‘We Are Virginia Veterans’ has expanded its partnership with NOVA for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. NOVA now has a veteran peer specialist from the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program on every NOVA campus. Peer Specialists Ryan O’Neal and Than Naing are combat veterans who understand the challenging transition from military life to the world of higher education. They aim to connect with NOVA student veterans one-on-one or in support groups, and are available to provide help to veterans’ family members as well. They can provide information, referrals and strategies to assist with challenges any NOVA student veterans may be facing post-military.
For more information, see the flyer in the flyer section of this edition or contact the VWWP Regional Office at 540-899-4399.