At Mount St. Joseph University, we are proud to support our Veterans and the valuable perspectives they bring to the community. Whether you’re just beginning your academic studies, or finishing your degree, the Mount is a supportive environment that helps you achieve your educational goals. As a Veteran you will bring honor, integrity, and leadership into your role as a Mount student. Thank your for your service to our great nation.
Meet Mount graduate, Matthew Schimittou’ 12
After Air Intelligence Officer Matthew Schmittou ‘12, graduated from high school in 2004, he spent four years in the Marine Corps where he served two tours in Iraq and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal for acts of valor during combat. In 2008 he made the decision to pursue his degree at Mount St. Joseph University. He brought to campus 15 months of combat experience as an infantry assaultman in Iraq, and a unique perspective and worldview that proved to be invaluable to his chosen history major and also to his fellow peers. “A huge part of world history deals with military history that has shaped the planet over the centuries,” says Schmittou. “I was certainly glad my experience as a Marine in Iraq was able to benefit my peers’ education by giving them a firsthand perspective of certain aspects of history that I have lived.”
During his time at the Mount, Schmittou volunteered on three mission trips in two years to southern Belize through his church. He also took part in honor societies, peer tutoring programs and supported fellow veterans through Veterans in Communities (VIC), an outreach organization for local veterans on the Mount’s campus. “One of the things I appreciate most about the Mount is its service learning mission,” he said. “It’s one of the things that drew me to the University. I believe service is an important part of life, and I am glad that this University believes that as well.”
Schmittou graduated summa cum laude from the Mount with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History. He was awarded the 2012 Nontraditional Distinguished Student award and spoke at his commencement ceremony. “With a smaller atmosphere and hometown feel, you’re not a number at the Mount. That’s very appealing to someone coming out of the military, who was a number and a statistic for years,” he said.
Information for Veterans
Learn about credit for military education and our military friendly status by visiting our Information for Veterans page.
To find out about benefit programs offered, please visit the Benefit Programs page.
Veterans in Communities
Veterans in Communities (VIC) is a social organization that assists and educates people about veterans' issues within the community. To learn more, please visit the Veterans in Communities page.
For helpful links to external resources, please visit our Resource Links page.
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