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‘If you’re not dead, you’re not too old’: U.S. Coast Guard veteran Jack Horner ’21 juggles college classes, fatherhood | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily After 22 1/2 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard, Jack Horner ’21 has decided to steer toward a different path. Since his retirement from service four years ago, he has…

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Top Colleges Seeking Diversity From A New Source: Transfer Students This fall, Princeton University admitted its first transfer students in nearly three decades. And they’re not the only elite schools looking to community colleges and military bases to recruit. When applying to many of the nation’s top universities, if you aren’t accepted in that first,…

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UMass Boston is not flying an American flag. One student veteran is leading the charge to hoist it. – The College Fix When Jeffrey Suddy, a senior at the University of Massachusetts Boston, first began attending the school last year, he noticed something missing on his campus: an American flag flying high above school grounds.…

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UCLA student veterans bring VA garden back to life he first time UCLA student Nick Gunnett visited the Veterans Garden on the VA campus near the university, his friends had convinced him to tag along for a monthly get-together and garden cleanup. After a couple of hours gardening with veterans from both campuses, Gunnet was…

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Veterans Center at Miami U. continues to evolve to meet s Veterans just out of military service, many having served in hostile situations, have a different kind of need adapting to college life than the average freshman just out of high school — and that is a gap Miami University hopes to fill with its…

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$4 million veteran center at Penn State is coming soon. How you can donate to the project Penn State’s veterans and service members will soon have a new space devoted to them and their needs on the University Park campus. The west wing of the first floor of Ritenour Building — about 6,300 square feet…

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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…

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University Honoring Military through Warrior Week – HottyToddy.com The University of Mississippi is honoring its military veteran students, faculty and alumni during Warrior Week (Oct. 29-Nov. 3) with a series of events designed to recognize members of the armed services in the Ole Miss family. “The University of Mississippi’s support for veterans and military families reflects our…

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GW cracks top 20 schools for veteran students GW is now considered one of the top 20 places for veterans to get a degree, according to recently released rankings. The Best for Vets rankings from the news organization Military Times rates GW at No. 19, a nearly 80-spot jump from No. 98 last year. The…

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KU ranked as No. 5 best school in the country for veterans LAWRENCE — For a second time, the University of Kansas has earned a top five ranking in the Military Times Best for Vets: Colleges 2019 rankings. Released Oct. 22, the rankings factor in the results of Military Times’ annual survey, the most comprehensive…

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Drexel to bring Veterans Appreciation Month events to campus – The Triangle Drexel University will honor the military community during Veterans Appreciation Month Nov. 1-13 through an array of events that not only support student veterans, but also aim to connect non-military members of the Drexel community. The plethora of activities planned throughout the two-week…

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Commentary: This recent change by federal officials puts student vets at risk Editor’s note: The following commentary was contributed by Daniel Elkins, legislative director of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States. The content may be edited for clarity, style and length. As a combat veteran, I know firsthand how important…

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ASU earns 4th consecutive distinction as a ‘Best for Vets’ school For the fourth consecutive year Arizona State University has captured a “Best for Vets” distinction from the Military Times Group, publisher of the top-read news publications by U.S. military members. For the fourth consecutive year, Arizona State University has been named a “Best for…

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Student veterans to honor our heroes Mark Meirink may have lost his leg in Afghanistan, but he doesn’t let it slow him down from helping others. On Nov. 17, Mark and three other Missouri S&T student veterans will run about six miles each as a relay team in the Heroes Marathon. In its third year,…

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Student Veterans Lounge Opens at ATU Alan Parsons had a vision for a student veterans lounge at Arkansas Tech University when he served as president of the ATU Service Members and Veterans of America (SMVA) organization. Then he acquired the data to support the vision. Then he found the partners necessary to make the vision…

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Leader of student veteran organization to speak at Cal U. Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA), will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 8 event in the Convocation Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.; the formal program begins at 6. SVA represents more than 700,000 student veterans, supporting them…

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New Southern Miss program is helping student-veterans get back to fighting shape Southern Miss’ Center for Military Veterans has started a fitness program to help student-veterans get back into fighting shape. When Clayton Lizaona was an E4 specialist in the Army, he was used to a lot of physical activity. Drills included running, push-ups, sit-ups…

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Veteran Ambassadors Provide Inspiration to Incoming Student Veterans Lining the hallway at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Veteran Student Services are portraits of graduates in caps and gowns, wearing their academic stoles draped over their shoulders to signify their status as veterans. They serve as an inspiration to fellow service members attending school at the Daytona Beach…

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Army veteran finds natural fit in ASU global studies program Arizona State University student Carla Castillo likes to do her research before making big decisions, and that included determining what her major would be. Upon reading the academic plan for global studies, she knew she found a natural fit. Arizona State University student Carla Castillo…

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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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Penn State women veterans invited to attend Student Veterans Luncheon | Penn State University Penn State female veteran faculty, staff and alumni are invited to attend the third annual Student Veterans Luncheon on Oct. 30 to honor Penn State student veterans. The luncheon is organized in conjunction with the University’s Military Appreciation Week from Oct.…

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ASU Law welcomes first recipients of scholarship program for Marines It was just a small detail: a logo on a shirt. But the butterfly effect of that logo led to the creation of a scholarship program for veterans at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. A year later, two first-year…

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Still waiting for your GI Bill money? Here’s why The average student veteran using the Post-9/11 GI Bill this fall has had to wait more than 3 weeks for their housing benefits to come through — and even then their housing stipends are probably the wrong amount. The average student veteran using the Post-9/11 GI…

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PAVE gives student veterans ways to succeed The Peer Advisers for Veteran Education program provides new student-veterans the opportunity to socialize and connect with other student-veterans, and the program now has the capacity to reach out to those who need it. Matthew Miller, program director of military and veteran student services, said that when he…

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BRIEFS: Bakersfield College getting $200K for Veterans Resource Center Bakersfield College is receiving $200,000 from the state to help pay for its new Veterans Resource Center, which will break ground on Nov. 5. The college is one of 29 across the state to get a piece of $4.9 million from the California Community Colleges Board…

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Disabled Veteran Game Day Parking resolution introduced to Senate – The Rocky Mountain Collegian Colorado State University’s student government is making an effort to appreciate disabled veterans on campus. Senator Joshua Johnson of the Adult Learner and Veteran Services brought a resolution to the ASCSU floor that would voice the Senate’s support of the reservation…

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Serving those who serve our country Alan Stage stands among a Vietnam War guerilla fighter and a post-traumatic stress disorder services director as a recipient of this year’s Veterans’ Voices Award. Stage and 15 others accepted Alan Stage stands among a Vietnam War guerilla fighter and a post-traumatic stress disorder services director as a recipient…

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National veteran newsman gives insight into power of education Victoria College student Ross Braune will reach his dream to make his own television show a reality. Victoria College student Ross Braune will reach his dream to make his own television show a reality. “When people tell me that my dreams are too far-fetched, I need…

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Pushup Challenge a Nonstop Cause for CSUSM Student, Marine Vet William Felty received the 22 Pushup Challenge in the fall of 2016. It was the year when the social media craze was sweeping the nation, similar to but on a smaller scale than the famous ALS Ice Bucket Challenge of 2014.  The idea was to do 22 pushups a day for 22…

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Dean of student success candidate emphasizes professional development During the second open forum for the dean of student success position Oct. 3 on the fourth floor of Moody Learning Center, dean of student success candidate Dr. Becky McBride talked about why she decided to apply. Henry Castillo, admissions and records specialist, asked McBride to describe…

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Veterans 101: Eligibility for educational benefits The Department of Veteran Affairs provides a variety of veterans’ education benefits and assistance programs, benefiting both veterans and some dependents. On Saturday, the Nueces County Veterans Services Office will hold a free educational seminar. This event is aimed at providing Veterans and their dependents the opportunity to ask questions about…

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SXU sets vets memorial fundraiser St. Xavier University (SXU) is proud to honor veterans in whatever ways possible, including its ongoing participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program. St. Xavier University (SXU) is proud to honor veterans in whatever ways possible, including its ongoing participation in the Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program.…

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Peninsula College awarded $2.2 million federal grant | Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — Peninsula College announced Monday it will receive a $2.2 million grant from the federal Department of Education that officials say will enhance student success and academic quality. Officials learned Sept. 28 it would receive the Title III Strengthening Institutions grant, money it…

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Veterans Resource Center aims to break stigma and build community On a recent afternoon at Cal State LA’s Veterans Resource Center, students chattered and laughed in between bites of spaghetti and Doritos. Brown paper lunch sacks and takeaway containers lay strewn across the tables in between open books and charging laptops. Ross and Rachel bickered…

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Mission S.A.: Outreach at St. Philip’s College veteran center These two people have a mission to help military members and their families in the San Antonio area get what they need when they need it. SAN ANTONIO — The St. Philip’s College Good Samaritan Veterans Outreach and Transition Center offers a wide-range of services for…

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LPC Veterans First Program Receives New Funding Las Positas College (LPC) has received funding to support their Veterans First Program. The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office allocated $8.5 million to 59 community colleges that have veterans resource centers, including LPC. The funds will be used to support veterans as they transition to civilian life. The…

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Terminal Lance “Jeopardy” What is… Anywhere else? The military is a weird thing–especially as infantry–where you and all manner of other individuals from across the country get plucked and pulled from your past life and placed into a single Full Story: terminallance.com/2018/10/05/terminal-lance-jeopardy/

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Northshore plans veterans memorial at Pop Keeney Stadium | HeraldNet.com BOTHELL — A group of veterans is raising money to build a memorial outside Pop Keeney Stadium to honor their comrades and other local residents who died while serving in the U.S. military. So far, the all-volunteer group has raised more than $11,000 toward the…

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BMCC to open Veteran’s Resource Center Student veterans will soon have a place at Blue Mountain Community College to study, meet other veterans, and find resources. The BMCC Veteran’s Resource Center will open in Morrow Hall, 2411 NW Carden Ave., Pendleton, on Wednesday, Oct. 10, from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The Veteran’s Resource Center was…

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Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema speaks with student-veterans ahead of Nov. Election Ahead of Arizonas Senate election, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema came to the University of Arizona on Thursday to discuss unique issues encountered by military-connected students with the student-veteran community. Before Sinema entered the Veterans Education and Transition Services office, where the discussion was held, Stephen Westby,…

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Student veterans, schools frustrated over lack of housing payments from VA WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has acknowledged technical issues are causing 340,000 student veterans to receive incorrect housing stipends to begin the new school year, but now lawmakers and advocates contend the problem is bigger – many veterans are not receiving the…

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An exhibition of military veteran artists reveals what makes them ‘A Different 1%’ – Los Angeles Times The exhibition “A Different 1%,” which opened on September 26 and runs through November 14, brings together artists who are veterans and whose work speaks to their experiences in the military. On a recent Wednesday afternoon, Drew Cameron…

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Veteran to participate in Ironman Waco to honor friend battling cancer WACO, TX (KXXV) – A Waco veteran on a mission to help a dear friend battling cancer. Nathan Wilkins, a Baylor University student who served in the U.S. Navy for four years, is working to raise money for Paul Hester. At just 28 years old, Hester was…

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UCLA Volunteer Day makes an impact in L.A. and around the world The 10th anniversary of the annual day of service included helping veterans in West Los Angeles, a village cleanup in Namibia and a blood drive in Hong Kong. Thousands of UCLA volunteers flooded into their local communities on Sept. 29, lending a hand…

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STUDENTS COMPLETE SPECIAL PROJECT WITH LOCAL VETERANS This year Perry County High School fit into their schedule a “skinny block” which consists of classes specializing in helping students with ACT prep along with other curricula. This year Perry County High School fit into their schedule a “skinny block” which consists of classes specializing in helping…

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SMC Receives $200,000 Grant To Increase Support For Veterans Santa Monica College has enrolled nearly 1,000 student veterans each academic year for the past five years. SANTA MONICA, CA – Santa Monica College received a $200,000 grant from the California Community Colleges Board of Governors to expand support services for SMC’s Veterans’ Resources Center. Fifty…

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Allan Hancock Community College receives grant money to expand services for student veterans The Veteran Success Center at Allan Hancock Community College is receiving nearly $200,000 in grant money through the California Community Colleges Board of Governors. The college was one of 29 community colleges in the state to receive a total of $4.9 million in funding…

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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…