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Month of Heroes: Norberto Perez

Meet Norberto Perez.monthofheroes-norbertoperez

Age: 27

Year and major: Junior/History

Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.

Branch/Rank: Army/SSG

Service: 7 years, Afghanistan (07-08), Korea (09-10)

Tell us about your service experience. While serving overseas both in combat and …

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Month of Heroes: Adam Ryan Shramek

Meet Adam Ryan Shramek.

monthofheroes-adamryanshramekAge: 28

Year and major: Senior/Political Science

Hometown: Omaha, Neb.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy, Officer Candidate (STA-21)

Service: 10 years of service. I joined the Navy in the Delayed Entry Program in …

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Month of Heroes: Brandon Sugar

Meet Brandon Sugar.monthofheroes-brandonsugar

Age: 27

Year and major: Sophomore/Psychology

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Sergeant

Service: 6 years, tours in Afghanistan and Iraq

Tell us about your service experience. While serving in Afghanistan, I saw …

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Month of Heroes: Nicholas Stilwell

Meet Nicholas Stilwell.monthofheroes-nicholasstilwell

Age: 26

Year and major: Freshman/Accounting

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Specialist

Tell us about your service experience. I was in for seven years and I did one tour in Iraq at the …

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Month of Heroes: Sarah Templeman

Meet Sarah Templeman.monthofheroes-sarahtempleman

Age: 28

Year and major: Junior/Nursing

Hometown: Jacksonville

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/E-6/HM1

Service: 9-plus years; Pensacola (Florida), Yokosuka (Japan), Kuwait, Kandahar, Afghanistan, temporary additional duty to a DDG (guided missile destroyer), Naval Hospital …

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Month of Heroes: Matthew W. Tuohy

monthofheroes-matttuohyMeet Matthew W. Tuohy.

Age:  59

Year graduated and major: 1975, BS; 2003, MBA; also a graduate of the College of Naval Command and Staff and the Armed Forces Staff College, with master’s degrees from Salve Regina, The Newport College …

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Month of Heroes: Vinson Usher

monthofheroes-vinsonusherMeet Vinson Usher.

Age: 45

Year and major: Graduate student/EMBA

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tenn.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Navy/Cryptologic Technician Maintenance

Service: 6 years; one tour of duty, member of the Honor Guard, teacher at the Airbase Academy …

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Month of Heroes: Alfonso Williams

monthofheroes-alfonsowilliamsMeet Alfonso Williams.

Age: 23

Year graduated from JU and major: 2012/Political Science

Hometown: West Palm Beach, Fla.

Branch/Rank: U.S. Army/Specialist

Service: 8 months, Paratrooper, assigned to a Military Information Support Operations unit

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JU PPI’s Rick Mullaney hosting quarterly WJCT radio show, ‘Policy Matters’

Rick Mullaney, Jacksonville University Public Policy Institute founding director

Rick Mullaney, founding director of Jacksonville University’s Public Policy Institute (JU PPI), has begun hosting a quarterly radio show, “Policy Matters,” on WJCT-FM 89.9’s “First Coast Connect.”

“The goal of the

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