SRU ROTC cadets to take part in Army CULP program

Nov. 28, 2017

A group of Slippery Rock University Army ROTC cadets have been selected for participation in the U.S. Army Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency Program.

During CULP, a summer, study aboard program, cadets will travel in small groups led by a senior cadre while immersing themselves in the foreign cultures of Lithuania, Madagascar, Morocco, Vietnam, Peru, Honduras and Poland.

Cadets will also experiences up to three different venues during the 30-day internships, including: humanitarian service; military-to-military exchanged and education surrounding the social, cultural and historical aspects of the country.

CULP slots are awarded based on GPA, physical fitness, language ability and other pertinent selection criteria.

The eleven cadets participating in the 2018 program are:

-Savannah Anderson, a junior political science major from Kane.

-Nicholas Appleby, a junior homeland security major from Eldred.

-Jacob Berger, a communication major from Georgetown.

-Dylan Colcombe, a sophomore health science major from Irwin.

-Gunner Coleman, a sophomore exercise science major from Slippery Rock.

-Nicholas Gouck, a sophomore political science major from Birdsboro.

-Jairus Moore, a senior safety management major from Rochester.

-Austin Shakespeare, a junior homeland security major from Thornton.

-Rorry Sheets, a sophomore homeland security major from Beaver.

-Logan Thrush, a sophomore homeland security major from Brookville.

-Zane Wolf, a junior safety management major from Slippery Rock.