TU and Md. National Guard to host educators forum on veterans issues

Seminar series to focus on how post-secondary institutions can support returning veterans on campus

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 4, 2010)—Teams of educators from across Maryland are encouraged to enroll for the Educators Forum on Returning Veterans, a conference to be held on Jan. 12, 2010, at Towson University. This is the first in a series of seminars developed to offer insights and information to educators, employers and health providers about Maryland soldiers now returning to civilian life.

The one-day event is offered free of charge by the Maryland National Guard and Towson University.

The forum will address the issues student-veterans face when transitioning to campus life.  Sessions will include: Military 101; soldiers’ experiences on campus; student veteran panelists; SOC presentations; and best practices from area colleges and universities. Teams will discuss creating or improving support structures within their institutions.

“We recommend multi-disciplinary teams from areas such as admissions, enrollment management, academic advising and support, interested faculty or staff, student life, campus ministries or veterans’ affairs,” suggests TU President Robert L. Caret. “The institutional-team approach will enable participants to learn together from people with local and national experience.”

Conference agenda and registration information can be found at the conference Web site.





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