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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.