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University of Iowa Army ROTC commissions eight second lieutenants

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Army ROTC program commissioned eight new second lieutenants Saturday, May 17. Each student received an undergraduate degree the same day.

The new lieutenants received their commissions during an 11:30 a.m. ceremony in the Old Capital Senate Chamber. The guest speaker was Lieutenant Colonel

Steven C. Fredericks (retired), a 1969 graduate of the UI. Director of Army ROTC at the UI from 1986 to 1990, Fredericks has a son who was one of this year's commissionees.

The graduates, their Army branches and degrees are as follows:

Christian O. Anderson of Bettendorf, Ordnance Corps, bachelor's in computer science; Jason D. Bavinka of Dubuque, Corps of Engineers, bachelor's in civil engineering; Zachary J. Buettner of Knoxville, Ordnance Corps, bachelor's in management and organizations; Steven C. Fredericks of Iowa City, Ordnance Corps, bachelor's in psychology; Christopher L. Malone of Mason City, Signal Corps, bachelor's in management sciences; Benjamin E. Seeley of Burlington, Army Nurse Corps, bachelor of nursing; Bruce P. Thoms of Cedar Rapids, Air Defense Artillery Corps, bachelor's in management sciences; and Patrick J. Wolf of Davenport, Ordnance Corps, bachelor's in history.

5/22/97