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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

Ryan Nash

Ryan Nash served five years on active duty in the United States Coast Guard. He was stationed in Grand Haven, MI, and Houma, LA, and continues to serve at Marine Safety Unit Chicago in the USCG Reserves. In Louisiana, Ryan was a liaison that relayed information between civilian contractors and military officers. He is currently a senior at DePaul University where he is pursuing a degree in environmental science. Ryan hopes to provide awareness to DePaul veteran students in the form of campus resources, information on benefits and the overall transition process. If you have any questions for Ryan, please email him at rnash5@depaul.edu. ​

Daniel Eggensammer

Daniel Eggensammer served four years on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as an infantryman with 2nd BN, 5th MAR. In 2011, Dan was deployed to Japan when his unit was tasked to provide humanitarian relief efforts after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck mainland Japan. In 2012, Dan spent seven months in Helmand Province, Afghanistan conducting combat operations. Dan is currently pursuing his MBA with a concentration in Leadership & Change Management. He recently graduated from DePaul University with his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Dan is excited about upcoming events connecting veterans to one another and getting more involved within the community. If you have any questions for Dan, please email him at deggensa@depaul.edu. ​

Christopher Dillon

Christopher Dillon served 6 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on Marine Corps Base Hawaii where he worked as an aviation structural mechanic. While stationed in Hawaii, he was assigned as quality assurance inspector for the P-3 Orion reconnaissance aircraft. During his enlistment, he deployed three times to Okinawa, Japan, Sicily, and Djibouti, Africa. Christopher also attended Hawaii Pacific University for a short while. He is now attending DePaul and a senior pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Finance. He hopes to help fellow student veteran’s transition back to life as a student, while providing information of all the resources that DePaul has to offer. If you have any questions for Chris, please email him at cdillon4@depaul.edu. ​

Bridget Keane

Bridget Keane served five years in the United States Marine Corps, first as a public affairs specialist at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, then as a Marine Security Guard. During her tour as a Marine Security Guard, Bridget served at embassies in Hanoi, Vietnam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nassau, Bahamas. She is currently a senior at DePaul University pursuing her bachelors in public relations and communications. She looks forward to assisting student veterans and providing them with the resources to help during their transition from active duty. If you have any questions for Bridget, feel free to email her at bkeane1@depaul.edu. ​

Eric King

Eric King served 8 years active in the United States Army. He was stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Carson, Colorado, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. He deployed to Iraq from 2007 to 2009 with the 3rd Armored Calvary Regiment, and Afghanistan twice; once with the 4th Infantry Division in 2010 and again in 2012 with the 101st Airborne Division. Eric is a senior in the College of Computing and Digital Media’s undergraduate Network Engineering & Security program. He is familiar with several resources within the University as well as within the veteran community and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Eric is eager and ready to assist veterans and those utilizing Veterans Affairs education benefits with any issues that they may have during their time at DePaul. If you have any questions for Eric, please email him at eking24@depaul.edu. ​

Heather Duke

Heather Duke served six years on active duty in the United States Navy. She was first stationed in Sasebo,Japan as a hovercraft deck mechanic for Assault Craft Unit-5 Western Pacific Detachment as one of the first women in a previously male only unit. During her three years she deployed every year with ships like the USS Tortuga and the USS Essex. On her first deployment she was able to spend two weeks in Australia, one of her favorite countries.

After three years overseas, she came back to the United States to be stationed on the USS Gravely DDG107. As a plank owner she was promoted to Gas Turbine Mechanical Second Class Petty Officer. Now as a senior at DePaul, studying Computer Science with a concentration in Software engineering she hopes to one day use her mechanical and chemical knowledge combined with her love of programming. She looks forward to assisting veterans with the tools and information they need to succeed here at DePaul and find a fulfilling career after graduation. Snipe for Life! ​

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