November 27, 2012
ELLENSBURG, Wash. -- Central Washington University is becoming an education magnet for United States military veterans. For fall quarter, 463 new veterans enrolled, compared to 356 last year, an increase of about 28 percent, according to John Swiney, CWU associate vice president of Enrollment Management.
CWU recently hired Reuben Cardenas as the university’s Veteran’s Center outreach recruiter to work alongside center manager Susie Beador. CWU’s Office of Veterans Affairs is designed to create a veteran friendly atmosphere, help veterans transition smoothly from military to student life, and increase collaboration between campus and community organizations. The Veteran’s Center is a one-stop shop for CWU veterans assistance programs, such as academic advising, veteran certification, program and career planning, transitional services, and related programs.
“We want to see more veterans enroll and continue their education here at Central, as a way to increase the overall number of veterans receiving degrees,” said Beador.
The CWU Veteran’s Center receives about 750 requests annually from veteran students seeking information about the university. Qualifying veterans, who are Washington residents and show financial need, are eligible to receive a $1,500 CWU grant. To find out more about veteran educational opportunities at Central, visit www.cwu.edu/registrar/veterans-mission-goals.
CWU also has award-winning Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs. More information is available about CWU’s Army ROTC programs at www.cwu.edu/army or CWU’s Air Force ROTC program at www.cwu.edu/airforce.
One of the university’s most prominent alumni is US Marine Corps Gen. James N. Mattis, a 1971 graduate, who now is commander of United States Central Command. CWU President James L. Gaudino is also a graduate of the US Air Force Academy and served in Turkey and Germany.
Media Contact: Robert Lowery, CWU Public Affairs, 509-963-1487, email@example.com
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