Serving Those Who Serve Us

Breanne Sawall, Staff writer

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Averett is one of many schools that works with active duty soldiers and veterans to help provide them a good education. In 2016, Averett was named Military Friendly school By Victory Media and one of America’s most friendly military colleges in 2015 by Bestcolleges.com. 

Gregory Bock in the Marine Corps

David Bock, a junior, gave some insight on what being in the military while being a student a Averett University. Bock is double majoring in Aerospace Mgt: Flight Operations and Aerospace Mgt: Aviation Business. 

It’s quite common for people to join the military when family members have served. “My grandfather served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. He was someone who inspired me and who I looked up to. Both my cousins served in the Marines who had a big influence on my decision as well,” Bock said. 

Bock would describe is experience one of the best, “My overall experience has been pretty positive, I’ve had the pleasure to serve with some of the best and made lifelong friends. It’s a brotherhood that can’t be explained without experiencing it.” He enlisted in 2013, stationed in Camp Pendleton from 2013 to 2017 and now is in Charlotte, N.C. 

Bock is one of many students at Averett University who serves our military. If you or anyone you know serves or is a veteran of the military, contact the military affairs officer, Janet Roberson. Her email and phone number is [email protected], 434-791-5891.