This Wednesday, is a special day at Connecticut School of Broadcasting. On Veteran’s Day we honor the men and women who have and continue to serve so valiantly in our US Armed Forces. We also thought we’d take the time to salute a few of our more recent graduates that chose Connecticut School of Broadcasting after serving their country bravely: Retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant Jack Wengrosky, Staff Sergeant Alejandro Rodriguez, E4-Specialist/2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment Ryan McPherson, and Retired E-5 Ship-Serviceman Donald Shy.
Jack Wengrosky is a retired U.S. Army Master Sergeant with 21 years of active duty. Jack is a Miami, FL native, but chose our North Palm Beach, FL campus because the class schedule accommodated his needs better. He is a jazz musician with a Doctorate in music and was even in the Presidential band! After attending our Spring 2015 session, Jack is now putting all of his passions to work at 88.9FM WDNA "Serious Jazz" as he works in video: shooting and editing the radio station’s performances for their website and social media.
Staff Sergeant Alejandro Rodriguez went from a tour of duty to multiple locations over a 9-year period including Iraq, Afphanistan and South Korea to our Connecticut School of Broadcasting Campus in Orlando, FL. His first day of class was July 2014 and he accepted an Internship at Rumba 100.3 in December 2014. In April of this year, Staff Sergeant Rodriguez officially became a paid morning show personality for the station! From the battlefield to a top rated morning radio show within a year, WOW!
E4-Specialist/2nd Stryker Calvary Regiment Ryan McPherson served in the US Army for 5 yrs as combat infantryman. Wounded in combat in 2008, McPherson is a Purple Heart recipient. The March 2014, Connecticut School of Broadcasting/ Atlanta Graduate, interned on the morning show at Rock 100.5 and Business Radio X at the same time. He then was hired permanently at Business Radio X as a Producer/Engineer and later promoted to host in March 2015, and was just promoted to Chief Operations Director in early October 2015! Our Veterans Rock!
Donald Shy was an E-5 when when he retired from his job as a Ship-Serviceman. He was stationed at San Diego CA, Norfolk VA, Everett WA, and Boston MA on the USS Constitution, the oldest war ship in U.S. history, and served in operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Donald currently resides in Orlando. Donald is on-air at News104.5 WOKV - Jacksonville's 24-hour News, Weather and Traffic less than a year from his first day of class!
Veterans Can Train for A New Career in Broadcasting!
Transitioning to civilian life and or even transitioning to a new career after serving can be challenging for many Veterans. Here at Connecticut School of Broadcasting, we would like to thank all Veterans and their families for their service to our Country. The traits and core values that you have learned while serving our Country are assets that will help you move toward your educational goals. Whether you have recently completed your service or have been working as a civilian and are ready to change your career path, Connecticut School of Broadcasting is prepared to give you the training and support to help you succeed!
Throughout our hands-on, learn-by-doing training program - our students have the opportunity to network with students, graduates and industry professionals who share your same passion for the broadcast media industry. We strive to make our admissions process as straight forward and simple as possible and we are proud to offer a US Department of Veterans Affairs approved program to eligible veterans and dependents. Depending on eligibility, some or all of your tuition could be covered by your VA benefits! Learn more about VA education programs here:
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