SVA Voices: Jordan Thompson
Jordan Thompson served for six and a half years in the Army National Guard. As an undergrad, Jordan attended the University of Alabama and he is currently attending Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law where he expects to graduate in May 2017. A member of Samford University’s Campus Veterans Association, Thompson believes wholeheartedly in the importance of every student veteran having a place to come together on campus.
SVA Voices: Nichole Krom
As a freshman, Nichole had trouble adjusting to the new environment, as most college students do. By the end of her first semester, she was already looking into transferring to another school. That's when she came across the SVA chapter on her campus—GW Veterans at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
SVA Voices: Glen Allen SVA
Every day, Americans make the world a place through our tradition of service which is embedded into our legacy as a country. As we celebrate National Volunteer Month, in April, we think of those who, through their service and example, have opened doors of opportunity for student veterans and helped lay the foundation of growth and prosperity for SVA throughout the years.
The spirit of service is deeply ingrained into our culture at SVA. We see this spirit in action through our SVA chapters who continue to serve on college campus and in communities across the nation.
SVA Voices: Quinton Valdez
April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month. During this month, SVA will highlight the stories of those making an impact in the lives of student veterans through volunteerism, philanthropy and community service.
SVA Voices: Ryan Rabac
Student Veterans of America is excited to announce the promotion of Ryan Rabac to Digital Communications Manager. Rabac began volunteering with SVA on the local level when he was an undergraduate at Florida State University and continued his work with veterans at the Institute for Veterans and Military Families (IVMF) while pursuing his MPA from Syracuse University. This is his story:
I hear it all the time. It’s that unforgettable experience when a veteran takes a seat in a college classroom and meets their first ungrateful 18-year-old classmate. Some student veterans recall opening questions such as “why would you ever join the military?” from their new educational peers, fresh out of high school and seemingly without a care in the world.