THE LIVES CHANGED
Hello, my name is Andrew Klingler, and I am originally from Pandora, Ohio, where I graduated from Pandora Gilboa High School in 2011.
After high school, I joined the United States Air Force and served as an Electrical Power Production Technician. This included being stationed at Beale AFB California, Sheperd AFB Texas, and Nellis AFB Nevada. When I decided to leave the USAF, I was looking for a school that was Veteran friendly, and BGSU was ranked as one of the top schools in the nation for veterans. Also, I always wanted to help my community, and one of the ways I decided I could help is to become a physical therapist. I decided to enroll in the exercise science program at BGSU to pursue my goal.
During my junior year, I was selected to become a Thompson Military Student Scholarship recipient. This was a significant moment in my time at BGSU. By receiving this scholarship, I could partake in many student organizations such as the Student Veterans of America, Physical Therapy Club, and others. Experiencing all that BGSU had to offer showed me that there is so much more to life than making money.
I am a graduate of the Class of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Education in Exercise Science— the desire to serve my community still plays a large part of what drives me today. I currently work at the American Legion Department of Ohio, and I am pursuing a master's degree in Business Administration at Bluffton University.
Because of your generosity, I did not become a statistic; I was able to stay enrolled and get my degree.
With my education, I wanted to enable other veterans to succeed, so I decided to pursue a career working for a nonprofit that focuses on serving the veteran community. Many veterans struggle to transition from actively serving to being a full-time student. Because of your generosity, I did not become a statistic; I was able to stay enrolled and get my degree.
Updated: 05/27/2021 12:49PM