Tulane University’s School of Professional Advancement (SoPA) has received $100,000 to support Tulane’s active-duty military, veteran and ROTC students.
The gift – from Tulane alumnus Alex Hernandez and his wife Megan – will establish the Fund for Military Students, which will provide services such as advising for veterans and a military student organization.
“Alex knows first-hand the issues that military students face as they balance their service to the country with education,” said Tulane SoPA Dean Suri Duitch. “Thanks to his and Megan’s generosity, our students will benefit from veteran-focused assistance as they work toward their degrees.”
Hernandez graduated from Tulane in 1998 and earned his MBA in 2003. He attributed Tulane, ROTC and the U.S. Marine Corps for his success.
Approximately 10% of SoPA’s enrollment consists of veteran and active-duty military students. The school offers programs in fields such as cybersecurity and homeland security studies that lead to civilian professions where transitioning veterans can use their relevant military skills.