August 28, 2006
06-106

Charles Harmon Director of University Relations, Sementha Mathews Manager of Public Information and Media Relations

Nelson wins one of six national ROTC awards

Matthew Nelson, a second lieutenant in Valdosta State University's Air Force ROTC program, was one of six Air Force ROTC cadets nationwide selected to receive the Order of Daedalians Colonel Charles W. Getchell Memorial Scholarship worth $2,000. Nelson, who graduated from VSU in May 2006 with his Bachelor's of Arts degree in General Studies, earned this scholarship for his outstanding performance and contributions to VSU's Air Force ROTC detachment. Upon graduation, Nelson was selected to be an Air Force pilot and is currently at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev.

According to 1st Lt. Paul D. McArtor, USAF, Unit Admissions Officer for VSU's
Air Force ROTC DET 172, Nelson is one of the many VSU Air Force ROTC cadets who are proving to be some of the best in the country.

For more information on VSU's Air Force ROTC program, contact McArtor at 229-333-5954.