UNK to announce the return of ROTC to the UNK campus


After more than a 10-year absence, 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, will mark the return of Army ROTC to the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus. The news conference will take place on the practice field just west of the College of Education. The Army Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) guidon–along with ROTC cadre from Lincoln and Nebraska National Guard officials–will arrive via helicopter. A UH-60 (BlackHawk) flown by the Nebraska Army National Guard will land on the practice field. 

NOTE: News media and others are to gather along the sidewalk just south of University Residence South (URS) until the helicopter has landed and it is safe to move onto the practice field where the news conference will take place.


– Welcome
– Dr. Bruce Forster, dean of the College of Business and Technology
– Passing of ROTC Guidon and Greetings. Lt. Col. Elizabeth Cisne, UNL professor of Military Science
– UNK Chancellor Doug Kristensen
– Maj. Will Prusia, UNK assistant professor and director of Military Science
– Question and Answer Session

NOTE: For planning purposes, please let me know who will be attending/covering by 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.
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