Wilkes University creates support team to help veterans

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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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