Student Veterans Alliance Will Enrich Campus Experience

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February 17, 2011 - 10:50am - March 14, 2011 - 10:50am

Medaille College introduced the Medaille Student Veterans
  Alliance (MSVA) at a reception on Wednesday, February 16, 2011.
  With Erie County Executive Chris Collins, NYS Senator Mark
  Grisanti and Erie County Veterans Services Director Marlene Roll
  in attendance, a welcoming event for the organization in the
  Kevin I. Sullivan Campus Center included faculty, students,
  alumni and their families, and introduced the group to the
  Medaille community.
  Sergio R. Rodriguez, a Medaille graduate and Marine Corps
  veteran, was instrumental in launching the MSVA, which is the
  first chapter of its kind in Erie County and the second in
  Western New York. Rodriguez, along with Robert Banas,
  MSVA’s president, spoke to attendees about how the
  organization will support veterans and service members as they
  pursue their education. The group also hopes to extend that
  support network beyond graduation and into the workforce as a
  way to ease double-digit unemployment rates among the veteran
  population.
  As part of the national organization Student Veterans of
  America, and as the first chapter officially chartered in Erie
  County, the MSVA will provide military veterans with resources,
  support and advocacy to succeed in higher education and after
  graduation. With this student group’s launch, Medaille
  continues its work to develop and to strengthen its student
  services, which also include dedicated staff and financial aid
  opportunities at its Buffalo, Amherst and Rochester Campuses.
  The 100,000 veterans in Erie County represent the third largest
  countywide population of veterans in New York State.

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