Battlefields to Books; Student Veterans Coming Home

Veterans helping veterans. That is why we have the Veterans of Foreign Wars. That is also why there are student vets clubs. Without programs and clubs for student vets, they often feel alone and alienated.

UWSP has been very supportive of its veteran students and the Veterans Club, says the former charter advisor of the Club and current Student Veterans Advocate for District 7, Jim Maas. “The Club is doing exactly what we had hoped it would do. I’m very proud of them.”

Most college freshmen are required to take a seminar, but at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, 12 students are fulfilling that first-year requirement in a unique way: with a class specifically designed for veterans.

“Back from the Front: Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Life” strives to do exactly what the class name implies — help veterans make the transition from service to life as civilians.

After years of seeing war first-hand, being far from home and serving with soldiers who become closer than their own siblings, veterans often struggle with the return to everyday life. And that strenuous change is magnified even further when veterans enroll in college. [Read more]

Vets Club

Chase, Tyler, and Tegan of the Veterans Club

Chase, the student featured in the USA Today article is now the vice president of the UWSP Veterans Club. The club has fun together and has generously donated to the Never Forgotten Honor Flight for older vets as well as supported younger veterans.

They get it.

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