Wilkes University creates support team to help veterans

Stefanie Botelho's picture
Friday, August 1, 2014

To help veterans return to civilian life and ease the transition to higher education, Wilkes University is creating a support team and has hired a coordinator for it.

The university has hired AmeriCorps VISTA worker Emily McGaha to help carry out the work of the Inter-Organizational Veteran Educational Support Team. Her position is supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Campus Compact, and Wilkes is one of just 23 colleges in Pennsylvania receiving a grant to fund an AmeriCorps VISTA position for the upcoming academic year.

McGaha, a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, will be a full-time worker in Wilkes University’s Civic Engagement Office, paid by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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