The College of Saint Rose – Veteran Services

The College of Saint Rose – Veteran Services


So at The College of Saint Rose I think
that with veterans, the most important thing is that they’re
able to pursue their dreams. I think that just given the opportunity to excel,
they do it. They know what they want. They just need the resources and someone
to maybe point them that way, and off they go. I think the small community helps them a lot. You’re still held accountable. Instructors can see
you personally every day. They know what you’re doing, and I think that’s
a good thing because they know when a veteran may be having a bad day. And I think our veterans need that. They need to be out and be a part of
the bigger society to transition into that and to be
successful. The idea of having a dedicated space for veterans
on campus, really it was just that home away from home that
was awesome. It gave you somewhere to call your own. One of the other things we do have is the veteran
hospital nearby. So if they need to make appointments they’re literally
five minutes away. I think that when you make them feel accepted and
they know that if there’s struggles, someone’s going to listen and then someone’s
going to provide the resources and make them successful. If you give them the opportunity to run with the ball, they’re
going to do fine. I think we do that here – I really do. Starting with the president of the College all the way
down. It’s just a well-run, holistic type of environment to make them successful.

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