Recipients of these prizes have demonstrated exceptional leadership as active cadets and midshipmen in the Reserve Officer Training Corps. These students complete additional coursework and rigorous training in leadership, military science, and physical conditioning on top of their regular Tufts coursework.
The Army ROTC Award goes to a student enrolled in an Army ROTC program who has demonstrated scholastic achievement, leadership, and significant contributions to the greater community.
Andrew Delbrocco (A22) has successfully balanced a demanding commitment to Army ROTC and his teammates on the Tufts Football Team, where he plays as a linebacker. Alongside demonstrating commendable teamwork and leadership in his co-curricular commitments, Andrew is equally committed to academic success, pursuing a challenging Political Science major with an additional Entrepreneurship minor.
Isabella R. McKinney (A22) is majoring in Biology and Biotechnology.
The Navy V-12/Navy ROTC Memorial Prize goes to a student enrolled in a program leading to a commission in the U.S. Navy or Naval Reserve upon graduation. The prize recognizes scholastic achievement, leadership, and significant contributions to the community.
Colin J. Seely (E21) has excelled in his Biomedical Engineering major and consistently impresses his NROTC commanders and professors with his potential as a leader. Despite the demands of balancing academics and ROTC, Colin has dedicated significant service to the wider Tufts community. He has volunteered as a Big Brother to a child in Boston, served breakfast at the Homeless Veterans Center, participated in Toys for Tots, assisted in numerous food and clothing drives, and emceed Tufts’ 2020 Veteran’s Day Celebration.
The Gregory H. Arabian, A54 Airforce Prize recognizes scholastic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and significant contributions to the university and greater community.
A generous and committed leader, Julia Graham (A22) has performed exceptionally well in the cadet wing, serving as Uniform Room Liaison, Recruiting and Retention officer, and Flight Commander. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Julia led the entire Tufts cadet population in the first-ever split training operations at the crosstown campuses. Julia has also served as an intern for the joint MIT and US Air Force Artificial Intelligence Accelerator program.