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04-24-2008

Clarkson University Cadet Ranks Among Army ROTC's Best

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Clarkson University senior Michael P. McLaughlin of Evans Mills, N.Y., an interdisciplinary engineering and management major, has been named the George C. Marshall Award winner from Clarkson Army ROTC. Cadet McLaughlin

Given annually, the award is presented to the most outstanding cadet in the Army ROTC program at Clarkson University. The selection is based on professional excellence, leadership, personal integrity and selfless service to the nation.

The award is named in honor of Army Gen. George C. Marshall, who served as the chief of staff of the Army and secretary of both state and defense. He was the author of the restorative Marshall Plan and the only career soldier to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

"Cadet McLaughlin has been a great cadet battalion commander and will definitely be an exceptional lieutenant," says Colonel John C. Hinrichs, professor of military science.

McLaughlin, a 2004 graduate of Indian River High School, is the son of Joseph and Marilyn McLaughlin, of Evans Mills.

He will be commissioned in May and will be assigned to HHC, 8th Combat Support, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Clarkson University crosses the boundaries of disciplines, nations and cultures in order for discovery, engineering innovation and enterprise to come together. As a result, faculty and graduates grasp the full impact of their calling, direct their research to the world's pressing issues and lead with confidence and distinction. One in seven alumni is already a CEO or other senior executive. Located in Potsdam, N.Y., just outside the six-million-acre Adirondack Park, Clarkson is home to 3,000 students preparing for rewarding careers through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, science, and health sciences, as well as unparalleled outdoor recreation and life experiences beyond the classroom.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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