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Professor, Military Veteran Huibregtse Selected for National Leadership Fellowship

November 05, 2020

LOS ANGELES, California — Dr. Sarah Huibregtse, assistant professor of computer science at the University of Mount Union and military veteran, has been selected to participate in the Clay Hunt Fellows Program from the Team Rubicon disaster response initiative.

Huibregtse was one of 13 veterans chosen from the United States and Canada to participate in the program, which consists of six months of leadership and disaster response training and is a great example of embodying the mission of Mount Union. She has been involved with Team Rubicon as a “Greyshirt” volunteer since 2018.

“After spending our virtual orientation week together in October, the bonds made with the other fellows, even virtually, are strong,” Huibregtse said. “I know the other fellows have my back, and here to support me if ever a need arises personally or professionally. I’m excited to continue with my Basecamp 4 cohort as we embark on our six-month self-realization and leadership journey.”

The Clay Hunt Fellows Program opens quarterly and equips veterans with tools to redefine their purpose and identity out of uniform for a life of continued service. Fellows complete a six-month Base Camp curriculum focused on emotional intelligence through strengths finders discovery, self-awareness exploration and personal assessments, focused cohort discussions, reading and guided self-reflection assignments.

Founded in 2010 after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, Team Rubicon began with two Marines creating a small group of veterans, first responders and medical professionals deploying to provide aid. Learn more about the program at

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