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September's conference at the University of Arizona was considered a great success by all attendees. Almost 100 staff from higher ed institutions across the country – spanning states from California to New York – gathered on the UA campus to discuss issues facing our nation's veterans as they pursue their degrees.

Select conference presentations from the inaugural "Veterans in Higher Education Conference: Listening, Responding, Changing for Student Success" may be found below. An archive of the conference page may also be viewed.

Select Conference Presentations

Creating a Comprehensive Military Student Services Office (PowerPoint)
Kelly Wesener, Ed.D. & Scott Peska, Ed.D.
Northern Illinois University

Military on Campus: Developing a Culture of Appreciation and Support (PowerPoint)
Joan Putnam
San Diego State University

Operation Integration: The culture of student veterans (PowerPoint)
Amanda Kraus, Ph. D., Nick Rattray, Dan Standage
University of Arizona

The Veterans Resource Center Project (PDF)
Amanda Kraus, Ph. D., Nick Rattray, Dan Standage
University of Arizona

Conference Videos
Gwen Dungy
Keynote Address Gwen Dungy

Tucson Veterans Court
Keynote Address Tucson Veterans Court

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Noteworthy

Four UA Students Picked Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarships

Four UA Students Picked Pat Tillman Foundation Scholarships
Three veterans attending the University of Arizona, along with the spouse of an Air Force member, have been named Tillman Military Scholars in honor of their years of service and academic and leadership potential.


Melissa Vito testifies on UA Student Vets programs before congressional subcommittee

Melissa Vito testifies on UA Student Vets programs before congressional subcommittee
Melissa Vito, senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management and vice provost for academic initiatives and student success, testified before the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity...


AHSC VETS Center Opening

AHSC VETS Center Opening
As the first in the nation, the UA's new VETS Center at the Arizona Health Sciences Center will create convenient access to resources while encouraging a sense of camaraderie for military veterans pursuing health science degrees.


Enroll in SERV in the Fall of 2014

Enroll in SERV in the Fall of 2014
SERV... Supportive Education for Returning Veterans. The SERV program is made up of three courses you take together with other veterans just like you. The courses are offered back-to-back at convenient times so you can work them into your busy schedule.