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By Perla Matthews, USAG Bavaria Education Center/Embry Riddle Aeronautical University


VILSECK, Germany — USAG Bavaria Education Centers hosted the 2019 Military Academic Achievement Award ceremony Nov. 13 alongside Tri-Services Schools.


The event was held at the Multi-Purpose Center, Building 134 located at Rose Barracks.


A total of 17 recipients were awarded the prestigious award during the ceremony. Awardees were recognized for their high academic standing and commitment to higher education.


The awardees celebrate their academic achievements among garrison command team, military members, family members and community members. Award recipients included:


Central Texas College                            


  • Staff Sgt. Michael J. Hughley           
  • Alexandria Lynn                                                                                                                           


Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University


  • Spc. Jose C. Contreras
  • Edward Gonzales
  • Sgt. Amari Johnson
  • Staff Sgt. Dijjonai Lee
  • Spc. Tamica Rhoden


University of Maryland Global Campus     


  • Spc. Stefanie Britton
  • Staff Sgt. Kristopher Copple                              
  • Yamimara Narito                                     
  • Zinsi Biondi Pansa                                  
  • Sgt. 1st Class Andrew P. Richmond
  • Kerrena K. Wyckoff


University of Oklahoma


  • Master Sgt. Jason L. Glover
  • Julie A. Kelly
  • Spc. James Parker Smith
  • Melissa A. Waldman


The ceremony was a kickoff to American Education Week, which included other activities from Nov. 18 – 22.


Events included MyCAA and FAFSA workshops, GoArmyEd 101 and GI Bill 101 classes.


Another community event was an APA Writing Workshop presented by UMGC professor Brian East.


Graduate Open House and ‘Colleges & Coffee’ events were held for those interested in learning more about academic programs offered in the area.


All sessions were hosted by CTC, ERAU, UMGC, OU alongside the Rose Barracks and Tower Barracks Education Centers.



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