Top Story: Major Kent Solheim – 2011 Alumni Fellows Award winner
Major Kent Solheim received his B.S. in Occupational Training and Development in 2002 and his Master of Science in Human Resource Education in 2008 from UofL’s College of Education and Human Development. He earned a Silver Star for his bravery during Operation Volcano II, the successful mission to capture a senior leader of the infamous Shiite militia, the Mahdi Army. He saved dozens of lives during the operation, but in the process lost his right leg.
He has also been awarded a Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, a Purple Heart Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal, and an Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters.