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UCM’s Courtney Swoboda Honored with 2024 HigherEdMilitary Spotlight Award

By Alex Greenwood, June 20, 2024

2024 HigherEdMilitary Spotlight Award winner COurtney SobodaCourtney Swoboda, director of the University of Central Missouri’s (UCM) Military and Veteran Services office is the recipient of the 2024HigherEdMilitary Spotlight Award, which honors those in higher education who excel at finding innovative ways to support the military-affiliated population on campus.

 

A member of the HigherEdMilitary Advisory Council remarked, "Courtney embodies passion, dedication, and innovation. Her commitment to supporting our military and veteran students is unmatched. She has not only created an outstanding center that connects with the campus community but has also elevated statewide efforts with the creation of MOVES (Missouri Organization of Veteran Education Specialists)."

 

Another council member added, "Courtney's journey from certifying official to director of the office showcases her hard work, passion, and expanding knowledge base, which has paved the way for greater achievements. She exemplifies the pathways available within this profession."

 

The nominees and recipient were selected by the HigherEdMilitary Advisory Council, which assessed each candidate's experiences, accomplishments, and contributions based on a weighted rubric. This rubric evaluated how effectively each individual has found innovative ways to support and grow the military-affiliated population on their campus.

 

In recognition of her innovative work and dedication, the UCM Office of Military and Veteran Services Scholarship Fund will receive a $500 donation.

 

HigherEdMilitary serves the military-connected community at colleges and universities.

 

For more information about the UCM Military and Veterans Services office, call  660-543-8776 or visit the website.

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