November 11, 2015 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) will be acknowledging Veterans Day on several fronts this year. The University has strong ties to the United States Armed Forces, as 79% of current students are active duty military, veterans, National Guard, or military dependents. Additionally, veterans comprise 29% of the faculty, management, and staff.
Trident will mark the holiday internally by acknowledging and thanking its employees who have served in any of the five branches of the military. Additionally, yellow ribbons will be available for all employees to wear and a public breakfast will be held for employees to thank their veteran colleagues for their service.
Externally, Trident’s National Director of Strategic Military and Veteran Alliances, Philip F. Johndrow will take part in events hosted by Nationwide Insurance in San Antonio, TX on Veterans Day. Nationwide Insurance is a Trident University International education partner. Johndrow will deliver an inspirational speech to Nationwide’s veteran employee group, highlighting the organizational value of a veteran and the unique leadership skills that these talented men and women bring to the table. The day will be capped off by a flag ceremony for all Nationwide employees in attendance.
In addition, on November 23rd Johndrow will take part in the Nationwide Military Resource Group breakfast and leadership seminar. He is scheduled to deliver a speech with Trident’s Regional Manager of Strategic Military and Community Relations for the South Central Region, Deena Mullins. Mullins is a 25-year veteran of the United States Army.
Johndrow is a 33-year veteran of the United States Army, retiring as the Command Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth. In this capacity Johndrow also served as the Command Sergeant Major for the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Senior Enlisted Advisor for the Joint Center for International Security Force Assistance.
On November 11th and 18th, Johndrow, along with Trident’s Vice Provost of Institutional Effectiveness and Dean of the Colleges of Health Sciences and Education Dr. Holly Orozco, will appear on “The Balancing Act,” which airs on the cable and satellite channel Lifetime.
Trident University, a leading 100% online post-secondary institution that offers degrees at the bachelors, masters, and doctorate levels, is committed to its community of adult learners and over 27,000 alumni. Founded in 1998, the University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.
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