Hilary Powell | November 24, 2017
There's a type of student the University of Notre Dame says it would like to see more of on campus.
A new office of veterans and military affairs will be actively recruiting more students with service experience.
The university has a history with military careers. Notre Dame was among the first universities to host all three ROTC branches of the military back in the 1950s.
In fact, the ROTC building on campus is now home to a new office that wants to make sure service members are re-adjusting to life as a student.
"Working in the reactor department is tough,” said Lieutenant Jennifer Malherek.
Malherek is trained to handle nuclear power, but most days on Notre Dame's campus she disarms ROTC student problems. Her active U.S. Navy duty is now spent on assignment at the alma mater she says was a challenge to re-adjust to after deployment.
“When you transition back to civilian life, or even if you're just transitioning to a non-military establishment, you kind of lose that community and those resources available to you," said Malherek.