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Endicott extends resources for veterans, continuing commitment to meet the needs of military students

November 9, 2016 

Endicott College is pleased to announce extended resources for veterans with approval as a new chapter for the Student Veterans of America, a non-profit dedicated to helping veterans navigate and succeed in college.

The Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of more than 1,400 student veteran chapters, representing over 540,000 veterans in higher education, across the country. The organization’s mission is to help veterans integrate and become engaged with college life. Specifically, SVA provides access to resources, support, and advocacy through a vast network of peers who have been in their situation and are eager help them succeed.

The College is strongly committed to meeting the needs of veterans, many of whom juggle deployments, families and jobs. Endicott College has 158 enrolled military students, 19 in the undergraduate day school and 139 at the Van Loan School.

“Veterans make up an important and respected part of our student body, and we want to do all that we can to help ensure they get a valuable and worthwhile education,” said Dr. Richard Wylie, President of Endicott College. “They come to us with completely different life experiences from most college students, either trying to relearn the rules of civilian life or taking classes between patrols and duty schedules. With tools like those SVA offers, we can help ensure our Endicott veterans get the most out of their time here.”

Beyond the new designation as an SVA School, Endicott is also a Yellow Ribbon School, and offers a three credit course on transitioning military skills to academic leadership as well as other support services that help soldiers transition to students, including the Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership (VITAL) Program.

For more information, contact Laura Douglass, (978) 998-7750, ldouglas@endicott.edu

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