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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

Matthew Sanchez served for four years after high school in the United States Marine Corps. He trained in California and Oklahoma to become an Artillery Canon Crewman and spent the remainder of his active duty career at Camp Lejeune, splitting his time between North Carolina and 29 Palms, California for training. Since returning home, he has been taking classes at DePaul, and will graduate in 2020 with a degree in  Business Management with a concentration in Leadership and Change. He is excited to welcome all of the Veterans to DePaul and hopes he can help them implement their military training into their schoolwork and future career paths. If you have any questions for Matthew, feel free to email him at msanch93@depaul.edu

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.

Raymond served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps as a Combat Engineer in Camp Pendleton California where he spent most of his career. During his time, he trained with forces in Australia and the Philippines and also conducted combat operations in the Middle East. Raymond left the Marine Corps in December of 2019 and is currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sports communications at DePaul University. If you have any questions for Raymond, feel free to email him at rmarone1@depaul.edu.