Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

Anthony Diaz

An Outstanding Islander

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Veteran Appreciation
Anthony Diaz is implementing his many ideas to increase the visibility of the United Student Veterans Organization (USVO) throughout the campus and the community. In just six months as USVO president, he has formed partnerships between the USVO and the Knights of Columbus Catholic community service organization, the Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW TX Post #8932, the American Legion, and the Patriot Guard Riders. The former marine has created the USVO Web site at www.usvotamucc.org to highlight upcoming events. In addition, Diaz, has given presentations at citywide veteran events, and at the University of North Texas Veterans’ Symposium. Recently, Diaz attended the Regional Conference of the Student Veterans of America (SVA), where he was elected as the new Texas director. In this position, Diaz will oversee all Texas chapters of the SVA, working directly with state and national government. In fall 2009, Diaz moved from San Antonio, Texas, to the Island University to begin his studies in business management. Prior to moving to Corpus Christi, Diaz worked a tactical network specialist in Twentynine Palms, Calif., and was a corporal in charge of 26 marines at Camp Lejuene, N.C. Diaz follows in the footsteps of his father, Joe Diaz, a retired marine. In August, Diaz represented the USVO speaking at the “Islander Veterans Appreciation Day” held on campus, and co-sponsored the Corpus Christi Hooks Military Appreciation Game held in June at Whataburger Field. His goal is to get more veterans involved with USVO activities and assist them and their children in gaining an education through the Post 9/11 GI Bill and Hazlewood Act. Every month, Diaz along with the VFW prepares and sends care packages to former Texas A&M-Corpus Christi students who are bravely serving their country.

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