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17 University of New Haven Students Awarded Army ROTC Scholarships

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2/10/2014 12:00 AM
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Jan. 10, 2014

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WEST HAVEN, CONN. –Seventeen University of New Haven students were selected to receive a full tuition Army Reserve Officers Training Course (ROTC) scholarship.

Lt. Col. James Zopelis, UNH Army ROTC battalion commander, swore in the University’s largest class of student cadets on Jan. 22 at University Theater in Dodds Hall on the UNH’s main campus, 300 Boston Post Road.

“It is an honor to provide the commitment of 17 leaders at the finest forensic science university in the nation that also offers, leading programs in engineering, the arts and sciences,” said Zopelis. “The University of New Haven faculty and staff embrace those who serve in the military, and this ceremony was our opportunity to formally recognize these students and the support we receive from this world class staff every day.”

Upon graduation, students will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army and will serve a minimum of four years.

The UNH Army ROTC program was launched in 2011.

Students who were awarded scholarships include:

Last Name

First Name

Hometown

State

Antonelli

Dominic

Cranston

R.I.

Richards

Leeandre

Bronx

N.Y.

Wheeler

Mark

Rumford

R.I.

Santandreu

Benjamin

Hamburg

N.Y.

Rivera

Darius

Bronx

N.Y.

Jones

Dylan

Hillsdale

N.J.

Albrecht

Paul

Selden

N.Y.

Blundon

Robert

Madison

Conn.

Degroff

Thomas

Berlin

Conn.

Caruso

Joseph

Morris Plains

N.J.

Schappert

Coty

Brookfield

Conn.

Barr

Bethany

Lititz

P.A.

Howells

Andrew

East Sandwich

Mass.

Durso

Mario

Middletown

Conn.

The University of New Haven is a private, top-tier comprehensive institution recognized as a national leader in experiential education. Founded in 1920 on the campus of Yale University in cooperation with Northeastern University, UNH moved to its current West Haven campus in 1960. The University operates a satellite campus in Tuscany, Italy, and a graduate business campus in Orange, Conn. and offers programs at several locations throughout Connecticut and in New Mexico. UNH provides its students with a unique combination of a solid liberal arts education and real-world, hands-on career and research opportunities. The University enrolls approximately 6,400 students, including nearly 1,800 graduate students and more than 4,600 undergraduates – the majority of whom reside in University housing. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences, Tagliatela College of Engineering, and College of Lifelong & eLearning, UNH offers 75 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UNH students have access to more than 50 study abroad programs worldwide, and its student-athletes compete in 16 varsity sports in the NCAA Division II’s highly competitive Northeast-10 Conference.