Celebrating Veterans 2020
Editor’s Note: By Kristen Grimmer, assistant professor of mass media
Over the past few years, I’ve had several veterans in my classes and I knew I wanted to do something to honor our veterans, but I wasn’t sure what at first. This fall in my Creative Media Writing class, I decided to put my students to work telling the important stories of our veterans on campus.
If you know of another veteran within the Washburn community we should feature, please let us know by leaving a comment in the comment section. You can also use the comments section to pay tribute to a special veteran in your life. We would love to hear from you all.
You will find features on the following veterans. I hope you enjoy their stories.
- Occupational therapy major plans to show patients they can reach new milestones: Jimmie Baker, United States Marine Corps & Kansas National Guard
- Criminal justice major sets his sights on the U.S. Marshals Service: Jacob Cross, United States Marine Corps
- Marine values mental toughness and well being: Thomas Davie, United States Marine Corps
- Navy Veteran seeks out Washburn Degree at 31: Chad Garcia, United States Navy
- Taking Control: Airman shares story of growth: Traevonne Greene, Kansas Air National Guard
- Future accountant hopes to pursue woodworking business: Andrew Kaufman, United States Marine Corps & Marine Corps Reserves
- Soldier uses military past to build future of service: Bradley Kelly, United States Army
- Local veteran to graduate in December after surviving many bumps along his journey: Ken Liddle, United States Air Force
- Military helps law student define priorities: Silas Minkevitch, Kansas National Guard
- Man joins Kansas Army National Guard to fulfill a childhood dream: Ruben Maravilla, Kansas Army National Guard
- Air traffic controller seeks business management degree, Brad Miller, United States Navy
- Military service helped bring clarity to one man’s future career path: Spencer Mitchell, United States Army
- Veteran transitions to from Army to nursing: Don Moser, United States Army
- Soldier pushes past limited vision to reach goals: Ethan Payne, Kansas Army National Guard