Veterans Day Celebration
The University of Evansville Celebrates Veterans Day 2017
Veterans Day Service
Friday, November 9, 2018
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Wheeler Concert Hall, Krannert Hall of Art and Music
University of Evansville
The campus community, alumni, and friends are invited to celebrate Veterans Day on campus for our annual Veterans Day service.
Special Guest: COL Michael Roscoe, PhD, PA-C
U.S. Army National Guard
Director/Chair/Associate Professor University of Evansville Physician Assistant Science Program
Col. Mike Roscoe is the chair and founding director of the Physician Assistant Science program at the University of Evansville. He began his military career in 2000 by commissioning to the Indiana National Guard. Currently, he is a senior PA for the state of Indiana working with the Surgeon General. He deployed to Afghanistan for his first combat tour in 2004-05 where he served as a physician assistant at a forward operating base in Kabul and on several medical “jump teams” all across Afghanistan. He had a second combat tour in Balad, Iraq in 2008-09 where he was the officer-in-charge of the busiest troop medical clinic (TMC) in Iraq at the time. He earned a PhD in international health science in 2009 from Touro University International (military sponsored) with his specialization in risk mapping of Leishmaniosis in Afghanistan. He has a Master of Science from Purdue University (1996), a second Master in Physician Assistant Studies from University of Nebraska (2001) specializing in emergency medicine. Finally, he has two bachelor’s degrees from Butler University (1994, 1999).
Col. Roscoe has received many military awards and achievements, but most notable was a Bronze Star for his work with the international medical community, leishmaniosis research, and assisting with getting four Afghan children back to the United States for life saving surgeries. He also received the Combat Medical Badge for his time with the medical jump teams and a Combat Patch for War-time Service (3).