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CCC Graduates Commissioned As Officers

Among those 100+ graduates now identified as the Class of 2013, five have distinguished themselves as part of the elite class of men and women who joined the ranks of the United States military as commissioned officers.

Renee Crane and Matthew Treptau
CCC graduates Renee Crane of Capac, MI, and Matthew Treptau of Moore, SC, were commissioned in the United States Air Force as 2nd Lieutenants in a ceremony held in the Joint Military Science Leadership Center (JMLC) on the campus of the University of South Florida in Tampa Sunday afternoon, May 5. Crane, a communications major at CCC, will start her career at the Ramstein Air Base in Germany as a Logistics Readiness Officer. Treptau, a business major, has been assigned to Lakenheath Air Base in the United Kingdom where he will be serving as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. Both Crane and Treptau were recognized this spring by the faculty of Clearwater Christian College with the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award from their respective academic divisions in Fine Arts and Business.

(Left to right) Matthew Auchtung, Andrew Redcay and Joseph White
In a separate ceremony Friday morning May 3, 2013, at the JMLC facility, the United States Army commissioned three Clearwater Christian College graduates –Humanities major Matthew Auchtung of Conyers, GA, Bible major Andrew Redcay of Ephrata, PA, and General Studies major Joseph White of Bayonne, NJ—as 2nd Lieutenants. Both Auchtung and White have been assigned to Fort Benning in Georgia where they will serve in Military Intelligence and Infantry. 2nd Lieutenant Redcay will serve Army Reserve in the Army Corp of Engineers. Both Auchtung and White were recognized at Clearwater Christian College in 2012-2013 as Who’s Who Among America’s College and University Students. Auchtung received the Spirit Award from USAA. White graduated in the top 15% of all Army ROTC graduates nationwide and was recognized as one of their Distinguish Academic graduates. In addition, he received the West Point Society Leadership Award and the CCC Army ROTC Cadet of the Year.

While all CCC graduates worked hard to meet typical academic and personal goals, these graduates faced the additional challenges of preparing themselves physically, academically, and emotionally to serve their nation as an officer-leader. Clearwater Christian College commends them on their efforts and willingness to serve their country in this capacity.