SVA swings for the fences this summer in Houston

Written by Teri Poulton, Director of Veteran Outreach for BP America


BP America is so excited to host an SVA Leadership Summit in Houston, Texas this summer from June 16-18. Houston boasts the second largest population of veterans in the U.S. and is home to BP’s largest employee base in the world. If you can make it down to our corner of the country in June, you won’t be disappointed. Sure, we are getting a lot of rain right now, but in June you’ll be glad that our pools are full and that air conditioning comes standardeven in our ballpark!


Chapters Engaging Chapters

Written by Chance Browning, SVA Communications and Marketing Manager


On April 16 I joined over 20 other public relations professionals in New York at the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Headquarters to participate in preliminary judging for this year’s Bateman Case Study Competition.


SVA Wishes a Fond Farewell to Steven Weintraub

Student Veterans of America (SVA) would like to wish a fond farewell to Steven Weintraub, who has served SVA as Vice President of Alumni Relations since January 2016 and Vice President of Outreach since August 2014. As a Colonel in the Marine Corps Reserves with over 27 years of service, Weintraub continues to serve his country and veterans every day.


Top 10 Takeaways from the HVAC Hearing

And how it may impact you!


Here at Student Veteran of America we have been pounding the pavement, or marble as it were on Capitol Hill, fiercely advocating for H.R. 748, The GI Bill STEM Extension Act of 2015, the H.R. 3419 Support for Student Veterans with Families Act and draft bill H.R. 476, The GI Bill Oversight Act of 2016.  

President Obama Highlights Service at Annual Soldier Ride

Written by Bob McGarity, SVA Associate Grants Writer



On a beautiful April morning on the south lawn of the White House, a crowd gathered, dressed up in bright reds, whites, and blues. In neat rows on the driveway waited a fleet of bicycles, hand cycles, and prosthetics. Laughs and motivational “Oorahs” could be heard over the crowd’s small talk. 40 active duty service members and 25 veterans participated in this year’s White House Soldier Ride, a cycling event for wounded service members and veterans, designed to help overcome physical, mental, and emotional wounds. Two Marine sentries walked out of the entrance and posted by the double doors. Each rider’s name was announced as they emerged from the White House onto the south lawn to the cheering crowd.


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