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UM-Flint Student Veterans - Lindsey Walker

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Published on May 27, 2014

Lindsey Walker grew up in Byron, Michigan where she attended elementary, middle, and high school. She served four years in the United States Marine Corps where she was discharged, honorably, and held the rank of Corporal. She is currently working on a double bachelor in criminal justice and sociology with a minor in communications. She will be graduating December 2014. Her dream job is to work on tasks forces that help in preventing human trafficking. Lindsey has loved her experience at the University of Michigan Flint so far. UM-Flint has surprised her by being very diverse in the backgrounds of all the students that attend. It has helped her in adjusting back to life outside of the military. The biggest impact on Lindsey's life is her mother, Shannon Walker. Her mother has been there for her through every major event in her life. She has supported her in her decisions about attending college and completing her degrees in what she loves and not what she should do. In school, Lindsey has been a part of the committee for the Veteran's Day ceremonies that the university puts on every year. She enjoys planning and being a part of this honorable ceremony. Lindsey loves that atmosphere that the location of the university provides. It has helped her view things differently and has been helpful in giving her ideas on projects for school. All of the buildings are in walking distance from each other which allows her to enjoy the outside and talk with friends in between classes. Lindsey said, "To any freshman that are just starting out at UM-Flint, make sure that you take the time to see what the school has to offer such as the gym, activities, events, social groups, etc. Taking advantage of this helps in getting the full college experience. I am glad that I got involved with things at the school. It has allowed me to gain great friends and have fun since college can be stressful". She believes that the UM-Flint of the future will be great. Once the university is done with renovations and classes can take place in those certain buildings again, she believes that the appeal of the university will be ideal and there will be many more students who will be attending. She hopes that this will help in building great minds of the future. Lindsey's experience from leaving the military and beginning as a student at UM-Flint in 2011 has been a challenge but also rewarding at the same time. She feels that it has helped her fit back in with society even though she still struggles day to day with feeling like a civilian once again. Lindsey said, "The only advice that I would give a veteran who is looking to attend UM-Flint is, enjoy the experience. Make sure you get involved with the SVA. It has helped me in knowing that I have a place that I can go to, to converse with fellow veterans and also to have a home away from home where I can relax and study".

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