Graduates Commissioned as Second Lieutenants

Jun 22, 2012

Fifteen members of The University of Scranton’s class of 2012 along with graduates of Marywood University were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army during the Jesuit school’s commencement exercises held recently on campus. The University of Scranton ROTC graduates who were commissioned at the ceremony are Christina Bayard, Point Lookout, N.Y.; Katlyn Brewington, Lebanon, Maine; Jenna Caserta, Lansdowne; Evan Dimakas, Oradell, N.J.; Aileena Flynn, La Plata, Md.; Coren France, Lackawaxen; Thomas Graham, Chambersburg; Thomas Heintz, Washingtonville, N.Y.; Michael Horan, Massapequa, N.Y.; Sidney Jaques, Rosemont, N.J.; Robert McGregor, Montpelier, Vt.; Emily Rainey, Mechanicsburg; Zachary Rubino, Chatham, N.J.; Stephen Siwinski, Towson, Md.; and Joshua Soto, Scranton.

In addition to The University of Scranton graduates, Natasha Rivera, Vancouver, Wash., Benjamin Slechta, Manchester, Md., and Andrew Wycheck, Harrisburg, of Marywood University were also commissioned at the ceremony.

Col. Reese Turner, U.S. Army Human Resources Command Division Chief for Maneuver, Fires and Effects, Fort Knox, Ky., served as guest speaker and delivered the oath of office to the cadets.


Fifteen members of The University of Scranton’s ROTC class of 2012 were among the 18 graduates commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at a ceremony held in the University’s Houlihan-McLean Center. Standing, from left, are Col. Reese Turner; Lt. Col. Ryan D. Remley; 2nd Lt. Michael Horan, military police; 2nd Lt. Stephen Siwinski, field artillery; 2nd Lt. Evan Dimakas, infantry; 2nd Lt. Zachary Rubino, Medical Service Corps; 2nd Lt. Andrew Wycheck, infantry; 2nd Lt. Coren France, infantry; 2nd Lt. Emily Rainey, military intelligence; 2nd Lt. Thomas Graham, Medical Service Corps; 2nd Lt. Sidney Jaques, Adjutant General Corps; 2nd Lt. Thomas Heintz, Quartermaster Corps; 2nd Lt. Robert McGregor, Quartermaster Corps; 2nd Lt. Aileena Flynn, Army Nurse Corps; 2nd Lt. Christina Bayard, Army Nurse Corps; 2nd Lt. Joshua Soto, finance corps; 2nd Lt. Benjamin Slechta, Ordnance Corps; 2nd Lt. Jenna Caserta, Medical Service Corps; 2nd Lt. Natasha Rivera, Ordnance Corps; and 2nd Lt. Katlyn Brewington, Army Nurse Corps.

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