UAPB ROTC cadet receives leadership award


University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff ROTC Cadet Shannya Williams is one of three recipients of this year’s Lt. Gen. Edward Honor Leadership Award presented by the ROCKS Foundation.

The award is presented each year to a graduating college senior. The recipient receives a $1,500 stipend and recognition at the ROCKS Annual Spring Gala and Awards Ceremony. Recipients’ names are placed on a perpetual Lt. Gen. Edward Honor trophy.

Williams is a senior biology major from Earle. She will be commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Chemical Corps and begin serving on active duty upon graduation.

Honor served 35 years in the Army after graduating from Southern University. He died on Sept. 3, 2008.