Event Date: February 26, 2021
Event Time: 12:00 PM
Event Location: Virtual

Nisa Jovel and Reed Robins in uniform

On February 26, the Center launched a new series, Memories of Service/Visions for the Future:CU’s Student Veterans as Key Figures in Sustaining the Mission of Higher Education in which Limerick interviewed CU student veterans Nisa Jovel Reed Robins.

Nisa, former Aviation Operations Specialist within a Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron and one of the first groups of female Marines to complete Marine Corps Infantry Training at SOS Camp Lejeune and graduate as an 0311 Infantry rifleman, is double majoring in Integrative Physiology and Anthropology. Reed, former Navy electrician’s mate is an Economics major with an emphasis on public policy.

Topics ranged from the experiences and convictions that led them to volunteer for military service, to the ways that their thinking about the nation changed and deepened over their time of service. With a Western American historian serving as host, there was an occasional comparison to the history of the military in the American West, but the focus was on the stories and reflections of young people who are unmistakably wise beyond their years—and also students with intense curiosity and compelling ambitions for the future.

Visit our Memories of Service/Visions for the Future page to learn more about NisaReed and the other participants in this series.


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