Edmonds Community College President receives Patriot Award

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Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez (second from left) receives the Patriot Award from Edmonds Community College Veteran's Center Director Chris Szarek, retired Captain Mike Kidd, USN (left) and Lt. Melanie Asplundh, USN. (Photo courtesy of Edmonds Community College)
Edmonds Community College President Jean Hernandez (second from left) receives the Patriot Award from Edmonds Community College Veteran’s Center Director Chris Szarek, retired Captain Mike Kidd, USN (left) and Lt. Melanie Asplundh, USN. (Photo courtesy of Edmonds Community College)

Veterans from Edmonds Community College and the local community joined together Friday as Captain Mike Kidd, USN (ret), of the Employer Support Group of the Guard and Reserve, awarded Dr. Jean Hernandez, President of Edmonds Community College, the Patriot Award for her outstanding support to the military community.

Hernandez was nominated by Edmonds Community College student and Navy Lt. Melanie Asplundh, for her continual support to reservists, guard members and veterans.

Hernandez said that “It is easy to serve those who have served our country.”

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