In 2018, he heard about the Posse Veterans Program at Vassar. The Posse Veterans Program identifies, trains, and supports veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces interested in pursuing bachelor’s degrees at top colleges and universities. Those accepted into the program attend college as part of a team of veterans—a Veterans Posse. Participants receive training prior to matriculating on campus and mentoring once enrolled. In addition, Posse partner colleges provide veterans in the program with supplemental funding to cover the full cost of tuition.
Daniel said it is a Veteran specific program that covers everything the GI bill doesn’t cover. He said “Vassar has outstanding educational resources for grad students who are veterans”.
He finished his undergrad at Vassar in May 2022 with a STS (Science Technology in Society) degree with an emphasis in Public Health and decided to apply to AG-ACNP programs for enrollment immediately following his studies at Vassar. In August 2022, Daniel started Vanderbilt’s MSN Program with a focus in Acute Care.
When I asked him where he sees himself after graduation, he said he’d like to go back to LA to be near family and work at a community-based hospital like MLK Healthcare. He’d also consider a LA County hospital because of the populations they serve. He wants to work in Community based healthcare with a focus in caring for under-served populations in Adult Geriatric Acute Care.
Daniel is working hard and very grateful to have won this Award. He will graduate in August 2024 - Woohoo! Congratulations again Daniel!!