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Salute to Service through Service

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Arizona State University has a long tradition of honoring our country’s military. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering has both active duty and veteran members among the current student body and alumni. The Fulton Schools recognizes those veterans and all those who put service above self as part of ASU’s Salute to Service. These individuals, motivated by a desire to help, protect and give back to others, volunteer to serve in the military and in their communities. We celebrate all who have served our nation and thank them for their sacrifices and their service.

Salute to Service graphic with text that says "Find what you really want to do. If you change your mind after a year or two, it's ok to switch majors. You'll get into the workforce a year later, but you'll be much happier for the rest of your life." - Moshe ApelasSalute to Service graphic with text that says "It's a marathon not a sprint, so be patient and hang in there." - Michael BoueySalute to Service graphic with text that says "Serving was the greatest honor of my life." - Thomas BriaSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Salute to Service through Service - Cory Carlson"Salute to Service graphic with text that says "Pursue your passion" - John ChilstromSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Serving your country is an honor. As you grow older you will always be proud you made that choice." - Kathleen DennisSalute to Service graphic with text that says "I figured I would do a 'hitch' like [my] older brothers and get on with life. The people, the travel more than made up for the many sacrifices I endured. And I would do it all over again and not change a thing." - Mark E FalcoSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Make sure you do something that you enjoy!" - William LangdomSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Don't be afraid to pursue something outside your comfort zone. Those opportunities may be the most rewarding." - Nick LaskySalute to Service graphic with text that says "Service is a calling. If you get the call, serve. It is never easy or glamorous. You'll work harder than most, but give it your all. It is worth it." - Michael LofortiSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Follow your dreams!" - Robert (Steve) LoweSalute to Service graphic with text that says "It's not just a job. You have to love your country more than loving a cushy life. It's hard, but rewarding." - Theodore (Ted) ManolasSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Be flexible and realize an ASU engineering degree will prepare you for anything." - Frank MendolaSalute to Service graphic with text that says "I had a long family history of military service and felt compelled to continue the tradition." - Clifford MyersSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Quit looking for the easy solution. Changing your life or the lives of those around you never comes easy. Success only comes from hard work, determination and having the guts to attempt the difficult, scary, seemingly impossible stuff." - Chad PelletierSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Seek the opportunities to lead and manage as these will serve you the rest of your career." - Timothy PhillipsSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Always remember that is about the team not about you." - Steve PolkSalute to Service graphic with text that says Larry Qualls with a photo of himSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Every one of the role models in my early life had served in the military: my father, uncles, sports coaches and boy scouts mentor. They lived humble lives, scarred emotionally and physically from their experiences. But after [9/11], I knew what I had to do." - David RamirezSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Never give up even when it gets tough. There is light at the end of the tunnel." - Brandon RickmanSalute to Service graphic with text that says "[I had a} personal call to serve and give back to a country that has given so much to my family and me. I am an extremely proud American ... the type that (to this day) gets chills when STANDING for the National Anthem." - Peter RooneySalute to Service graphic with text that says "Although there are several online schools that are very appealing to military members for cost and class availability, my mindset was that if I'm going to put in my time and effort to earn a bachelor's degree, then I want it to be from one of the best [universities] in the nation. On top of that, the Pat Tillman legacy intrigued me, and the Pat Tillman [Veterans Center] made the path to my degree that much easier for me." - Erik RylandSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Reach for all of the educational opportunities you can get; civilian and military." - Paul SteeleSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Today's engineers, as well as many other disciplines, are already heirs to the great legacy of WWII and the era of change that followed. You can make a difference, whether you choose to do that in a civilian capacity or the military services. But there is no civilian substitute for the pride and community you gain serving among those who potentially lay their very life on the line to sustain the freedoms our benefactors died for." - Harry WarfordSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Harry Warford" and a photo of himSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Perserverance above all. Never quit striving and you will reach your goal." - James WebberSalute to Service graphic with text that says "Serving in the military is an honor that only a small percentage of Americans today do. It's not all about fighting in wars. It's also about serving the communities in the areas that you are stationed as we well as the humanitarian efforts." - Mark Winter

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