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Bellevue University Student Receives National 2023 Student Veteran Leadership Award

Jocelyn Arnett Recognized for School and Community Work and Involvement

Bellevue University student Jocelyn Arnett has been selected to receive the 2023 Student Veteran Leadership Award from G.I. Jobs. 

The award honors student veterans who made a positive difference at their school and in their community. 

Being nominated and selected is an incredible honor. This nomination has been a gratifying recognition of my work, not just in my job but also in the prolific career of my peers who are also nominated,” said Arnett. 

Arnett, an Army veteran majoring in Psychology, currently serves as a student worker for the university Military and Veteran Services Center and supports the center by working with clients, leading and organizing events and providing tech support. Before she started her education at Bellevue University she served in the United States Army as an MOS 15R and maintained AH-64 helicopters.

When she is finished with her education Arnett plans to obtain her M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and pursue a career with the V.A. as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

“I love when our student veterans get recognized for the amazing work they do. Jocelyn lives beyond herself and is always giving her all to the MVSC and those in the community,” said Heather Carroll, Manager of the MVSC. 

When Arnett is not working at the MVSC or doing homework she can be found volunteering as a volleyball coach for the Bellevue Junior Sports Association. The program works with 3rd through 8th grade kids and allows Arnett to guide and support the children in overcoming obstacles and achieving success.

Arnett also volunteers as a mentor for the Douglas Veteran Treatment Court where she can provide advice, be a listening ear and show up for fellow veterans.

List of 2023 Honorees

Jocelyn Arnett, Bellevue University | Army (2007-2010)

Denton Beck, Mitchell Technical College | National Guard (2019-Present)

Eric Bemish, Whitworth University | Navy (1998-2020)

Jake Berens, East Tennessee State University | Marine Corps Reserve (2010-Present)

Boone Bramwell, Auburn University | Marine Corps (2017-2021)

Angelo Canty, Texas Southern University | Army (2008-2016)

Gabriela Castillo, University of Georgia | Army (2015-2022)

Devin Dashnaw, Georgia Southern University | Army (2015-2020)

Jeff Deickman, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs | Army (1996-2016)

Ralph Figueroa, California State University, San Bernardino | Army (1994-2006)

Katheryne Freeman, The University of Texas at Arlington | Army (2015-2021)

Lewis Green, The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga | Army (2013-2019)

Matt Hanna, York College of Pennsylvania | Air Force (2001-2021)

Michael Hendrickson, Western Illinois University | Army (1984-1998)

Elijas Illescas, CUNY - Queens College | Navy (2012-2017)

Tommy Ingram, Augusta Technical College | Army (1987-1996)

Michael Linde, University of Northern Iowa | Marine Corps (2008-2022)

Caleb Lindsay, Casper College | Army (2015-2018)

Andrew Maistros, Frostburg State University | Marine Corps (2006-2014)

Justin McEwen, University of California, Riverside | Air Force (2008-2017)

Sheila McNeil, Georgian Court University | National Guard (2002-2023)

James Miceli, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth | Army (2018-2020)

John Morris, Bristol Community College | Air Force (2008-2016)

Darin Mydland, Montana State University | Coast Guard (2007-2021)

Sean Pentecost, Sonoma State University | Navy (2010-2018)

Millie Rivera, Florida Atlantic University | Army National Guard (2015-Present)

Casey Roberds, Oral Roberts University | Marine Corps (2015-2020)

Angela Roberts, University of Mississippi | Marine Corps (2014-2018)

De’Andre Robinson, University of North Texas at Dallas | Army (2017-2019)

Eulises Sanchez Negron, Florida National University | Army (2014-2019)

Tracy Santos, University of Rhode Island | Marine Corps (2013-2017), National Guard (2019-Present)

Brittany Woods, Arkansa State University | Marine Corps (2011-2015)

About Bellevue University

Founded in 1966, Bellevue University is a non-profit university with more than 60,000 graduates worldwide. The University is a recognized national leader in preparing students for lifelong success with career-relevant knowledge and skills, while making college affordable. Routinely ranked among the nation’s top military and accessible institutions, the University serves residential students at its main campus in Bellevue, Nebraska, and everywhere online with more than 80 degree programs uniquely designed for working adults. The University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (