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Michael Howard and Whit Whitaker

Michael Howard (14C) and Whit Whitaker (81C)

One of Berry’s newest graduates became a newly minted Marine second lieutenant when Michael Howard (14C) was given the commissioning oath by Berry Chief of Staff and retired Navy Capt. Alexander “Whit” Whitaker (81C) just three days after spring commencement. The ceremony took place at Oak Hill. The international studies major and son of missionary parents spent two summers attending Marine Officer Candidate School during his time at Berry. Next up for the former student supervisor in the Berry president’s office is The Basic School in Quantico, Va., this fall.

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Michael Howard

Photo by Wendy Dahlgren (03C, FS)

Rising senior Michael Howard was all smiles after completing his second and final summer at Marine Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Va. Howard, who grew up in Brazil as the son of missionary parents, will be commissioned as a second lieutenant on his graduation day from Berry – May 10, 2014. Until then, the international studies major and economics minor will maintain his busy on-campus schedule as student supervisor in the president’s office, president of Habitat for Humanity and Presidential Ambassador. He is also a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Berry College Student Judicial Board.

A second Berry student, Marie Gaby, completed her first six weeks of OCS training this summer. She will return to Quantico in 2014 to continue her quest to become a Marine officer.

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