Life as a Hawk

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Will McPherson ’06 Marine Corps Commissioning

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On November 23rd, 2010, Will McPherson ’06 was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps.


Will contacted Pat Collins, Director of Alumni, to ask if he could have his commissioning ceremony at Xaverian.Will invited friends and family to attend the ceremony.


When asked why he chose Xaverian, Will said he wanted to have it with people who meant so much to him, at a place that meant so much to him.


The Commissioning Officer was another Xaverian grad, Captain John Burke ’99


“Xaverian had such an impact on me that I can’t think of another place I’d like to start this next step in my life.” – Will McPherson ’06



One thought on “Will McPherson ’06 Marine Corps Commissioning

  1. Thanks for keeping us updated with content like this. It means a lot, especially since I’m not in the area anymore.

    Congrats to Will and thanks to John for commissioning him. I remember John from a class behind me. Crazy seeing him with all those medals!

    Jon Thomas

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