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1 An Examination of Ways to Work with Military Veterans on Campus

2  History of Veterans in HED  Veterans Experiences in HED  Implications  How to Better Serve our Veterans  What’s Missing?  Some of the Efforts at the U of A

3  Veterans benefits come from colonial times  Post WWI  Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of1944 ◦ Commonly referred to as the GI Bill ◦ The impact of the GI Bill  Montgomery GI Bill  Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008

4  Identity Groups ◦ Women Veterans ◦ Veterans with Disabilities  Transition to civilian and college environment  A Brief “Case Study”

5  History  Vets Experiences ◦ Veteran Diversity ◦ Transitions  Limitations of this Presentation

6  Dedicated Space  Support for Veteran Student Organizations  Education and Awareness

7  Recommendations ◦ Dedicated Space ◦ Veteran Student Organization ◦ Education and Awareness  The U of A ◦ V.E.T.S. ◦ UA Student Veterans of America ◦ Support & Services ◦ Priority Registration

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