Casper College SVA Chapter of the Year finalist

By: Lisa S. Icenogle

Jan 12, 2022 | Casper College News

Photo for SVA Chapter of the Year finalist.

Shawn Moore, center, Casper College Student Veterans of America chapter president, holds the finalist award for SVA Chapter of the Year with Jared Lyon, CEO of the SVA and actress Jamie Gray Hyder. (Courtesy photo)

Casper College was one of five finalists for the Student Veterans of America 2021 Chapter of the Year award.

The other finalists were all four-year schools and included California State University Chico, Georgia Southern University, Georgetown University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Georgetown University was named the SVA Chapter of the Year.

“When I first heard that we were a finalist for this award, it was hard for me to get my thoughts around it. The SVA has over 1,500 on-campus chapters, representing 754,000 student veterans, across all 50 states and three countries overseas, and we were chosen as one of five finalists,” said Nick Whipps, veteran and military student services coordinator.

The award acknowledges a chapter that embodies SVA’s mission to provide the resources, support, and advocacy student veterans need for success to, through, and beyond higher education. According to SVA, it represents the chapter’s effort to empower its members and create positive change both on its campus and within its local, regional, or national community.

“Just being mentioned in the same breath as prestigious institutions like Georgetown and MIT really shows what a gem our veteran’s program is here at Casper College,” noted Whipps. “We take pride in our commitment to the success of our students and the effort we make to have an impact on our community, and the SVA recognized that,” he added. Casper College has been a member of the SVA since the Casper College Veterans Club was organized in 2011

SVA is the premier organization leading service, research, programs, and advocacy for veterans in higher education.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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