UE VETS Selected for Statewide Competition of Student Veteran Organizations

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2012

UE VETS, the University of Evansville’s student organization for military veterans, current service members, and their families, has been named one of the top student veteran organizations in Indiana and invited to participate in the statewide Student Veterans’ Organization (SVO) Hall of Fame Competition.

The competition, hosted by the Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University, will take place Saturday, October 27, at the NCAA Hall of Champions in downtown Indianapolis. The event is open to the public.

The University of Evansville is the only private college or university selected to participate in the SVO Hall of Fame Competition. Other participants are Ball State University, Indiana University Southeast, Ivy Tech Bloomington, Ivy Tech Sellersburg, Ivy Tech Wabash Valley, and Purdue University. Before a panel of judges, students will discuss their organization’s achievements, lessons learned, best practices, and future goals.

Participants were chosen based on their outstanding performance in past grant competitions sponsored by Operation Diploma, the post-secondary education initiative of the Military Family Research Institute. The winning organization in the SVO Hall of Fame Competition will receive a $2,000 grant.

“The SVO Hall of Fame Competition represents some of Indiana’s most inspiring student leaders,” said Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth, director of the Military Family Research Institute. “Their efforts impact Indiana campuses, where they are working to ease the transitions of student service members and veterans from military service to post-secondary education. I expect these men and women to continue making a difference in our communities long after they have achieved their educational goals.”

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