First Sgt. Thomas Hilliard adjusts the emblems on Maj. Wesley Feight's uniform during an ROTC commissioning ceremony held Friday, May 13, in front of the Nittany Lion Shrine at University Park. Some 24 ROTC cadets were commissioned as U.S. Navy ensigns or U.S. Marines second lieutenants during the ceremony.
David Oldham, a newly commissioned ensign in the U.S. Navy, poses with friends and family at the shrine for photos marking his achievement.
Gabriel Rodriguez's mom, Maria Mareno of Tennessee, pins her son during his commissioning as a U.S. Navy ensign.
Lenore Mami of Brooklyn, N.Y., poses with her son's cap. Son Lazarus Agrapide was just commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.
A Navy ROTC cadet listens as his commissioning orders are read to the crowd.
Tom and Linda Gross came from Minnesota to witness their son James be commissioned as a U.S. Navy ensign. Along with their daughter Alaina, the couple pinned their son's ensign bars and gave him his new hat.
Camila Rodriguez dropped her white purse and had to rub a dirt smudge out while she was watching the ceremony that made her brother Gabriel Rodriguez a U.S. Navy ensign.
A crowd of colleagues, friends and family watched the ceremony.