Rico Atkins

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Service Branch: U.S. Army

Years of Service: 3 and a half years

Duty Stations/deployments: Ft. Riley, Kansas/OEF May 2012 – February 2013 Afghanistan

Military honors: Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal

Major: Health Sciences

Campus/Community Involvement: Pre-Occupational Therapy Association; Mizzou Student Veterans Association


Favorite campus tradition: Tailgating before football games and attending football games.

Advice you would give to other student veterans: Go to the MSVA meetings, you never know who you could meet and network with to help you.  Whether it be something involving school, on campus, or your future employment opportunity.

Favorite Columbia hangout: To hangout, probably Big 12.

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