On October 28 Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota Department Adjutant and Foundation Executive Director, Stephen Whitehead met with Hamline University President Fayneese Miller to present a check for the newly established DAVMN Endowment. This endowment was developed to directly impact veterans in graduate studies programs at Hamline.
“This exciting new partnership will continue to build on our already beneficial relationship with Hamline University,” stated Adjutant Whitehead. “Over my tenure as Adjutant, Hamline has become a great partner in our fundraising efforts by organizing and executing the Hamline 5k marathon and donating the proceeds to the DAV MN Foundation.” A Hamline Veteran Support Center student staff-member, Ben Mayer – a twice deployed Army veteran of 6 years – was present at the signing and check presentation.
Current programs meeting the online or online hybrid criteria for this scholarship include Masters in Public Administration, Masters of Arts in Education – Natural Science and Environmental Education, Masters of Arts in Literacy Education, Masters of Arts in English as a Second Language (Adult ESL
or K-12 licensure concentration), Doctorate in Education and, finally, the online in Nonprofit Management. These programs were chosen by the DAVMN because they reflect the organization’s focus on service and commitment to the broader community.
The DAVMN Foundation established this scholarship at Hamline to reinforce the University’s efforts of supporting veterans and active service members while raising community awareness of the story and mission of the DAVMN and the veterans they support. The DAVMN originally became involved with Hamline through a class project in Professor Peggy Andrew’s Fundamentals of Management class in 2012. The third annual Hamline Cares 5k : Run, Walk, Roll raised over $4,000 for the DAVMN in April 2015.