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Paul Gabby running the TrasRockies Run

Drexel Student Takes a Solo Run to Stop Soldier Suicide

Paul Gabby, a graduating nursing student who is also actively serving in the Navy, recently ran an ultramarathon to bring attention to veterans’ mental health issues.

Lt. Col. Camacho retirement ceremony

Drexel Sends Professor Lt. Col. Lawrence Camacho off in Style Following Army Retirement

Lt. Col. Lawrence Camacho will leave his post after serving as a Professor of Military Science and the head of the Military Science department at Drexel University since 2015.

Memorial Day Primer bagpipers

Drexel Joins Local Community in Honoring Fallen Heroes at Memorial Day Primer

At the eight annual Memorial Day Primer on Drexel’s University City Campus, contributions from both the local academic and Powelton Village community helped honor servicemen and women as well as celebrate town-and-gown relations.

Santa Claus and Office of Government and Community Relations Senior Vice President Brian Keech met with a very excited member of the community at the Dec. 11 toy distribution ceremony.

Turkeys, Toys and Military Care Packages: Drexel Continues Holiday Charity Drive Traditions in 2017

This year, Drexel University hosted charity drives to spread cheer to active military stationed overseas as well as children and family in the local community.
The view of the flag installation from outside of the Gerri C. LeBow Hall.

Drexel Honors 907 Student Veterans With Flag Display

In honor of Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week at Drexel University, 907 American flags were placed on the University City Campus to recognize the 907 student-veterans currently enrolled at the University.
A moment during last year's Veterans Week at Drexel University. Photo credit Liz Moyer.

Drexel to Host Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week Nov. 5–11

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Drexel University is hosting Veterans and Military Family Appreciation Week to fully honor and thank veterans and military families.
The Ballistic Curtain Cordon System team.

The Drexel-Designed Device Aimed at Fixing an Epidemic

In an effort to limit the damage done by mass shootings, a team of Dragons drew on their military experience to design a bulletproof curtain that could help save lives. 

Drexel Plays Secret Santa to Active-Duty Military

Drexel’s Veterans Task Force concluded its Military Care Package Drive with a human chain and GoPro video of volunteers mailing holiday cheer to active-duty service military on Tuesday.
Veterans Week

Drexel Honors Veterans With a Week of Activities

Drexel’s Office of Veteran Student Services has scheduled activities in collaboration with the Veterans Task Force leading up to Veteran’s Day this November.
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Drexel Partners With Up2Us Sports to Help Veterans Become Youth Coaches
 

This fall, Marcedes Kennedy will be the first military veteran to pursue a master’s degree in Sport Coaching Leadership in Drexel University’s Center for Hospitality and Sport Management. As part of a new partnership with the non-profit organization, Up2Us Sports, called Operation Coach, she will immediately put her coaching leadership skills to the test as a mentor to Philadelphia children who are hitting the courts and the books with a local program called SquashSmarts. The partnership aims to help veterans work their way into coaching and community building while getting a degree.

Colleen Farrell in Afghanistan

They Needed Women More Than They Thought: Drexel Veterans Speak on the Role of Women in the Military

Five Drexel vets gathered on March 2 to discuss the hardships and successes of serving as women in the American and Israeli military.

A red and black mask featuring a lock over the mouth and razor wire. One of the masks created through the art therapy program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that has partnered with Drexel College of Nursing and Health Professions.

Putting a Face on Recovery: Analyzing Military Service Members’ Masks

Drexel art therapy professors are analyzing masks created through a program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center that uses art therapy to treat service members with traumatic brain injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.