Thursday, November 10, 2011

Colleagues and Veterans

Today, November 11, is Veterans Day.   Celebrated in the United States since the 1950s, Veterans Day is  "a celebration to honor America's veterans for their patriotism, love of 
country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good."  These are the words of President Eisenhower who proclaimed the original declaration for Veterans Day.

We are fortunate to have as colleagues several individuals who have served our country as members of the military.  Five of our current faculty members and several current students are veterans.  Additionally, at least two of our current students are active service members.  Today, November 11, those visiting our building will find attractive posters and flags in each of the lobby areas.  President Bellack has asked that these displays be placed in honor of all  veterans and military personnel, particularly those from the Institute community.

I want to express gratitude to those members of our community who are veterans and to those who are actively serving in the military.  Through their dedication and talent, they have contributed to our country in a highly visible and substantive way.  Through their combined dedication to the service of our country, they have set a wonderful example-one of service and caring- that is of great value and represents a model of sacrifice for which I am personally grateful

Please join me in expressing your appreciation to our colleagues who have extended their leadership and talent by serving our country.    Their combined years of service cross several generations, several locations around the world, and several of the wars in which our country has been involved.  

Students in Service and Student Veterans:

John D. Garbrecht: United States Navy      
Transistional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Samantha L. Graham-Hoke:
United States Public Health Service
Post-RN Master of Science in Nursing

Phuong L. Hinh: United States Air Force
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Phuong (aka Vivi)  Hinh is in the BSN program

Tracy Hobbs: United States Army
Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing

James M. Manning: United States Army
Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

David L. Owens: United States Air Force
Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing

Frederick H.  Blodgett: United States Nav 
Direct-Entry Master of Science in Nursing

Dr. Tracy J. Brudvig: United States Army
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Jeanne M. Cartier: United States Army
Assistant Professor
School of Nursing

Dr. Veronica Kane: United States Air Force
Clinical Associate Professor
School of Nursing

Richard Terrass: United States Navy
Program Director & Clinical Assistant Professor
Program in Medical Imaging

John G. Twomey: United States Navy
School of Nursing & the Center for
Interprofessional Studies and Innovation

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