HMAC Monthly Luncheon Recap – June 2009

Speaker and Meeting Recap:

Our speaker was Shannon Wilson of the University of St Thomas Veterans Service Office.

She spoke about UST and the programs Dr. Robert Ivany (MGen, USA (ret)) has envisioned for bringing more military veterans to campus but will also discuss her involvement with the OEF/OIF Subcommittee of the Houston Military Affairs Committee and about the Lone Star Veterans Association event coming up on June 20th. There are major revisions in the GI Bill which will provide outstanding opportunities for veterans.

Shannon Wilson spent four years in the Air Force and received the Air Force Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with Valor.

She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Park University in Parkville , Missouri in 2004, and her Master of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas in 2007. Most recently, she came to St. Thomas from the University of Phoenix , where she spent several years as the corporate education liaison and team leader.

“I have always had a great passion for the military and higher education. I feel fortunate to have found a career that allows me to combine the two most important things to me,” Wilson said.

At St. Thomas , Wilson is responsible for increasing the student enrollment of veterans and their family members and graduate students through focused recruitment and a vigorous student support program.