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A Veterans Resource Center (VRC) is a powerful way to assist those who defend our country and help them transition successfully to college once they return home. From applying for GI Bill benefits to veterans-only classes and veteran-to-veteran mentoring programs, a VRC plays an important role in the future of a community’s veteran population.
This webinar will show you how to create a Veterans Resource Center (VRC) on your campus: how to staff it, how to get your local veteran community to help run it, and most importantly, how to fund it. We will show the financial and human impact that these centers have had on campuses and communities. We will provide data for over 11,000 student veterans on over 30 campuses on the impact of a VRC.
“Once you show the community the potential impact they can have on the veterans in their region, they will be your eyes and ears and financial backers for your VRC.”
Dr. John Schupp founded the SERV Program, a two-semester program at Cleveland State University designed just for veterans in order to increase the freshmen retention graduation rates. Under his direction, the program helps veterans apply for GI Bill benefits and offers veterans-only classes that help ease the transition back into the classroom for many veterans that have been absent from the academic setting for years. He works with veterans to navigate VA issues and offers a veteran-to-veteran mentoring program. The Sunday New York Times, National Public Radio, all the Armed Forces media, and The Chronicle of Higher Education have taken an interest in SERV. Dr. Schupp loses no chance to spread the word at conferences and conventions around the country, as he continues to remind us of our responsibility to those that have served. In honor of his exemplary work with veterans, Dr. Schupp’s name was placed on a plaque in the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
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