Seven graduates of Northwestern State University’s Reserve Officer Training Program were commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army in conjunction with commencement exercises May 11. From left are Sec. Lt. Albert Tuiel of Shreveport, Sec. Lt. Alexander Stewart of Natchitoches, Sec. Lt. Scott Stearns of DeRidder, Sec. Lt. Michael Kingsley of Natchitoches, Sec. Lt. Tucker Ellis of Leesville, Sec. Lt. Savannah Carter of Deville and Sec. Lt. Taylor Andrews of Shreveport. LTG (R) Joseph M. Cosumano Jr., a member of NSU’s 1968 Golden Jubilee class, administered the oath of office during a ceremony prior to the public oath that took place during afternoon commencement.