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UNIBusiness Professor Recognized for His Dedication to Veterans

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Andy Anderson, an assistant professor of management and John Deere Faculty Fellow, has always had a soft spot in his heart for veterans of the military.

Combining his passion for helping veterans with his love for the outdoors, Anderson works with his cousin John Anderson, who is also a veteran, and the UNI Veterans Association to organize hiking and climbing trips for veterans with or at risk for PTSD.

Now he’s being recognized for his work.

Anderson was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the UNI Veterans Association in early November during the UNIVA Military Ball for his ability to communicate with, provide services to and motivate student veterans.

“I was incredibly humbled to receive this recognition from such an amazing group of individuals,” Anderson said. “Helping veterans thrive should be our goal as a society, not something one gets special recognition for. That said, helping foster veterans’ continued success once out of the military is an important goal of mine.”

Beyond the physical work with veterans, Anderson and John raised awareness for veterans with or at risk for PTSD by forming Iowans for Everest in early 2017. The goal was to become the first Iowans to reach the summit of the north ridge of Mount Everest. They achieved their goal in late May. 

Caring for veterans comes from a personal place for Anderson. His father served in Afghanistan and struggled to reintegrate to life at home. Anderson knows many veterans, like John and other family members. That’s why he has set out to make home life easier for veterans, through non-medicinal, holistic means, and he continues to have an impact on veterans’ lives in the UNI community and beyond.

Posted on 08-Jan-18


  






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UNIBusiness Professor Recognized for His Dedication to Veterans

Andy-Anderson-Honored-by-UNI-Veterans-Association-Inline.jpg

Andy Anderson, an assistant professor of management and John Deere Faculty Fellow, has always had a soft spot in his heart for veterans of the military.

Combining his passion for helping veterans with his love for the outdoors, Anderson works with his cousin John Anderson, who is also a veteran, and the UNI Veterans Association to organize hiking and climbing trips for veterans with or at risk for PTSD.

Now he’s being recognized for his work.

Anderson was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by the UNI Veterans Association in early November during the UNIVA Military Ball for his ability to communicate with, provide services to and motivate student veterans.

“I was incredibly humbled to receive this recognition from such an amazing group of individuals,” Anderson said. “Helping veterans thrive should be our goal as a society, not something one gets special recognition for. That said, helping foster veterans’ continued success once out of the military is an important goal of mine.”

Beyond the physical work with veterans, Anderson and John raised awareness for veterans with or at risk for PTSD by forming Iowans for Everest in early 2017. The goal was to become the first Iowans to reach the summit of the north ridge of Mount Everest. They achieved their goal in late May. 

Caring for veterans comes from a personal place for Anderson. His father served in Afghanistan and struggled to reintegrate to life at home. Anderson knows many veterans, like John and other family members. That’s why he has set out to make home life easier for veterans, through non-medicinal, holistic means, and he continues to have an impact on veterans’ lives in the UNI community and beyond.

Posted on 08-Jan-18







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