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Estudiantes del área visitan con personal del Ejército en UMKC




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El 1 de octubre, aproximadamente 100 estudiantes de la escuela secundaria del área de Kansas City, en mayoría hispanos, se presentaron en una feria universitaria organizada por la Liga de Ciudadanos Latinoamericanos Unidos y el Ejército de EE.UU. en la Universidad de Missouri-Kansas City.
Los estudiantes, muchos de los cuales han visitado un campus universitario por primera vez, aprendieron sobre la experiencia de la universidad, y escucharon historias personales de estudiantes miembros del ROTC y soldados. También asistieron a una presentación de becas.
Los soldados que asistieron incluyeron a la Teniente Coronel Jane Sander, que ha servido durante 24 años. Sander compartió su historia empezando como hija de inmigrantes chinos en San Francisco – y cómo su decisión de unirse al Ejército abrió nuevas posibilidades para ella. Estas posibilidades incluyen la búsqueda de una educación universitaria y diversas oportunidades de carrera en el ejército.
“La beca ROTC me ayudó a pagar la mayor parte de mis estudios”, dijo. “Una vez que me gradué, no tuve que buscar empleo porque ya tenía (una oportunidad en fila) en el Ejército de EE.UU. – y ha sido una gran carrera para mí.”
Sander trabaja en el área de Kansas City y participa activamente en eventos, centrándose en el reclutamiento de hombres y mujeres de los estados en su región, incluyendo Kansas, Nebraska y Missouri.
Para obtener más información sobre cómo unirse al programa de becas ROTC del Ejército contacte a Sander al (816) 309-0764 o jane.w.sander.mil@mail.mil.


Area high school students visit with Army personnel at UMKC

By Melissa Arroyo

On Oct. 1, approximately 100 Kansas City area high school students of Hispanic heritage showed up for a college fair hosted by the League of United Latin American Citizens and the U.S. Army at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The students, many of whom were stepping onto a college campus for the first time, learned about the college experience, and heard personal stories from Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) students and soldiers. They also attended a scholarship awards presentation.
Soldiers who attended included Lt. Col. Jane Sander, who has served for 24 years. Sander shared her story of growing up as the daughter of Chinese immigrants in San Francisco – and how her decision to join the Army opened up new possibilities for her. Those possibilities included pursuing a college education and various career opportunities in the Army.
 “The ROTC scholarship helped me pay for most of my tuition,” she said. “Once I graduated, I didn’t have to look for a job because I already had (an opportunity lined up) at the U.S. Army – and it’s been a great career for me.”
Sander, who works in the Kansas City area, actively engages in outreach events, focusing on recruiting men and women from states in her region, including Kansas, Nebraska and Missouri.
To learn more about joining the Army or the ROTC scholarship program, contact Sander at (816) 309-0764 or jane.w.sander.mil@mail.mil.

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