VALOR to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week Nov. 7-9 with panel discussion, Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony


The Veterans Advocacy Legal Organization (VALOR) will sponsor a number of events at the law school to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week from Nov. 7-9, 2017. The events will include a panel discussion and a Marine Corps cake cutting ceremony.

A panel discussion, moderated by Professor Mark Rabil, will focus on learning from military veterans in managing stress and maintaining wellness in high-pressure environments. This discussion will be held at noon on Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1301.

The panelists are:

Assistant District Attorney Harold Eustache (JD ’14), a U.S. Army veteran assigned to Forsyth County’s new Veterans Treatment Court.  Eustache earned his law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2014 after six years of military service, which included deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 101st Airborne Division;

Edward Daniel (Dan) Nelson
, a volunteer with the North Carolina Lawyers Assistance Program who began his military career in 1967 as a line officer in the U.S. Navy. After serving three tours in Vietnam, Dan obtained his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law at Chapel Hill and returned to the U.S. Navy as a JAG in 1975. Since leaving the military in 1979, Nelson has practiced law in North Carolina in large firm, small firm, and in-house settings. He has an extensive background and knowledge in Regulatory, administrative law and insurance ratemaking and offers insurance consulting services in the Raleigh area;
Dr. Jacqueline Friedman, a licensed clinical psychologist who is currently the associate director of the Wake Forest Learning Assistance Center and Disability Services office (LAC-DS). Dr. Friedman completed her doctoral level training at the Salisbury VA Medical Center, and has worked with veterans at Salisbury VA Medical Center and at the Winston Salem and Kernersville Outpatient clinics. In her current role at the LAC-DS, Dr. Friedman provides both academic and disability management counseling to Wake Forest University students.

VALOR will celebrate the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps with a cake-cutting ceremony at 12 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Law Commons.

VALOR’s mission is to educate students on veteran’s issues and laws, provide support to homeless veterans in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and to offer volunteer opportunities to students to help veterans and military families.

To complete this mission, VALOR is organized into three committees: the Community Outreach Committee, the Military Families Committee and the Veterans Affairs Benefits Committee.