We’re proud of these Tillman Scholars for continuing to make an impact on their communities. Read on to see how they continue to lead through action.
Adam Popp brought home a bronze medal in the World Triathlon Para Series opener in Yokohama, Japan.
Marco Segura was a guest on KFOX 98.5 for a special segment on Mental Health Awareness Month.
Marco wanted to give back to his country by enlisting in the military, however, his immigration status did not allow him to do so. But Marco persisted, and after years waiting to become a U.S. citizen, he was finally able to carry on the familial legacy of service by joining the U.S. Navy. Marco’s relentless pursuit to impact people’s lives pushed him to start law school full time even while serving in the military. With this goal in mind, Marco has been acquiring skills and gaining personal experiences that will serve him well while representing sailors. Marco understands that everyone in uniform and their families deserve the chance to be effectively represented by caring and capable lawyers. He is pursuing a JD at Santa Clara Law School.
Johnnie Gilpen spoke on a panel called “COVID-19: Lessons Learned from PAs on the Frontlines” for the Society of Emergency Medicine PA’s (SEMPA) annual conference.
Johnnie first served as a helicopter crew chief in the Oklahoma National Guard, then as a U.S. Navy Fleet Marine Force Hospital Corpsman. Through these experiences, he came to appreciate what it means to be part of a team, dedicated to a purpose much larger than one’s self. As a Corpsman, he found his passion in medicine. As a PA, Johnnie plans to work within the VA healthcare system; he wants to be a transitional conduit for veterans as they move from the military to the VA. Currently, Johnnie works as an Emergency Medicine PA at OU Medical Center.