Woodrow Horner, owner of Woodrow’s Barber Shop, and three of his barbers were busy Wednesday afternoon on the TSU campus giving incoming freshmen ROTC cadets free cuts to help start their Tarleton years off right.

Asked what the haircuts are called, Horner smiled and said, “It’s a one, all-around cut.”

Professor of Military Science ARMY Lt. Colonel Ronald E. Henry said, “This is part of the cadets’ ROTC orientation. We have a freshman class of 54 this year, and 36 of them are here today. It’s a good way to kick things off.”

Cadet Koen Steglich of Dallas said the cadet program at Tarleton is a big part of why he enrolled.

“When I heard that Colonel [Kenny] Weldon and the cadre were bringing back the cadet program, I wanted to be a part of it. Plus I really like the university and this area,” Steglich said. “My paternal grandfather served in the navy and my maternal grandfather was a Chinook pilot in Vietnam, so serving in the military is pretty much family tradition.”

Asked how he and his barbers got involved with the day’s haircutting event, Horner replied, “We cut a lot of the cadets’ hair and a couple of them asked me if we would donate our time and do this. All of us think a lot of the military, so naturally, I said yes, so here we are.”