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Ex-Officio members: Jim Gaudino, Bill Vertrees, Charlotte Tullos, Sherer Holter, Tracy Pellett for Wayne Quirk, Roy Savoian, Matt Cziske, Loran Cutsinger, James Schwing, Elaine Ames
Ex-Officio Advisory, Non Voting members: Patricia Cutright, Ed Day, Bob Hickey, Kirk Johnson, Connie Lambert, Deb Schriber-Barkley for Dennis Defa, Scherry Sinclair for Shelly Johnson, Staci Sleigh-Layman, John Swiney, Bob Tosch, Becky Watson
Guests: Tracy Terrell, Col. John Armour, Major Matthew Wilson
Dr. Gaudino introduced Col. John Armour and Maj. Matthew Wilson from CWU's Air Force ROTC program. Col. Armour gave an overview of the program. The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) is an education program designed to give students the opportunity to become United States Air Force officers while completing a college degree. The Air Force ROTC program prepares students to assume important positions of increasing responsibility in the modern Air Force. Basically, they create officers/leaders. Their main training event for students is a 4-week program between the freshmen and sophomore years. After that students start learning their leadership skills. They have a decent amount of scholarships for the program. Approximately 25% percent of their students attend on scholarships. There are about 40-50 specializations in the program. Non flying officers give a 4-year commitment. CWU also offers two-year and three-year programs for community college transfers, veterans, and students who didn't enroll in the four-year program. When students complete Air Force ROTC and graduate with a bachelor's degree, they will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force.
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Jim Gaudino: The Carmina Burana Music event at Benaroya Hall was remarkable. If you get a chance, the same performance will be held on campus this Sunday, June 6 at 4:00 PM in the Music Building Concert Hall.
Staci Sleigh-Layman: the music at yesterday's Memorial Ceremony was fabulous.
Thank you Col. Armour for providing the refreshments for today's meeting.