Photo credit Autumn Granza
Each semester, veterans and dependents come to Marywood University to transition back into an academic mindset. However, with no designated center, some veterans found it difficult to progress back to a civilian lifestyle.
The Student Veteran Alliance has coordinated several community programs, one of which was the annual Tails for Troops event.
Partnering with the organization Paws and Stripes, the two groups were able to support U.S. military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
In 2013, the two organizations raised $2,500 to train and place service dogs with veterans in need. In 2014, the same event raised a staggering $12,000 in support of veterans.
With events both on and off campus, SVA has made significant strides in assisting veterans, dependents, and those in desperate need of support.
Whether a veteran, dependent, or student interested in veteran services, anyone can get involved to receive or offer help to veterans at Marywood or in the community through the Student Veteran Alliance.