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Zaneta Adams, May 2014 Cooley graduate, had the opportunity to showcase her professional talents during the Veteran Talent Showcase at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference. 

Photo courtesy Detroit Regional Chamber

On Wednesday, May 28, recent Cooley graduate and veteran, Zaneta Adams presented during the Veteran Talent Showcase at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s annual Mackinac Policy Conference. Prior to the showcase, Adams and several other veterans were honored during the conference by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Adams served in the U.S. Army for eight years. She was injured in 2005 while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Just before deploying she fell 11 feet off a truck while doing a combat training maneuver. After two back surgeries, she was told she would never walk again. Adams has since used her talents as a singer and songwriter to raise awareness of the needs of our nation's returning service men and women. In 2010, she traveled throughout the county as a representative of the Wounded Warrior Project singing the National Anthem. She has also opened live concerts, and recorded with Grammy Award winners Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Charlie Daniels and Gretchen Wilson.