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CPT Alexander Welch Recognized as Teacher of the Term for Term 1

Friday, October 8, 2021


Fork Union Military Academy congratulates CPT Alexander Welch today for being named Teacher of the Term 1 of the 2021-2022 academic year. Cadets submit nominations for the Teacher of the Term at the conclusion of each grading term. The cadet nominations are reviewed and evaluated by the Teacher of the Term/Year Committee, which is comprised of non-academic staff members. After considering cadet nominations, the Committee announces the Teacher of the Term. 

CPT Welch is in his first year at the Academy and taught eighth grade civics during Term 1. He is a graduate of Grove City College in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and later received his master’s and Doctorate in Government from the University of Virginia.  

Outside of the classroom, CPT Welch coaches the Quiz Bowl team and assists with the Debate team. He enjoys playing music with his wife, mostly the piano, during his spare time. 

CPT Welch received nominations that stated: 

“CPT Welch gives really good explanations on topics; he is always ready to help you and thoroughly explains what you are doing wrong to better help you understand the topics.”

“CPT Welch is an amazing teacher. He always does his job and gives a good about of homework that keeps us busy during CQ. Because of his way of teaching us, I finished the class with a 92-percent.”

Congratulations, CPT Welch. 



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