FHU Student Veteran's Professional Development Club

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FHU Student Veteran's Professional Development Club

On November 10, 2017, the Veteran's Professional Development Club (VPDC) was created on Freed-Hardeman's campus. The purpose of the VPDC is to provide Military Veterans and their families with the support and opportunities needed to succeed in reaching their educational and life goals. 

The vision for this club is to continue to improve resources and services provided by FHU for Military Veteran students and their families through facilities, literature, personnel, on-line, and opportunities.

This initial $1,000 fundraising goal will be used as a kick-start fund to cover the initial cost of doing business as an organization until funds can start being raised through more specific projects and programs.

Please help support FHU students who have served our country as Veterans. 

 

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Veterans’ Professional Development Club Comprehensive Overview

 

Mission – To provide Military Veterans and their families with the ACES support and opportunities needed to succeed in reaching their educational and life goals.

            A – Advocate   C – Collaborate   E – Educate   S – Socialize

 

Vision – To continue to improve resources and services provided by FHU for Military Veteran students and their families through facilities, literature, personnel, on-line, and opportunities.

Goals

  • Act as a resource for Military Veterans and their families.
  • Advocate for Military Veterans and their families.
  • Educate all campus constituents about issues that Military Veterans and their families face.
  • Continue to improve current resources and develop new ones for Military Veterans and their families.

Objectives

  • Establish a Professional Club at FHU focused on Military Veterans and their families and a subsequent Student Veterans of America (SVA) chapter by close of the Fall Semester 2017.
  • Establish and maintain a system that perpetually increases club membership by 10% per academic year.
  • Grow a network of Sponsoring Members that increases by at least one partner per academic year.

Strategies

  • Work with the FHU Student Services and Student Life, along with representatives from the SVA and other established Student Veteran Organizations to successfully formulate the VPDC at FHU as a recognized Professional Club and a chapter of the SVA.
  • Partner with the local American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in order to start a network of Sponsoring Members and the accumulation of resource material.
  • Research potential Sponsoring Members both locally and abroad and connect with them.
  • Connect with local, regional, state, and federal Veteran Affairs (VA) representatives as a source of information, resource material, and subject matter experts.