SVA Alumnus highlights value of SVA chapters participating in the Leadership Institute Series

Written by Anthony Paolino, Military & Veteran’s Affairs, General Dynamics Electric Boat


General Dynamics Electric Boat is thrilled to host the first SVA Local Leadership Summit of 2016 from June 2-4 in Warwick, Rhode Island. Warwick has the second largest population of veterans in Rhode Island, is home to a many veterans service organizations and is a leader in veterans services. The month of May is exciting, with so many waterfront businesses, amazing restaurants and many attractions just a short distance away. We may be the smallest state around, but we do a great job at packing many great opportunities in a small commute!


Fellowship builds skills, leadership, community among female student veterans and military-connected women


Earlier this week, The Military Family Research Institute (MFRI) at Purdue University announced a new initiative, called the Focus Forward Fellowship, to engage military-connected female students beyond the classroom. We interviewed Lauren Runco, director of MFRI’s education and employment efforts.


Call for Proposals: 2017 SVA National Conference


Student Veterans of America is accepting proposals for conference sessions to be held January 5-7, 2017, at the 9th Annual National Conference in Anaheim, California.


Leadership Institute Series Graduate Triples Chapter Membership, Conquers Campus Awards

Jennifer Hosley, a student veteran at University of Arkansas-Fort Smith encourages attendance at Leadership Institute Series events


It’s that time of year again: time to end one semester and prepare for the next academic year. As officers and dedicated members of our Student Veterans of America chapters, this can be a stressful, exciting, oh-my-God-what-have-I-done, creative, and ambitious point in our journeys.


SVA Spotlight Brief #3 Offers Insights Into Benefits and Barriers for Military Service Connected Students

For veterans and military connected students military service comes with both potential benefits and barriers to their academic careers. Benefits could include academic credit for military training or service-connected soft skills developed that may be transferable in an academic setting. Potential barriers include unplanned interruptions to their enrollment due to academic withdrawals or leave of absences because of unexpected changes to military orders or deployments.



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