– Megan E. Burns, a cadet in Florida Tech’s Army ROTC program, has been named the George C. Marshall Award winner for the university. Burns will graduate
with a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science with flight and be commissioned as a second lieutenant on May 6.
The annual award is presented to the most outstanding cadet in each Army ROTC program across the country. Marshall, for whom the award is named, served as
the chief of staff of the Army and secretary of both state and defense. Author of the restorative Marshall Plan, he is the only career soldier to be
awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Burns, the Panther Battalion commander, was selected for her professional excellence leadership, personal integrity and selfless service to the nation.
After being commissioned as an aviation officer, she will attend the Army’s helicopter Flight School at Fort Rucker, Ala., starting in July, 2006.
Burns graduated from RHAM High School (Regional Hebron Andover and Marlborough) and is the daughter of Gregory and Jody Burns of Andover, Conn.