Release Date: Nov. 5, 2012
Contact: Jennifer Rhodes, Director of Student Activities , 425-388-9509; firstname.lastname@example.org
EvCC's Lindsay Hudson Receives Patriot Award from U.S. Department of Defense
Photo: EvCC Student Activities Advisor Lindsay Hudson (right) received a Patriot Award from the U.S. Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) office Oct. 15. She's pictured with U.S. Navy Reserve Chief Petty Officer Stephanie Anderson, an EvCC student, who nominated Hudson for the award.
EVERETT, Wash. – Everett Community College Student Activities Adviser Lindsay Hudson received the U.S. Department of Defense's Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award Oct. 15 for her support for student veterans and active duty military service members.
"Lindsay's strong and unrelenting support is why I'm able to serve as a reservist and get a college education," said U.S. Navy Reserve Chief Petty Officer Stephanie Anderson, who nominated Hudson for the award.
Anderson, who is a student employee in the college's Student Activities Office, thanked Hudson for helping her manage a demanding work, school and military training schedule.
"This is my third attempt at college," said Anderson, 30, of Everett, who plans to earn her associate's degree and transfer to a four-year school to study psychology. "This college is where veterans want to be because of people like Lindsay."
Hudson, of Mukilteo, has worked for EvCC since 2001.
"I'm just so honored," she said. "We are very happy to support Stephanie in her dual role as student and reservist. We have such pride at EvCC in our student veterans and active duty personnel."
The award was presented by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Employer Outreach Coordinator John VanDalen, a U.S. Air Force retiree and EvCC graduate.
For more information about EvCC's resources for veterans and active duty military personnel, visit www.everettcc.edu/veterans or call the college's Veterans Resource Center at 425-388-9277.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve develops and promotes a culture in which all American employers support and value the military service of their employees.