Robertson School of Government Newsletter
"He is bold; he is purposeful. He's also passionate. He has taken on the right fights and been willing to do so for the good of the Navy to be sure - but also, for the good of the armed forces and for the good of our country. He leaves a stronger and more capable Navy to the benefit - the great benefit of the United States of America," said former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld about Admiral Vern Clark, USN (Ret.).
From his early days as a lieutenant in command of a patrol gunboat to the halls of the Pentagon as the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) and a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Clark has led by example. After a distinguished 37-year Navy career, Clark became the second longest serving CNO in history when he retired in 2005.
"911 – What is your emergency?" For five years, this was the call Keelyn Geoghean answered hundreds of times as a professional Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). As a first responder, she dealt with accidents and other life-threatening situations. While providing immediate care to patients as an EMT can be stressful, she says, "I truly enjoyed working as an EMT; I was challenged in many ways."
Looking back, she says being an EMT taught her that small acts of kindness, a simple smile, and being courteous makes all the difference in the world when serving people. Today, Geoghean is answering a different call – the call to RSG. "Last year I felt called to go back to school, more specifically, to Regent's School of Government."
She moves fast and with vision: California native and recent RSG graduate Gabrielle Jackson has landed in the nation's capital working for The Institute for Faith, Work, and Economics (IFWE). She completed her M.A. in Government in December 2012, taking most of her coursework online.
Jackson, a former California Senate Fellow worked in the California State Legislature. Accepted into the competitive Capital Fellows program, Jackson was awarded a year-long fellowship to engage in policy-making and public service in the California state government.
RSG continues to celebrate its 30th anniversary with a series of events, including a private luncheon for our students with university founder M.G. "Pat" Robertson on the theme, "Christians and Public Service."
The Robertson family is no stranger to public service: Pat Robertson's father, A. Willis Robertson, served first as an Army officer during World War I and then went on to serve his country for four decades as a congressman and senator. Chancellor Robertson is best known for his decades of work in the church. However, during this 30th anniversary event, we focused attention on some of his public service outside of that realm.
RSG Dean Hosts Regent Conservative Union
Dr. Eric Patterson, dean of the Robertson School of Government, shares a meal with students at his home on Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Regent University Chapel Grand Opening Celebration
March 20-23, 2013
Reflections with Dr. Joseph Kickasola
Spring Policy Briefing with Admiral Vern Clark, USN (Ret.)
RSG Commissioning and Commencement
Saturday, May 4, 2013
US Army TRADOC Band, Armed Forces Day Concert
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Christian Leadership to Change the World
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