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Regent Initiates Military Partnership

December 17, 2013

Regent University has agreed to a strategic partnership with U.S. Army Command & General Staff College's (CGSC) Department of Distance Education, whose mission is "to prepare field grade officers to solve problems and lead organizations in a range of Army, joint, interagency, intergovernmental and multinational operations in complex and uncertain operational environments. DDE develops, distributes and administers the Command and General Staff College's distance learning programs to Active and Reserve Component officers from all services and allied nations."

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Veterans Prayer Breakfast Tells Redeeming Story

By Amanda Morad

November 13, 2013

When Regent University alumnus, Chaplain Darren Turner '06 (Divinity) chose the Army for his place of ministry, he couldn't have predicted the road it would take him and his family down.

But on Friday, Nov. 8, Turner shared his story of redemption before a crowd of fellow military service members at Regent's annual Veterans Prayer Breakfast, hosted by the Office of Military & Veterans Affairs.

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Military Spouse Receives Presidential Scholarship

By Brett Wilson

May 17, 2013

The sacrifices that men and women serving in uniform make to defend the United States are apparent. However, within the midst of the "delightful chaos" of military life—moving frequently and serving overseas—there is another community whose sacrifice is not quite as apparent: military spouses.

On Thursday, May 9 the ninth-annual "Heroes at Home" Military Spouse Awards honored these men and woman who have, in the midst of their own trials, stood firmly in support of those in the armed forces. The ceremony, held at the Founders Inn and Spa, recognized the efforts of more than 70 nominees, each of whom has contributed to the wellness and flourishing of the Hampton Roads community.

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Navy ROTC Comes to Regent for Pass-In-Review

April 19, 2013

It was a sight never before seen on the Regent University campus. Future U.S. Navy officers in their summer whites marched across Robertson Field before their superiors and several hundred guests at the close of their year as Navy Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) students on Saturday, April 13.

The Pass-In-Review gives NROTC graduates the opportunity to display their drill expertise before Navy leadership. An impressive show of skill and precision, midshipmen are evaluated on their execution of moves and their attention to detail.

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Regent Formalizes Agreement with Joint Forces Staff College

April 16, 2013

As one of the leading military-friendly universities in Virginia, Regent University is constantly expanding its relationships with every branch of the armed forces, providing educational services and discounts to military personnel.

On Monday, April 15, Regent president, Dr. Carlos Campo, and Joint Forces Staff College (JFSC) Commandant Joseph S. Ward, Jr., Major General U.S. Air Force, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) about provisions for JFSC students to earn credit at Regent

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Celebrating Christian Leadership in Action

January 22, 2013

Regent University's Office of Military & Veterans Affairs welcomed back Rachel Johnson, MOL '08, as special guest speaker for its Spring 2013 Military Community Open House for new and returning military students.

Johnson's objective was to deliver encouragement to Regent's military students at the start of the new semester.

Johnson, a former Air Force public affairs officer, emphasized that time management was crucial to her academic success. "I had my 'non-negotiables': prayer, family and schoolwork. I planned my schedule and stuck to it, even doing homework while at lunch or the gym." She began every day in prayer. "God is the source of wisdom, peace, and joy," she said. "Through prayer, I discerned how to plan my day." Communication with key people like family members, her boss, professors and peers was also crucial.

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Prayer Breakfast Honors Fallen Heroes

By Amanda Morad

Each November, Regent University's Office of Military & Veterans Affairs celebrates the sacrifice of servicemen and women and honors those who have paid the ultimate price.

Linking stories of the Revolutionary War and the War on Terror to traits of the three national colors, presidential historian and keynote speaker Jane Hampton Cook gave an overview of what it means to stand behind the colors of the American flag. "The founding fathers didn't know what red, white and blue meant at the Continental Congress in 1777," she said. "But by 1782 when the Revolution was won, they knew."

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Thriving As a Military Spouse

Sara Jane ArnettNovember 7, 2012

Sara Jane Arnett
Photo courtesy of Office of Military & Veterans Affairs

Regent University's Office of Military & Veterans Affairs recently welcomed Sara Jane Arnett, wife of Army captain Sam Arnett, as its Networking Lunch 'n Learn speaker on the topic of "How to Thrive as a Military Spouse." Arnett, the 2011 Hampton Roads Heroes at Home military spouse award recipient, is also a student in Regent's School of Business & Leadership.

Arnett spoke about the importance of having a mentor, and introduced her personal mentor and fellow Army wife (retired) Shirley Strong. Arnett also spoke on ways to build resilience to strengthen military families, including managing family separation, getting involved in post and community activities, and focusing on self and family relationships.

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Military Chaplain Candidates Consider Their Calling

Regent University School of Divinity's military chaplaincy candidates and other students considering military chaplaincy recently had the opportunity to fellowship with active duty and retired chaplains and learn more about the calling to serve the spiritual needs of service members and their families. The Military Chaplaincy Dinner was held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, in conjunction with modular week, which brings online students to campus for face-to-face learning and connecting.

Chaplain (Col.) Dave West, a retired Army chaplain and School of Business & Leadership doctoral candidate, gave the keynote address. West, originally an enlisted and commissioned engineer officer in the U.S. Army, admitted he came to military chaplaincy "reluctantly" after forming a negative opinion of military chaplains. "If you want to make God laugh, tell Him you don't want to do something," said West, adding, "God has a way of teaching us things when we listen to His call."

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ACE CREDIT Network Expands Opportunities for Adult Learners

September 7, 2012

Regent University has joined the American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit Recommendation Service (CREDIT) College and University Network, a group of institutions which use ACE credit recommendations to provide more opportunities for adult learners to earn a college degree.

"Military adult learners at Regent have long enjoyed generous transfer credit in recognition of their extensive training and experience," said Dave Boisselle, Regent's director of military and veterans affairs. "Now, civilian professionals working at organizations that partner with the ACE can likewise receive generous transfer credit for their corporate training and experience. This underscores Regent's commitment to serving adult learners who aspire to become Christian leaders to change the world."

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Regent Affirms Commitment to National Guard and Reserves

By Rachel Judy

July 25, 2012

Affirming Regent University's continuing commitment to both active duty and military reserves, President Carlos Campo recently signed a Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

At a signing ceremony held on Friday, July 20, President Campo stressed the importance of supporting the military community. "Today is part and parcel of our continued commitment to making Regent not just a military-friendly place but a place where we can continue to give back to our country," he said.

ESGR is a Department of Defense (DoD) organization established to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment.

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Military Spouse of the Year Receives Presidential Scholarship

Toni and Ronald Hall and Dr. Paul BonicelliBy Amanda Morad

May 14, 2012

Toni Hall and her husband CMSgt. Ronald Hall Jr. accept the Presidential Scholarship from Dr. Paul Bonicelli, executive vice president (center).

The Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year Awards have become a treasured Hampton Roads tradition honoring the spouses of active duty service members for their support, leadership and dedication to the success of military families. Also continuing in this tradition, Regent University once again awarded Regent's Presidential Scholarship to the 2012 recipient of the award, Toni Hall.

Hall is the wife of Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Ronald S. Hall Jr., of the 30th Intelligence Squadron out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis.

 

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New Dean Appointed for Robertson School of Government

Dr. Eric PattersonMay 29, 2012

 

Following a national search, Dr. Eric Patterson has been appointed as dean of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, effective July 1. Most recently, Patterson served as associate director of the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and visiting assistant professor in the Department of Government at Georgetown University.

He also has considerable U.S. government experience. He served as a White House Fellow and special assistant to the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 2007-2008 and has had two appointments in the State Department's Bureau of Political and Military Affairs, where he worked on international small arms and light weapons security issues. He is also an officer and commander in the Air National Guard, having deployed to Southwest Asia in 2011.

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Alumna Featured at Military Prayer Breakfast

By Rachel Judy

April 9, 2012

Winsome Sears '03 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship)

A tradition at Regent University, the Spring Military Prayer Breakfast regularly attracts both military service members and civilians to campus for prayer and fellowship. Held this year on Thursday, April 5, the event featured Regent alumna Winsome Sears '03 (Global Leadership & Entrepreneurship).

 

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Arts Events Wrap Up Black History Month

By Amanda Morad

February 28, 2012

As February draws to a close, Regent University concluded its Black History Month celebration with events to honor African American contributions to the arts. On Friday, Feb. 24, the Office of Military Affairs hosted a jazz night with the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) Band.

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Networking Lunch Presents Prime Job Seeking Tools

Written by Carolyn Mendez, Regent Daily Runner

Neil P. McNultyNeil P. McNulty brought a compelling and enthusiastic presentation to Regent University on October 25 when he addressed job opportunities in today's society. "Change the way you think, opportunities are everywhere and available at all times," said McNulty as he began his speech on the endless possibilities of finding a job in the midst of economic struggle. As author of The Quick 30/30 Job Solution: Smart Job Search Tips for Surviving Today's New Economy, McNulty has stood in society as one of the most prominent employment consultants. He began a career in the Military and went on to join Management Recruiters International (MRI) and then to eventually start his own company: McNulty Management Group. Through his brief session, listeners acquired the fundamental steps needed to begin the job hunting process.

 

Counseling Students Prepare to Help Military Families

L-R: John Pistello, Tom Bowen and Don Bohannon. Not pictured: Ryan Calhoun and D

October 25, 2011

By: Rachel Judy

 

"As the military family goes, so goes the veteran," said retired Marine Don Bohannon. After 33 years in military service, Bohannon knows a thing or two about military life. "Training our soldiers, our airmen, our Marines, and our Navy folks is critical, but there is an area out there that I believe needs attention in the stability and suitability of the family," he said.

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L-R: John Pistello, Tom Bowen and Don Bohannon. Not pictured: Ryan Calhoun and David Mikkelson
Photo by Patrick Wright

 

Post-9/11 GI Bill® Benefits Important Updates

Beginning August 1, 2011, break (or interval pay) will no longer be payable under MGIB-AD except during periods your school is closed as a result of an Executive Order of the President or an emergency (such as a natural disaster or strike). For example, if your Fall term ends on December 15th and your Spring term begins January 10th, your January housing allowance will cover 15 days in December and your February housing allowance will cover 21 days in January.

The Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for education and housing to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service on or after September 11, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

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Regent Honors Fallen Heroes

Participants in the 31Heroes fundraising workout.

September 14, 2011

 

On Saturday, Sept. 3, Regent University was a sponsor for the 31Heroes fundraising event to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. Proceeds from the event, held at the CrossFit757 affiliate in Norfolk, will go to support the military families who lost loved ones in the recent helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

The helicopter was shot down by enemy fire on Saturday, Aug. 6, killing 30 U.S.

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