SVO

February 3, 2017

Eastern New Mexico University provides a diverse learning experience for both traditional and non-traditional alike. For some experiences, returning to civilian life can be challenging. The ENMU Students Veteran Organization (SVO) was established to provide a bridge for veteran students who are facing multiple and different challenges.

 

Veterans serving 90 days after September 10, 2001 were honorably discharged and eligible for the post 9/11 G.I. Bill which offers tuition assistance and living expenses for veterans returning to school. Currently there are 164 student veterans utilizing the G. I. Bill at Eastern.

 

The SVO is a fairly small group with about 5 active members, as it is more of a “networking group.” SVO Vice President Kimberly Harwan, and Air Force reservist, hopes to see the number of active members rise. Harwan stated she plans on “tabling in the CUB to get the word out.” She further stated the mission of the SVO is to “provide resources to student veterans” as well as “giving student veterans a safe place to be themselves.” Currently, the SVO offers assistance with paperwork and scholarship information. 

 

Dr. Schneider, SVO faculty advisor and a U.S. Army veteran, also wants to see the SVO grow in membership. Schneider stated, the group may be called Students Veteran Organization, but it is not “only exclusive to veteran students” as anyone is welcome in the group.  Dr. Schneider also hopes for the SVO to become more involved with the community as well as Cannon Air Force Base. 

 

The SVO currently does not have a set meeting time or place, however if you are interested or have questions you may contact Dr. Schneider at bob.schneider@enmu.edu or Kimberly Harwan at kimberly.harwan@enmu.edu 

Please reload

November 6, 2019

Please reload

More News

  Eastern New  Mexico University's student publication of The Chase is a member of the Associated Collegiate Press.

CONTACT

US

Tel. 575-562-2757

the.chase@enmu.edu

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon

VISIT

US

ENMU Station 27

1500 S. Avenue K

Portales, NM 88130

TELL

US