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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: US Army Veteran Receives Scholarship

February 18, 2015

Sgt. Jeffrey Henneman received the Veterans Recognition Scholarship award for his work as a combat medic in the United States Army. During his eight years of service, Sgt. Henneman oversaw a team of 14 to maintain a satellite health clinic. Sgt. Henneman has provided a range of medical care including conducting physical exams, minor surgical procedures and administering immunizations and intravenous lines.

According to Sgt. Henneman, he was deployed multiple times, yet, it was his last tour that was the most impactful. He and a small team were charged with designing and instructing a two-week basic combat trauma treatment class for a group of 15-20 Afghan Army medics.

“Through both successes and failures we all learned ways of overcoming cultural barriers in order for everyone involved to fully communicate and understand one another,” recalls Sgt. Henneman. “The Afghan Soldiers taught me a lot about acceptance, patience and cultural differences.” A total of 142 Afghan medics were trained and certified under Sgt. Henneman’s leadership.

Sgt. Henneman received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of Mary Hardin - Baylor. He is happily married to his wife, Morgan.


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