“I joined the Army because I remember growing up and every morning watching my father get dressed in his uniform,” reflected Robinson. “I admired my father as a child and into my teenage years. In high school I messed around a lot, which led to me letting myself down.”
“I knew something had to change, and the only person to blame was myself. Making the decision to join the military helped me gain inner guidance and direction, and most of all -- self-discipline. It was the best and most critical decision I have made to date, and that decision turned my life around. Being able to serve the people of the United States and my fellow Hoosiers was one of the most rewarding experiences,” he added.
Robinson says he chose to come to Kelley for the opportunities that being located downtown present.
“Kelley Indy gives you the ability to not only attend a great school, but to be in the middle of the corporate world,” said Robinson. “I appreciate that Kelley has industry experts as professors, and that the professors are engaged and excited to pass along their knowledge.”
For those who may be reading this, Robinson has a message.
“I want everyone, especially students, to know that we as veterans also owe you and your families a debt of gratitude for the support that you send our way. It’s humbling to have strangers you’ve never met go out of their way for you. I also would like students to understand that not all veterans are like those you see in a movie," he explained.
"Regardless of political, religious or ideological differences, an oath was sworn to protect you at all cost and that is something the entire veteran community lives by. I would also like to encourage Kelley and IUPUI students to take time and go to HVAF or the VA medical centers and volunteer. It’s a very humbling experience to look into the eyes of someone your age who has sacrificed their body for their country.”
“Lastly, I want everyone to know that veterans are people you can talk to. We may have faced different challenges, but we know what it’s like to need a person to chill with and let us vent. We are probably professionals at that by the time we leave the service. So don’t be afraid or shy, start a conversation with a veteran, and you may be surprised at how alike you both are.”