100 Year Monument
On April 16, 2016 numerous ROTC Alumni, campus personalities, and community leaders gathered with the current cadets for the unveiling of the 100 - Year Monument. The ceremony was one part to a long Celebration of Army ROTC's history here at NDSU. It also included a joint run with Junior ROTC Cadets and Senior ROTC cadets, a luncheon and public presentations.
NDSU's library partook of the celebration by setting up a public display in the library's entry way for a month full of readings, artifacts and photos from across Army ROTC's history. On April 19, 2016, LTC Ted Preister, PMS, gave a speech to the open public about the intertwined history of ROTC and NDSU's campus. Again many campus personality and public personnel attended this event.
This year marks the 100th year of ROTC being a sanctioned organization - despite NDSU producing officers since 1982. Across the country many schools are hosting similar events celebrating 100 years of excellence.
There are future plans to add tablets around the monument with the names of all Alumnus from our program; if you or your class wishes to donate or contact us, we will gladly assist you in what manner will be best for you.