The Student Veterans Organization of Penn State Abington recognized 3 faculty/staff members (Carol DeBunda, Dr. Tramble T. Turner, and Beth Segal) at the SGA Awards Banquet.
Dr. Tramble T. Turner explains. “I was humbled to receive the recognition from the Veteran’s Club as my efforts in the University Faculty Senate on behalf of Priority Registration for Veterans reflected the support of that initiative from the Abington College Faculty Senate, the advisors to the Veteran’s Club, and from the campus administration. I’m especially appreciative of the leadership provided by the Veteran’s Club’s President, Samir Glenn-Roundtree.”
Carol DeBunda, who was also recognized, was the first person to receive The Stars and Stripes Patriotism Medal. She says “I am truly honored by The Stars and Stripes Patriotism Medal as a gold star spouse. My husband 1/Lt. William J. Stephenson’s heroism and service to our country changed the course of my children’s and my life and we will hold him in our hearts forever. He was a man of impeccable integrity and a testament to the highest traditions of our nation.”
The Veterans Organization of Penn State Abington is composed of veterans, dependents, and supporters dedicated to the recognition of the contributions made by military personnel and their families, as well as fostering an environment in which returning veterans may learn, grow, and continue their legacy of service.