Scholar Veterans and Active Military Personnel

Photo of American and WMU FlagsThe Lee Honors College at Western Michigan University is proud to have students who are current or former service members. These students have made the choice and commitment to serve our country and we are forever in their debt. If you find yourself sharing a classroom or studying alongside them, please take the time to thank them for their service.


  • Dori Laker, Specialist, AMEDD
  • James Hentig, Specialist (ret.), 173rd Airborne
  • Vanessa Jeanne Carlson, Sergeant, 82nd Airborne

Marine Corp

  • Christopher P. Hickey, Staff Sergeant (ret.), 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division
  • Patrick Hargis, Corporal, 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division

National Guard

  • Georgie Braithwaite, Private First Class, 460th Chemical Unit
  • Mark Martin Jr, Private First Class
  • Tara Ketchem, Specialist, 72nd Military Police


  • Matthew J. Baird, Petty Officer-First Class, USS Oklahoma City