Eckerd College Graduate Alex Simpson '12 Receives ROTC Battalion's Highest Honor

Alex Simpson '12 of Lebanon, Tenn., is the first Eckerd graduate in several years to complete the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program while enrolled at Eckerd College. Alex is the recent recipient of the American Legion Superior Cadet Award, the battalion's highest honor. The award is presented to one Senior Cadet who has ranked at the top of his Commissioning class, ranks within the top 3% of Cadets nationally and is in the top 10% of his academic class.

Each year, Army ROTC graduates 4,200 men and women from 273 host programs at colleges and universities across the nation. Locally, the University of South Florida Suncoast Battalion serves as a host program to Eckerd, one of 1,100 partnership and affiliate schools.

Shortly before graduating from Eckerd College on May 20, Alex Simpson was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

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