Two ROTC cadets pushed off and skillfully rappelled down the side of a new rappel tower, officially dedicating the new structure this past fall. The 40-foot tower was built just outside the Student Recreation Center/National Guard Armory and serves as an important training tool for cadets in the ROTC program.

The tower was a gift to the university by a group of donors including the Ivan Crossland, Sr. family and has been named the Ivan Crossland, Sr., Rappel Tower.

President Steve Scott told the crowd at the dedication that the relationship between Army ROTC and the campus is strong.

“It’s a relationship that is built on the common goal of providing our students with the education, the training and the leadership skills that will allow them to achieve their full potential,” Scott said.