Veterans Day Recognition 2022

  • The U.S. Army's First Infantry Division "Big Red One" presents President Alivisatos with a token of appreciation for supporting service members and veterans.

  • President Alivisatos and Provost Lee pose for photos with transitioning service members, veterans, and a military spouse who entered the UChicago community via the Skillbridge program.

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Please join the University of Chicago in recognizing our nation’s veterans during our annual Veterans Day Recognition on November 11, 2022. We will have remarks by President Paul Alivisatos and military-affiliated persons from across the academic and professional units.

We are honored to have military-affiliated persons from across the University share their experiences of military service, transition, and time at University of Chicago. We are also honored to host the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division (Big Red One), the first permanent division in the regular U.S. Army and has seen combat in every U.S. conflict since World War I, except the Korean War.

Friday, November 11, 2022
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

International House
Assembly Hall
1414 East 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Please note that the main entrance is currently for residents only; please use the door on South Dorchester Ave to enter the Assembly Hall.

This convening is open to all invitees who are compliant with UChicago vaccination requirements and, because of ongoing health risks, particularly to the unvaccinated, participants are expected to adopt the risk mitigation measures (masking and social distancing, etc.) appropriate to their vaccination status as advised by public health officials or to their individual vulnerabilities as advised by a medical professional. Public convening may not be safe for all and carries a risk for contracting COVID-19, particularly for those unvaccinated. Participants will not know the vaccination status of others and should follow appropriate risk mitigation measures.

Annie Henderson-Callahan

Military Spouse

Annie, pictured with her husband Rob (SSD-CIR First-Year), is a Second-Year MPP student at the Harris School of Public Policy and Vice President for the Military-Affiliated Students of Harris (MASH). She also serves as a research intern for the OMAC-Veterans Restorative Justice Project. Annie has applied to the Presidential Innovation Fellowship Program and plans to move to D.C. upon graduation in 2023.

Raven Edgeworth-Smith

U.S. Navy

Petty Officer Raven Edgeworth-Smith is conducting her DoD SkillBridge internship through OMAC with the University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC). Raven is working with UCCC's regulatory compliance department to assist with ensuring that the University complies with regulations related to human subject participation in clinical trials. Raven intends to apply to full-time employment with UChicago upon completion of her internship.

Joseph Quinn

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Joe Quinn conducted his DoD SkillBridge internship through OMAC with the University's Center for the Economics on Human Development (CEHD) and was accepted to UCPE's Graduate Student At-Large program. Subsequently, Joe was accepted into the Harris School's Master in Public Policy for autumn 2022. After his internship ended on August 12th, he began working with the University as a Research Assistant for CEHD.

Chelsen Kincade-Jackson

U.S. Air Force

Technical Sergeant Chelsen Kincade-Jackson is conducting his DoD Skillbridge internship through OMAC with the University of Chicago’s Procurement Services Department. Chelsen is working as a project manager with the Procurement Services Department to coordinate a project to clean up the department’s vendor databases, facilitating the department’s transition to the Oracle Accounting system. Chelsen intends to apply to a full-time position with UChicago upon the completion of the term of his internship.

Jacob Morris

U.S. Army

U.S. Army 1st Lieutenant Jacob Morris conducted his DoD SkillBridge internship through OMAC with the University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC). Jacob, a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Hematology/Oncology Department at UCCCC, is joined by his wife, Jessica, (recently hired as a Data Manager at the UCCCC), and one year-old son, Daniel. Jacob was also accepted into UCPE’s Graduate Student At-Large Program and intends to enroll into a graduate humanities program at UChicago.

Paneto Kyle

U.S. Army National Guard

Kyle Paneto is an Infantryman in the U.S. Army National Guard and studying Economics in the College. He most recently completed a stateside deployment with the 69th Infantry regiment. During his activation, Kyle was a part of a joint COVID-19 task force that conducted humanitarian missions which entailed food distribution, COVID-19 testing, and vaccine rollout and security operations throughout New York State. Currently, Kyle is attached to a Mobile Public Affairs detachment unit in Illinois, where he is assisting Army journalists with public affairs operations. Most notably, Kyle led a public relations mission, serving as a liaison for Major General Mark C. Jackson and Australian Consulate-General David Bushby.