We salute you!

November 11, 2010 —

Today is Veteran’s Day, a time when Americans honor our veterans.

Come hear one of our own, Lt. Col. Shawn Nessen, D.O.’95, speaking on campus today at noon in the SEC auditorium (see a campus map). He will be talking about his experiences as a caregiver in the Army and what it’s like to do surgery in the middle of war.

Nessen authored “War Surgery in Afghanistan and Iraq” and has been deployed several times. He is a board-certified general surgeon and currently on fellowship at UMC Las Vegas for critical care surgery.

Did you know that we celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11 because that is when World War I ended (on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month)?

Many of our students, faculty, staff and alumni have served our country and continue to serve in the armed forces, and for that we thank them!

Andrea Cooley gets paid to post on Facebook and Twitter (among other things) to promote Des Moines University to prospective students. She is a Midwest girl at heart, but loves to travel around the country visiting friends and family. If Des Moines had mountains or an ocean she’d never leave. Before joining the DMU marketing team, she was an editor for Country Home magazine. She’s still a little obsessed with magazines, so if you want to talk about decorating, remodeling or gardening projects she’s your go-to girl.