My first Magazine - Page 11

COAS Tiger Showcase Chief Warrant Officer 2 Andres Gustavo Navarro was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Following high school, he attended Grambling State University in Grambling, Louisiana. After earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance, he became the Director of Bands at Stranahan High School in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Navarro joined the United States Marine Corps in 2004 as a Marine Bandsman. Upon completion of Basic Training, Combat Training, and the Armed Forces School of Music, he reported to Marine Band San Diego for duty as a French Horn Instrumentalist. While serving at MCRD San Diego he earned a master’s degree in Instrumental Conducting from San Diego State University. In 2008, he reported to the 3d Marine Aircraft Wing Band and continued serving as a French Horn instrumentalist. In 2010, Mr. Navarro requested orders to Marine Corps Drill Instructor School. As the honor graduate of class 2-11, he was assigned to 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, Golf Company where he served as Drill Instructor, Senior Drill Instructor, and Operations Chief. In 2012, his tour on the Drill Field was abridged upon his selection to become a Warrant Officer. Mr. Navarro began his assignment as the Officer in Charge of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band, June 2013. Jimmitriv Roberson is from Arcadia, Louisiana. She is majoring in Biology and participating in the Bachelor of Science/Doctor of Medicine (BS/MD) Program, a component of the Meharry Medical College Center of Excellence. Each summer, Jimmitriv leaves GSU to study at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tennessee. Her studies include working in the simulation laboratories for dentistry and medicine and learning more about anatomy through the many activities and projects. The Grambling Meharry BS/MD Program is preparing Jimmitriv for success on the Medical College Admission Test and it expands her knowledge in preparation for medical school. After graduating from GSU, Jimmitriv plans to attend medical school in order to become a medical doctor in the area of family medicine. She also plans to earn certification in the field of gerontology. Jimmitriv is a member of the Earl Lester Cole Honors College, president of the Favrot Student Union Board, and has been a member of the President’s List each semester since enrolling at Grambling State University. She is a member of the Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology (CMAST), a Tom Joyner Foundation Scholar, and a Lexus Verses and Flow Scholar. Jimmitriv was Miss Academic Excellence for the 47 th Annual Miss Calendar Girl Scholarship Pageant. Page 9 Academic Viewbook