Salute to Marine Veteran and Union Institute & University alumni named Humanitarian of the Year

Alumnus Mitch Rivas, who is also a Marine Corps veteran, was named Humanitarian of the Year by the National Association of Letter Carriers Heroes of the Year ceremony on October 30 in Washington, D.C.

Mitch, a letter carrier in the Berea, Ohio area, was singled out for making an impact on the world of hospitalized children and their families through the Maryssa Mission Foundation (MMF). The foundation was created shortly after losing his 28-month-old daughter Maryssa, a twin, in November 2015.

Mitch credits his Union capstone project that inspired him to create the blueprints for the foundation to honor Maryssa’s memory. Read more about Mitch and his work to help children at this UI&U link.

Watch Mitch accept the Humanitarian of the Year award on YouTube. Read more about the award in the NALC newsletter and the Federal Times newsletter.

Like Mitch, you can use your veteran benefits to complete your bachelor, master’s or doctoral degree. We are proud to be a Yellow Ribbon university, offering the best education opportunities for our Active Military and Veterans. We understand the unique needs of our veteran students and the balance between school and civilian life. That’s why we provide exceptional one-to-one guidance and various financial services just for you. Learn more about our military programs at this link.

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