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Angela Wheelus publishes article on supporting veterans in higher education

Georgia Highlands College Director of Student Support Services Angela Wheelus recently published an article in The Journal of Military and Government Counseling about the influx of military veterans that are entering colleges all across the country and how colleges can support these veterans as they navigate higher education.

The article is titled  “From Combat to Campus: Assessing the Needs of Student Veterans and Their Families in Higher Education.” Susan Boes, of the University of West Georgia, also co-contributed to the article.

In her abstract, Wheelus explains that many veterans may have recognizable physical wounds, but just as many may have unseen moral, emotional, and relational wounds. 

The abstract continues: These invisible wounds can create challenges for the veteran and campus faculty who may not understand the issues unique to veterans.  Civilian and university cultures are vastly different from the military environment and campus counselors, administrators, and educators have an obligation to understand this diverse population with their unique needs. This action research study (ARS) presents the perceived needs of student veterans at a southeastern university, discusses implications, and explores future interventions, limitations and recommendations for future research.

To read the full article, please visit: http://acegonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/JMGC-Vol-3-Is-1.pdf

Additionally, military veterans and active service members who are interested in higher education are encouraged to visit Georgia Highlands College for more information on GHC military-specific services.

In May, to further grow its military friendly recognition and to address the need for more military friendly higher education throughout the nation, Georgia Highlands College partnered with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to launch the college’s first ever Yellow Ribbon Program.

Also, Military Advanced Education’s 2015 MAE Guide to Colleges & Universities publication awarded Georgia Highlands College the designation of a Top School based on its practices in military and veteran education.

For more information, please visit: http://www2.highlands.edu/site/veterans



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