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Ft. Campbell visit

A few weeks ago WKU President Gary Ransdell and Psychology faculty member Betsy Schoenfelt visited the Hilltopper ROTC group as they were training with other cadets from Murray State & Austin Peay universities at Ft. Campbell. We got to see first-hand the training regiment that the students contend with. Needless to say, it was impressive.



1LT Eric Yates Memorial

WKU honored a fallen soldier yesterday with a memorial for US Army 1LT Eric Yates who was killed in Afghanistan over the weekend. Yates was a 2008 graduate of the WKU ROTC program. Full Story


Veteran’s Day on the Hill

The Hilltopper Battalion observed Veterans Day today with a ceremony at the Guthrie Tower. WKU’s Army ROTC program also inducted two new members into its Hall of Fame – retired U.S. Army Capt. Larry G. Loftis and retired Brig. Gen. Alan E. Grice — during a ceremony at Diddle Arena’s Stansbury Concourse.


Mountaineering class

The ROTC Mountaineering class has been on the edge lately… of the parking structure. The Military Science course is open to all students and has been working on the rappelling section of the class which pits them over the edge of the fourth floor of Parking Structure 1 to test their skills. After a few weeks of trials on the back end of the structure – which is shorter and has edges to stand on – they will tackle the sheer face on the front of PS1 after fall break. Check back in a few weeks for part 2!


Veteran’s Day

The WKU ROTC program honored the nation’s military servicemen and women today with a wreath placement ceremony at the Guthrie Bell Tower on campus.