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Military Spouse of the Year Receives Scholarship

| October 15, 2009

L-R: Dr. Carlos Campo, Dr. Charles Dunn, Michelle Galvez, Robert Galvez (US Navy) and Admiral Vern Clark (Ret., Navy)

The Navy Special Warfare (NSW) community of Hampton Roads, Va., recognized 2009 Heroes at Home Military Spouse of the Year Michelle Galvez for her dedication, support and leadership example among military spouses, which key to the successes of the nation's service members.

The outstanding service that Galvez embodies has also earned her a full-tuition paid presidential scholarship at Regent University. She will pursue her master's degree in the Robertson School of Government.

"There was a desire to pick somebody for the Regent presidential scholarship who had a proven record of serving, caring, giving, growing and making a difference," says Distinguished Professor of Government and Leadership Admiral Vern Clark (Ret., Navy). "Michelle Galvez is such a person. She has chosen to live a lifestyle of service in a grand way. I am so pleased that we have an individual like this to confer this scholarship on."

Clark presented the scholarship to Galvez as part of a luncheon hosted by Regent that honored Educational Service Officers (ESO) and other members of the Hampton Roads military community.

Galvez is an Air Force daughter, mother of three children and wife to Navy Chief Warrant Officer Robert Galvez of the Naval Amphibious Base Little Creek in Virginia Beach, Va. She is a former Army National Guard Combatant medic, and has served for ten years as an ombudsman at four different Navy commands.

The Heroes at Home award program began four years ago in conjunction with the annual celebration of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, established in 1984, and is designed to recognize and thank the military spouses who support the active duty members of the Hampton Roads community. Galvez was selected from among 105 nominees to receive the Military Spouse of the Year Award.

Regent University participates in the new Department of Defense program called the Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA), which allows military spouses to be eligible for up to $6,000 in financial assistance toward their education. For more information, visit

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