Wichita, Kansas – Southwestern College’s Student Veterans Association has been formally accepted into the National Chapter of the Student Veterans of America.
The Student Veterans of America was formed as a result of veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan returning home to use their GI Bill® benefits and finding many campuses lacked peers that shared their experiences as well as suitable resources to assist them in reaching academic success. In order to provide these veterans with a better and more successful college experience, the Student Veterans of America was officially incorporated in 2008, serving as an umbrella for chapters around the country.
New in 2014, the Southwestern College Student Veterans Association was created with the vision of assisting veteran learners and their families with information and assistance to enhance their higher education experience. The SVA was officially accepted as a National Chapter of the Student Veterans of American in January 2015, making it easier to put its members in touch with programs that might aid them with employment opportunities, assist in accessing their GI Bill® and other benefits as well as provide them with scholarship information.
“This is an outstanding opportunity to be a part of a community of veterans with the goal of educating and offering job opportunities to veterans and their families,” said Nichole Ramirez, President of the Student Veterans Association at Southwestern College and veteran of the United States Air Force.
Whether currently working toward the completion of their undergraduate or graduate degrees at Southwestern or an alumni, veterans can join the SVA by visiting its LinkedIn page. Information will be posted there regarding upcoming events, updates and meetings in which they can participate in discussions pertaining to their college experience or efforts seeing post-college employment.