Staff who work with veterans are invited to a free webinar series

August 31, 2011

More military veterans and active-duty military members are choosing Penn State as their education provider. As of spring 2011, there were 3,166 students using their Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits throughout the University system -- an increase of 21 percent over 2010. With the planned drawdown of troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number of these students will likely continue to increase at all Penn State campuses.

To help veterans and active-duty military students achieve their education goals, the University is committed to employing best practices in dealing with the unique challenges these students encounter in their quest for college degrees. A series of free professional development webinars, developed by a University-wide team in collaboration with the Human Resource Development Center, is being offered to staff members who assist these students with admissions, advising, financial aid, outreach, psychological and disabilities services.

Two webinars are scheduled in September:

-- Chapter 31 Student Veteran Support Services, 1:30 to 3 p.m. on Sept. 16
-- Admission and Financial Aid Counseling, 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 27

The webinars are offered through Adobe Connect at no fee. For more information, visit this HRDC website and use the keyword “veterans” to find the webinars. Then follow the instructions to register.

Three other webinars in this series are available in a recorded version at the Office of Veterans Programs website at -- Marketing and Outreach Efforts to Veterans, Academic Advising for Student Veterans, and Disability and Psychological Support Services.

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