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Promoting Veteran-Friendly Campuses under the Post-9/11 GI Bill

Date: Friday, October 16, 2009
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: Mount Wachusett Community College
Gardner, MA
To attend: Register online now!

Purpose

With reports projecting that college enrollment among veterans will increase by 30 percent over last year as a result of the expanded educational benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, along with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor, the Massachusetts Department of Veterans' Services, and Mount Wachusett Community College, are hosting a conference for public and independent college and university presidents and leaders to identify and discuss best practices and useful strategies for this population. As these students often have a unique set of circumstances apart from those of traditional college-aged undergraduates, the Lieutenant Governor wishes to see college and universities doing everything possible to serve and support student veterans to ensure their academic success.

Conference Details

Agenda highlights include:

  • Keynote address by Elizabeth O’Herrin, Assistant Director for Outreach and Communication for the American Council on Education, who will outline useful approaches through which campuses can integrate services for veterans and also assist those students in the transition to college from active-duty service.
  • Question and answer session with a panel of key experts.
  • Update on the implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill from the Department of Higher Education.

For more information, see the full agenda.

Who Should Attend

Campus presidents, chief financial officers, chief academic officers, as well as admissions, bursars, enrollment management, financial aid, registrar, student services staff and certifying officials for veteran education benefits are encouraged to attend.

Further Information

If you wish to attend, please use the online registration form. For additional information, you may contact Kristen Mooney, Administrative Assistant for Veterans Education, at (617) 994-6914 or kmooney@bhe.mass.edu.

 

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