Future Lock Haven University Military Leader Wins Scholarship

November 20, 2013 - The Clinton County Veteran's Affairs Office, along with Lock Haven University, hosted it 2nd Annual Veteran's Day Ceremony. The event was held Monday, November 11th at the Durrwachter Alumni Conference Center on the campus of Lock Haven University. The event marked a time to reward any student or faculty who is currently serving, or has served, their country.

In particular, one future Veteran and Leader, Army ROTC Cadet Jeofferey Traore was awarded the Braden Leadership Scholarship of $1,000 for exceptional academic achievement and community service. Cadet Traore, a junior at Lock Traore AwardHaven University, will commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army upon graduation in May 2015.

During the ceremony, guest speakers included: LHU President, Michael Fiorentino, Jr.; Clinton County Commissioner Pete Smeltz; LHU Professor Dr. David Bower; and LHU Student Veteran Sean MacMillen. Other scholarships awarded were the Ryan Graham Memorial Scholarship. This award was presented during the Veterans Day Ceremony which honored the Veterans for their dedicated years in the service to our community and our country, so that our nation's way of life is preserved.

For more information on Lock Haven University's Army ROTC program, please contact LTC Nikolai Andresky, (570) 484-2301. For more information on the Clinton County Veteran's Affairs Office, please contact Bill Bechdel, (570) 893-4339.

Lock Haven University is a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE), the largest provider of higher education in the commonwealth. Its 14 universities offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs in more than 120 areas of study. Nearly 405,000 system alumni live and work in Pennsylvania.