Lewis Receives Grant for Veteran Hiring Initiative

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Lewis University Receives Grant for Veteran Hiring Initiative

Published: September 26, 2017.

(L to R)Tom Wilczak, Chapter Member of Romeoville Veterans
Commission, Patricia Daudell, Samís Club-Membership Specialist
Lisa Evans, Samís Club Marketing Manager, Roman Ortega Jr.,
Lewis University Director of Veterans Affairs, John Noak Village of
Romeoville Mayor

Lewis University recently received a grant of $2,500 from Samís Club/Walmart Foundation through collaboration between Lewis University and the Romeoville Veteranís Commission. The grant will focus on veterans hiring initiatives at Lewis University.

Lieutenant Colonel Roman Ortega Jr., director of Veterans Affairs at Lewis University is partnering with Retired Lieutenant Colonel Tom Wilczak, who is active in the Romeoville community as a charter member of Romeoville Veterans Commission. Wilczak is also a member of Romeoville American Legion and president of the Disabled Veterans Golf Benefit.

The Walmart Foundation and Sam's Club Community Grant Program fund nonprofit organizations. At the local level, Sam's Club facilities support nonprofits or other causes important to their community, provided they fall within one of the Walmart Foundation's focus areas: Opportunity, Sustainability and Community. Other local areas of focus may include Education and Youth Success.

Lewis University has been recognized as the Best for Vets among Colleges and Universities in Illinois for 2016 by Military Times and second among private universities in the nation. It has been designated as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine since the inception of the award in 2010.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.

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