Andrews selected as Marian’s Veteran of the Month

October 31, 2016

FOND DU LAC, Wis. – Jason Andrews was selected as Marian University’s Veteran of the Month.

alumni_golf_outing_logoAndrews served in the U.S. Navy from 1990-2004, and served in both the Gulf War and Desert Storm. Andrews joined the Navy right out of high school, and served as a radio man, where he was responsible for communication between ship, land and aircrafts.

“As a part of the communication team, I was responsible for communicating classified and unclassified messages – from ship to ship, ship to shore, and ship to air,” said Andrews. “I learned a lot and I was able to experience a variety of cultures while overseas. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.”

During his service, Andrews served as a fire support specialist in Ramadi, Iraq. He completed Forward Observer Training, Combat Life Saver, Raven training with remote surveillance aircraft, radio communication training, and earned a U.S. Army MVO permit in Kuwait and top secret clearance.

Andrews was one of the first members of Fond du Lac’s Navy Club Ship #75, and currently serves as the senior executive with the club. He also serves as a volunteer firefighter.

The Veteran of the Month contest, presented by Marian University and Sunny 97.7/96.1 WTCX, highlights one area veteran each month. Each veteran chosen receives a plaque, an appreciation package from Marian University and Sunny 97.7’s sponsors, including a 3 credit undergraduate class which can be redeemed in the traditional undergraduate program or any of adult undergraduate sessions. In addition, recipients are honored with a monthly ceremony at Marian University, and have the opportunity to share their story on the radio.

Deserving veterans may be nominated by visiting Marian University will select one veteran at the end of each month.

Marian University was founded in 1936 by the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes in Fond du Lac, Wis. The institution has one of the lowest student-faculty ratios in the state, and strives to live its core values as a community committed to learning, dedicated to service and social justice and joined together by spiritual traditions. Marian offers undergraduate, adult, master’s and doctoral degree programs at its main campus and in facilities throughout Wisconsin.