CWUNewsNews NAVPA Scholarship Opportunity, 12 Oct 2016 14:21:18<p>As a member institution our students may be eligible for the NAVPA Scholarship. The application can be accessed via the link below. Scholarship requirements and instructions are detailed in the application. This scholarship does not impact tuition and fees under Post 9/11 GI Bill, as it can be used for general purposes .</p><p><a href=""></a></p><p>Please share this with your fellow veterans and dependent students.</p>Washington Service Members For Life Employment Fair, 07 Oct 2016 09:59:44<p><img alt="" src="/veterans/sites/" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></p>Veterans Welcome Event - 4 OCT 2016, 21 Sep 2016 12:18:56<p><img alt="" src="/veterans/sites/" style="width: 400px; height: 619px;"></p>Veteran Job & Resource Fair (Wenatchee), 08 Sep 2016 10:56:08<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/veterans/sites/" style="width: 450px; height: 493px;"></p></p style="text-align: center;">American Lake Gym (Lakewood) Hiring VA Work-Study Position, 02 Sep 2016 15:18:27<p>The American Lake Gym is searching for students that can work from 8am-1pm or 2pm OR 1pm or 2pm-7pm. To be an eligible VA Work-Study student you must be utilizing your VA Education Benefits and be at 9 credits for undergraduates and 7 credits minimum for graduate students.</p><p>If you are interested in the position please contact Cynthia Berte (</p>WorkSource (Ellensburg) Hiring VA Work-Study Position, 02 Sep 2016 15:13:01<p>The WorkSource Ellensburg office at 501 North Pine has an opening for an afternoon 1-5 Work Study position. To be an eligible VA Work-Study student you must be utilizing your VA Education Benefits and be at 9 credits for undergraduates and 7 credits minimum for graduate students.</p><p>Any interested students fill out an<a href="/veterans/sites/"> <strong>application</strong></a> and visit their office from 1-4 Monday-Thursday to meet with the site Manager Chelsey Loeffers.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p>Hiring VA Work-Study Position/s, 15 Aug 2016 16:06:47<p>The Kittitas County Veterans Coalition is searching for students to work in their office.&nbsp; To be an eligible VA Work-Study student you must be utilizing your VA Education Benefits and be at 9 credits for undergraduates and 7 credits minimum for graduate students.</p><p>To inquire about the available positions please contact the Kittitas County Veterans Coalition <a href=""> </a>or 509-933-2932.<br><br>Kittitas County Veterans Coalition<br>507 N Nanum St. Suite 117<br>Ellensburg, WA 98926</p></a href=""></br></br></br></br>Orientation 2016 - Discover and Transfer, 20 Jun 2016 15:00:35<p>Students coming over to the Ellensburg campus for orientation please plan to attend our <strong>Veterans Services session on Day 1</strong> of orientation.&nbsp; If you have not signed up for orientation please do so (<strong><a href="">Sign-Up</a></strong>).&nbsp; This is the <strong><a href="">Program</a></strong> which contains specific dates/times for orientation.</p><p>Students that are attending a transfer orientation here is the <strong><a href="">Program</a></strong> information.</p><p>For students who have not contacted our office and plan to utilize GI Bill benefits fill out our <strong><a href="">New Student Information Form</a></strong> prior to orientation.&nbsp; If you have not applied for your education benefits this can be completed via Online Application.&nbsp; For eligibility questions/clarification contact the VA directly at 1-888-442-4551.</p><p><br>Thank You,<br>Veterans Center Staff</p></br></br>CWU Presentation to Focus on a ‘Promise Kept’, 28 Apr 2016 14:56:27<p><img alt="" src="/veterans/sites/" style="width: 235px; height: 273px; float: right; margin: 3px; border-width: 3px; border-style: solid;">Daniel Rodriguez will recount his personal journey from tragedy to triumph during two speaking engagements in May at Central Washington University.</p><p>The United States Army Purple Heart and Bronze Star Medal recipient will make the keynote remarks at the Student Veteran Graduation Dinner on Monday, May 9.</p><p>A former National Football League player, Rodriguez will also be the featured speaker during a free, public presentation on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 p.m. in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre, sponsored by the CWU Veterans Center and Campus Activities.</p><p>Despite his diminutive stature, at 5-foot-8 and 180 pounds, Rodriguez was a standout prep wide receiver in&nbsp;Stafford, Virginia, with a plan to go on to college and then join the pros. Life intervened when his father, who was also his coach, passed away right after Rodriguez’s&nbsp;high school graduation.</p><p>In response, and to honor his dad who was a military veteran, Rodriguez joined the army, advancing up the ranks to sergeant. On separate duty tours, he was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan and ended up fighting—and seeing his best friend killed—in the Battle of Kamdesh, one of Afghanistan’s bloodiest conflicts. Rodriguez was involved in the fight for 12 hours despite suffering bullet fragments in his shoulder and shrapnel in his legs and neck.</p><p>Returning home from the battlefield, he was afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder, including thoughts of suicide. But Rodriguez said he persevered by reminding himself of—and then started work to fulfill—a promise he made to his late friend: that he would keep pursuing his collegiate and professional football dreams.</p><p>“I started thinking to myself I need to live my life in this manner that whatever I do is positive and I need to start thinking differently,” Rodriguez said.</p><p>Rodriguez&nbsp;would go to star for the Clemson (South Carolina) University football team. He then signed professionally with the St. Louis Rams.&nbsp;Today, he is a motivational speaker through his company, “Dream Big.” His story is also chronicled in the autobiography, “Rise: A Soldier, a Dream, and a Promise Kept.”</p><p><strong>Media contact:&nbsp;</strong>Diana Kellerman, office assistant, CWU Veterans Center, 509-963-3028,&nbsp;;&nbsp;</p><p>April 28, 2016</p><p><strong>Photo:</strong> Daniel Rodriguez, courtesy Clemson University, Ashley Jones</p>Student Veterans Outreach & Support Meeting, 14 Apr 2016 18:52:47<p><img alt="" src="/veterans/sites/" style="width: 500px; height: 281px;"></p>