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Scholarship agreement will support children of deceased veterans

Jacksonville University is the first higher education institution in the U.S. to partner with the Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation in awarding scholarships to students whose veteran parents died in the line of duty.

As part of the agreement, JU …

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Month of Heroes: Ceyda Bridger

Meet Ceyda Bridger.monthofheroes-ceydabridger

Age: 23

Year and major: Sophomore/Biology

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Marine Corps/E-4

Service: 3½ years, previously stationed at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Tell us about your service experience. I started off in …

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Month of Heroes: Kendeldrick Broaden

Meet Kendeldrick Broaden.monthofheroes-kendeldrickbroaden

Age: 22

Year and major: Freshman/Sociology

Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman/E4

Service: 4 years of service, one enlistment, GPS Satellite Engineer/Evaluator

Tell us about your service experience. …

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Month of Heroes: Mitchell B. Brockett

Meet Mitchell B. Brockett.monthofheroes-mitchellbbrockett

Age: 54

Year and major: Senior/Business Administration

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/E-9

Service: 25 years, seven ships, seven Middle East tours, last USS Enterprise Admiral’s Staff. Served as Leading CPO, CMC, …

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Month of Heroes: Nevardo Cayemitte

Meet Nevardo Cayemitte.

Age: 27

Year and major: Senior/International Business

Home country: Haiti

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army, SPC

Service: 4 years, Iraq, twice

Tell us about your service experience.  After high school I wanted to …

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Month of Heroes: Theodore Chancellor

Meet Theodore Chancellor.monthofheroes-theodorechancellor

Age: 26

Year and major: Senior/Aviation Management

Hometown: McCook, Neb.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/AE3 (AW)

Service: Presidential Honor Guard, Washington, D.C.; HSL-48, Mayport, Fla.; VP-62, Jacksonville, Fla. (8 years); one sea tour in …

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Month of Heroes: Danielle D’Amato

Meet Danielle D’Amato.monthofheroes-danielledamato

Age: 30

Year and major: Senior/Biology

Hometown: Woodstock, N.Y.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/CS2 culinary specialist second class E5

Service: 8 years active duty; stationed at Tinker AFB for five years and NAS Key …

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Month of Heroes: John DeCillo

Meet John DeCillo.monthofheroes-johndecillo

Age: 42

Year graduated/major: 2010/MBA

Residence: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt.

Current: Manager Safety – CSX, Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Service: 12 years, 7 months, 19 days. Served in Texas, Illinois, Japan and Maryland. Deployed …

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