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Auburn and Florida State colleagues help veterans find their way in business world

Retired U.S. Army sergeant Renee Floyd used skills learned at the Entrepreneurial Boot Camp for Disabled Veterans to help her operate a mobile lube service.  (Photo by Vasha Hunt)

Photo by Vasha Hunt

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – If Renee Floyd can quickly replace a fuel line in an Army convoy truck on the dangerous, war-torn streets of Mogadishu, as she did one Somali afternoon in 1993, the entrepreneur and small business-owner can change your vehicle’s oil anywhere.

After 21 years as a light-wheeled vehicle diesel engine mechanic in the U.S. Army, Floyd is now the proud owner of BRF Mobile Lube Services in Phenix City, Ala., a business that allows her to provide oil changes remotely.

Enter the Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans with Disabilities, or EBV – a national program that helps hundreds of veterans, like Floyd, begin their own businesses. The program, which started in 2007 and has included a satellite base at Florida State University since 2008, offers entrepreneurship and small business training to veterans with disabilities, or Wounded Warriors.

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Auburn, AUM nursing students to experience care for wounded warriors at Walter Reed in spring 2014

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Nursing students at Auburn University and Auburn Montgomery will have the opportunity this spring to work with staff at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., providing care to wounded service men and women.

“With a growing number of service members, veterans and their family members seeking care outside of the Military and Veterans Affairs health systems, it’s imperative for our students to be properly prepared to address their physical, as well as emotional, needs,” said Schools of Nursing Dean Gregg Newschwander. “We are fortunate to have an agreement with Walter Reed to provide this clinical opportunity.”

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