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HSU Veteran Mentors

Jonathan Ward

Marine Corps infantry Veteran, majoring in Business Marketing here at Humboldt State University. Jonathan invaded Iraq in 2003 as a scout section leader with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion (RCT 1 and Task Force Tripoli). In 2004, he was deployed to Afghanistan with the 22nd Expeditionary Strike group on the USS WASP with Battalion Landing Team ⅙ LAR platoon. He currently works at Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services office, assisting student Veterans and dependents with transition and VA benefits.

Shayne Holler:

Navy veteran during operation Iraqi Freedom and the War on Terrorism, and stationed onboard USS Nimitz (CVN 68). Shayne is an Environmental Science major at Humboldt State University, currently working towards a BS degree in Ecological Restoration. He is an active outdoors-man with hiking, kayaking and rafting background.

Andrew Derugin:

Marine infantry vet, deployed to afghanistan.  Currently studying marine fisheries biology and minoring in scientific diving.