WAYLAND — A Wayland-Central Class of 2013 graduate has finished college on the Dean’s List.


Lt. Tyler Brown, 22, of Wayland has graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in History. Brown has completed his ROTC Program and is a commissioned officer for the U.S. Army.


Terry Brown, Tyler’s father, is a retired teacher of Wayland-Cohocton Central. He said his son has always wanted to join the U.S. Army.


“His first grade teacher told me he was the most patriotic kid they ever met,” he said. “As a kid this was something he always wanted to do.”


Brown taught his son lessons in life and in sports while he was growing up. Tyler Brown is committed to the U.S. Army for six years. He is in Fort Benning, Georgia right now, and after that he will get special training at ranger school.


From there Brown said his son wants to be stationed at Fort Drum in Watertown.


The U.S. Army offered Tyler Brown a full-ride at SUNY  Brockport. Terry Brown said his son might want to go into law school eventually.


Tyler Brown was a All-State Baseball Champion his senior year, and was going to keep it up in college, but the ROTC program took up a lot of his time.


“I am very proud of my son for accomplishing this,” Brown said. “When it comes to the military you are proud of them for what they do to keep us free.”