“I looked around and found that Worcester State is veteran-friendly and a good value.”
Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan’55 Scholarship
Dr. Leonard Farrey Scholarship.
“We were in two wars and I wanted to do my part,” says U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Jacob Macomber ’14. After enlisting in the Marine Corps in 2005, Jacob was deployed twice to Iraq, where his duties included guard duty, convoy security, and project management involving “a million moving parts.”
While stationed at Quantico, he was accepted into the Marine Corps Enlisted Commissioning Education Program, an officer training program for enlisted personnel. One of the requirements was that he attend a college affiliated with a Naval ROTC unit. “I looked around and found that Worcester State is veteran-friendly and a good value,” recalls Jacob, who is a native of Manchester, Conn. He enrolled at WSU in spring 2011.
Jacob has a double major – in business administration and economics – and was inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta National Honor Society. In addition, he has received the Lt. Col. James F. Sheehan’55 USMC Ret. Scholarship and the Dr. Leonard Farrey Scholarship.
An active member of the NROTC, Jacob will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant when he graduates in 2014.
“The Marines are a good fit for me,” Jacob says. “I enjoy the mission, what we do on a day-to-
day basis and the larger mission of service to the nation. It’s very rewarding.”