Success after service: Student veterans find community, place to launch new careers at UMSL


Margaret Rheinecker’s experience as an aerospace medical technician in the Air Force made her want to pursue a degree in nursing.

Currently, more than 400 student veterans have found a home on the UMSL campus. They blend right into the rest of the student population as they work to earn their degrees and brighten their futures.

Margaret Rheinecker, Air Force veteran, nursing major

“I like interacting with patients and the ability to potentially help somebody – whether it’s just a minor scrape or abrasion or they’re on their deathbeds,” Rheinecker says. “It’s really rewarding.”

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