Megan Kennedy

 

Student Veterans of America prides itself on inclusion and celebrating the diversity of the many student veterans that make up SVA Chapters across the country.The purpose of SVA Voices is to amplify the stories of these student veterans. During the month of March, we will be celebrating Women's History Month with stories from female student veterans.  

 

Megan Kennedy attended the University of California, Davis, where she graduated in 2014 with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science. Prior to her time as a student veteran, Kennedy served in the U.S. Army ReserveShe found it hard to integrate into civilian life, especially as a veteran pursing higher education. Her SVA chapter helped her get through this transitional period.  

Nakia Cooper
 

 

In celebration of African American History Month, SVA Voices profiles for the month of February will highlight the diversity that is the makeup of our individual chapters.

 

 

Nakia Cooper served for fifteen years in the Georgia Air National Guard and is now attending Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia, where he is studying Health Science and Human Performance.

 

 

As the President of the SVA Armstrong Chapter since April 2015, Nakia has witnessed and produced many successes for his chapter. These successes range from organizing and completing over 300 combined hours of community volunteer work to bridging the gap between his SVA Chapter and other local chapters, which allows for a greater space to pitch ideas that will allow for continued growth and success of SVA Armstrong.

 
 

Sidney Covington

In celebration of African American History Month, SVA Voices profiles for the month of February will highlight the diversity that is the makeup of our individual chapters.


Sidney Covington has served as an Active Duty Army member for three years. A student veteran at Georgia State University, Sidney is working towards her Bachelor of Social Work and is expected to graduate this year. Sidney has been an active member of her SVA chapter.

Chibuzor Oziligbo

In celebration of African American History Month, SVA Voices profiles for the month of February highlight the diversity that is the makeup of our individual chapters.

Chibuzor Oziligbo served as a Hospital Corpsman in the U.S. Navy. He is now an undergraduate at Georgia Tech where he is working towards receiving his MS in Civil Engineering, and is expected to graduate in May 2016.

Fontaine Wilson 


 In celebration of African American History Month, SVA Voices profiles for the month of February will highlight the diversity that is the makeup of our individual chapters.

 

Fontaine Wilson served for six years in the U.S. Navy as a Nuclear Machinist Mate aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt CVN-71. Now an undergraduate at The University of Houston, Fontaine expects to graduate in May 2016 with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering.  

 

Being President of the SVA chapter at University of Houstohelped Fontaine transition from service to academia more effectively. "The best part of being a student veteran is starting school with a built-in family," Fontaine said. "My first day on campus, I was able to walk into the University of Houston Veteran Services Office and feel welcomed."

  

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