AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has partnered with the Center for Deployment Psychology and the American Council on Education to provide the University Counseling Center Core Competency Training Program, a full-day presentation to address the social, cultural, clinical and campus-specific concerns of service members and veterans. The training will be held Oct. 22 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Auburn University Student Center Ballroom and will include specific discussions for campus outreach and planning.
“With so many veterans returning to campus and because there is so much information in the public arena regarding veterans that borders along the line of stereotypes, we think it is important to provide training for professionals, who would be working with veterans, to have all the tools at their disposal,” said Johnny Green, director of Auburn’s Veterans Resource Center.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University is one of five schools chosen to participate in the Peer Advisors for Veteran Education program, or PAVE, a peer support program that will help ease the transition from military life to college life. Incoming student veterans will be paired with a current, experienced student veteran who can help guide them through this potentially stressful time.
PAVE originated through the collaboration of efforts by the Student Veterans of America and the University of Michigan Depression Center and Department of Psychiatry. PAVE officials then decided to reach out to other interested universities.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University will commemorate Sept. 11 with an Honor Walk for military veteran students Wednesday at 9 a.m. on Cater Lawn. The walk will be in the form of a labyrinth designed on the grass.
The event will include appearances from Johnny Green, director of Auburn University Veterans Resource Center; Timothy Ullman, retired air wing commander who served as an Air Force chaplain; the Auburn Police and Fire Divisions; retired Marine Corps Maj. Jeffrey Dyal, a Lila White Fellow at Auburn University; Rev. Kerry Holder-Joffrion from Turning Point Consultants LLC; and the ROTC color guard.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University has been named to G.I. Jobs magazine’s list of Military Friendly Schools for 2013 “for being among the top 15 percent of schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students.”
The list was compiled through extensive research and a data-driven survey of more than 12,000 VA-approved schools nationwide. Auburn is one of 1,700 U.S. colleges, universities and trade schools cited as doing the most to educate America’s veterans. Auburn will be listed in G.I. Jobs magazine’s 2013 Guide to Military Friendly Schools and will be included in an online listing at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com.
Auburn University has 284 veterans and 416 veterans dependents enrolled this semester.
AUBURN – The Office of the Provost will open the Auburn University Veterans and Transfer Students Resource Center on Wednesday, Nov. 17, with an open house at 11:30 a.m. in 2238 Haley Center.
The new initiative is designed to assist with the transition of current and incoming veteran and transfer students to the university. The center was developed following recommendations made by the Auburn Student Veterans Task Force and will be supported by a team of knowledgeable staff from various offices across campus. The center will be coordinated by Johnny Green, service coordinator for veterans and transfer students.
AUBURN – The Auburn Veterans Scholarship Foundation has pledged $60,000 to the Auburn University Foundation to provide endowed scholarships to veterans and their families.
Auburn Veterans Scholarships honor those who have served in any branch of the United States Armed Forces and are intended to provide a helping hand to those veterans who meet the university’s enrollment requirements. The scholarships benefit uniformed U.S. military service members on active duty, inactive reserves or those honorably discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. Scholarships can also be awarded to immediate family members of these service men and women and provide $2,000 a year to recipients.