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WSU Veteran & Military-Affiliated Students’ Symposium: The Power of a Veteran Ready College

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About the event

All faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend. Please feel free to attend some or all sessions.


9:00–10:00 a.m. Opening Session and Symposium Kickoff

Welcome and updates regarding WSU Veteran & Military-Affiliated student support.
(Speakers in order of appearance)

Jaime Nolan, Associate Vice President, Division of Student Affairs
Kirk Schulz, WSU President
Chris Mann, WSU Student Veterans Committee President
Matt Beer, Military Affairs Manager, Office of Graduate Programs
Jeff Willadsen, Public Relations and Communications Coordinator, Global Campus
Penny Martinez, Student Services Coordinator and Veterans Certifying Official
Michaela Loveridge, Student Services Coordinator and Veterans Certifying Official
Michael Highfill, Executive Director, Office of Academic Engagement

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Student Panel Discussion

Raising awareness of challenges faced by WSU Veteran & Military-Affiliated students.

1:00–2:00 p.m. Workshop for Faculty and Staff

Training facilitated by special guest Derek Abbey, CEO of Project Recover.

Break for State of the University Address | 3:00–4:15 p.m.

4:30–5:30 p.m. Roundtable for WSU Veteran & Military-Affiliated Students

Discussion to address resources, misconceptions, and roadblocks related to physical and mental health.
Facilitated by

Joel Schwartzkopf, Executive Director, Cougar Health Services
Davi Kallman, Student Services Advisor, Access Center
Eliseo “Joe” Dumlao (MSW), Spokane Vet Center, EMDR Therapist, Spokane Vet Center
Walter Scott, Professor, WSU Department of Psychology

6:00–6:30 p.m. Keynote Address

Abby Kinch, Vice President of Programs and Services, Student Veterans of America.





Jason Abrams