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Celebrating ASU's veterans

November 07, 2014

In honor of Veteran's Day, Arizona State University is holding a Salute to Service celebration that runs through Nov. 14.

ASU is one of the country’s premier institutions for veterans. The university has been named a military-friendly school for six consecutive years and is one of the nation’s best colleges for veterans, according to a 2014 ranking.

Here, ASU takes a look at some of its remarkable veterans.

Evan BensonVet overcomes injuries that threatened education

After a traumatic brain injury in Afghanistan, veteran Evan Benson wasn't sure he could remember well enough to succeed in college.

Beau BockEarly dreams of college put veteran back on track

Beau Bock credits his experiences in the U.S. Army and at ASU with putting his life on an upward trajectory.

Hilary CejaVet juggles school, motherhood to pursue passion

Hillary Ceja is a mother of two young sons, a full-time nutrition student and vice president of the Student Veterans Association at Arizona State University.

Jonathan CudoPurple Heart recipient finds home at ASu

Inspired by his advice from his commanding officer, Marine Corps veteran Jonathan Cudo decided to go back to school and is now enrolled at ASU's Polytechnic School, with an interest in aeronautical engineering.

Evan BensonVet realizes dreams of flying at ASU

Ever since his first visit to an air show and seeing the cockpit of an F-14 Tomcat, Michael Fagan wanted to become a Naval Aviator.

Dan SchillingArizona native returns home to seek education at ASU

After eight years in the U.S. Army, Sergeant First Class Andrew J. Goettl decided to come home to Arizona and pursue a career with the Army National Guard while furthering his education by attending classes at Arizona State University.

Patrick HarrisAfter service, undergrad reaches out through music

Air Force veteran Patrick Harris, who chose ASU for its music education program and the Pat Tillman Veterans Center, hopes to share his enthusiasm for music with others.

Evan BensonMarine Corps prepared vet for career in engineering

Growing up in a family of military men, R. J. Mitchell had one goal in mind: to be a warrior in service to his country. Two weeks before his 21st birthday, he proudly became a U.S. Marine.

Evan BensonAlum returns to ASU to advocate for veterans

After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps for nine years, Joanna Sweatt set her sights on a degree from Arizona State University.

Gordon WishonASU administrator reflects on time in US Air Force

Gordon D. Wishon completed his 20-year military career as chief information officer at the Air Force Institute of Technology, a position he now holds at Arizona State University.