Our veterans and military are important to all of us here at DMU. We are grateful for their service which protects our freedoms and the freedoms of people all over the world. This service is often at great cost to our veterans and their families. At DMU, we strive to form our students so that they can serve those veterans and families whose lives have been impacted by the consequences and stresses of military service. Caring for them is an act of justice and Christian charity.
Veterans have also helped further the DMU Mission. Many of the Master’s in Psychology alumni will remember their Admissions Representative Robert “Bob” Cappel. Sadly Bob passed away at age 73 on June 5, 2021 after a brave battle with cancer.
He gave 15 years of military service to the United States Army and National Guard, serving in the Army’s 27th Infantry Wolfhounds division and three tours in Vietnam. Bob received many awards for bravery during his military service. After the military he worked in law enforcement and as a rehabilitation counselor for individuals with substance abuse.
Once he entered education as an admissions representative, he discovered his love of guiding students toward their career goals. Divine Mercy University was blessed to have him in his last career years to assist in growing the Master’s in Psychology program. He left a wonderful footprint on many hearts. Rest in peace Bob.
Please join me in expressing gratitude to our veterans and praying for all of our vets and their families on this Veterans Day!