CWUArmy NewsArmy News to Mr. Nepute and welcome to Mr. Musard, 31 Mar 2015 10:07:44<p>CWU&nbsp;says goodbye to Mr. James Nepute as he continues on with his career. &nbsp;He was instrumental in the founding of CWUs Scabbard and Blade Chapter..&nbsp;</p><p>Taking his place is retired Lieutenant Colonel Michael Musard. &nbsp;Mr Musard&nbsp;recently retired from active military service after a 29 year career and will be serving as a civilian instructor with the CWU Army ROTC program. &nbsp; He will instruct the senior (MSIV) cadets in the program along with Professor of Military Science,&nbsp;Lieutenant&nbsp;Colonel Scott Carpenter.</p>Welcome Mr James Nepute, 05 Nov 2014 08:42:01<p>CWU Army ROTC welcomes its newest cadre member Mr James Nepute. &nbsp;Mr Nepute is a US Army contractor who will be instructing courses for the Army ROTC program. &nbsp;He brings with him years of experience teaching Army ROTC as well as a wealth of knowledge being a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel.</p>Welcome Captain Ian Boyer, 22 Jul 2014 09:51:19<p>Central Washington University Army ROTC welcomes Captain Ian Boyer and wife Brenda. &nbsp;Captain Boyer recently arrived from Marine Corp Expeditionary Warfare School in Quantico, Virginia.</p>CWU Army ROTC Welcomes Sergeant First Class Raffael Donaldson, 21 Apr 2014 15:09:35<p>Central Washington University Army ROTC welcomes Sergeant First Class Raffael&nbsp;Donaldson and his family. &nbsp;SFC Donaldson is an Air Defense Artillery Noncommissioned&nbsp;Officer and comes to the Wildcat Battalion from his previous assignment at Fort Hood in Texas.</p>Passing of LTC James M Caesar, first Professor of Military Science at CWU, 05 Mar 2014 15:06:46<p>It is our sad duty to inform the CWU Army ROTC Alumni of the passing of LTC James M Caesar.&nbsp; LTC Caesar was the first Professor of Military Science at CWU and served from June 1981 to July 1985.&nbsp; He will be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.<br><br>Those wishing to send condolences to Mrs. Betsy Caesar can e-mail</p></br></br>CWU Army ROTC Welcomes Major Aaron Johnson, 26 Nov 2013 14:18:00<p>Central Washington University Army ROTC welcome Major Aaron Johnson and his wife Sarah. &nbsp;Major Johnson comes to Wildcat Battalion Army ROTC from the Oregon National Guard. &nbsp;</p>CWU Preparation, Federal Plan Reduce Government Shutdown Effects on Students, 01 Oct 2013 11:50:47<p>October 1, 2013</p><p>ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Rapid processing of federal financial aid and federal contingency plans will protect students at Central Washington University from the most extreme effects of the shutdown of the federal government. The failure of Congress to approve a continuing budget resolution by midnight last night will disrupt the operation of federal programs, including agencies and programs that fund higher education research and many student assistance programs.</p><p>"In preparation for the imminent shutdown, CWU requested reimbursement for all federal awards that had incurred costs. However, we can only be reimbursed for funds we've spent," explained Connie Williams, associate vice president for Business and Financial Affairs. "We've received payment for about 83 percent of what has and will be spent in the next few weeks. We'll cover the remaining 17 percent until Congress agrees on a budget."</p><p>Last week CWU received a memo from US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) outlining the contingency plan for the US Department of Education (DOE) in the event of a government shutdown. The memo said work required to process Pell Grants and subsidized and unsubsidized student loans will continue as normal. Federal employees necessary to support those functions are among the agency's top priorities.</p><p>Federal reimbursements to CWU received so far total about $13.7 million in federal loans and $70,000 for the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), a federal assistance grant reserved for college students with the greatest financial need. As of close of business yesterday, the last day of the federal fiscal year, Williams said about $5 million in loan packages had been offered to, but not officially accepted by, students. If the aid is accepted within the next week, CWU may have to cover those payments until Congress approves a budget.</p><p>Of the total Pell grant funding of $5.5 million, CWU has allocated and received federal payment for about $4 million. Williams said CWU also will hold Pell recipients harmless from the effects of the government shutdown.</p><p>"The bottom line is that students, who were awarded and have accepted federal financial grants and loans by September 30, should not be affected by the federal government shut down," said Williams.&nbsp;</p><p>CWU federal research and non-research funding also may be affected, because reimbursement requests for other grants and contracts are typically processed after September 30, the last day of the federal fiscal year. Funding processing may be suspended until a continuing resolution is approved. The university will be able to submit requests for new awards, but they will not be processed until a new continuing resolution is adopted.</p><p>CWU already has received federal funding for the 2013-2014 school year for the McNair Scholars program, the College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), Higher Education Program (HEP), Student Support Services (SSS), and for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) grant, which prepares more than 2,000 middle school students in central Washington for success in college.</p><p>However, CWU’s Army ROTC program received a direct hit. Government Services employees had to be furloughed, which will delay books, tuition, room and board and monthly stipends for cadets, since appropriate paperwork cannot be processed. The program is working with the university to avoid any adverse affects on students.</p><p>At this time there is no information on any impact to veteran’s programs through CWU’s Veterans Center.</p><p>Under the contingency plan of the DOE, 90 percent of employees would be immediately furloughed. During the first week of a shutdown the agency would maintain only functions related to the discharge of the duties of presidentially-appointed, senate-confirmed individuals; the protection of life and property; and, as appropriate, the obligation, payment, and support of student financial aid as well as other pre-authorized payments and obligations.</p><p>A shutdown lasting longer than a week, could affect the processing of student loans/grants and payments. Programs using mandatory or multi-year funding from a prior year would continue to operate through a government shutdown, though likely at a slower rate with far fewer employees. The text of the full OMB Contingency Plan may be accessed at: <a href=""></a></p><p><br>Media Contact: Linda Schactler, Executive Director of Public Affairs, 509-963-1384</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1518, <a href=""></a></p></br></a href="">Goodbye to CPT Dale Wright, 17 Jul 2013 14:10:05<p>After three years of tremendous service&nbsp;as a cadre member for CWU Army ROTC we are sad to say goodbye to CPT Dale Wright and his wife Tracy.&nbsp; CPT Wright served with distinction as Military Science I and Military Science II instructor.&nbsp; He also served as the battalion recruiting officer and executive officer.</p>CWU Army ROTC Welcomes CPT Andrew Partin, 17 Jul 2013 14:06:44<p>Central Washington University welcomes its newest cadre member CPT Andrew Partin.&nbsp; CPT Partin will be assuming the role of Operations Officer for the Wildcat Battalion.&nbsp;&nbsp;He and his family will be coming to CWU from there most recent assignment in Germany.</p>CWU Invites Community to 25th Annual Army And Air Force ROTC Presidential Day Retreat and Awards Presentation May 17, 09 May 2013 13:49:27<p>Central Washington University's Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AROTC)—Wildcat Battalion and Air Force Reserve Officers' Training Corps (AFROTC)—Detachment 895—Cascade Cowboys invites the Kittitas County community to the 25th Annual Presidential Day Retreat and Awards Presentation on Friday May 17, at 1:00 p.m., at Tomlinson Stadium and Field.<br><br>The Army and Air Force units will hold a full, military-style parade to honor the support from the university and local community. Additionally, cadet annual awards will be presented by local and national organizations. A reception will be held following the proceedings.<br><br>The guest speaker will be CWU President James L. Gaudino, who will officiate at this year's event as well. Other reviewing officials include Marilyn Levine, provost and vice president; Connie R. Lambert, dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies and military coordinator; William J. Bender, associate dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies; Lieutenant Colonel Scott W. Carpenter, chair and professor of Military Science, Army ROTC Wildcat Battalion; Lieutenant Colonel Jason A. Densley, chair and professor of Aerospace Studies and Commander of Air Force ROTC Detachment 895—Cascade Cowboys; and Master Sergeant Kori J. Kvalevog, senior military instructor of Military Science, Army ROTC—Wildcat Battalion.<br><br>Both ROTC programs have a long history of excellence. Starting as a mandatory program for all male students enrolled at the university, the program has matured to meet the needs of the all-volunteer military. ROTC provides enhanced leadership and management training and instills military ethics and skills necessary to meet the challenges of today's armed forces. Cadets not only focus on their academics and military training, but also contribute to community service projects like American Red Cross Blood Drives, the Yakima River Clean-up, and the 24 Hour POW/MIA Vigil.<br><br>For more information please call 509-963-3518.</p><p>Media Contact: Angela Moore, Military Science, 509-963-3518,<br>&nbsp;</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>