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Student Veterans of America

Student Veterans of America

About SVA

A group for Veterans by veterans. Today's veterans face numerous obstacles in their path of attaining a college degree. These challenges range from a missing sense of camaraderie to feeling like an outsider amongst 18 year old traditional students to a lack of understanding by those unfamalir with the Military. When coupled with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree can be an elusive goal for men and women returning from military service. Student Veterans of America (SVA) works to help students over obstacles to a degree. 

Visit SVA OrgSync page

Email: sva.davenport@gmail.com

Check us out on Facebook

Visit the National SVA Website

Purpose

To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.  Specifically, assist Veterans with the transition into student life.  Offer people with the same interests and experiences a place to meet and develop a support network which will provide resources, information on benefits,  and support in the hardships of transitioning back into civilian life.

Advisors

Amy Kline, Assistant Director of Student Services, 616-554-5310, akline3@davenport.edu

Jeremy Simerson, Military Admissions Representative, 616-742-2075, jsimerson@davenport.edu

 Events

 

 

Well Equipped: Benefits, Resources, and Employment

Month, Day, & Place

Time

Topic

Presenter

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Military Lounge (SC202)

4:00-7:00 pm

DU Resources for Military students

-Meet fellow military students

-Find out who does what on the DU Military team

-Computer room available for ebenfits sign up, JST transcripts, and last minute items

-Sign up to join or lead the Student Veterans of America

 

DU

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Military Lounge (SC202)

 

 4:00-7:00 pm  VA Benefits: Applying and navigating Michael Franks

Veteran Service Officer

Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency

Office: (616) 364-5399

FranksM1@michigan.gov

Thursday, October 8, 2015 Military Lounge (SC202) 4:00-7:00 pm Employment/Veteran Recruitment

Gary L. Vetitoe II

Recruiter 2 - Veteran Recruitment

Cell  616.255.6885

Gary.Vetitoeii@spectrumhealth.org

 

Student Veterans Association Scholarship

Give back to those who served:davenport.edu/supportSVA 

Veterans Day