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MEDIA CONTACT: Whitney Turk
561-297-3020, mediarelations@fau.edu


FAU to Host Student Veteran’s Workshop

  BOCA RATON, FL (January 20, 2010) - Florida Atlantic University’s Division of Student Affairs will host a student veteran’s informational workshop geared toward helping to ease the transition of veterans into university life. The workshop, titled “Adapting to College Life: What We Can Do to Assist the Returning Veteran,” will take place on Friday, January 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the Majestic Palm Room of FAU’s Student Union, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  

This event will host a panel of student veterans to moderate and discuss some of the pertinent issues with FAU faculty, staff and students that returning veterans might face such as academic advising, how to become active in student life, how to focus on class work and time management.  

The panel of student veterans include: Jennifer Renee Allain, 32, who served in the U.S. Army for 11 years throughout many countries as a member of the Military Police Corps; Carlos Forero, 26, a member of the U.S. Marine Corps for four years, based out of Camp Pendleton, California with two deployments in Iraq; and Ryan Stalker, 27, who served in the U.S. Navy for six years as an electronics technician based in San Diego with the Naval Unit known as NSCT ONE.

Representatives from FAU’s Office of Student Financial Aid, the Traumatic Brain Injury Association of Florida and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs also will be on-hand to offer tips and information for veterans and the FAU community.

For more information, contact Michelle Perkins at 561-297-3798 or mperkins@fau.edu .

-FAU-

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