Edna Blackwell joined the MICA community in January 2002 and has more than 20 years of administrative support and customer service skills. She shares a unique relationship with our military students and their families as a mother of a former Marine who served in Iraq and as a member of the Gold Star Mothers, an organization of mothers who have lost a son or daughter while actively in the service of our country. As MICA's VA Certifying Official she ensures that veterans have access to information regarding the education benefits they have earned and to which they are entitled for their service to our country. Edna has associate's degrees in Art and in Culinary Arts. When she's not fine tuning her culinary skills, she enjoys spending time in her home art studio, gardening, or enjoying time with her family and their labradoodle Maximus.