Simpson University Launches Student Veterans of America Chapter
For Immediate Release
REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University’s Student Veteran Organization has received approval of its charter as an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America (SVA), joining more than 1,300 chapters nationwide.
As an SVA chapter, the Student Veteran Organization has access to a vast network that will enable it to better support veterans on Simpson’s campus with advocacy, scholarships, grants and leadership training and mentorship.
Membership in the SVA is the next step in Simpson University’s ongoing initiative to better serve veterans on campus and in the North State community.
In November, the university opened a Veterans Success Center on campus, designed as a one-stop shop for veterans, service members, and their dependents to access educational and career-planning resources, as well as providing a space for them to study and relax.
Under the guidance of Justin Spears, director of the Veterans Success Center, the following initiatives have also been put in place this year:
VA Work Study: Simpson University has been approved as a Veterans Affairs work study site for up to 1,300 hours a year for veteran student workers.
Honor Society: The university established a chapter of the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society and inducted its first seven honorees.
Student Veteran Organization: A student veterans club was established, with students involved in raising awareness and funds for student veteran events, and seeking to connect with other student veterans on and off campus.
Veterans Visit Day: Simpson hosted a Spring Veterans Transfer Day for community college veterans.
Spears, a Navy veteran and graduate of A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, was asked to deliver the invocation May 30 at the Shasta County Veterans Memorial Day Service near the Redding Civic Auditorium.
Simpson University, established in 1921, is a Christian university offering undergraduate, graduate, and teaching credential programs. The university celebrated its 25th year in Redding and the completion of a Science and Nursing Center in 2014. Academic programs include ASPIRE, a degree-completion program geared toward working adults with both on-campus and online course offerings, including degrees in psychology and organizational leadership. For information about the university, or to arrange a campus visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit simpsonu.edu.
Contact: SU Public Relations