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NROTC assistant marine officer instructor amongst the top in U.S.

Receiving the Southeast region’s USAA Assistant Marine Officer Instructor of the Year came as a surprise to Gunnery Sgt. Noe Ahumada-Barron, but not to those who work closely with him.

Six Assistant Marine Officer Instructors in the country are selected …

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Six JU seniors commissioned as Navy officers, pinned as nurses

navy nurse commissioning

Receiving their pin at the Nurse Pinning Ceremony on Nov. 19 was the second life-changing event of the day for six Jacksonville University graduating seniors.

Earlier that day, they were commissioned as officers into the U.S. Navy. In a few …

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Inclusivity, understanding makes JU a top campus for veteran students

Defender's Den group

Mike Mitchell, director of the Veteran and Military Resource Center, says he wants to “roll out the red carpet” for the 251 veteran and active military students he assists on campus because he’s been in their shoes. 

Mitchell, who is …

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Twenty Years Later: Dolphin Heroes Reflect on 9/11

There once was a time when airline passengers could board their flights without first removing their shoes, and carry-on liquids were not limited to 3.4 ounces, and families could wait at the gate for loved ones to depart and to …

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Jacksonville University: Committed to Veteran Students

On Nov. 11, the United States will celebrate Veteran’s Day. Originally called Armistice Day, the holiday began in 1919, exactly one year after the armistice between Germany and the Allied Forces of World War I. The agreement called for an …

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10 Dolphins named 2020 Alumni of Distinction

Each year during Homecoming & Family Weekend, Jacksonville University announces a new class of Distinguished Alumni award recipients.

“We received a record number of nominations this year for our most prestigious alumni awards, and we are proud to announce this …

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NROTC program succeeds in attracting elite students

When the Jacksonville University Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) program welcomes its 50th anniversary class this fall, an impressive 30 of its 43 members will be National Scholarship recipients. 

Given that Jacksonville University competes for NROTC students with at …

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