Marymount Honors Veterans at Luncheon

Robin Kelleher, president and CEO of Hope For The Warriors®, was the guest speaker at Marymount University’s annual Veterans Day Luncheon in Gerard Dining Hall, held to honor and thank faculty, staff and student veterans.

Kelleher and other military wives founded the organization in 2006 after they witnessed the effects of war on service members and families. Hope for the Warriors focuses on transition, health and wellness, peer engagement and connections to community resources.

As part of Wednesday’s event, specially minted “challenge coins” were presented to the veterans to show that Marymount recognizes and appreciates their service. The luncheon was held from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Photo captions:

Photo 1
From Left, Anne Aichele, assistant director for student leadership, Robin Kelleher, executive director of Hope for the Warriors, and Joe Blount, Marymount’s coordinator for Veteran Student Services.

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From left, Marymount’s Coordinator for Veteran Student Services Joe Blount, Vice President for Student Affairs Linda McMurdock, Chair of the Department of Health Care Management and Legal Administration Donald Lavanty, Robin Kelleher of Hope for the Warriors, President Matthew D. Shank, Dean of Student Life Tina Rajmaira, and Christopher Sharon of Hope for the Warriors.

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Jonathan Lynch, vice president of the Marymount Chapter of the Student Veterans of America, recognizes a student veteran with the MU Veterans Challenge Coin.