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Cadets Fall In

Cadets fall in; GMC JUCO cadets arrive for Super Tuesday
By Steve Marcotte – The Union-Recorder

MILLEDGEVILLE – Georgia Military College began its traditional Super Tuesday, welcoming first-year junior college cadets to the campus.

The 127th Corps of Cadets began the day registering upon arrival in the Cordell Events Center lobby.

Command Sgt. Maj. and Tactical Officer Steve Stoner said the event is a one-stop shop for the new cadets. Outside businesses also there to help cadets on their first day.

The Admissions oOffice, Military Science Department, Security Office for Vehicle Registration and Student Government Association were on hand throughout the day to aid the incoming cadets, Stoner said.

A GMC spokesman said cadets and their families could ask questions and receive information from the Student Activities Office and the Dean of Students. Student support staff were on hand to share information about extracurricular events, academic clubs and student programs.

\”We want to welcome them to Georgia Military College and to Milledgeville,\” Stoner said.

After leaving the Cordell Events Center, the cadets were scheduled to stop at Parham Hall for meetings with the Financial Aid Office, the Business Office and the Registrar\’s Office. Banks, churches and community organizations were present to offer their services to the new cadets.

Participation from local businesses and organizations help to familiarize cadets with the community, Stoner said.

Tuesday culminated with cadet\’s assignment to the first or fourth Battalion of the Corps of Cadets from the Commandant\’s office, and assignment to their new rooms.

Classes officially begin Sept. 8 for all junior college students.

\”They (the cadets) won\’t start classes until a week from Thursday, so we\’ll have about a week with them to get them introduced to the rules and regulations of the school and the cadet corps,\” Stoner said.

Calvin Hill, CSM said the cadets are going to participate in a leadership reaction course on Saturday.

\”Its a bonding exercise to let them know what their strengths and weaknesses are and get them used to each other,\” Stoner said.

Steve Marcotte can be reached at (478) 453-1451 or by e-mail at
newsroom@unionrecorder.com