Sept. 11, 2017
Drew C. Meeker of Aliquippa, a 2016 graduate of Saint Vincent College where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in criminology, law and society with a minor in psychology, has completed training at the United States Marines Officer Candidate School (OCS) in Quantico, Virginia.
Meeker graduated from the rigorous training program at OCS with 600 men and women that began with approximately 900 candidates. Her platoon of 63 women was narrowed to just 29 by graduation.
OCS is a process in which candidates are evaluated for their mental, moral and physical abilities and measured for their leadership potential. Upon graduation, she is attending the Basic School in Quantico for six months where she will be trained as a Provisional Rifle Platoon Commander, also known as Leader of Marines, a requirement held only by the USMC for newly commissioned officers. Meeker will then be assigned a Military Occupational Specialty which she will serve her remaining four active years. Meeker commented that “adapt and overcome” has taken on a whole new meaning in her life.
Meeker’s long term goal is to serve her country for four years and then apply to the FBI in counterintelligence.
She credits Saint Vincent College and the guidance of her advisors within the Criminology Department with helping her achieve success.
At Saint Vincent Meeker was a member of the Criminology Club and Colleges against Cancer. She participated in varsity women’s basketball for three years from 2012 to 2015 and served as captain during her junior year.
She is a 2012 graduate of Quigley Catholic High School.
Daughter of Kelly Nagy and John Meeker, she is a member of Our Lady of Fatima, Hopewell.
Photo: Drew Meeker
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