexandra Bedell, Davidson College, Chemistry and Africana Studies major
  • Mitchell Blaszyk, UNC Charlotte, Political Science major
  • Gabriel Evans, UNC Charlotte, Criminal Justice major
  • Samuel Faries, UNC Charlotte, Engineering major
  • Startraya Galloway, Pfeiffer University, Criminal Justice major
  • Jared Garrett, Winthrop University
  • Samuel George, UNC Charlotte, Finance major
  • Jeremiah Hansen, Gardner-Webb University
  • Sardaris Haynes, UNC Charlotte, Computer Science major
  • Hector Marquez-Penaloza, UNC Charlotte, Engineering major
  • Shikerrah Maultsby, UNC Charlotte, Sociology major
  • Stockton McGuire, Davidson College
  • Maurice Owens, Pfeiffer University, History major
  • Ju’anisha Reels, UNC Charlotte, Exercise Science major
  • Jared Richard, Catawba College, Exercise Science major
  • Connor Richey, Davidson College
  • Larri Robinson, Gardner-Webb University, Nursing major
  • Scott Stegall, Davidson College, Finance major
  • Eleanor Tan, Davidson College, East Asian Studies major
  • Jacob Thomas, UNC Charlotte, Nursing major
  • Kyle Ward, UNC Charlotte, Engineering major
  • Nathanial Wellborn, Davidson College, Economics major
  • William Wilson, UNC Charlotte, Criminal Justice major