Month: September 2018

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Penn State military appreciation events kick off in October | Penn State University Penn State, State College Borough and Centre County will honor military service members, veterans and their families when their service and sacrifices are recognized during a series of military appreciation events in October and November. UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State, State…

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Newly renovated MARC opens for veteran students at ETSU Newly renovated MARC opens for veteran students at ETSU JOHNSON CITY, TN – Students who are veterans or the family of veterans have a new place to go on the ETSU campus. The Office of Veterans Affairs at East Tennessee State University dedicated their new Military-Affiliated…

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No end in sight for GI Bill payment problems Because of technical problems at the VA, hundreds of thousands of GI Bill users are still receiving the wrong amount of money for their housing stipends. It’s nearly October, and the fall semester at colleges across the country is already in full swing. Yet because of…

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Veterans Resources Center at Bakersfield College to get portion of millions in state grant Veterans Resources Center at Bakersfield College to get portion of millions in state grants BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Bakersfield College is getting a big boost to help expand its Veterans Resource Center. The college has been selected by the California Community College’s…

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Why Do Veterans Drop Out of Higher Ed? 1. You quote a veteran in your book, Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus, who says of his civilian classmates, “…none of the people in this room gave a shit about what I thought was important.” What are some of those important…

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15 Appalachian student veterans aid in Hurricane Florence recovery efforts Deployed to areas ravaged by Hurricane Florence, such as New Bern and Wilmington, Appalachian student veterans assist in emergency management services and relief efforts. BOONE, N.C. — Fifteen Appalachian State University student veterans returned to class this week after being called to assist with Hurricane…

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Patriot Boot Camp And Founder Institute Join Forces To Give Veterans More Entrepreneurial Training About six years ago, entrepreneur Taylor McLemore, Congressman Jared Polis and Techstars’ co-founder David Cohen launched a mini-startup accelerator program for military members, veterans and their spouses. Called Patriot Boot Camp, the three-day crash course, aimed at immersing participants in the…

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CU hosts summit for veterans in higher education Colorado higher education leaders gathered Thursday at the University of Colorado for a summit on veterans in higher education. The event, which was co-sponsored by CU Career Services and the Colorado Advisory Council on Military Education, was designed to connect people working in support of student veterans…

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Veterans office fully staffed for first time in two years For the first time in two years, the office that serves military students is fully staffed. Officials said the Office of Military and Veteran Student Services filled four positions over the past five months: a program manager and a program coordinator, who both manage student engagement, and…

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Veterans Have Multiple Educational Options at KSU Richard Sisk, Assistant Director of Military and Veteran Services KSU, can speak firsthand about how VA Education Benefits helped to fund his education. As an Army veteran, he came to KSU to earn his degree in Sports Management. As a university employee, Richard helps fellow veterans and their…

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Veterans Resource Center helps veteran students reintegrate on campus – Highlander “Veterans of what?” was a phrase Tami Thacker, the Veteran Services Coordinator at the Veterans Resource Center (VRC), would often hear from young people on campus when mentioning U.S. Military veteran students. After being hired in July 2017, Thacker has worked on increasing the…

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UC Berkeley transfer students encounter setbacks in securing housing For months during his junior year, campus transfer student Daniel Buehner did not know where he was going to live for his senior year at UC Berkeley. Finally, he received four emails — all informing him that there was no campus housing available for his final year. That’s…

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MCC hosts veterans for MIA-POW Day event “You are not forgotten was the theme when McCook Community College and the student Veteran’s group “Stars and Stripes” hosted Veterans and their families at a POW-MIA Day ceremony Friday on campus. Gathering at the flagpole at the Michal S. Confer Memorial where a POW/MIA flag was flown…

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MSU hosts 3rd annual Veterans Welcome Picnic Four Michigan State University organizations devoted to veteran services are hosting the third annual Veterans Welcome Picnic on Sept. 13 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Student Services Building courtyard. All MSU students, faculty and staff who have served or are serving in active or reserve…

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Lane College receives Veteran Reconnect Grant Lane College is one of 14 colleges and universities in the state of Tennessee receiving funding and program support through the Veteran Reconnect Grant program from the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. The college was awarded $66,984 to help fund Frontline, its veteran program, according to a press release. The…

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Stand with veterans instead of predatory for-profit colleges As the daughter of a World War II veteran myself, and a voice for hundreds of thousands of veterans in my home state of Washington, I strongly support the enduring legacy of the GI Bill, and I was proud Congress acted last year to expand and modernize…

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UC Blue Ash Student Honored as a ‘Hometown Hero’ – UCBANow Evan Terry is a military veteran who served two tours of duty in Afghanistan as a combat medic for the U.S. Army. He is also a student in the nursing program at the University of Cincinnati Blue Ash College, working toward a career dedicated…

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Clemson senior chosen to attend Student Veterans of America Leadership Institute Ashley Johnson, a senior at Clemson University, has been chosen to attend the 2018 Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Johnson, who assumed presidential duties for Clemson’s Student Veterans Association in June, is one of only 104 elected…

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Student veterans recognized for leadership potential | Cornell Chronicle Student veterans Adam Klier ’19, Ryan Kokell ’19 and Piragash Swargaloganathan ’19 have been selected to attend the 2018 Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Institute, Sept. 20-23, in Washington, D.C. Institute participants were chosen from SVA chapters at college campuses nationwide based on the strength…

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Lamont wants to make college free for vets. Here’s how much that would cost. – The CT Mirror Ned Lamont promised this week to make college free for veterans attending the state’s public colleges if elected governor. State law already requires the University of Connecticut, regional Connecticut State Universities, and community colleges to waive the…

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Welcome Week helps new students feel at home Lights strobe, music blares and people stand in a tight group as someone yells incoherently into a microphone. Then you’re moving. Just a little bit at first, but enough to know that in a short time you’ll pass through those pillars and give enough high fives to…

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US News and World Report Announces 20 Best Colleges for Veterans – ClearanceJobs Schools on the list had to meet four criteria: accepting the GI Bill, participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a veteran or active duty service member student population of at least 20 students, and be in the top half of the Best…

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Delays in Forever GI Bill implementation could affect veterans’ checks Student veterans starting the 2018-2019 school year could receive incorrect housing payments from the Department of Veterans Affairs because the agency missed a deadline to fully implement changes to how the checks are calculated, lawmakers and veteran advocates said Wednesday. WASHINGTON — Student veterans starting…

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South Central College Students And Faculty Discuss Veterans Issues With Candidate Much of the focus of the discussion was finding ways to get veterans into agriculture education programs. MANKATO, MN – Politicians and students got together at South Central College to discuss veterans issues. Student veterans and faculty met with first congressional district candidate Dan Feehan…

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Bill Supports Veterans On College Campuses Veterans Resource Centers can be found on college campuses across the nation, but funding for them is scarce.  A bill in Congress could change that. Army veteran Gilbert Bernabe is not your traditional college student.  He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan before starting work on his bachelor’s degree. …

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Congressman Panetta introduces new bill to support veteran students Marina >> The Veteran Resource Center at CSU Monterey Bay might be getting some financial help in the near future from federal government grants that have been proposed. The Veterans Resource Center Act was introduced by Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Carmel Valley) during a press conference Monday…

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Military Appreciation Day at the SU-UConn Game Syracuse University is celebrating and honoring active duty military members and veterans at the SU-UConn game on Saturday. Military Appreciation Day will start with an invitation only tailgate.  ““We’re inviting down almost 400 members from the Fort Drum community and members of the local community for over 700-800…

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Veteran Student Lounge opens on Tahlequah campus NSU opened a new lounge specifically for veteran students. NSU celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new Veteran Student Lounge on Aug. 29. Students, faculty and staff can now utilize the new space. “Having been raised by an Air Force Veteran, niece to three Army uncles, having a…

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Peer Advisors for Veteran Education helps student veterans transition from military to campus A revamped Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE) program assists military-affiliated students as they navigate their university experience. At 39 years old, U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jennifer Croker didn’t have much in common with her fellow students when she returned home to…

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Student veterans chosen for selective leadership conference Student veterans Jake Sawtelle ’21 and Brendan O’Hara ’21 have been selected to attend the Student Veterans of America Leadership Institute at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. This honor is annually extended to 104 of the best chapter leaders of SVA, a nonprofit coalition of student…

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Golf tournament raises tens of thousands for CU student veterans Bob Schuetze remembers what it was like to serve in the military and then return to school. The Boulder resident and retired attorney returned from service in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War in 1971 and 1972, and he spent his days as an…

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The University of Southern California has an MBA program for veterans that could serve as a model for universities across America USC’s Master of Business for Veterans program, launched in 2013, has helped more than 300 veterans transition from the military to leadership roles in the corporate world, and its success suggests its model could…

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CU Boulder hosting Veterans in Higher Education Summit Sept. 20 Career Services is co-sponsoring the Colorado Advisory Council on Military Education summit supporting military veterans and members who are transitioning into higher education. CU Boulder will host the annual Colorado Advisory Council on Military Education (CO-ACME) summit, which supports military veterans and members who are transitioning…

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How the Pat Tillman Veterans Center aids its students ASU’s Pat Tillman Veterans Center provides services to guide veteran students as they navigate college. Frenard Ganda is a junior majoring in innovation in society. Ganda, 46, was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya where he first encountered military servicemen and women who inspired him to…

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5th Annual Tigers for Troops Golf Tournament The Tigers for the Troops Golf Tournament is an event that began in 2014 to benefit the Clemson Veterans Emergency Fund and the Clemson Student Veterans Association (CSVA). It is a completely student-led initiative. All aspects of this event are planned, scheduled and coordinated by members of the…

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How This Veteran Overcame Obstacles To Go From Iraq To The Ivy League After all that I’ve been through, I’ve come to believe two things: you shouldn’t have to go to war to afford to go to school; and if you’ve served our country, you should have access to affordable and accessible higher education. Kris…

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6 Considerations Before Choosing an On-Campus or Online School – ClearanceJobs Online schools offer flexibility for veterans juggling school with their jobs and families. But on-campus schools provide better networking and higher GI Bill benefits. Here are points to consider to decide which is right for you. If you are thinking about going to school…

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Manhattan College Again Among Top Schools Recognized by U.S. News | Manhattan College | Riverdale, NY Student veterans and engineering programs highlighted as standout programs. In its 2019 version of its America’s Best Colleges report, U.S. News & World Report ranked Manhattan College among the top 15 regional universities in the North. It is the…

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Veteran services for students, non-students offered weekly at UL Student and non-student veterans get a chance to join each other and socialize every Wednesday for Veteran Coffee Hour in Judice Rickels Hall honors building at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Veteran Coffee Hour is put on by the University Honors Program and Office of…

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Professor Cox named Veterans Affairs coordinator Shane Cox, an associate professor of accounting at Simpson College, recently took over the position of Veterans Affairs coordinator.The position was previously held by Troy King, who took a full-time position with the U.S. Army and therefore left the position vacant.Cox spent four years in the U.S. Navy on…

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Anne Arundel Community College student receives military fellowship Anne Arundel Community College student receives military fellowship Anne Arundel Community College’s Francheska Salazar has received the 2018 Focus Forward Fellowship from The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University. She is the first and only community college student to have been selected as a Veterans of…

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Retired Brigadier General Scott Brower named Austin Peay State University inaugural military adviser in residence – Clarksville, TN Online Clarksville, TN – On September 1st, 2018 retired Brigadier General Scott E. Brower, former deputy commanding general of the 101st Airborne Division, joined Austin Peay State University’s (APSU) senior leadership team as the institution’s first military…

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Community Colleges Recruit Veterans, but Few of Them Graduate Federal figures show the success rate for veterans is infinitesimal. SAN DIEGO—In the main room of a onetime fraternity house at the edge of San Diego State University, a small group of students labors quietly, laser-focused, over textbooks and laptops. This is the Veterans House, its…

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NSCC’s Lynn campus unveils a new veterans lounge – Itemlive LYNN — North Shore Community College is taking its military-friendly approach a step further. In 2012, the community college’s campus in Danvers unveiled a lounge that would give student veterans a comfortable space to relax and study. After receiving a $40,000 donation, the Lynn campus…

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3 Cornell Student Veterans Chosen for Selective Leadership Program The three Cornellians received an honor extended to only 100 veterans nation-wide. Three Cornell undergraduate veterans who have been actively advocating for veterans’ rights and recruitment on campus were accepted into the Leadership Institute of Student Veterans of America, an honor that is extended to only…

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From ‘Boots to Books’: How tailored college classes help vets in transition A first-year program offered at some California community colleges is designed to help veterans transition from military to civilian life, emphasizing skills needed to succeed in college, as well as more complex issues such as anger management and post-traumatic stress. PASADENA, Calif. —…

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BC Veterans Making Their Presence Felt — The Heights On Veterans Day in 2009, Boston College dedicated the Veterans Memorial Wall to the 209 BC alumni who had given their lives in service to their country. Nobody knew at the time, but the ceremony also marked the success of a network of connections and relationships…

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Some Young Veterans Abandon The American Legion In Favor Of New Organizations The American Legion is holding its 100th national convention this week and is trying to keep the organization relevant for younger veterans. Post 40 in Seattle illustrates some of the challenges. When Navy veteran Lindsay Church was elected commander of American Legion Post…

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Southern Miss’ Veterans Center doubles number served The University of Southern Mississippi’s Veterans Center continues to serve a growing population of student-veterans. What began four years ago as a promising idea in the imagination of Maj. Gen. Jeff Hammond has developed into a prestigious Center for Military Veterans, Service Members and Families at the University…

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Group works to connect WVU faculty, student veterans MORGANTOWN – There are a lot of misconceptions about veterans and West Virginia Green Zone is working to improve the environment for veterans on campus. “In my mind the best thing it can serve is tearing down stereotypes of veterans,” Ed Olesh, WVU Veterans Club president, said. “Every movie…

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Veterans Symposium talks strengths of “Next Greatest Generation” – The Rocky Mountain Collegian The Colorado State University Veterans Symposium set out to challenge post-9/11 perceptions and structures of veteran resources by emphasizing the values The CSU Veterans Symposium, held at Canvas Stadium on Sep. 7, focused on the value and leadership of the millennial generation…

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Program offers US vets mentorship to breed success This school year marks the second annual Veterans Success Program, where student veterans apply for a scholarship and are paired with a mentor with expertise in the field of their desired major. According to VSP coordinator, Meg Alexander, last year was the first time the program ever…

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A Duke-Army Tailgate Party Illustrates a Growing Community of Student Veterans More than 250 student veterans, family members and veterans from the local community packed the pavilion overlooking Koskinen Stadium for a tailgate party prior to Friday night’s Duke-Army football game. More than 250 student veterans, family members and veterans from the local community packed…

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Commentary: Student veterans, not veteran students A veteran student can’t quite seem to get to graduation — a Van Wilder of sorts — who seems more inclined to be a student than becoming a graduate. A student veteran is dedicated to pursing a program of study in higher education, someone who at one point wrote…

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Veterans’ stories showcased through photography in Student Union gallery New art gallery in the K-State Student Union displays photographs of veterans showing how they cope with mental health issues such as PTSD. The William T. Kemper art gallery in the K-State Student Union is currently showcasing a collection of photographs titled “Hope 22: Helping Our…

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Student vet enrollment spikes at Ivy League schools Princeton University recently reversed its long-standing ban on transfer student admissions, in part to be able to enroll more veterans, who have often taken college courses during their military career. This marks the latest in a string of efforts by Ivy League institutions to make their campuses…

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Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center stops by UW-Stout The Veterans Affairs Mobile Vet Center rolled up to an area university on Wednesday. The Vet Center Bus stopped at UW-Stout, giving student veterans the opportunity to learn about services to help make the transition between military and civilian life. The center is a one-stop resource where…

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Clemson students called to active National Guard duty for Hurricane Florence Thousands of men and women have been called up from the National Guard to assist with Hurricane Florence. Among them are Clemson students. While some college students have been forced to evacuate the South Carolina coast because of Hurricane Florence, others are heading toward the…

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Vanderbilt launches $25 million scholarship program for military veterans Vanderbilt University is searching for six students to make up the first program cohort for the 2019-20 academic year. Vanderbilt University has established a $25 million scholarship program for military veterans who are pursuing graduate and professional degrees in law, medicine, nursing, education and management. The Bass…

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Southwestern College to enhance services for military veteran students The funds will create a tutoring program and a part-time position for an outreach coordinator, among other services at the center. Southwestern College has been awarded a $200,000 grant to expand services offered at its Veterans’ Resource Center. The funding from the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s…

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SAFE program brings veterans to high school as mentors The school is looking for a variety of mentors, from family to military members. Corpus Christi (KIII News) — Veterans Memorial High School in Corpus Christi has intentionally established a close connection to veterans. They have just started a new program that will increase the number…

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USC veterans find a place of their own to call home All branches of the military are represented at the university’s first units for student veterans. Ten military veterans are starting a new tradition, as they move into USC’s first housing units designated for student veterans, where all branches of the service will be represented.…

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U.S. college teaches veterans to heal each others’ mental wounds Former U.S. Army Specialist Tara Barney will never forget the 2013 night when a fellow soldier cried as he described holding a dying friend in his arms, a wartime memory he had not shared with anyone. “I can’t even talk to my wife like this,”…

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Trump’s military parade planned for November postponed: Pentagon WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A military parade requested by U.S. President Donald Trump that had been planned for November in Washington has been postponed until at least next year, the Defense Department said on Thursday. “We originally targeted November 10, 2018 for this event but have now agreed…

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Hackers create opportunity for military firms For U.S. military firms, the latest revelations of highly sophisticated hacker attacks on Google Inc. are highlighting a new reality, and a potentially lucrative business: The battlefield is shifting to cyberspace. Google’s admission last week that it and other large companies were infiltrated by cyber-spies is bolstering prospects for…

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Watchdog report: The VA benefits backlog is higher than officials say Tens of thousands of cases were excluded from VA statistics about overdue cases. WASHINGTON — The benefits backlog at Veterans Affairs is worse than leaders there have acknowledged, according to a new investigation from the department’s top watchdog. In a report released Monday, the…

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SVA Annual SVA National Conference SVA’s National Conference (NatCon) is the largest annual gathering of student veterans, advocates, thought-leaders, stakeholders, and supporters in higher education in the world. Student veterans, higher education professionals, alumni, and advocates will have the opportunity to learn from more than 2,000 of their peers at the Coronado Springs Resort, Walt Disney World…

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4 Tips to Know Before Enrolling in College There are 4,200 accredited, colleges in the U.S. So, how do you know which is best for you? There was a time when accreditation was enough. Prospective students know that a school was quality by asking one simple question, are you accredited and by whom. Those days…

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How Can You Be Sure Your Chosen School Is Good for Veterans? There is no doubt that G.I. Bill benefits make you a target for scam programs, but there are ways to avoid being sucked in. It’s easy to search for “The Top Military-Friendly Colleges” and find lists that claim to have all the metrics…

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10 Questions to Ask Before Selecting an Online University For many active military members and their spouses, earning an online degree is becoming increasingly attractive. The flexibility and convenience of online universities allow those juggling work and family responsibilities to advance their education without putting their lives on hold. Finding a reputable, accredited online university…