Cpl. Jeff Cleland, ’13, USMC, Retired

  • Major at OCC: General Studies
  • High School: West Genesee, class of 2005

The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 set Jeff on a path of service to his country. He joined the United States Marine Corps and served in Iraq before becoming wounded and medically retiring. Jeff came to OCC, earned his degree and today works at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas where he helps veterans find resources within their communities. OCC named Jeff a distinguished Alumni Faces honoree in 2016. “I hope to be an example to nontraditional students, especially veterans that it is never too late to learn. Don’t be afraid to ask or receive help in getting where you want to go.”

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