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Marshall senior new president of National Student Council for SAME

Nov. 03, 2012 @ 11:25 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Nathan S. O'Kane, a Marshall University senior from Alexandria, Va., is the new president of the National Student Council for the Society of American Military Engineers.

"It's an honor, absolutely," O'Kane said of being elected in January of 2012 and taking office as president at the beginning of the 2012 fall semester. "I'm very proud to do this. It feels good to represent Marshall University."

The society is considered the premier professional military engineering association in the United States, facilitating interaction between the public and private sectors to enhance engineering support to national security.

Its membership comprises more than 20,000 leaders representing the uniformed military services as well as numerous government agencies, nonprofit associations, academic institutions and private-sector firms.

O'Kane will graduate from Marshall in May with a bachelor's degree in engineering.