Student Veterans Association Celebrates
Sullivan’s Student Veterans of America, Chapter 227 recently celebrated their first year anniversary with a wonderful on campus reception. Brent Casey, Co-Founder/Executive Director gave the welcoming address and presented certificates of appreciation to the individuals who contributed to the success of the Chapter. Dr. Marilyn Musacchio, Dean of Nursing Education for The Sullivan University System was the guest speaker.
She eloquently shared the story of her career, culminating in being the first reserve nurse to achieve the rank of brigadier general; and the second female in the US Army Reserve to hold that rank. Her message, not letting others tell you how far you can go, resonated through the veterans, and friends in attendance. A slide show of the dedication of the Veterans Plaza and Medal of Honor Memorial Garden was shown and new officers were elected.
You can be involved, too.
TThe SVA has established a score of effective community partnerships both within and outside of the University. The chapter also hosted and co-sponsored Success and Leadership Seminar’s including a series of other related Veterans events, and most recently, gained national recognition with the Dedication of the Veterans Plaza and Medal of Honor Memorial Garden. This year the SVA is seeking to expand efforts to serving the unique needs and concerns of Sullivan University’s Student Veteran community.
Existing resources are extensive and growing each day, and, as a Sullivan student veteran, they are available to you at anytime at no cost. What’s the catch? Surprise!!! There is none, but as a service organization dedicated to the success of all veterans and their families while attending Sullivan University, we ask that you pay it forward, by getting involved. If you are presently active duty, a veteran, reservist or supporter, the SVA needs your help.
There’s a wide range of initiatives on the drawing board this year including: introducing and funding veterans scholarships, and adopting an at-risk school in the Jefferson County public school system through “Saturday Scholars,” a pilot program slated for fall. For more information email SVA president, Robert Peterson: firstname.lastname@example.org.