From Lt. Col. Travis Dixon, Commander of our local Air Force ROTC detachment:

 “Kaley Cusumano, a Samford AFROTC cadet and Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing student, was awarded Distinguished Graduate Honors and the Physical Fitness award at Air Force ROTC Field Training (27 Jun 13 - 23 July 2013). Cadet Cusumano was ranked first out of her flight of 24 cadets, in the top five percent of over 300 competitively selected cadets from around the nation, scored a perfect 100 on her Physical Fitness test, and garnered the highest possible ratings on her leadership evaluations.  Throughout her Field Training experience, Cadet Cusumano demonstrated unparalleled adaptive and servant leadership skills as she enthusiastically tackled every mental, psychological and physical challenge the Air Force threw at her.  Her professionalism and unparalleled performance resulted in the Air Force recommending her as a trainer and evaluator for future field training camps.  It took a great amount of effort and commitment for her to achieve these prestigious honors and her performance reflects great credit upon herself and Samford University.”   

The world is better because Samford people are adept at meeting challenges.