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College of Professional Studies

Iraq veteran joins Social Work program to help other veterans

The School of Social Work is delighted to announce that Iraq veteran George “Cliff” Hudson has joined the MSW program as a part-time student this fall.

Cliff was an Infantry Squad Leader in the United States Marine Corps in Ramadi, Iraq and since returning home has begun working with the Veteran’s Administration as a Research Assistant studying the physiological effects of time in combat. He wants to work with returning veterans and their families to assist in their transition home and in dealing with the issues that arise from time spent in combat and the effects of the adjustment of coming back to civilian life.

Cliff is also a successful singer / songwriter who has used his experiences in Iraq to reach out to other soldiers and their families with his music.  He has played venues and military bases throughout the east coast and all over the southeast.  Recently he played at Boot Fest, a benefit for the Arkansas Firefighters Memorial, a bronze sculpture destined for the state Capital grounds and at a concert for returning veterans at War Memorial Stadium.  You can find out more about Cliff and his music at his myspace page.
We are very proud of his dedication to the returning veterans and his pursuit of a MSW to help him be better prepared to assist them.

Updated 9.18.2009