Graduate Assistant, Office of Public Affairs Support
Michael Davis, a Vietnam era veteran of the United States Marine Corps is pursuing his master’s degree in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Homeland Security. Since its inception in 2013, Michael has been a staff member with the Honor Flight of the Ozarks. The Honor Flight takes all World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam Era veterans, and any veteran that is terminally ill regardless of what era they served, on a VIP tour of receptive war memorials in Washington DC. This trip is free of charge to any veteran making the trip. Serving several roles, including Bus Captain, Michael has completed 10 honor flights and states, “This is my way of giving my deepest respect and admiration to these veterans for their dedication and commitment to service on behalf of the United States of America and to let them know they are truly appreciated and not forgotten.” The Honor Flight makes at least two flights a year to our nation’s capital, and with additional funds, schedules three.
Michael is scheduled to graduate in May 2018 and credits his success in academic endeavors to the skills, dedication, and discipline that he acquired while serving on active duty in the Marine Corps. Michael says: “The Marine Corps instilled within me a discipline and set of values that I have carried with me throughout life’s journey’s and with whatever task I undertake.”
Public Affairs is honored to recognize Michael Davis as October’s Student Public Affairs Spotlight.