Charting a unique path from the Air Force to earning his degree, Michael Shimkus reflects on his journey. From leveraging the GI Bill at SNHU to later connecting with the USO, Shimkus’s story is one of adaptability, dedication and a commitment to lifelong learning and service.
On Military Spouse Appreciation Day, SNHU honors its military spouse community and recent graduates each year. This year we are celebrating Eliana Cornejo '23, a military spouse for the past 13 years, who recently earned her bachelor's in business administration.
Robert Bruce is an active-duty service member and student at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU). Despite having never participated in an official race, he ran the Boston Marathon with Team USO to support his USO mission. Bruce attributes achieving his goals to life balance and determination.
When military spouse Sallan Francis first heard about a potential full-tuition scholarship at SNHU, she knew she had to seize the moment, and it paid off. Francis is the 39th military spouse to be awarded a scholarship from SNHU and Operation Homefront to achieve her degree.