Veterans Fair - Fall 2013
Christine Ford, Undergraduate Senior, Marine, Estuarine, and Freshwater Biology, United States Air Force Veteran
Christine Ford entered the Air Force as an Airman First Class in December of 1998. As a college graduate she was qualified to enter at the rank of Lieutenant but she chose not to. When asked why, Christine says, "I wanted to learn how to do my job before I tried to tell someone else how to do it." This type of reasoning is a big part of what helps Christine in her transition now from airman to student at UNH. She describes herself as a "mature learner" who was a bit anxious when she first started attending classes. It is precisely this adult personality that her classmates find a welcome addition in class.
Upcoming Events and Useful Information
- VETERANS' SKIING DAY-Tuesday March 11th, 8:30a-4pm. Northeast Passage presents another in their series of Veterans events at Bretton Woods, NH. Space is limited and registration should be directed to Northeast Passage, c/o David Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ACTING OPPORTUNITY for Iraq/Afghanistan Vets-"The Mission Continues..." is a program of readings about veterans returning to civilian life - many of whom suffer from PTS. The Veterans' stories are supplemented with material from David Finkel's book, "Thank You For Your Service" and other sources. *"There is a persistent perception among civilians that returning veterans are prone to violence...and many veterans believe that civilians do not value or understand their war experiences, a view that contributes to the feelings of isolation and difficulties in readjusting to civilian life." - Marcia Byrom Hartwell: A post 9/11 veteran's vision of peace. * "The Mission Continues"...is intended to help bridge these civilian-military misperceptions, and to foster positive interactions between communities and their returning vets. The program is relatively short - just over an hour, followed by a discussion with the audience. The program is free and open to the public. For more information and to audition, please call immediately or email: York Readers Theater, c/o David Newman, (207) 361-1462, or email at email@example.com. The program will be held April 25-26 in York ME and those selected to participate will receive a $100 payment for the 2 performances.
- Wounded Warriors @ 45 North..."Where the Wounded Warrior Comes to Rest". A non-profit organiztion, Wounded Warriors @ 45 North provides care and rest through outdoor activities (fishing, shooting, hunting, relaxing-we also have kayaks & canoes) at no cost to the Wounded or Deployed Warrior. The site/programs are supervised by Wounded Warriors. Located in beautiful Pittsburg, NH, it also provides opportunities for volunteering in addition to a place to rest/recreate. For more information please go to their website, www.ww45.org, or by calling Lonn Sattler (862-1595), Karen Gilbert (862-3480) or Denny (862-0911). We have brochures available in our offices.
- Please consider this opportunity to participate in research. This research will provide a better understanding of what it's like for service members to manage a classroom environment while also dealing with symptoms of concussion or mild traumatic brain injury. Incentives will be offered to those who participate. Contact Bryan Ness, the lead researcher at Bryan.Ness@unh.edu or (603) 862-0119 for more information or to ask questions about your eligibility to participate. Read on for more information.
- Military and Veteran Student Mentor Program- All new students are encouraged to sign up for Spring Semester 2014
- UNH Library has many books and a video regarding military and veterans topics available for your review...follow this link to see what is available: http://unh.edu/veterans/unh-library-veteranmilitary-booksmedia-available...
- Interested in the Yellow Ribbon Program?
(limited seats available to UNH Durham and UNH-M students,
email Karina Locke for more information)
- 2013/14 Brown Bag Luncheons Begin January 23rd... Join us Thursday's at noon in the Memorial Union Bldg (MUB). Usually in Rm 304-but check the weekly schedule on this site for the two dates (2/06-Rm 207 & 4/17)-Rm 321) where the room will change. We begin second semester (spring '14) on Thursday January 23 at noon. All veterans, Guard/Reservists and friends are invited to share time each week with each other and our staff. A great place for information and program updates. See you there!
- More Great opportunities and information for veterans can be found here
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- UNH Benefits Request for Certification
- Veterans Services Links