One Team, One Fight: A Holistic Look at the Transfer Process
Track: Student Success Track (Sponsored by Southern New Hampshire University)
This session will address the unique needs of student veterans and the ways in which colleges can create a sense of community on campus to respond to those needs. Participants will hear first-hand accounts from student veterans that transitioned from the military to community college, then to a four year institution and how each transition presented unique challenges. The presentation will also address ways in which colleges can enhance student engagement to aide in the successful transition for student veterans inclusive of student programming, community service, and the importance of being a part of a team again. A special emphasis will be made on the need for the SVA chapter to work closely with the Veterans Resource Center to collaborate to better serve the students needs.