GREENSBORO, N.C. — November is Veterans and Military Families Month, and Spectrum News 1 is highlighting those who have served our nation.
Marzell Scott is a veteran on a mission to complete his education while providing for his family.
What You Need To Know
- November is Veterans and Military Families Month
- Marzell Scott is a veteran and a student at UNC Greensboro
- Scott is on a mission to complete his education while providing for his family, which he says is possible through a nursing program
“I’m a veteran, a dad, a VA employee and a nursing student," Scott said.
Scott joined the Navy in 2009 as a hospital corpsman shortly after finishing high school. He spent the majority of his naval career with the Marine Corps infantry.
He was deployed to Afghanistan, Japan, the Philippines and Mongolia for more than seven years and was honorably discharged in 2016.
Now, he's on track to obtain a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
“It gives me a place to be myself and be around like-minded individuals," Scott said. "We've almost all been through kind of the same thing. So coming from different aspects of life, we have all branches of the military in this program.”
A little thing he wants others to know about the nursing program is the opportunity it provides for him to take care of his family.
"Medicine in general is my passion, but being able to provide for my family is kind of like a bonus," Scott said.
Scott worked for Veterans Affairs before attending UNC Greensboro. He hopes to become a VA nurse and is set to graduate in May 2023.