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Meet the Veteran Liaisons

Veteran Liaisons are DePaul students with prior military experience that can help you connect with benefits and resources as well as provide support in transitioning to academic life.

Our Veterans Liaisons

Lucas Hopkins joined the United States Marine Corps from Wilmington, Delaware in June 2013. During five-and-a-half years of service, Lucas was primarily stationed with II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. His role as a combat correspondent allowed him to document and publish multimedia content on Marine Corps training and operations in the United States, Europe, African and the Middle East. Lucas left active duty in January 2019, and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in marketing at DePaul University. Any questions for Lucas can be sent to lhopkin6@depaul.edu.

Danielle Imhoff served ten years in the United States Air Force as an Airborne Cryptologic Language Analyst and was stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL, Kadena AB, Japan, and Ft. Meade, MD with various temporary duty assignments all over the U.S., Asia, and Europe. She completed her service and joined the DePaul community in the fall of 2019, where she is studying undergraduate industrial/organizational psychology.  Danielle can be reached at dimhoff1@depaul.edu with any questions.

Vaughn Cooper joined the Marine Corps in 2015. After training in California, he served at Cherry Point in North Carolina as a radio maintainer in 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion. His enlistment ended with an Honorable Discharge in April 2019 after four years of service. Vaughn enrolled in DePaul in June of the same year as an Accounting major. He is eager to assist fellow veterans in their transition to college and aid in future success. Vaughn can be reached by email at vcooper4@depaul.edu.

Riley Knox served 10 years in the US Navy beginning on the USS Boone (FFG-28) as a deck seaman stationed in Mayport FL, then served as a junior Quartermaster and a command essential Surface Rescue Swimmer onboard the USS Momsen (DDG-92) stationed in Everett WA. Next, he served as a Water Survival Instructor at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes IL, where he accomplished the achievement of earning the rank and title of USN Chief Petty Officer. Riley began DePaul classes in Jan 2019 and will graduate in 2021 with a BA degree with a major in Sociology. If you have any questions for Riley, feel free to contact him at rknox@depaul.edu.

Liam Turman served four years in the United States Army as an All-Source Intelligence Analyst supporting United States Army Intelligence and Security Command requirements during the Global War on Terror. After leaving active duty, Liam returned to his home state of Ohio to attend Miami University before transferring in 2020 to DePaul University where he studies Communications and Media. If you have any questions for Liam, feel free to contact him at lturman2@depaul.edu.