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2007.12.19 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

Three UNO Students Earn ROTC Scholarships

Omaha - Three University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) students--Jonathan Martikainen, Matt Mines and Edel-Mark Valdez--recently earned four-year, full-ride U.S. Army ROTC scholarships.

“This is a great accomplishment for these three cadets,” said Major Dennis Murphy, who leads the Creighton University Military Science Program. The program has a partnership agreement, which allows UNO students to get their degree through UNO and participate in Army ROTC at Creighton. “There’s a great deal of work that goes into earning these scholarships, but they end result is a great one for the individual students and our program.”

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The Creighton/UNO ROTC program dates back to 1919 and has graduated and commissioned more than 2,300 officers. It enables students to complete their degrees while training to become United States Army officers in many different fields: Engineering, Criminal Justice, and others in the Arts and Science departments. Two-, three- and four-year full ride scholarship are available.

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