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What is CAS? 

Cultural Affairs Seminar (CAS) is an organization that establishes, promotes, and sustains an environment that supports African-American Cadets in transitioning from civilian to cadet and from cadet to officer. We accomplish this by providing academic services, professional development opportunities and community outreach programs that support excellence in all pillars of Cadet life. Our vision to is enhance the presence and influence of diversity in our club, in the USCC and in the United States Army.  

Meet our Academic Staff: 

Shari-Lee Bennett


Hometown: Miami, FL

Major: Human Geography

Sports: Women's Team Handball

What I tutor: MA103

Amani Haskins


Hometown: Tampa, FL

Major: Engineering Psychology 

Sports: Powerlifting

Position: Tutoring CIC 

Eclaybyrne Sailor


Hometown: Haymarket, VA

Major: Law and Legal Studies 

Sports: Crew Team 

Position: Academic Officer 

CAS Academic's Mission Statement 

To improve the academic performance of minority cadets through our tutoring program and to create an academically inclusive climate in the Corps. 

Our Core focuses are: 

MA103, MA104, CH101, PH205, Boxing, Mil Move, and Survival Swim 

Meet our Course CICs: 

PL100, Avaneesh Benki ('26)

CDT Benki is in Company I2 and is a member of the class of 2026. He is on the boxing team at West Point and is an Applied Statistics and Data Science Major. He plans to branch either Infantry or Military Intelligence.

CH101, Matthew Tewolde ('26)

Matthew Tewolde is from Denver, CO, and is in company I2. He is a mechanical engineering major, who plans to branch Signal or Military Intelligence with a branch detail in Field Artillery. He enjoys basketball and aviation.  

MA104/CY105, Maxwell Fuller ('26)

Hi I’m Max Fuller and I was born and raised in Tampa, FL. I’m a computer science major and the PAO for diversity forum. When I have free time, I like to play basketball and hang out with my friends.

HI105, Remy Ronen ('27)

CDT Ronen is in company F4 and is from Cedar Grove, NJ. She's an aspiring Life Science Major on the pre-medical track. She enjoys working out and traveling to new places with her friends and family. 

CH102, Kaitlin McFadden ('27)

CDT McFadden is a Psychology major with a minor in Russian and is from the Cleveland, Ohio area. She is a member of Company E2 and Cannon Crew and is excited to join the CEP team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, camping, and reading.

MA104, Cheyunne Ahn ('27)

Cheyunne is a proud member of Company B-1 and WP Judo team, majoring in International Relations. She spent most of her life in Korea and Guam before coming to West Point. She loves going to the beach, traveling, watching traveling vlogs, and learning new languages!

PH201, Riley Wurst ('26)

Riley Wurst is a yuk in company C2, GO CIRCUS. From Boca Raton, Florida she is a mechanical engineering major and member of Army Astrobotics. 


CH101, Daniel Chan ('27)

Daniel Chan (F-1) is majoring in Life Science, and is from Syosset, NY. He is one of his company's academic liaisons, conducts research on Bio bandages in the CLS department, and is a member of Pre-Med Society. In his free time, he enjoys running, spearfishing and going mountain biking with his friends.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us! 

Inclusivity means not ‘just we’re allowed to be there,’ but we are valued. I’ve always said: smart teams will do amazing things, but truly diverse teams will do impossible things. 

~ Claudia Brind-Woody 

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