NEW EFFORT: Helping Student Veterans

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A new program for student veterans at the University of Iowa could spread to dozens of other schools.

KWWL reports university leaders announced the first-of-its-kind plan Monday.

The university has about 600 student veterans. The plan is to give these students access to services that will help them graduate and find a job.

The plan also includes peer mentoring and development courses to help vets transition back to civilian life.

“Everyone’s experience in the military is different. I think that’s a great thing that ICOVE does is that it has many different subsets within the program and then addresses the many things that veterans may need here on campus,” says Michael Considine, president of the UI Veteran Association.

The new program is called the Iowa Consortium of Veteran Excellence Project.

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