Resilience Resume – Mike Brown

Michael Brown | Director, Office of Veterans and Military Service Members

“When I was getting out of the Army, I had always dreamed of going to a very specific college. I applied, certain that I was going to get accepted, only to get denied and crushed. I thought college was over for me, and I was very down on myself. I applied to one other school, just because deep down inside, I did not want to be trapped at home, without a college degree, and they decided to take a chance on me. What I learned from this experience is that I may not have gotten my dream school, but I instead got the perfect school for me. In life, you get out of it, what you put in, and that lesson never meant more to me than when I reflect on my transition out of the Army, and into higher education. It is why I am so passionate about working with student veterans and other military-affiliated students today.”

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