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Commissioning for Duty

ROTC Program Promotes Graduating Cadets May 21


Twenty-four Cal State Fullerton Army ROTC cadets will be commissioned for duty as second lieutenants.


10 a.m., Friday, May 21


Lawn west of Cal State Fullerton’s Engineering and Computer Science complex 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831 (Parking information:


The soon-to-be officers, part of the university’s ROTC battalion, also are completing their bachelor’s degrees at Cal State Fullerton and area universities. The students, majors, schools and cities of residence are:

  • Daniel J. Benjamin, political science, Cal State Fullerton, Lake Forrest
  • Matthew Bern, business administration, CSUF, Costa Mesa
  • Kenneth J. Bogenberger, history and political science, Vanguard University, Sun Valley
  • Sean K. Bors, biological science, CSUF, Murrieta
  • Miles Bruner, business, Whittier College, La Mirada
  • Kelly N. Christian, psychology, CSUF, Placentia
  • Joseph C. Colon, sociology, Biola University, Norwalk
  • Jordan K. Fankhauser, criminal justice, CSUF, La Verne
  • Deandre Garlington, sociology, CSUF, La Puente
  • Ian A. Greven, history, CSUF, Pomona
  • Nicholas J. Griepsma, history and political science, Biola, Fullerton
  • Michelle N. Hadin, kinesiology, Vanguard, Plantersville, Texas
  • Kelvin Kwok, history, CSUF, Diamond Bar
  • Alice H. Lee, nursing, CSUF, Anaheim
  • Susan M. Mejia, criminal justice, CSUF, Orange
  • Joseph Park, political science and sociology, Biola, Fullerton
  • Jesse N. Petrilla, computer science, CSUF, Rancho Santa Margarita
  • Ruth E. Rivas, communications, Vanguard, Santa Ana
  • Joshua E. Rosner, communications, CSUF, Fountain Valley
  • David R. Schmid, criminal justice, CSUF, Placentia
  • Brodie D. Trout, pre-law, Chapman University, Anaheim
  • Aaron C. Valencia, psychology, Biola, Buena Park
  • Jennifer P. Wade, social ecology, UC Irvine, Norco
  • David E. Wurbel, biological science, CSUF, Anaheim

Keynote Speaker:

Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), a retired Army lieutenant colonel


Griepsma will be named the battalion’s outstanding cadet. He is receiving the George C. Marshall Award, the top cadet honor, for demonstrating leadership through outstanding performance in academics, military skills, extracurricular activities and physical fitness.

In addition, the ROTC’s Distinguished Military Award will be presented to Griepsma, Fankhauser and Trout for displaying outstanding qualities of leadership, high moral character, noteworthy academic achievement and exceptional aptitude for military service.

Media Contact:
Mimi Ko Cruz, Public Affairs, 657-278-7586,