University of Dubuque issued the following announcement on March 7.
Robert Broshous, associate vice president and dean of admission at the University of Dubuque, received the Department of Defense’s Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award on Wednesday, March 7, in the Charles and Romona Myers Center on campus. In addition, UD President Jeffrey F. Bullock signed an employer Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve.
The award honors civilian supervisors for their support of National Guard and Reserve employees via a wide range of measures including flexible schedules, caring for families, and granting leaves of absence if needed. Nominations must come from a National Guard or Reserve member or family member. First Lt. Ryan England, an admission counselor at UD, nominated Broshous for the award.
“Robert and the University of Dubuque have been extremely supportive of my military service since my hiring, even adjusting my start date around training,” said England, who is a member of the Iowa Army National Guard, 234th Brigade Engineer Battalion. “They have rearranged schedules, covered my appointments, and provided assistance to my wife and child while I was away at military training.”
Since 1972, the ESGR program has sought to foster a culture in which all employers support and value the employment and military service of members of the National Guard and Reserve.
“Supportive employers like the University of Dubuque are vital to the success of our mission and the defense of this nation,” said Mark Hennessey, chair of the Iowa ESGR. “Our Guard and Reserve members could not perform their military duty without knowing their civilian employers support them 100 percent.”
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