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Nebraska Methodist College Pledges Support to Service Members

Posted by Marc Costanzo Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

On Wednesday, October 14, Dr. Dennis Joslin signed a Statement of Support pledging Nebraska Methodist College’s commitment to the brave men and women of the National Guard and Reserve.

NMC employees gathered to witness the signing, which was preceded by some words from Dr. Joslin, President and CEO of the college, and the representatives of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve organization (ESGR) who were gracious enough to attend the ceremony.

On hand were Brigadier General Paul Cohen , USAF (r) State ESGR Chair and two star protocol in this capacity, Ned Holmes , Employment Support Specialist for ESGR, Omaha (and a graduate of NMC’s Health Promotion Management program), Major General Rick Evans, USAF, Mobilization director to the deputy commander, USSTRATCOM and Lt Commander Christopher Kelmis, US Navy Reserve, OIC for the Navy Reserve Center, Offutt AFB. You can see each of them pictured below with Dr. Joslin and NMC’s very own Pablo Solorio, himself a member of the United States Army National Guard.

This event continues Nebraska Methodist College’s efforts to be as accommodating as possible to the needs of Armed Forces members and their families. By signing the Statement of Support, Dr. Joslin binds NMC to service members well into the future.

This statement acknowledges the unique needs of military personnel, whether those persons are students or employees of the college. It ensures that when a member of our NMC community is deployed, our staff will work diligently to ensure that, even when they’re away, they’ll still have their place at NMC. The goal is to make the transition from and back into civilian life as seamless as possible for each and every individual who is called to serve our country.

At the signing today, Dr. Joslin reinforced these virtues in referencing our long-running Yellow Ribbon status, our Military-Friendly designation by G.I. Jobs and the work of the Vision 2025 committee to incorporate ever more military-friendly college policies into NMC into the future.

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today, including the representatives of the ESGR. Our community is thrilled to continue this highly valued relationship with the Armed Forces well into the future.

Topics: community outreach, military

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