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Sarpy County Board of Commissioners Recognizes Bellevue University’s Heather Carroll and Other Area Veterans

The Sarpy County Board of Commissioners recognized local veterans this week in honor of Veterans Day, and Heather Carroll, Manager of the Bellevue University Military Veteran Services Center, was among those recognized. 

A local veteran from each district was recognized and each veteran received a proclamation. Carroll was recognized for District 3 by Sarpy County Commissioner Angi Burmeister. 

“Heather lives and breathes the mission of the MVSC. She knows what it’s like being in the shoes of every person who steps in asking for help. She knows exactly how to help or what resources to offer,” said Stan Hawkins, Director of Government Operations and Military Programs. “I am glad to see her recognized for her service in both the military and community.”

Carroll served in the military for more than 22 years including the U.S. Air Force, time in the Air Force Reserve and in the Nebraska Air National Guard. She retired from the Air Force in 2016 and pursued her education while she worked as an Evaluations Specialist at Bellevue University. She became the manager of the MVSC in 2019 and works with the center’s team to serve military veteran students and the veteran community.

The other veterans recognized from each district:

Commissioner Kelly, District 1: Teddy Hurt 

Commissioner Klug, District 2: John Witzel 

Commissioner Burmeister, District 3: Heather Carroll

Commissioner Mixan, District 4: Tom Kimmet 

Commissioner Warren, District 5: Lloyd Lemke

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 (