5th Annual CMVE Conference – Keynote and Calls for Concurrent Session Proposals Announced
Bryan Anderson, an accomplished professional with robust military and civilian careers, will keynote the 5th annual CMVE Conference on September 27, 2017 in downtown Lansing. He earned a Purple Heart for his service in Iraq and will enlighten conference guests with the story of how he was injured by an IED (improvised explosive device) in 2005, his rehabilitation at Walter Reed Medical Center, and his continued determination to enjoy life to the fullest. Bryan’s keynote remarks on the perseverance of today’s veterans will set the tone for additional programming focused on this year’s theme: Serving Veterans in the Classroom meant to help educators in and out of the classroom maximize the academic success of their student veterans. Fitting this theme, a call for session proposals is open until June 30, 2017.
Mark Your Calendars to Join us for These Upcoming Virtual Learning Programs
- April 21, 2017 @ 10-11AM – Exploring Campus Workflows Around Awarding Direct Credit for JST, featuring Community College of Baltimore County and the University of West Georgia. Participants will learn how CCBC expanded PLA opportunities for their increasingly non-traditional population, including military-connected students. UWG will share the processes they used to define more streamlined workflows for awarding direct credit for JST. All webinar participants will receive supporting documents that both institutions are sharing freely to inform similar document development at interested campuses. Click here to register.
- May 9, 2017 @ 1PM – Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment (Chapter 31) VA Benefit – A Boon for Student Veterans, featuring Melissa Spaulding, VetSuccess on Campus Counselor, U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, VR&E. Come learn more about this hidden gem that is a tremendous VA benefit option many veterans are less aware of than the GI Bill. Click here to register.
- May 25, 2017 @ 10AM – A Closer Look at DSST Exams, featuring Ashley Willnecker, Product Manager, Prometric. Ashley will share more about the changes DSST has seen since Prometric acquired the exams in 2006, tips in defining transfer equivalencies for DSST exams, and considerations for becoming a DANTES fully-funded test center to maximize support for military-connected students. Click here to register.
That’s a Wrap – Successful 2017 Spring Workshop Series
Although an unexpected snowstorm in Marquette today caused the final event to be canceled, CMVE’s 2017 Spring Workshop Series saw engagement from nearly 100 professionals from around the state sharing ideas and best practices for maximizing student veteran success. The presentation materials from these events are posted online for your reference. If you attended a local workshop and haven’t shared your feedback yet, please complete the brief online evaluation survey.
Attached Documents/Resources (Click titles below to review documents)
- VET SUCCESS INFO FOR SCHOOLS – Many campuses have expressed interest in VA’s VetSuccess on Campus program supported by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) unit that places VSOC Counselors on campuses to help veterans meet their post-military educational and employment goals. Please see the attached fact sheet for more details on pursuing this partnership with VA on your campus and consider joining us at the webinar mentioned above to learn more about VR&E benefits available to student veterans.
- The Journal of College Admission Feature: Five Ways to Support Veteran Transfer Students – Please see the attached feature from the Spring Issue of NACAC’s (the National Association for College Admission Counseling) Journal of College Admission with a feature on supporting student veterans that draws attention to the good work being done in Michigan and throughout the Multi-State Collaborative on Military Credit (MCMC) on supporting student veteran transfers.