Nomination submitted by Amanda Watkins, Veteran and Military Center.
Adrian Hill began working at the Veteran and Military Center (VMC) in the spring of 2014, as the Veterans' Voices Project Coordinator. At the time of his nomination, he and his project crew had completed almost 30 interviews, which were sent to the Library of Congress. Adrian planned and implemented screenings for the project as a way to recruit volunteers and make students aware of a Veterans' Voices class being offered for summer 2015.
Adrian oversees the work of others creating and editing stories for broadcast and streaming via the local National Public Radio affiliate, WYSO-FM. For his work with Veterans' Voices, Adrian has been featured in the Dayton Daily News, Troy Daily News, and the Wright State Newsroom, resulting in veterans and their families reaching out to Adrian for interviews.
Adrian connected the VMC to the Montgomery County Veterans Services Commission, for collaboration on a scholarship for student-veterans. Adrian brought the Dayton Veterans Administration and local veterans organizations to campus, facilitating connections for student-veterans.
In August 2014, Adrian was appointed by Governor Kasich to the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism, where he votes on decisions affecting community service and volunteerism in Ohio.