Four ROTC cadets from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will be commissioned as military officers Saturday morning.
The four graduating seniors, who will be commissioned as second lieutenants, are Ingrid Bates, Matthew Langan, Trevor Hulse and John Horoho.
Bates, a nursing major from Lakeville, will go on active duty as a registered nurse in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. While at Pitt-Bradford, Bates ran cross-country her freshman year and took part in the Appalachian Teaching Project research program, in which nursing students conduct and present research on rural health issues.
Langan, a history-political science major from Hershey, will go on active duty as a U.S. Army intelligence officer. Langan also ran cross-country his first year at Pitt-Bradford.
Hulse, a criminal justice and history-political science major from Allegany, N.Y., will serve in the Pennsylvania National Guard as a transportation officer.
While Bates, Langan and Hulse will be commissioned at 10 a.m. in the Harriett B. Wick Chapel on campus, Horoho will be commissioned in a separate ceremony on the same day at the grave of his grandfather in Arlington National Cemetery.
Commissioning Horoho will be his parents, retired Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho and retired Col. Ray Horoho. Horoho will go on active duty as an infantry officer stationed at Fort Benning, Ga.
As a senior at Pitt-Bradford, Horoho co-presented at the University of Pittsburgh's 2019 Mentoring and Advising Summit. His presentation focused on microaffirmations, which are small actions that signal to others that they are valued, included and welcomed. He is a general studies student from Charleston, S.C., with concentrations in marketing and management.
Pitt-Bradford is one of six colleges and universities that make up the Seneca Battalion, hosted by St. Bonaventure University in nearby Allegany, N.Y., which includes Houghton (N.Y.) College, Alfred (N.Y.) University, the State University of New York at Alfred and Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College.
The Seneca Battalion was founded in 1936. Pitt-Bradford has been a part of the Battalion for 40 years - since 1979.
By taking ROTC classes during their college years and being admitted to the advanced program in their junior year, Pitt-Bradford students can be commissioned as second lieutenants upon graduation and serve in the U.S. Army, U.S. Army Reserves or the National Guard.
For more information on ROTC at Pitt-Bradford, visit www.upb.pitt.edu/rotc/.
For disability needs related to the commissioning ceremony, contact the Pitt-Bradford Office of Disability Resources and Services at 814-362-7609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.