DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. – Nov. 3, 2015 –The Student Veterans of America at DeVry University’s Chesapeake, Virginia campus announced today it has been awarded a grant from the VetCenter Initiative to develop a new on-campus veteran’s resource center.
The veteran’s center will provide DeVry University’s student veterans a place to network, study and support one another in their academic journey, and is currently slated to be complete by this Veterans Day, Nov. 11. The $10,000 grant comes from the VetCenter Initiative, a partnership between SVA and the Home Depot Foundation to renovate/build/improve centers for veterans on college campuses nationwide.
“We have an engaged and active student veteran population here at our Chesapeake campus,” said Ann Mickelson, DeVry University Chesapeake campus dean. “Thanks to the generous support from the SVA and Home Depot, we are very excited to be able to provide a great space to encourage our student veterans’ scholastic and professional endeavors now, and in the years to come.”
The Chesapeake SVA chapter will unveil the new center in a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12. The event is free and open to the community.
Since 2008, SVA’s VetCenter Initiative has helped veterans nationally returning from military service to obtain the resources, support and advocacy they need to succeed in higher education and beyond.
DeVry University’s Commitment to Military Service Members
For more than 80 years, DeVry University has helped military members, veterans and their families achieve their career goals through education–from training Army Air Corps instructors on electronic devices in the 1940s to being one of the first schools approved to accept the original GI Bill® after World War II.
Today, DeVry University helps veteran and active-duty military students make higher education a reality through year-round scheduling, distance learning and degree programs that provide a solid foundation for career success. DeVry University also offers special tuition rates for eligible military personnel and their spouses.
To learn more about the Veterans Center Initiative, please visit www.studentveterans.org. To read more about the Veterans Center Initiative from The Home Depot Foundation, please visit www.homedepotfoundation.org.