Veterans Day offers the chance to thank the men and women who have served this nation both at home and around the world and their sacrifices for the freedoms we all enjoy.
Union wanted to do more for veterans to help them complete their degree. That goal led to the Veterans in Union program founded to recognize and honor the sacrifices made through our veterans’ service to our country, and commit to their success through a three-term $7500 living allowance stipend ($2500 per term) for honorably discharged veterans.
During the month of November, UI&U will spotlight a different veteran student each week. Get to know Eric Yunck, a United States Army veteran and current Master of Arts Health & Wellness major, in the Q&A below.
Q. What do you plan to do with your degree?
A. I plan to further my work helping fellow disabled veterans and first responders heal from visible and non-visible wounds.
Q. What led you to this program?
A. The opportunities and experiences afforded to me by the United States Military.
Q. Why did you choose Union for your studies?
A. Union provides the best environment for working with my disabilities and my chaotic day to day schedule while still empowering me to finish my educational goals.
Q. If you could give a piece of advice to your 20 something, what would it be?
A. Don’t ever second guess yourself.
Q. Who has influenced you the most in your life, and how have they influenced you?
A. A former Team Leader within a Special Operations unit. He showed me that the things I didn’t think I was capable of I was, and that the only thing holding me back was myself. I was just as good if not better than those I looked up to on the teams.