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Fisher College hosted the 13th annual Honor Your Veterans celebration, an event that recognizes the service and dedication of U.S. veterans connected to the Fisher community, on Thursday, November 7th.

Kurt Power Francisco Urena and Robert Santiago

Fisher College hosted the 13th annual Honor Your Veterans celebration, an event that recognizes the service and dedication of U.S. veterans connected to the Fisher community, on Thursday, November 7th.

This year’s annual luncheon keynote speaker and Distinguished Veteran Award Recipient was Kurt J. Power, an Iraq War Veteran, Purple Heart Recipient, and the Military Order of the Purple Heart’s State Service Officer for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

“Kurt Power is a patriot and a true hero,” said Assistant Dean, School of Graduate Studies, MBA Program Director and Veteran Neil Trotta. “The support from the Boston Veteran Community is excellent.”

Power serves on both the Board of Trustees at Soldier’s Home in Chelsea and the Advisory Board for Fisher’s Master of Science in Criminal Justice program. Thursday, November 7, 2019 was also proclaimed as Kurt Power Day in the City of Boston by Mayor Walsh.

Notable members in the audience included Commissioner of Veteran’s Services Robert Santiago; Secretary of Veterans’ Services and 2019 Fisher College Commencement Speaker Francisco Urena, and ROTC Cadet and Fisher College MBA student Eben Mann, who led the lunch in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

Francisco Urena and Robert Santiago

Throughout the day, students, faculty, and staff were invited to take pictures of the historic M3 halftrack army truck parked on Beacon Street. M3 halftracks were widely used during World War II as a communications vehicle.

Fisher College has continued to provide access to affordable, rigorous education to our Veterans, having been awarded the Military Friendly designation for nearly a decade. To find out more about Fisher’s commitment to Veteran’s future, please visit: https://www.fisher.edu/admissions/gps/military

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