About Past Scholars
2019-2020 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Romeo Verdeflor Jr.
Nickolas Duncan

Romeo Verdeflor Jr. served 6 years in the United States Marine Corps and deployed with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit in 2014 as well 3 different posting to Abuja, Nigeria, Athens, Greece and Milan, Italy as a Marine Embassy Guard. He is majoring in Computer Science with a concentration in Cybersecurity with the intent to graduate in the summer of 2022. He is the only person in my family that enlisted in the military and he’s looking into taking the knowledge and skills he gains from The University of Maryland, coupled with his military experience, to the federal sector with the aim of continuing his service to the country.

















2018-2019 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Romeo Verdeflor


2017-2018 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Juan Carlos Torres
Nickolas Duncan
























2016-2017 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Nickolas Duncan
Nickolas Duncan

Nick is a Major in the United States Army. He’s served in various leadership and staff positions at the tactical and strategic levels within the Department of Defense. Nick is currently assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency. He is qualified as a Boeing CH-47D helicopter pilot and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Following his combat deployments, Nick became a Nuclear and Counter-proliferation Officer. Nick is the co-founder of the Windy25 Memorial Fund, which honors and supports the families of our fallen heroes. Nick is married with two boys and resides in Northern VA.




2015-2016 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Chris Mattingly ’16 Army

2014-2015 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Chris Mattingly ’16 Army

Chris Mattingly is a 10 year veteran of the Army where he served 4 combat tours to Iraq. Chris hails from Carroll County, and would like to work for either the National Park Service or the Civil War Trust when he graduates this spring with a degree in history.


2013-2014 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Catherine Shelton '13

2012-2013 Vincent Family Veterans Scholar
Catherine Shelton '13

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