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STUDENT FORUM for PROVOST | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

STUDENT FORUM for PROVOST | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hi Everyone!

My name is Annie Birge and I’m the Chair Pro Tempore of the Alexandria Campus Student Senate.   I am also a student representative on the Campus Council.   We are holding a Student Forum today at 4:00 p.m. for ALL students of the Alexandria Campus to discuss what we want in our next Provost.

The search for a new campus Provost is underway and we need YOUR opinion!ProvostForum

Please review the attached flyer and join on Wednesday, February 19, 2014!

Date:                     Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Time:                     4:00 p.m.

Location:              Bisdorf Building | AA-196


For more information please contact Annie Birge | SGA Senate | aeb29202@email.vccs.edu<mailto:aeb29202@email.vccs.edu>

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Executive Assistant to the Provost
Executive Assistant to the Provost

As a young adult, I considered joining the military – primarily for the educational benefits.  However, I decided to pursue my education on my own.  After earning my Bachelor of Science degree from Dakota State College in Madison, SD, I took a job teaching English in a small town in Iowa.  In my second year of teaching one of my students was absent for a week.  When he returned, I asked for his excuse and was intrigued to see that he had been processing for the Iowa Army National Guard.  I looked into it and ended up joining.   I enlisted as a Private First Class (E-3) since I already had a bachelor’s degree.  I attended basic training at Ft. Jackson, SC.\

I worked full time for the Iowa Army National Guard as the State Training NCO for several years.  I achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant (E-6) by the time I left the service.  I benefited from my service in the National Guard in many ways.  I met my husband there and we got married under crossed cannons during summer camp (Field Artillery unit – they didn’t have swords) with our Battalion Chaplain performing the ceremony.  Since I enlisted under a student loan repayment program, the National Guard paid my student loans from my undergraduate degree.  I was eligible for educational assistance while I served and the Guard paid 90% of my tuition costs for my graduate degree at Drake University in Des Moines, IA.