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All News tagged "veterans"

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.

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.
Drexel celebrates "Veterans Appreciation Week"

Drexel Celebrates Veterans Day

Drexel has a full lineup of events this week to honor our nation’s — and the University’s — veterans.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Photo courtesy:

Students, Community Members Use “War Stories” to Connect With Veterans

Drexel's English course "War Stories" up to its name, creating opportunities for Drexel students and community members to learn more about veterans.
Graves of veterans decorated with flags.

Drexel Draws Together to Honor Veterans, Fallen

In the 4th annual Memorial Day Primer, the Drexel community drew together to honor veterans and those who have died serving in the United States’ armed forces.
A soldier, flag and the Mario the Magnificent statue.

Veteran Employee Resource Group Formed at Drexel

Rocky Rockstraw, a professor of nursing & assistant dean in the College of Nursing and Health Professions as well as an Air Force veteran, formed a group to help other veterans join the Drexel employee community as easily as possible.
Norman Balchunas, retired Air Force colonel and director of cybersecurity programs at Drexel's Cybersecurity Institute

Drexel Cybersecurity Institute Director Receives Veteran Award

Despite moving 51 times, Drexel’s Norman Balchunas always called Philadelphia home. Now the retired Air Force colonel is receiving a Philadelphia Business Journal Veterans of Influence Award for his work in the city.
Ex-Navy corpsman and current Drexel student Chris Diaz with his guide Erick Ponera.

Ex-Navy Student Climbs Kilimanjaro

Over the winter break, Chris Diaz, an ex-Navy student, lucked into the opportunity to climb the tallest peak in Africa — and then fly home just in time for class.