The Rotary Club of Fort Collins is proud to recognize CSU Army and Air Force ROTC Cadets for their academic and military excellence and community campus involvement.

Cadet Grace Weishaar is the Rotary Cadet of the Month - September 2022! Grace is an outstanding selection as the first cadet in six months to accept the Award in person at a Club meeting, due to Covid restrictions. Grace hails from Portland, OR, and is a senior majoring Biomedical Sciences with an impressive 3.8 GPA at CSU. She holds the Wing Vice Commander position (#2 position in the Detachment of 160+ cadets!) during the Fall Semester. Outside her studies and involvement with ROTC, Grace works with the Colorado State Health Network as a Nurse Aide and also finds time to work in an Organic Chemistry Lab. She shared that she feels blessed to be in Colorado and is “a big dog person.” So if you see her out and about, offer her a cup of coffee… as she is a huge fan of it, too! After graduating and commissioning in 2023 Grace will be entrusted with a part of our Nation’s nuclear capability at her fingertips as a Missile Officer. Congratulations and Rotary’s best wishes for success!!!
Cadet Nolan D. Cawley is the Rotary Cadet of the Month - April 2022! Nolan hails from Modesto, CA, where he used to volunteer with the local Rotary Club and donated over an impressive 800 hours of community service! He is sprinting through his freshman year finish line at CSU with a bang and recently heard he earned a Commander’s Scholarship due to his recognized overall performance. Over the course of the year has enjoyed being a History major and is active with the Arnold Air Society, whose focus is to develop future leaders through community service, professional development, and education about our national defense. Nolan shared “RI is an amazing organization and I’m incredibly proud to be Rotary Club of Fort Collins’ ROTC Cadet of the Month!” After graduating and commissioning in 2026 Nolan desires to be a fighter pilot or remote piloted aircraft pilot. Congratulations and Rotary’s best wishes for success!!!
CSU Cadet Riley J. Bally is the Rotary Cadet of the Month - March 2022! Riley is in the final few months as a freshman in the Ram Battalion and is majoring in Wildlife Biology. Her hometown is Dixon, Illinois and has fallen in love with Colorado. She keeps busy with tennis and painting as hobbies and immerses herself in Colorado outdoor activities! A truly redeeming quality is her desire to “leave a positive legacy.” She has her sights on commissioning in 2025 in the Military Intelligence branch of the Army. Congratulations and Rotary’s best wishes for success!
CSU Cadet Jeremiah Jones is recognized as the Rotary Cadet of the Month - February. He is a sophomore and will graduate in 2024. Jeremiah is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and hopes to place those skills to use in the Civil Engineering career field upon entering the Air Force. Jeremiah hails from Longmont, CO and is involved with Arnold Air Society, which develops future leaders through community service, professional development and education about our national defense. He feeds his athletic passion through intramural sports and other fitness venues. Congratulations and best wishes for success!
CSU Cadet John Henselman is a sophomore majoring in Construction Management and will commission in 2024 as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army. John hails from Colorado Springs and he is interested in serving in the Infantry or Chemical Corps. This semester he is a team leader in Bravo Company and his interests outside ROTC are the Ranger Challenge, Orienteering Club, Shooting Club and trying out for the Poudre Muskets. Over the summer John has interned with Gracon, LLC to hone his construction skills. Congratulations to John Henselman being selected as Rotary’s Cadet of the Month for January 2022!
CSU Cadet Rosa Henson hails from Colorado Springs, is a junior studying Environmental Engineering and has sights set on graduating and commissioning in 2024. After graduating she hopes to be a pilot in the Air Force and is currently pursuing her private pilot license. Rosa is currently the Community Service Flight Commander this semester. In that capacity she has planned and executed major events such as a Veterans Day Ceremony and a Detachment ‘Dining Out’ social event hosting all members and their guests. She is also a resident's assistance for CSU Housing, plays seven different instruments and loves the outdoors.
CSU junior Cadet Kennedy Canfield hails originally from Alabama but grew up in Montrose, CO. She is studying Chemistry with an emphasis in Forensics. She was selected from her peers by Army ROTC cadre for standing out during the semester while the ROTC program focuses on developing leadership using experiential learning model. Kennedy has exquisitely honed her leadership qualities and is an active class participant, freely sharing her experiences with others by routinely engaging in class with thoughtful discussion. She will graduate and commission in 2023.
Senior Cadet Brandon Meyers hails from Colorado Springs and is a senior studying Business at Colorado State University. This semester he holds the Mission Support Group Commander, one of the top four positions in the Cadet Wing of 160 students. In that role he is responsible for all support and logistical matters associated with running the Detachment. He will commission in 2022 and desires to go into the Acquisition career field after graduation.
Senior Cadet Abigail Waugh is an Army “brat” and starting with her father’s 25 years of Army service, her, her brother (Army) and sister’s (Navy) service combines to approach 50 years of total family service! She earned an ROTC scholarship as a high school senior in Leavenworth, KS, is studying Mechanical Engineering and will commission in 2023. After completing rigorous training this past summer, she earned her Air Assault wings and in the next few months she will compete in the State Powerlifting competition. When she commissions she hopes to be a combat engineer.
Freshman Cadet Ashlynn Lutz is an outstanding scholar athlete Air Force ROTC AS100 cadet. Lutz achieved an impressive 3.98 GPA during her first semester at CSU and is one of six freshmen on the Division I CSU women’s soccer team. Upon completing ROTC, she hopes to commission in the Air Force, attend medical school after completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences, and eventually serve as a surgeon.

(Photo: Rotarian Susan Brand presents award)
Cadet Natalie Boggs is an Air Force ROTC sophomore cadet. Boggs is serving as a Field Training Preparation trainee in the Spring 2021 semester and despite her accelerated and compressed AFROTC track, has demonstrated the highest moral character, performance, and leadership. Upon completion of AFROTC, Boggs hopes to commission as a Public Affairs or Intelligence officer. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Arts Leadership and Cultural Management at CSU with an impressive 4.0 GPA.
(Photo: Rotarian Kip Turain presents award)