Vogel Memorial Brick Dedicated
On May 9, Bush School of Government and Public Service Acting Dean Andrew Card dedicated a memorial brick honoring the late Michael Vogel, a member of the Bush School class of 2013. The brick is located in the area between the Annenberg Conference Center, the Allen Building, and the Bush Presidential Library.
Michael Vogel was a graduate of Westerly High School in Westerly, RI, and a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Rhode Island. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps, having served as a corporal in Al-Anbar, Iraq, during the troop surge in 2007; and he received a number of personal and unit citations. He was also named a Robertson Fellow at the Bush School.
Michael John Book, a classmate of Vogel’s, said, “Mike was a true believer that small actions can create lasting change for individuals.” To honor that belief, students were able to make small contributions in Vogel’s memory by placing money in a jar in the break room. “By making it easy for students and others to drop spare change in the jar, we believe this is a way everyone at the school can contribute, regardless of their personal circumstances,” Book added.