DVA Director and Chief of Staff Charles Wallace on behalf of Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton presented letters of recognition to seven (7) women veterans for their military service and their continued service in communities.
The event was hosted by the National Women Veterans United, IL Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Olive-Harvey Community College in Illinois on Veterans Day November 11, 2022.
Dr. Zoe Franklin, Navy Veteran -Faculty – Olive Harvey College
Dr Vidhya Prakash, Major Ret, Air Force – Health Care Advocate
Dr, Jennifer Prince, Navy Veteran -Suicide Prevention Trainer
Honorable Judge Donna Cooper, Colonel Ret, IANG – Women Veterans Support
Ginny Narsete, Ret. MSG Air Force – Operation Her Story (OHS)
Jeannie Adams, Air Force Veteran – Homeless Street Advocacy
Victoria Cobbett, Marine Corps Veteran – Advocacy for women veterans.
National Women Veterans United honored the women honorees with a “Women Veterans are Heroes Too” medal. In addition one Olive-Harvey female veteran student also received the medal.
Marcus G. Manning-Macaire