Monday, January 28, 2008

President Wright Honored by Marine Corps

The College announced today that President Wright will be awarded the Semper Fidelis Award by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in April.

The Semper Fidelis Award is presented each year to an outstanding American for their patriotic service. Although the award is not necessarily given to a member of the Marine Corps, Wright served three years as a U.S. Marine when he finished high school. The MCSF plans to recognize Wright for his work with the American Council on Education (ACE) to help injured veterans pursue higher education through the "Severely Injured Military Veterans: Fulfilling their Dreams" program. This program provides veterans with the resources necessary to develop a plan for education and includes academic advising to the injured veterans and their families as they begin to think about their educational and career goals. The program has hired three full-time college counselors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda. Md., and Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, to help veterans meet their educational aspirations.

"I'm deeply honored to have been chosen for this recognition by the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation," said Wright. "I very much support the work that they do, and I share their conviction that access to education is one of the best ways that we can pay tribute to the men and women who serve and defend their country."


Full press release here.

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