ASU launches new veteran, military engagement office
ASU's new Office of Veteran and Military Academic Engagement is designed to help veterans and military members share their experiences with others and translate their skills and knowledge to their careers.
At the launch celebration, Mark von Hagen, ASU professor and director of the office, spoke about resilience, courage and ASU's effort to recognize veterans' diversity of experiences, and leverage those skills into career advancement. To learn more, visit vetengagement.asu.edu.
U.S. Army ROTC members Michael Winter, Joshua Reeves and Melanie Marks attended the launch of the new Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement, along with service members, faculty, students, members of the public and non-profits supporting U.S veterans.
Provost Robert Page kicked off the launch of the new Office for Veterans and Military Academic Engagement. Page described his experiences in the U.S. Army, how his leadership skills are used daily and his desire to promote veterans, support ROTC and enhance ASU's military-friendly environment.Iris Krondorff
Among the 150 people who attended the launch was Roy Miller, retired Air Force service member and recruiter, and ASU alumnus from the W. P. Carey School of Business.Iris Krondorff
Naval ROTC members Rachelle Edwards, Leonor Camarena, and Nicholas Dorricott were among the attendees of the ASU launch who packed the Carson Ballroom in ASU's Old Main.Iris Krondorff
Professor Rose Weitz researches resilience and trauma. She spoke about her interviews with U.S. servicewomen from Afghanistan and Iraq, and her hope to develop understanding about what helps military members persevere.Iris Krondorff
Michael Biggs, history and classics double major and U.S. Army veteran, talks about ASU's Veterans Oral History Project. To find out more, visit clas.asu.edu/clas-magazine-fall-2013-volume-2-no-2.Iris Krondorff
Researcher Karen Roth is a U.S. Army veteran conducting clinical memory assessments and working to understand memory problems that impact veterans' academic success. With her are Erika Hughes and Boyd Branch, professors with the School of Film, Dance and Theater. The duo has created a performance initiative to support dialogue and understanding among civilians of veterans' experiences.Iris Krondorff
Sarah Jo Head, U.S. Army was one of the 150 attendees of the launch of the Office for Veteran and Military Academic Engagement. Speakers included Provost Robert Page, Steve Borden, Mark von Hagen, and ASU faculty and students. To learn more about the office, visit vetengagement.asu.edu/.Iris Krondorff