Sven Olson

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Ukraine holds special place in professor’s heart

May 25, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Ukraine has a special place in Sven Olson’s life. His last post in his 27-year military career was at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. It also was where Olson, an adjunct professor at GCU, met his wife, Iryna, and volunteered his time helping American families hoping to adopt Ukrainian children. Olson recently was part of the Ukrainian Crisis Task Force for the U.S. Department of State and started a nonprofit with his wife whose first project is to help rebuild Ukraine. But most incredible of all is how Olson regained his sight and ability to move after a scuba diving accident.

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GCU ROTC cadets commissioned as Army officers

May 09, 2022 / by / 0 Comment

Isaac Duh Nei Lian immigrated to the United States from Burma when he was just 11 years old and is now headed for infantry training as an officer in the Army. He was among nine cadets appointed to lead enlisted personnel as second lieutenants during the University’s Army ROTC Thunder Battalion Commissioning Ceremony on Friday. “This is my privilege to give back to the country,” he said.

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