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Navy V-12 Scholarship Reflects Veterans' Generosity

In honor of Veteran's Day, the UCM Alumni Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017-18 UCM Navy V-12 Scholarships. Kymmalett Ross, a graduate student in psychology from Clarksville, Tenn.; Thomas Hitchcock, a sophomore, US Army ROTC cadet and criminal justice major from Warrensburg; and Rhett Rumfelt, a senior aviation management major from Conway, MO, are each receiving a $1,500 scholarship.

The Navy V-12 Program was the largest Navy officer training program of World War II. It was established as part of the Naval ROTC to provide accelerated officer training at American colleges and universities. The program was unique in that the men were officer candidates in an enlisted status while attending civilian schools under Navy contract.

Central Missouri's Navy V-12 unit was established under the command of Lt. I. L. Peters. Some 1,000 officer candidates, assigned as apprentice seamen, received training at then CMSU from July 1, 1943, through Oct. 31, 1945.

A memorial to the Navy V-12'ers is located at the corner of Holden and Clark. Members established the scholarship for UCM students who plan to pursue a military career or have parents, grandparents, or brothers and sisters associated with the military. We salute these generous veterans for supporting generations of UCM students with this scholarship.

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