Wounded Warriors and Veterans Education Assistance Fund
In honor of the courage and sacrifice of Sergeant Jeremy W. Feldbusch, the Wounded Warriors and Veterans Education Assistance Fund was established with an initial gift by Erik J. Rodenberg, to assist veterans, particularly wounded veterans, and their dependents in achieving their educational goals.
Sergeant Jeremy W. Feldbusch graduated from the School of Arts and Sciences in 2001 and was named a distinguished alumni in 2010. In 2004, Jeremy became the first national spokesperson for the Wounded Warriors Project.
Erik J. Rodenberg is a Partner at Columbus Consulting and graduated from Katz Graduate School in 2008 with a Master of Business Administration and concentration in International Business. In addition, Mr. Rodenberg served 15 years in the U.S. Army Reserves separating at the rank captain and was eligible for promotion to major.
Endowed income of this fund shall be used to provide financial support for educational expenses that are not otherwise covered by military or other governmental benefits, based upon the following order of priority: wounded veterans, dependents of fallen or wounded veterans, and non-wounded veterans. These funds are administered by the Office of Veterans Services.
Andrew Fichter, Spring 2014
Sergeant, US Army, 2000-2004
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,
Masters of Public and International Affairs
Jeffrey Dryden, Spring 2014
Lance Corporal, USMC, 2002-2006
School of Social Work, Masters of Social Work
Debra Charnell, Spring 2014
Daughter of David Charnell, USMC
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences
Computer Science Major
Nathan Babyak, Fall 2013
Staff Sergeant, USMC, 2004-2013
College of General Studies, Undeclared
Husband and Father of two children
Adam Rison, Fall 2013
Son of Charles Rison, USAF
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences,