Presidential Spotlight - Medal of Honor

MSU Air Force ROTC Cadet Shelby Patti holds her Medal of Honor medals, standing between President Keenum and Lt. Col. Cassidy.

Medal of Honor

MSU President Mark E. Keenum, left, formally presented MSU Air Force ROTC Cadet Shelby Patti of Hammond, Louisiana, with the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association ROTC Medal of Honor Scholarship on March 27. Also pictured is USAF Lt. Col. Joseph J. Cassidy II, right. Patti, a junior chemistry major at MSU, is one of only three recipients in the U.S. receiving this honor, which is given annually by the Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation, in partnership with the AFCEA Educational Foundation. The $5,000 Medal of Honor scholarship recognizes outstanding ROTC students committed to serving in the U.S. Army, Air Force, Navy or Marine Corps.

Photo by Megan Bean

March 28, 2019