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Randa Hamadeh named ROTC’s top cadet

March 27, 2012
Randa Hamadeh

Randa Hamadeh

Randa Hamadeh was recently selected as the 2012 George C. Marshall Award winner for NIU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program.

As the award winner, she will be NIU’s representative at the George C. Marshall Leadership Seminar held Sunday, April 15, through Wednesday, April 18, at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Va.

Each year, the top senior cadet from each of the 273 ROTC programs nationwide are selected as Marshall Award winners.

To be selected, the cadet must be the top cadet of the senior class, a graduate of the Leadership Development and Assessment Course from the previous summer and have demonstrated leadership and scholastic qualities that epitomize the career of Gen. George C. Marshall.

Awardees will be flown to Lexington to participate and represent their schools at a leadership seminar focusing on the national security of the United States and future expectations as a second lieutenant in the United States Army.

Cadet Hamadeh, who is majoring in nursing, is scheduled to graduate this May. She will then enter active duty as an Army nurse.

A 2008 graduate of Sandburg High School, she is the daughter of Nael and Patricia Hamadeh of Orland Park, Ill.