Major: Sociology with dual concentrations in Deviance and Social Control and Social Work
Hometown: Hawthorne, California
Branch of Service: United States Marine Corps
Career Goals: I aspire to become a probation officer, so that I can work with problem teens with the intent on helping them turn their lives around.
Community Involvement: I plan on spending the fall 2013 semester interning with the Los Angeles County Probation Department in a capacity that helps juvenile offenders turn their lives around and volunteering in a mentoring capacity at the Fullerton Boys and Girls Club with other President Scholars.
How has the Veteran Scholar program benefited you? The Veteran Presidential Scholar Program serves as a base for linking me with both other high achieving veteran scholars and non-veteran scholars, furnishing superior academic advising, and providing meaningful volunteer opportunities.
Quote: Courage is endurance for one moment more...
- Unknown Marine Second Lieutenant in Vietnam
Ron McGill - Alumnus
Major: Communicative Disorders
Hometown: Norwalk, CA
Branch of Service: United States Air Force.
Current Career: Full time student at CSUF in the Communication Disorders graduate program and part-time employee at Native Foods vegan restaurant.
Involvement on Campus or Community (while at CSUF): Multiple campus and community volunteer positions involving rehabilitation, peer mentoring, and major oriented tutoring.**
How did the Veteran Scholar program benefit you? This program has been life changing for me! It has helped me to build on my leadership skills, mentorship abilities, and scholarly life limitlessly, while also providing monetary and career-oriented support.
Quote: Never forget to be thankful, never forget to be present, and never forget to give back. This can be an incredible ride, so enjoy it while it lasts!
**Ron McGill has been specifically involved with: Volunteer at Care Meridian Rehab, Volunteer at BRAIN (Brain Recovery and Injury Network) for a veteran stoke and PTSD survivor, Volunteer for Boy & Girls Club's Diplomas2Degrees program and peer mentor group, Volunteer and peer mentor for other Veteran Scholars, Tutor in the Communicative Disorders' Peer Mentor Center, Member of Veteran President's Scholars Selection Committee, President's Scholars Veteran Liaison, Peer Mentor for Student Veterans Association.