Class of June 2018


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Kate Tillotson

Kate Tillotson joined the Marine Corps in 2007 and served as Field Radio Operator with 8th Communications Batallion in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. In 2009, she deployed to Iraq and was selected to serve in the Marine Corps Lioness program, counteracting insurgent’s use of women suicide bombers by providing searches of Iraqi women that were respectful to strongly held cultural beliefs and traditions.

Colleen Donovan-Batson

Colleen Donovan-Batson served in the US Army 1978-1981, performing helicopter maintenance with the 101st Airborne Division. She is a service connected veteran and a military sexual trauma (MST) survivor.  Colleen became a nurse practitioner/nurse midwife in the early 1990s, and currently volunteers as the Director of the Division of Health Policy and Advocacy for the Midwives Alliance of North America. Her mission is to bring access of midwifery care to women veterans, particularly those struggling with the after-effects of MST. 

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