The Office of Veteran Affairs at Temple University has convened a University Veterans Task Force Committee to plan and implement programs that will provide educational and social events to help Temple veterans students succeed at the university.
Temple earns 'Best Colleges for Veterans' status
Posted in Campus News - November 20, 2013 - Hillel Hoffman
Temple University has been named one of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges for Veterans.” The magazine’s inaugural list comprises "top-ranked schools [that] offer benefits to veterans and active service members that can help them pursue a college education.”
Temple was one of only 52 national universities to make that list. To qualify, institutions had to be ranked among U.S. News’ “Best Colleges”; members of the Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges Consortium; certified for the G.I. Bill; and participants in the Yellow Ribbon Program, a federal program that helps fund college tuition and fees for post-9/11 veterans. Each university on the “Best Colleges for Veterans” list was ranked acoording to its U. S. News “Best Colleges” ranking (2014 edition), with Temple tied for No. 24.
“I think it’s phenomenal,” said sophomore Silas Adams, an active-duty Marine from 2004 to 2012 who serves as president of the Temple Veterans Association (TVA). “It lets us know we’re doing something right. A lot of veterans will gravitate to Temple because of this ranking and all the things we’ve worked for to assist veterans in recent years.”
The ranking caps a three-year period of expansion of veterans programs at Temple, beginning in 2010 when Temple became a participant in the Yellow Ribbon Program; established the University Veterans Task Force; created the Temple University Veteran Affairs office; appointed Laura Reddick as associate director for adult and veteran student recruitment and Lori Thompson as veterans certifying officer; established the TVA; and earned its first-ever “Military Friendly Schools” designation from G.I. Jobs magazine (a distinction the university has earned each year since).
Temple's invetsment in veterans support has been matched by explosive growth in veteran enrollment. Since 2010, the number of student veterans at Temple has increased from fewer than 200 to nearly 700 in 2013.
All Veterans and Service Members are invited to register for our FREE Information Sessions
Are you returning from military life and trying to get back into college? The Veteran Affairs office at Temple University have many ways for you to get the pertinent information you need to get into college. You can come on campus to a Veteran Information Session and find out everything you need to know about getting into college and how to maximize your VA benefits or join us online for one of our monthly Virtual Veterans Information Session at 12:00pm designed for those who can't make it to campus or active duty service members serving aboard.
For more information register at the events link.