Nathaniel Donnelly, a dedicated advocate for veterans, will serve his last day at SDSU Friday, Sept. 28.
Donnelly was one of the founding fathers of the SDSU Student Veteran Organization.
Student, veteran and leader.
This describes Nathaniel Donnelly, who has worked in SDSU’s Office of Veteran Affairs since 2007.
Donnelly accepted a management consultant position with Booz Allen Hamilton, a strategy and technology consulting firm.
“He will be missed!” said Joan Putnam, director of the Joan and Art Barron Veterans Center. “He was the spark that ignited the flame for many veteran organizations on campus.”
Donnelly founded the Student Veteran Organization on campus, after transferring to SDSU in 2006. In January 2008, he and a group of student leaders founded the SDSU chapter of Student Veterans of America, which provides services and support for veteran students.
Donnelly was also an integral part of the Student Veterans Organization house on campus — the only veterans housing unit on any college campus.
Donnelly joined the Marine Corps in June 1995 and served one tour in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He had returned to the infantry after the attacks on September 11, 2001. Previously, Donnelly served in Guinea, West Africa; San Jose, Costa Rica; and Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
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