2016 Veteran Tribute


We are proud to honor the service of Dr. William D. Strampel, Dean of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, at our fifth Veteran Tribute, 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, October 27th.

When William D. Strampel joined the Army, in 1971, he saw it as a way to help pay medical school tuition. He expected his stay in the service to be brief.

Twenty-six years later, his career in the Army Medical Corps saw him take command positions all over the nation and overseas, including in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and Office of the Surgeon General.

While working at the Pentagon, he was recruited to a position at Michigan State University, another job he did not expect to last long. That was in 1999. He became dean in 2002, and today he is the longest-serving of all the university's deans.

Dean Strampel has accumulated innumerable awards and accolades in the military and academia. His leadership has brought MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine's work to five continents. Yet he considers his greatest accomplishment to be his family.

Volunteers of America is proud to recognize Dr. Strampel's work as soldier and civilian.

Please join us in a celebration of his service at our fifth Veteran Tribute, an event that raises much-needed funds to provide temporary housing for homeless veterans.