The School of Continuing Studies sponsored a breakfast on the Georgetown University Copley Lawn during the third annual Student Veterans of America Conference "Success After Service," October 1 through 4, 2010, to be held at Georgetown.
Guest speakers at the conference included Veterans Affairs Secretary U.S. Army General (ret.) Eric K. Shinseki and Department of Labor Assistant Secretary Raymond Jefferson.
"We are pleased to welcome veterans from around the country to our campus, and we thank them for their service to our nation," said Dean Robert L. Manuel. "Without a doubt, veterans are destined to play vital roles in our society in the coming decades, and Georgetown stands ready to help them do so."
Passed by Congress in 2008, the new Yellow Ribbon GI Education Enhancement Program is a provision to the Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Act that has allocated funds to Georgetown to assist veterans returning to school. Under an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Georgetown will make more than $2 million in tuition and fees benefits available to eligible veterans who are accepted to and enroll at the university
"Through the Yellow Ribbon program, the school works with veterans to help them achieve their ambitions by earning an undergraduate or graduate degree," says Vincent Kiernan, associate dean for the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies program. "We are gratified to have the opportunity to assist veterans who have sacrificed so much on our behalf."
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Founded in 2008, Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the United States. SVA has two major components: the executive staff and student veteran groups. SVA member chapters are student groups that have formed on college and university campuses to provide peer-to-peer networks for veterans who are attending those schools. These groups coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education. Each local group plays a critical role in ensuring that all veterans are successful after their service.