Villanova University Partners with Service to School’s VetLink Program to Expand Access to Higher Education for Veterans
VILLANOVA, Pa.—Villanova University has announced a new partnership with Service to School’s (S2S) VetLink Program, which expands opportunities and access for highly qualified veterans transitioning to higher education. Through this partnership, Villanova will seek to increase the number of veterans enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at the University. Villanova is VetLink’s 25th partner institution.
“We are extremely excited to work with the VetLink Program to create access points for veterans to connect with Villanova,” said Michael Brown, Director of the Office of Veterans and Military Service Members. “Veterans are a diverse group of people who bring a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to our classrooms and our community. This partnership directly supports Villanova’s strategic goals of building an ever more inclusive, welcoming community and helping to meet the full financial need for our students.”
“Preparing students to create positive change is deeply embedded in the spirit of Villanova University and a great fit for veterans seeking to prepare for the next chapter in their continued service to those in need,” said Jim Selbe, Chief Operating Officer of Service to School. “We look forward to working with Villanova’s Office of Veterans and Military Service Members to further develop services and programs focused on access and success for our Nation’s veterans.”
Established in 2018, Villanova’s Office of Veterans and Military Service Members is dedicated to assisting veterans and their dependents as they reach personal, professional and academic goals, and committed to providing guidance from admissions to graduation and beyond. Since the Office of Veterans and Military Service Members was created, Villanova expanded its Yellow Ribbon Program and currently has 40 students participating. The Office of Veterans and Military Service Members partnered with Falvey Memorial Library’s Distinctive Collections and Digital Engagement Department to create Lest We Forget: The Villanova Veterans History Project to honor living and deceased veterans with Villanova connections by sharing their stories. To learn more about Villanova’s Office of Veterans and Military Service Members, click here.
About Service to School: Service to School has partnered with select colleges and universities to form VetLink, a network of schools committed to expanding access and opportunity for student veterans. Our partner colleges are widely known for academic excellence, aspiring students, leading-edge research, and high graduation rates. Service to School works with our partner colleges to create awareness of how a veteran’s military service has prepared them for success in academia. This one-of-a-kind collaboration between Service to School and our partner colleges unifies the respective strengths of each to serve student veterans more effectively than either could alone.
About Villanova University: Since 1842, Villanova University’s Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition has been the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges—the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. Ranked among the nation’s top universities, Villanova supports its students’ intellectual growth and prepares them to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them. For more, visit www.villanova.edu.