Leaders of leaders

| Marcus Clem editor in chief | Perhaps the clearest path to one of the highest honors a student can earn begins with a childhood in the university’s backyard. Nick Popejoy, a major in early/late childhood education and this year’s Outstanding Senior man, says growing up in Arma made his choice of Pittsburg State for college a certainty. “I have loved Pitt State forever,” he said. “To have my career end on such a high note here means a lot. I was in shock to be recognized this way.” His elementary ties to campus drove the loyalty and involvement that Popejoy attributes as key reasons for his success. “When people talk about my time here,…

Battle hand-off

Lambert rotated out of university after three years | Kelsea Renz managing editor | In the wake of the loss of former faculty member Sgt. 1st Class Forrest Robertson, Pitt State ROTC cadets prepare to lose another member of the ROTC teaching staff (cadre). Lt. Col. Christopher Lambert will relinquish his post as professor of military science at the end of May. The Army is rotating him to Fort Belvoir, Va., and bringing Lt. Col. Kenneth Hutchison to the position. “They want to bring in a fresh set of eyes as often as possible and give other officers at my level a chance to experience this kind of challenge,” Lambert said. “It’s time to turn…

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