Metropolitan State student receives Veterans’ Voices Award

Steve_CamposThe Minnesota Humanities Center recognizes Metropolitan State student Steve Campos, College of Individualized Studies (CIS), as a 2015 recipient of the Minnesota Veterans’ Voices award.

The Veterans’ Voices Awards recognize Minnesotans who have honorably served, are thriving and making extraordinary contributions to their communities. These actively engaged former and current military service members go above and beyond to make exceptional, positive contributions that improve the lives of people across Minnesota.

“Steve has been truly selfless in giving of his time, energy and wisdom in serving veterans here at the university,” says Matthew Idzik, CIS academic advisor. “Time and time again he has pitched in as a volunteer to cover events, counsel students and just buoy others with his seemingly boundless energy and optimism.”

Chief Master Sgt. Campos enlisted in the Air Force in 1975 and retired after 35 years in 2011. He is heavily involved in Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and recently assisted Metropolitan State in becoming a Yellow Ribbon Company in 2013. He has also been part of the Metro State Veterans Network since 2011, assisting with programs and events.

The awards are presented on Sept. 11 at Anderson Student Center, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Avenue, Saint Paul. For more information on the awards and recipients visit this link.