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Longtime Marine Works toward MS in Criminal Justice from Saint Leo

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Aug 14, 2017 11:00:00 AM

At the age of 21, Bobbievette “BoJo” Johnson found herself working in the food service industry. After having several jobs at various fast food restaurants, she felt like she deserved more for herself. One day, a recruiter from the Marine Corps visited the Church’s Chicken location where she was working.

“And the rest is history,” Johnson says.

Now 47, the Chicago native has spent over 25 years in the Marines, working her way up the ranks to become a Master Gunnery Sergeant E9. She is currently stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif.

In addition to her around-the-clock military obligations, she is also working toward earning a master’s degree in criminal justice with a specialization in forensics and behavioral studies from Saint Leo University. She previously attained a BS in criminal justice with a specialization in forensics from American Military University.

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Topics: Military

Purple Heart Day: Honoring the Fallen and Wounded

Posted by Greg Lindberg on Aug 7, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Today, August 7, marks National Purple Heart Day. This is a special day on which we recognize recipients of the Purple Heart. Saint Leo University has a long and proud history of educating our nation’s men and women in uniform, and we salute all who have served our nation on this day and throughout the year.

Starting in the fall of 2017, our University Campus will have two parking spaces designated for Purple Heart recipients for student veterans and military members as another special way of recognizing their tremendous service. Similar parking spaces will be designated at some of our centers around the country as well

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Topics: Military, Purple Heart

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