SVA Voices: Joseph Focht

Joseph Focht served in the Navy for seven years before returning and beginning his education at Broward College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he is pursuing his AAS in Hospitality and Tourism. Joseph expects to graduate from Broward College in 2017. During his time there, he has become the President of his SVA chapter, Broward College North.


SVA Voices: Leslie Peery

In honor of Mother’s Day, SVA would like to share Leslie Peery’s story. 


Leslie is not only a U.S. Army Veteran, but also a mother of three children. A former student veteran at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN, Leslie served in the U.S. Army for four years before graduating this year with her BA in General Studies with a minor in Psychology. Leslie’s story is one of perseverance and dedication. 


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 Krom 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 campusGW 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.



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