Penn State ROTC Award 2011 – Kevin Nichols
The CPT Brian Faunce Memorial Fund presented its eighth annual ROTC award to graduating Penn State University senior Kevin Nichols. This award is given to the Penn State Army ROTC student who best demonstrates the spirit, leadership and courage of CPT Faunce. The $1,500 award helps the recipient begin their military career with a gift card to AAFES (for the purchase of uniforms, boots, and other required gear).
Kevin is a Finance major who earned a 3.62 GPA. Among Kevin’s Army ROTC accomplishments these past four years are:
- Superior Cadet Award, 2 years
- Recondo Award LDAC 2010
- Running Club Commander
- Airborne School and Cadet Training at Ft Dix
Kevin also distinguished himself with his extra-curricular activities. He volunteered as a Big Brother, with the State College Alpha Fire Company, and he is a Penn State Resident Assistant with responsibilities for 30 residents. Did we mention the Swimming Club? Kevin says he likes to keep busy!
Upon graduation in May, Kevin will be commissioned in the Infantry Branch as a 2nd Lieutenant and is headed for Ft. Campbell, KY. We wish him the best in all his future endeavors.