August Pasquale selected as Liberal Arts ROTC marshal

May 05, 2020

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — As part of Penn State’s 2020 spring commencement activities, August Pasquale will represent ROTC in the College of the Liberal Arts as its student marshal.

In response to the growing coronavirus pandemic, orders from the state government and recommendations from global public health organizations, Penn State will hold its spring 2020 commencement ceremony via livestream on May 9. The virtual ceremony will recognize all Penn State undergraduate students and all graduate students in the Penn State Graduate School.

Pasquale will graduate with a bachelor of arts degree in political science and a bachelor of science degree in finance. His faculty marshal is Colonel Nathan A. Allerheiligen, USAF Detachment 720, Commander.

August Pasquale headshot

August Pasquale

IMAGE: Chuck Fong

In the Air Force ROTC at Penn State, he was first out of 450 cadets at field training. As a flight commander, he was responsible for leading 146 cadets. Pasquale was a reporter for The Daily Collegian where he focused on the Board of Trustees and University administration developments. He was also a member of the University Park Allocation Committee.

Pasquale studied abroad in Italy and England last spring. He also interned with U.S. Representative Andy Harris in Washington, D.C., where he attended House and Senate Committee hearings on homeland security, immigration, energy and commerce, environmental protection and budgeting and financial services.

Pasquale also interned with Northrop Grumman, an aerospace and defense company. He served as deputy proposal manager for a $73 million government defense proposal and conducted weekly financial analysis and project forecasts.

“My education in the College of the Liberal Arts gave me essential public speaking and analytical writing skills necessary to succeed in any work environment,” said Pasquale.

After graduation, Pasquale will serve as an acquisitions officer in the United States Air Force.

This is the 22nd in a series of stories on the 24 student marshals representing the College of the Liberal Arts during the spring 2020 commencement activities.

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Last Updated May 05, 2020