Military deployment during a time of war presents service members with physical, emotional, and mental challenges that civilians can never fully appreciate. We can, however, appreciate their service, draw inspiration from their commitment and sacrifice, and express our gratitude for all that they do for our nation.
The holidays are an especially difficult time for those serving our country abroad; it’s a season during which the pain of missing family and other loved ones is even more acute. The CalSouthern staff would like to offer our warmest holiday wishes our Learners currently on deployment in Afghanistan and Iraq. We thank you for your service, as we thank all of those CalSouthern Learners and alumni who have served. We are honored to have you as part of the CalSouthern family. Holiday care packages are on the way, which we hope will arrive by the new year.
One of our military service members, Captain Kenneth Okeze, will be featured in an upcoming article chronicling his unique and inspirational story. Born and raised in Nigeria, Okeze immigrated to the U.S., where he studied theology, eventually earning his Master of Divinity degree. He ultimately enlisted in the U.S. Army as a chaplain to give back to the country that’s given him so much. He is now stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, providing spiritual support and helping soldiers deal with the stress associated with deployment to a combat zone.
Please look for the article this month in the new content section of the CalSouthern website.