Strengthening Our Commitment
In December 2016, the University opened a new $9.5 million, 32,000-square-foot Military Science Building featuring an auditorium, meeting rooms, classrooms, storage space and faculty and administrative offices. It is home to Eagle Battalion, the University’s ROTC program, a four-time recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award — having won it this past year for the second year in row. The award is presented to the top ROTC program from among eight brigades in the U.S. The battalion has met or exceeded the required number of Army Commissioned Officers for the last decade — one of only a handful in the country to do so. It is also home to the largest ROTC Nursing program in the U.S. with a national reputation for excellence and has been named a Military Friendly® School for the last six years in a row.