Seven graduating Edinboro University seniors and ROTC Cadets were officially commissioned as officers in the U.S. Army. The ceremony took place on the campus of Edinboro University last Friday. 

Cadets Alex Keller, Owen Tshudy, Zachary Weidner, Amber Bokshan, Cameron Silvis, Garrett Locke and Ryan Stratton, completed their experience with the Fighting Scots Battalion and will nove enter active duty. 

Edinboro invited retired Lt. Col.Ed Longo, a 1979 graduate of Edinboro to provide the commissioning address. A Meadville native, Longo served in various capacities on active and reserve duty. 

Since Edinboro University's ROTC program was founded in 1973, the Battalion has commissioned more than 200 U.S. Army officers.