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Success for Veterans Award celebration May 4

May 1, 2009

Off-Campus Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners will be hosting an open house to formally celebrate receiving the American Council on Education/Wal-Mart Foundation Success for Veterans Grant.

Resources for veterans' educations

Celebration of grant award
Monday, May 4
3 p.m.
Lory Student Center, Room 195

There will be an open house celebration event on Monday, May 4 at 3 p.m. in the Off-Campus Student Services/Resources for Adult Learners office to formally celebrate receiving the ACE/Wal-Mart Foundation Success for Veterans Grant.

Interim President Tony Frank and Vice President Blanche Hughes will be attending and providing remarks.

Only 20 schools receive grant 

On April 22, 2009, the American Council on Education and the Wal-mart Foundation announced the award of $2 million in Success for Veterans Award Grants.  Colorado State University was the only Colorado university or college to receive one of these grants.

The American Council on Education's website includes the statement that, "These $100,000 grants were awarded to 20 institutions across the U.S. that operate model programs advancing access and success in higher education for veterans and their families." 

Building on existing efforts to meet veterans' needs

Anne Hudgens, dean of students at CSU, created a veterans committee that pulled resources from across campus to meet veterans' needs.  The university also started the first Colorado chapter of the Students Veterans of America

The grant money will build on these efforts by:

  • creating a mentoring program between incoming veterans and existing students
  • develop a faculty training program
  • establish a national veterans student honor society
  • expand outreach efforts
  • develop a more comprehensive student orientation program

"The need for these services is only going to increase as more student veterans come back to campus, which we are anticipating with the post-9-11 GI Bill," said Ann Ingala, veterans coordinator at Colorado State who is a U.S. Army Desert Storm veteran.

Please stop by

Off-Campus Student Services and Resources for Adult Learners would like to invite you to attend and help us celebrate receiving this grant and the great programs, services, and support it will make possible for our military and veteran students at CSU in the future.

Please stop by Room 195, Lory Student Center, at 3 p.m. on Monday, May 4 and join us for cake and punch.

Success for Veteran Award recipients

Contact: Jan Rastall
Phone: (970 491-0415