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At Your Service: Improving the Quality of Educational Experiences for Veterans

We are proud that so many veterans, active duty and military families choose D'Youville for their education. They have invested in us and we want to invest in their experience at D'Youville. Let’s discuss how we can provide the very best distinct services to those who have served with distinction.

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Recommended Reading List

A collection of books has been created to accompany this salon. Participants are encouraged to use these sources to further their understanding of this topic and continue the conversation about D'Youville's mission and brand positioning.

Reading List

See Me for Who I Am: Student Veterans' Stories of War and Coming Home
by David Chrisinger and Brian Castner

Aims to undermine stereotypes by bringing together twenty young student veterans working to bridge the media-created gap that divides them from the American people they fought to protect. With thoughtfulness, humor, and honesty, they relive and relate their worst memories, illustrate shared experiences. For veterans, these voices will ring familiar, for civilians, the stories open a view into a world few ever see and affirm our common humanity.

The Strategic Student Veteran: Successfully Transitioning from the Military to College Academics
by David Cass

The college graduation rate for military veterans is unsatisfactory. While the life transition for veterans goes far beyond academics, by lessening the stress of the academic transition, the likelihood of collegiate success is significantly increased. The book’s goal is to help raise graduation rates amongst our nation's veterans and how to make this transition and become self-reliant, successful students.

Called to Serve: A Handbook on Student Veterans and Higher Education
by Florence A. Hamrick and Corey B. Rumann

Over the past several years, veteran enrollment in universities, community colleges, and vocational programs has increased dramatically. Called to Serve offers academics and administrators a handbook highlighting the most current research, program initiatives, and recommendations for creating policies and services that can help student veterans and service members succeed.

Student Veterans and Service Members in Higher Education: Key Issues on Diverse College Students
by Jan Arminio, Tomoko Kudo Grabosky, and Josh Lang

How to better prepare practitioners in their efforts to increase the success of veteran and military service members in higher education. Bringing together perspectives from a researcher, practitioner, and student veteran, this unique author team provides a comprehensive but manageable text reviewing relevant research literature and presenting accessible strategies for working with students.

Preparing Your Campus for Veterans' Success: An Integrated Approach to Facilitating The Transition and Persistence of Our Military Students
by Bruce Kelley, Justin Smith, Ernetta Fox, and Holly Wheeler

Student veterans bring many strengths to your campus including maturity, significant life experiences, and cross-cultural awareness. They are highly motivated to serve others and value education. Student veterans may face challenges as typically been out of high school for some time, where they may have earned average grades. Many are married have children, and need and should have more time to finish their degrees.

Veteranspeak: An Introduction to the Language of Veterans
by Paul L. Evans

Veteranspeak explores the history of post war military reintegration. It provides perspective and insight into military skills, training and the values that are central to all veterans. Exploring the past will help employers, employees and everyday citizens to understand current challenges and help veterans achieve their full value in today's workplace rather than paint them with broad brushes as superhuman, broken, or disabled.