DeVry Inc. : DeVry University Students Show Support for Warrior Games; Student Veterans Praise Athletes and Their Commitment
04/30/2012| 09:10am US/Eastern
As Colorado Springs prepares to host the 2012 Warrior Games, students at
DeVry University Colorado Springs Center are also gearing up to
support the Veterans competing in Paralympic-style competitions. In
addition to support given to the event by the Veterans and active duty
military personnel who make up more than half of the student body at
DeVry University's Colorado Springs Center, DeVry University's parent
organization, DeVry Inc., is an associate sponsor of the 2012 Warrior
"DeVry University is honored and humbled to support the 2012 Warrior
Games in Colorado Springs," said James Caldwell, president of DeVry
University Colorado Metro. "We are honored to be associated with fine
organizations such as the USOC and the Wounded Warriors Program, and
humbled by the dedication of the participant athletes and their bravery
in service of our country."
The Warrior Games, to be held April 30 - May 5, were created in 2010 as
an extension of the daily programming being provided at the community
level for injured service members and Veterans by the United States
Olympic Committee Paralympic Military Program, in partnership with the
Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and more
than 150 community sport organizations. The competition has become a
springboard for many service members and Veterans to continue
participating in sporting programs in their communities after the event.
There are expected to be more than 200 wounded, ill and injured service
members competing in seven sports, including archery, cycling, shooting,
seated volleyball, swimming, track and field, and wheelchair basketball.
The athletes will represent the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force,
Coast Guard and Special Operations.
"Having served in the Air Force, and as a disabled Veteran, I know
firsthand the challenges of returning to civilian life and am grateful
to the assistance DeVry offered in helping me make this important
transition," said Samantha Musick-Frisbie, a DeVry University Colorado
Springs student, who is pursuing a bachelor's degree in technical
management with an emphasis on human health services. "I am so proud of
the university and the students at DeVry who have stepped up to show
their support for these Warrior Games athletes."
Musick-Frisbie is part of a vibrant military community at DeVry
University's Colorado Springs Center - over half of the students at the
Center are Veterans or Active Duty. She, along with several other
Colorado DeVry students, recently competed and received 1st
or 2nd place honors at the Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership
Conference in Grand Junction, CO. Samantha received 1st place
honors, is on the Dean's list and maintains a 4.0 G.P.A. Married and a
mother of four children, she anticipates graduating in June 2013.
DeVry University Colorado Springs, a participant in the Yellow Ribbon GI
Education Enhancement Program, has a steadfast dedication to support
military personnel in the advancement of their careers or in their
transition into civilian life. DeVry offers Veteran appreciation grants
to qualified Veterans, and a special tuition rate for active duty
military personnel and their spouses.
About DeVry Inc.
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and career goals. DeVry (NYSE: DV, member S&P 500 Index) is a global
provider of educational services and the parent organization of Advanced
Academics, American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine,
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California, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Brasil, DeVry
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