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“Veterans make the best college students, they should have the best protections.” Former Argosy student Kendrick Harrison and our VP @TanyaMAng joined allies today in calling for greater protections for military-connected students. #DefendBorrowers #VetsEdSuccess pic.twitter.com/NhUW3fxhZr— Veterans Education Success (@GIBillRights) January 16, 2020
Today Congress will hear the overwhelming voice of veterans and national Veteran and Military Service Organizations: protect student veterans and improve #highered outcomes! #VetsEdSuccess #Vets4HEA #DefendTheGIBill pic.twitter.com/IIwPtruyby— Veterans Education Success (@GIBillRights) June 13, 2019
📺 Andi, a @USMC veteran, credits the support provided by VES for helping him transfer to a new school after the college he was attending closed. Watch and learn the advice he has for other military-connected students. Visit https://t.co/OaAQzOA4bt #NatCon2020 #VetsEdSuccess pic.twitter.com/ac1ItSOoGI— Veterans Education Success (@GIBillRights) January 4, 2020
Travis served 9 years in the @USArmy then enrolled in ITT Tech. After they took out a student loan without his permission and closed he was able to get his #GIBill benefits restored to use successfully at another college. #GIBillRights #VetsEdSuccess https://t.co/tu9spyzIyX pic.twitter.com/zjxyZ0Gbcw— Veterans Education Success (@GIBillRights) June 27, 2019
Thank you @EdTrust for inviting VES and @Bnivens21 to share our perspective on ways #highered can better support #socialmobility for military connected students. Let's do this again! #VetsEdSuccess #GIBillRights pic.twitter.com/mtyxmsPF1o— Veterans Education Success (@GIBillRights) June 25, 2019
OUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT REPORTS
State Policy Advocacy Report January 2019 – April 2020
In just the last sixteen months, Veterans Education Success has worked with state legislators, higher education non-profits, and veteran/military service organizations to introduce first-in-the-nation 90/10 loophole closure bills in three states.
Key Photos from our work Elevating Veteran Voices: 2019
Check out photos of our veterans telling Washington what's needed!
1st Half of 2019 – Our Accomplishments
VES' activity and accomplishments in the first half of 2019
OUR CIVIC ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY
Student Veteran Submission: Nicholas Whatley Testimony to the Department of Education
Hello, I am Nicholas Whatley and I am a Navy Veteran. In about 2017 I enrolled in Hallmark University’s Airframe and Powerplant Technology Associate’s program to get my civilian aviation certification. I was there for [...]
Student Veteran Submission: Tyler Dean Testimony to the Department of Education
Hello, my name is Tyler Dean. I am an Air Force veteran. I enrolled in Keiser University’s online accelerated Applied Engineering degree in 2021 to become an engineer. Keiser’s admissions counselors knew I wanted to [...]
Student Veteran Submission: Deborah Butrim Testimony to the Department of Education
Good morning/afternoon. I’m Deborah Butrim, and I served in the Army for 20 years. Towards the end of my service, I enrolled in a PhD program at Walden University. I was going to enroll at [...]
Military Spouse Submission: Jasmine Thomas Testimony to the Department of Education
Hello, my name is Jasmine Thomas. I’m an active-duty army spouse that is stationed in Fort Campbell, KY. I am a stay-at-home mother of two and I attended Fortis Institute, a for profit school in [...]
Student Veteran Submission: Ashley Beverly Testimony to the Department of Education
Good morning. My name is Ashley Beverly. I’m a Navy veteran and I have been a social worker for seven years. I decided I wanted to get my doctorate in Clinical Social Work, so I [...]
Student Veteran Submission: Quenton Ross Testimony to the Department of Education
Hello, my name is Quenton Ross. I’m a disabled Navy veteran. I’m here to tell you that I did not get the high quality education that Full Sail University promised. Before leaving the Navy I [...]
Whistleblower Submission: Lisa Houck Testimony to the Department of Education
Good afternoon. My name is Lisa Houck, and I was employed in the admissions department at Hesser College, which was a for-profit school owned by Kaplan that is no longer open. I worked there from [...]
Student Veteran Submission: Paola Santiago Testimony to the Department of Education
Good afternoon. My name is Paola Santiago and I’m a veteran of the U.S. Army. I am here today because DeVry’s false advertising led me to waste my time and hard-earned benefits at a school [...]