Professional Associations & Development Opportunities
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Minority Vets – MVA programs operate around the country to provide unique opportunities for engagement and growth for minority veterans. Our programs support social engagement and community connection, financial stability, leadership development, and greater access to critical systems and services that our communities need most.
NAVPA – Dedicated to helping our nations’ veterans
and their families achieve their educational goals.
Student Veterans of America – Inspiring Tomorrow’s Leaders -Through a network of nearly 1,600 on-campus chapters, Student Veterans of America® ensures that student veterans and military-connected students achieve their greatest potential
CCME Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) – A not-for-profit organization, that was founded almost 50 years ago to promote, encourage, and deliver quality education to service members and their families in all branches of the armed services. Its membership is principally composed of military educators, civilian educators, post-secondary educational institutions, and suppliers of quality education products and services. The CCME symposium is the largest annual forum in the country with an expected attendance of about 1,000 participants. The annual symposium facilitates the networking and interaction of the key leadership across these organizations in an environment that is focused on enhancing and optimizing voluntary education opportunities for the service member and their families.
NASPA Veterans Knowledge Community – The Veterans Knowledge Community is the national leader in supporting the generation and dissemination of knowledge in support of the college success of student veterans. Practitioners and scholars alike will find an engaging home among this caring group of professionals and scholars. Please consider joining in our leadership team within your region or at the national level through Volunteer Central. Additional professional development opportunities offered through NASPA’s annual Symposium on Military-Connected Students.
AVECO – Association of Veterans education Certifying Officials – “To prepare and serve administrators and counselors of Veterans’ education benefits in institutions of higher learning and other public and private agencies and organizations engaged in the support and/or administration of Veterans’ education benefits” (AVECO Bylaws, 2010)
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We are able to achieve this mission with a great amount of support from the Central (formerly St. Louis) and Buffalo Regional Processing Offices. Our training conference is a collaboration of VA officials, Education Liaison Representatives, State Approving Agencies, institutions, and many experts in the military and Veteran arena. Thank you to all who contribute to making our conferences a success.