Month: November 2018

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ROTC holds various Veteran’s Day events The St. Bonaventure Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program celebrated Veteran’s Day with a week of events leading up to the holiday. First, on Monday, Nov. 5, ROTC cadets traveled to a veter… The St. Bonaventure Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program celebrated Veteran’s Day with a week of…

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WTC Opens New Veteran Military Center Now open at Western Technical College in La Crosse, a new Veteran Military Center. “We actually have two spaces. One space is going to house our staff and our student veterans that do our work study, will help us with like paperwork and processing benefits. Then the other space…

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College launches new plan to attract veteran students – The Bowdoin Orient Although Bowdoin announced a new initiative to enroll military veterans last week, the strategy the College will employ to integrate these non-traditional students into campus life once they are admitted, remains to be seen. With the absence of a Reserve Officer Training Corps…

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Opening of Veterans Resource Center marked with ribbon-cutting – WCU News The Western Carolina University community came together Monday, Nov. 12, to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new Veterans Resource Center located on campus. “We are very excited to be able to offer this resource to our students,” said Briana Ford, director of Military…

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Military Students Connect Through Student Veteran Organization – MPress Military students attending Maryville University can connect with fellow student veterans and their dependents through the newly established Student Veteran Organization (SVO). The group will meet monthly to provide a space for fellowship and to assist students as they transition to college life, says Joel Lydon,…

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Drexel Honors 872 Student Veterans With Annual Flag Display – DrexelNow For the second year in a row, Drexel University is recognizing the 872 veterans currently enrolled as students in a very big way. A giant rectangle composed of exactly that number of American flags was recently installed on the lawn on the north end of…

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Clemson officials welcome new Student Veteran Center A new, expanded space dedicated to Clemson University’s student veteran population officially has a new home in Vickery Hall. A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in room 108 and will feature remarks from President James P. Clements along with Student Affairs staff. CLEMSON — A new,…

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VA officials grilled over delayed payments to student veterans Washington Thousands of student veterans have still not received education and housing payments from the US government due to a series of glitches plaguing the Department of Veterans Affairs’ information and technology system, top VA officials confirmed during a congressional hearing Thursday. The errors, which were…

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FSU’s Billy Francis helps student-veterans soar to new heights Retired Air Force fighter jet pilot Billy Francis, who leads Florida State University’s Student Veterans Center with a can-do attitude and benevolent heart, has navigated a winding life journey, sometimes literally at Mach speed. While his zigzag route has sent him and his family all over the world, Francis has brought a steadfast focus to his many missions and always delivered…

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“Sponsor Program” Helps Student Veterans Adjust to Life at PSU In honor of Veteran’s Day today we’re taking a look at a Penn State program offered for veterans. It’s called the Sponsor Program.  The Office of Veterans Programs at Penn State places a student veteran sponsor with a student veteran sponsee.  The sponsor answers questions…

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FSU honors WWII filmmaker with Student Veteran Torchlight Award for Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking – Florida State University News Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts Torchlight Program kicked off Veterans Day weekend by commemorating the 75th anniversary of World War II with a screening of the famed 1944 documentary “The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress” Friday, Nov. 9,…

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Embry-Riddle Graduate Student Motivates Fellow Veterans Standing in front of fellow veterans, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University graduate student Amanda Meurer gives these first-year students study tips and other skills on being successful. By her side is Mako, a golden retriever service dog who helps the U.S. Army veteran with anxiety and her diagnosed post-traumatic stress disorder.…

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A full week of events will honor the UO’s veteran community Veterans Appreciation Week will pay tribute to the University of Oregon’s military-affiliated students — with a dual focus on paying it forward. In addition to numerous campus events to honor Duck veterans, several activities will bring awareness to issues affecting veterans in the surrounding…

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UCLA Marine veteran will use his expertise to make soldiers safer Marine veteran Zeeshan Parvez became an explosives expert during his time in Marine Special Operations Command. Now the UCLA doctoral student is becoming an expert in ways to protect service members from explosives. “Overseas you see improvised explosives used against Americans, and they’re some…