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Student Veterans Discussion Panel:

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Jeremy Glasstetter

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Characteristics of Veterans and Military Undergraduates Distribution of Undergraduates, Military, 2007-2008
• Veterans 3.1%
• Military Service Members
o Active Duty 0.7
o Reserves 0.4
• Non-Military Students 95.8
100% SOURCE: Radford & Wun (2009), Table 1. Based on NPSAS:08 data. Military Service:

Served for 9 year US Army
• Afghanistan: 2004 - 05
• Iraq: 2007 - 08
• Numerous Citations and Awards
o Combat Decorations
• VA rated 80% disabled Veteran

Education:

University of Michigan – Flint
• Awarded a Bachelors of Business Administration – May 2011
Baker College Center for Graduate Studies
• Pursuing a Masters of Business Administration: with emphasis on Leadership

Work:

Student Veterans of America
• Founded Chapter 17, September 2008
Promoted to Michigan State Director
• February 2009
Promoted to National Director of Outreach
• December 2009
o Increased constituent base from 80 chapters to 260
Elected National President
• December 2010 – 2011
o Guided 560 national chapters and (est.) 75,000 student veterans Your panelists:

Eddie Hoffman:
•University of Tampa
•Marine Corps, 2001 – 2006
•Iraq, 2003, 2004, 2005 - 2006
•Purple Heart

Cable Anderson:
•University of Tampa
•US Army, 4 years

Shae Lay:
•University of Tampa
•US Navy, 5 years

Jackie Fitzgerald:
•University of Central Floirda
•Student Veteran Campus Leader
Future US ARMY Soldier - 20March2012 BCT Ship Date

Albert K. Watson:
•University of Tampa, J.D. candidate
•US Army, 2003 – present
•Iraq, 2005 – 2006
•Afghanistan, 2009 Student Veterans Panel: Hosted and Moderated by:

Jeremy Glasstetter
(Past) National President
Student Veterans of America Beyond the Bootstraps 1) What issues did you come across during your transition onto a college campus?
Did the institution provide any faculty support? 2) How, than, would you rate Veteran services on your campus on a scale of 1-10?
What do they do right/wrong?
How could they improve? 3) How do organizations like Student Veterans of America, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America help your transition? 4) When should active duty personnel begin looking at colleges and how can schools help in that transition? 5) Did your college apply any of your military experience towards your degree?
Did they offer an upfront evaluation of your SMART/AARTS/AFSC/Coast Guard Institute Transcript? THANK YOU! Since 2009:
• 523, 244 Military Veterans have used the Post 9/11 GI Bill

• 3.6 Billion has been allocated for its usage

• (EST.) 300,000 Transition back into society, from the military, each year SOURCE: Powers & Lang (2011); Completing the Misson Baccalaureate-granting institutions
should seek ways to more effectively
engage student veterans in
effective education practices
and provide them with
the supportive environments that promote success. SOURCE: (NssE, 2010) Environments that provide academic, social, and financial support that is accessible to students are environments in which students are more likely to be successful learners. SOURCE: (Tinto, 2004) Keys to Winning the Student Veteran Experience: RETENTION

• Veteran specific academic advisors
• Veteran-only Orientation
• Innovative staff training focusing on student veterans
• Military specific transfer credit
• Veteran peer-to-peer support system
• Administrative Veteran Committee
• An SVA Chapter on campus
o Interaction with localized Veteran Service Organizations
~ American Legion
~ VFW
~ DAV
• Direct relationship with the local VA or VA Health Clinic “Veteran-friendly” vs. “Veteran-Helpful” 6) How familiar were you with Voluntary Education opportunities while you served? 7) What advice could you offer for a room full of college administrators and presidents? SOURCE: American Council On Education, 2011 The Post-9/11 GI Bill has the potential to enhance the lives of a new generation of veterans in the same way the original GI Bill is credited...shifting the college experience from a privilege to a right. SOURCE: Alvarez, 2008; Field, Hebel & Smallwood, 2008 What matters is not merely whether individuals are able to
begin college, but whether they are able to finish college. SOURCE: Tinto, 2004 Contact options:

Jeremy N. Glasstetter
(PAST) National President
Student Veterans of America

Military & Veterans Site Representative
Baker College Online and Center for Graduate Studies

Jeremy.Glasstetter@Baker.Edu Together we can showcase the
value of education as one of the most transformational steps for military veterans
in transitions back into the civilian world and finding employment. SOURCE: Hunter I. Riley, Director of Programs Pat Tillman Foundation
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