Alumnus Major William H. Lloyd to speak at Spring Commencement Ceremony
U.S. Army Major William H. Lloyd will address the graduating class at Penn State Mont Alto’s 2013 Spring Commencement ceremony. MAJ Lloyd is presently an Assistant Professor of Military Science at Shippensburg University. Commissioned into the Army through Officer Candidate School, Lloyd has more than 30 years of service to our nation. He successfully completed numerous military schools including Command and General Staff College, Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course, Armor Officer Basic Course, and Airborne School. MAJ Lloyd has also earned the United States’ Meritorious Service Medal three times, the U.S. Army Commendation Medal five times, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the National Defense Service Ribbon (Bronze Star), the Parachutist Badge, and the Pennsylvania Commendation Medal, among other awards. His military career has also included a post as Commander of the Pennsylvania Officer Candidate School.
MAJ Lloyd taught in the Shippensburg Area School District prior to the terrorist attacks on America on September 11, 2001. In response to those tragic events, he returned to active duty and participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2009. He has also taught for the Army at Penn State and Harrisburg Area Community College.
Born and raised in Levittown, PA, MAJ Lloyd began his Penn State degree at Mont Alto before graduating from University Park in 1982 with a B.S. in Health and Human Development. While at Mont Alto, he played varsity soccer and was the team MVP in 1979. He returned as the campus’ varsity soccer coach in 1991. MAJ Lloyd also obtained an M.S. in Education from Wilkes University in 1989. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Penn State Mont Alto Alumni Society, and he was named a Distinguished Fellow by the campus in 2008. MAJ Lloyd and his wife Suzanne, a 1983 Penn State graduate, met at University Park. They have been married 25 years and have three sons.
The Penn State Mont Alto 2013 Spring Commencement ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 10 a.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center on campus. Mont Alto is the oldest Penn State campus outside of University Park and has been graduating students for more than 100 years.