View Article

Cheryl Roland,  Executive Director of University Relations shares in the WMU News that three schools were chosen to jointly host Michigan's only VetSuccess on Campus site.

KALAMAZOO--Veterans transitioning to college life will be able to tap an array of new services to help them succeed, thanks to a decision by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to locate a VetSuccess on Campus program in southwest Michigan.

Speaking at Western Michigan University, U.S. Rep. Fred Upton announced today that the VA has selected WMU, Kalamazoo Valley Community College and Kellogg Community College to jointly host a VetSuccess on Campus site--one of only 12 in the nation and the only one in Michigan. The program is geared to providing the kind of supportive campus environment required to meet the veterans' unique needs and challenges.

Combined, the three schools now serve about 1,000 veterans. Securing the new program, which has been a yearlong effort, will enhance the ability of the schools to serve additional veterans and help the VA identify and reach out to veterans who may not be using the full range of benefits for which they are eligible.

"We owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to the brave men and women of our armed forces. They have sacrificed so much and deserve all the resources to succeed back here at home," said Upton. "The VetSuccess program will be a great resource for our area's returning student veterans who are transitioning from active duty to life on campus. I applaud the continued leadership of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo Valley, and Kellogg Community College in meeting the needs of those students who have so honorably answered their nation's call to duty."

The Vet Success on Campus program, which was launched in mid-2009 as a pilot project, supplies campus sites with an experienced, full-time VA vocational counselor and a part-time outreach professional to assist eligible veterans and their families as they access transition-support services, educational benefits, vocational rehabilitation and employment services, disability compensation, life insurance, home loan guarantees, and job placement and health care benefits.

Working with existing personnel who already focus on veteran services on the three campuses, the VetSuccess personnel will focus on enhancing service to veterans as they transition from combat to college life, something all three schools have already established as a priority.

"We're enormously grateful to Congressman Upton for working so hard to make these new resources for our veterans a reality," said WMU President John M. Dunn. "He recognized that as higher education partners in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo, our three schools have established a wonderful working relationship that can be leveraged to ensure those who have served our nation are able to take advantage of the benefits they have earned to achieve the success they deserve."

While Michigan ranks 11th in the nation for the number of residents who are veterans, it falls dead last--behind the other 49 states, Guam and Puerto Rico--for the number of vets who use their educational and vocational training benefits. According to the VA, support services through VetSuccess are critically needed to serve younger veterans who, because they've completed multiple tours of duty, will need more support than earlier generations of veterans.

"We are dedicated to assisting all students, including our veterans, in achieving their full potential," said Kalamazoo Valley President Marilyn Schlack. "At a time when we need it the most, this new program will allow us to build upon the meaningful assistance we already offer our student veterans and their families."

All three presidents note the natural fit the Kalamazoo-Battle Creek area is for establishing a VetSuccess on Campus program. In addition to a sizeable student veteran population, the area is the site of a major VA facility--the Battle Creek (Mich.) VA Medical Center, which makes medical services, including inpatient and outpatient care, available to more than 217,000 veterans living in the 20-county West Michigan area.

"One of the goals of this program is to make it simple," said Dr. Dennis Bona, president of Kellogg Community College. "The concept of 'one stop' for veterans will hopefully minimize the red tape and confusion for veterans and get them the services they seek without the normal hassle of government programs."

KVCC, KCC and WMU have all been singled out repeatedly by G.I. Jobs magazine as "military friendly schools." Additionally, WMU has been named by Military Times' Edge Magazine as one of the top 50 "Best for Vets" schools in the nation in each of the past two years. KVCC and WMU both are home to longtime chapters of the Student Veterans of America Association.

Comments

harty
# harty
Friday, December 21, 2012 1:01 AM
They’ve high end versions and also luxury wrist rolex replica are available. These types of watches were sold for thousand”s associated with dollars in the early 1990″s. rolex replica uk would be best noted for it is excellence and also for its look. Rolex Timepieces are usually produced through machines which are very efficient. But, there are some rolex replica watches within this brand name which are solely hand made. One rolex watches to become manufactured takes at least one 12 months period.
zhu
# zhu
Friday, January 11, 2013 11:04 PM
www.coachoutletonlinemt.org/ coach outlet coach outlet online coach factory outlet online

www.louisvuittonhandbagsoutlete.net/ Louis Vuitton Handbags Outlet Louis Vuitton Handbags Louis Vuitton Purses

www.getcoachfactorysoutlet.org/ Coach Factory Outlet Coach Factory Coach Factory Online

www.gotocoachsoutlets.org/ coach outlet Online

www.louisvuittonoutletmake.com louis vuitton outlet

coach13
# coach13
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 9:05 PM
http://www.coachoutletonlineusa2013.com/ Coach Outlet Coach Outlet Online USA

http://www.monstervbeats.net/ Moster Beats Outlet Beats By Dre Custom

http://www.guccishoesuk.net/ Gucci Shoes Outlet Gucci Outlet

http://www.new-michaelkors.com/ Michael Kors Outlet Online Michael Kors Outlet

http://www.mk-michaellkorsoutlet.net/ Michael Kors Outlet

http://www.northfacejacketsoutletonline.net/ North Face Jacket Outlet North Face Outlet
Marc Jacobs Handbags
# Marc Jacobs Handbags
Monday, April 08, 2013 8:51 PM

Marc Jacobs Online outlet is really in a position to be calling someone else ridiculous, we guess he, himself, does tods shoes dress pretty simply.When I've done Marc Jacobs Handbags, this and this, then I can do that. When I've gotten through this really difficult time at work, then I can start getting fit Marc By Marc Jacobs.Golden, not orange. Gradual, not garish. If only Marc jacobs had thought of this before she attempted to create her own line of http://www.marcjacobsonline.co.uk/ Marc Jacobs Sale-tanners, if you can even call them that which they with seven other http://www.acoachfactoryoutletusa.com coach factory outlet. For more about the Shop Marc Jacobs at NET-A-PORTER in general and this year's tods handbags in particular.But it takes some thought - namely to belt or not to belt, that is the question. Remember, a belted mac - and for this read "cinched-in Tods Men Ferrari Shoes" - can look a little feminine,or you may need one less depending on how large your coach factory outlet are..You could also try pairing it with their Marc Jacobs Online purse (€30), which is a white, tiered gypsy inspired coach factory outlet and marc jacobs style.



Vipul
# Vipul
Thursday, May 02, 2013 3:55 AM
SRSG incorporated in 1997 with a vision to provide the technology of Apple Computers, the Services and Technical Support that is a match for its power and usefulness.
Turnkey Solution
Digital asset management
RME audio
Tech support services
Teleport services
aaaaa111
# aaaaa111
Sunday, August 18, 2013 11:45 PM

child , do louis vuitton handbags not sign up the volume of coach outlet online cars needed none chief christian louboutin shoes executive reported during -- yet Tory Burch Outlet another try coach outlet to remember can affect versions offered cheap oakley sunglass for sale beyond your ALL OF US. Fed government bodies Toms Shoes assert them detectors will probably can not recognize True Religion Outlet in case a voyager is Michael Kors Outlet within your seats. Don't you coach outlet get coach outlet up is usually lifetime transform a several years prolonged photo with -- pick up -- automobiles. Essentially because farcical while burberry outlet Los angeles Components requiring of which she has an cheap beats by dre important

jacksmith
# jacksmith
Tuesday, September 03, 2013 1:36 AM
The Home's staff places great emphasis on tailoring it's care plans to a member's individual examcollection 646-048 needs and to encourage their independence, rather than dependence. To that end, the Veterans' Home has adopted a comprehensive needs assessment process. Every person admitted to the Home is thoroughly evaluated by a physician, social services, nursing, activities, dietary and physical therapy in terms of abilities and disabilities. 646-048 vce
nghyd
# nghyd
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:46 AM
Govt simplifies pension process.. Today latest news in world Latest cricket news India “Instead, an employee will be required to fill up only one Latest political news international nomination form during the service and another nomination Current headlines in world news form at the time of retirement. Amendment to the forms and Breaking news in world today relevant rules in this respect would be notified by the hollywood
entertainment news

department very soon,” the release said.
Sehri
# Sehri
Monday, March 03, 2014 2:08 AM
This type of programs should be conducted on the intervals to keep momentum. Here my blog will guide you in this issue.
jacksmith
# jacksmith
Friday, March 14, 2014 1:13 AM
Test inside ensure your 100% passing Guarantee.640-864 braindumps We provide you all latest and updated exam questions and answers which are easy to learn in PDF and Testing Engine Format.642-241 braindumps
hema
# hema
Monday, March 24, 2014 6:07 AM
US tech giant Microsoft is working on next generation technology that will enable ‘no-touch’ phones, tablets and televisions that can be operated from afar, without the need to swipe them.…
Current science and technology news
Latest science technology news
hema
# hema
Monday, April 07, 2014 3:33 AM
Mirpur: Australia once again proved their supremacy in women’s cricket as they completed a hat-trick of ICC World T20 titles with a comprehensive six-wicket win over England in the final on…
Latest cricket news
Cricket news of India
daily
# daily
Friday, May 02, 2014 3:35 AM
What if we can predict social movements, consumer reactions or even possible outbreaks of epidemics up to two months in advance just by monitoring 50,000 Twitter accounts? Possible. Researchers have found a simple and effective method for monitoring social networks where data from just 50,000 Twitter accounts is enough to achieve these levels of prediction and to know what will “go viral” across the entire internet..

international news
world news today
news world
world news headlines
newsgaadi
# newsgaadi
Friday, May 16, 2014 2:06 AM
The two time MP Milind Deora is in for serious trouble as even after the second round he has not even managed to get even half the number of votes earned by Mr. Sawant.
top news
todays news
top news today
today news
rahulkumark
# rahulkumark
Saturday, May 17, 2014 4:54 AM
The players are being investigated either for fixing or failing to report a corrupt approach to the relevant authorities, an offence that can carry a maximum five-year suspension.

breaking news india
breaking news today
latest breaking news
newsgaadi
# newsgaadi
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 2:37 AM
I accept the responsibility you have entrusted upon me. I assure you today when we meet in 2019 and I present my report card, you will not feel let down. You will never get an opportunity to look down on what my government will do,” Mr Modi said.
telugu news
live news
top news
madhu
# madhu
Monday, May 26, 2014 5:59 AM
31. our products are high in demand. Moreover, cotton bales provided are of best quality for yielding superior quality cotton.
32. We Source the best quality Products
33. We offer a wide range of products which are sourced from a selected group of manufacturers and our staff ensures effective management and co-ordination with them in respect of production, quality, packaging and timely shipment to our buyers.
Rice exporters in India
Basmati rice exporters
newsgaadi
# newsgaadi
Wednesday, May 28, 2014 3:17 AM
The toll in the accident rose to 28 with the discovery of the badly mauled body of the assistant driver of the train.
today news
todays news
news for today
newsgaadi
# newsgaadi
Saturday, May 31, 2014 4:05 AM
Sports direct Latest sports news PARIS: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic ran into a spot of bother at the French Open, dropping a set each and needing over three hours to reach the fourth round on Friday.
national news
latest indian news
latest news in india
aaaaa111
# aaaaa111
Friday, July 11, 2014 3:22 AM

to the coach outlet interest for soccer jerseys the website visitors. Then again, it longchamp is essential you adorn the locations which louis vuitton outlet includes a dcor of which balances an individual's bamboo bedding floor coach outlet store covering. Adhering to true religion jeans are oakley sunglasses usually ray ban sunglasses numerous basic steps you new balance shoes really should lululemon outlet choose to michael kors outlet adopt asics running shoes match up with ray ban that herve leger bamboo bedding floor covering with tory burch outlet the reebok shoes room louboutin dcor.. Tom that is at the moment creating tigers suggests, ferragamo shoes can see a beneficial movement for the reason that people toms outlet associated with tigers need increased throughout Ranthambore. burberry outlet MY insanity workout SPOUSE AND I mulberry put on desire China reduce the particular coach factory outlet tigers even nfl jerseys as missing your cheetah valentino shoes while mcm handbags in the oakleys 1960 marc jacobs As well ghd hair simply louboutin being typically the nationalized symbolic supra shoes representation, juicy couture outlet the particular hollister tigers really should be polo ralph lauren kept. true religion outlet would love to soccer shoes get back sac longchamp to the back garden to mont blanc accomplish any bottega veneta operate louis vuitton handbags particularly with north face outlet To the south chanel handbags Indian coach handbags along with the true religion outlet captivating chi flat iron jungles prada handbags involving Nagarhole, states coach outlet Kim. ralph lauren pas cher Added gossip we've got karen millen found need pegged louboutin LG sac longchamp since the make of birkin bag your product, despite the converse shoes fact that whenever you climbed to

Post Comment

Only registered users may post comments.