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Student veterans group honored with national award

10 January 2013

Student Veterans of America, a national advocacy group for veterans on the country’s campuses, named Northeastern’s veterans group Chapter of the Year at its annual conference in Orlando, Fla. last weekend.

Editorial: Well Deserved Recognition for NU Veterans

9 January 2013

Northeastern’s SVO may very well be the school’s most distinguished student group, and should be recognized as such. The leaders and members of the SVO are role models for the Northeastern community. They have helped create an environment in Northeastern that fosters academic success for America’s heroes. They have dedicated themselves to the services of their school, their country and veterans everywhere, and they should take pride in their success.

Student Veterans Organization named ‘Chapter of the Year’

9 January 2013

SVO edged out 700 other uni­ver­sity stu­dent vet­erans pro­grams to cap­ture the honor at the con­fer­ence, which was held Jan. 3–6 in Orlando, Fla. The North­eastern chapter was cred­ited for the strength of its uni­ver­sity ser­vices and pro­gram­ming and its broader efforts to help stu­dent vet­erans across the nation.

Selflessness recognized on Veterans Day at Northeastern

15 November 2012

On an unusually warm November day at the Veterans Memorial, Northeastern honored its service members, who have fought from the battlefields of Europe and shores of the Pacific to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan.

Homeland security chief honors veterans at Northeastern

13 November 2012 

Monday’s Veteran’s Day memorial ceremony at Northeastern University honored the military members who attended the college and paid the ultimate sacrifice.
The names of three Huskies who died in the Korean and Vietnam wars were added to the college’s memorial wall during the ceremony that was attended by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Raytheon and Student Veterans of America Join Forces to Empower Student Veterans

12 November 2012

Combining these challenges with the visible and invisible wounds of war, a college degree can feel like an impossible dream for men and women returning from military service.

 

Veterans honored and remembered at Northeastern

13 November 2012

At a Vet­erans Day Cer­e­mony at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity on Monday, U.S. Sec­re­tary of Home­land Secu­rity Janet Napoli­tano called on all Amer­i­cans to rec­og­nize the vet­erans who have served their nation.

A new start for student veterans

8 November 2012

Michael Trudeau is, in many ways, the average Northeastern senior. He’s working on co-op at the Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security as he works toward a degree in political science. At 28, though, Trudeau is a little bit older and a lot more experienced than most of those he’ll graduate with in May.

 

Student veteran finds solace in photography

8 November 2012

Lan Kim, a 25-year-old sophomore graphic design major, has made most large decisions in his life based on whims. Acting on an impulse drove him to attend Northeastern, to take up photography, and, in what may be the most significant decision made thus far in his life, to join the Army.

SVA Meets with Northeastern University Student Veterans

17 September 2012

Last week the SVA team had the pleasure of visiting the Northeastern University Student Veterans Organization, a chapter of SVA. We toured key areas of the campus dedicated to recognizing and supporting military veterans.

From the battlefield to the classroom 

31 August 2012

 Incoming student veteran Brandon Wilson served in the United States Navy for eight years, making stops in Japan, Thai land and Australia.

 “I have a unique perspective from having been exposed to so many different cultures around the world,” Wilson explained, noting his affable, open-minded nature.


A Summit for Student Veterans

9 Aug 2012

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dent vet­eran Adam Beatty, a Marine who has com­pleted two tours of duty in Iraq, recently received a valu­able piece of career advice from a former Navy SEAL and cur­rent senior policy adviser for Google.

“He told me that my mil­i­tary expe­ri­ence has already dif­fer­en­ti­ated me from other job can­di­dates,” Beatty recalled, “but he said I need to do one more thing to show that I can make it in a dis­ci­pline out­side of the military.”

 

Serving Student Veterans

15 June 2012

North­eastern Uni­ver­sity has reaf­firmed its com­mit­ment to edu­cating stu­dent vet­erans by increasing the number of ser­vice men and women who can enroll through the fed­eral government’s Yellow Ribbon Pro­gram.

A change in the program’s funding struc­ture will enable North­eastern to enroll up to 252 stu­dent vet­erans begin­ning this fall. The pro­gram, which oper­ates in con­junc­tion with the Depart­ment of Vet­erans Affairs, cur­rently pro­vides free tuition to roughly 120 vet­erans who have served in the post-9/11 era.

 

Honoring Sacrifice for our Nation 

29 May 2012

Northeastern’s Stu­dent Vet­erans Orga­ni­za­tion and the NU ROTC Alumni Society held a Memo­rial Day cer­e­mony on Monday morning to honor the men and women who have given their lives in mil­i­tary ser­vice to America.

The event, held at the university’s Vet­erans Memo­rial in the heart of campus, con­nected gen­er­a­tions of cur­rent North­eastern stu­dents and grad­u­ates. Michael Trudeau — president-elect of the Stu­dent Vet­erans Orga­ni­za­tion, Northeastern’s chapter of Stu­dent Vet­erans for America — served as master of ceremonies.

 

Running for the Troops

18 May 2012

Dennis Amblo, a North­eastern Uni­ver­sity student-veteran who served in Iraq, suf­fers from a trau­matic brain injury and post-traumatic stress dis­order. Exploding home­made bombs inflicted his so-called invis­ible wounds of war.

“I deal with it,” he explained.

Amblo is one of five North­eastern Uni­ver­sity stu­dents slated to par­tic­i­pate in a nine-kilometer fundraising run on Sunday morning in sup­port of the Red Sox Foun­da­tion and Mass­a­chu­setts Gen­eral Hos­pital Home Base Program.

Serving those who serve

7 July 2011

By enabling vet­erans to apply their valu­able knowl­edge and life skills to class­room studies, Yellow Ribbon is also gen­er­ating an oppor­tu­nity for them to become leaders in the pro­fes­sional, civic and cul­tural arenas. “I’m not ide­al­istic, but I’ve seen the real world in a dif­ferent light and I’m not afraid to speak out and share my expe­ri­ences,” Beatty said.

 

Bringing a veteran presence to campus

12 December 2010

Waves of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are enrolling in Massachusetts colleges and universities, using generous government benefits to reinvent themselves, build on hard lessons learned in war, and take on important roles on campus.