Testimonials

Hear what PAVE team members at our Partner Campuses are saying…

Shateria Thompson, Air Force veteran and Team Leader and Boise State University

Shateria Thompson
Team Leader at Boise State University
Air Force Veteran

What Shateria Says About PAVE

"PAVE has given me the opportunity to connect with student veterans who don't have the ability to drop by all the time. It has allowed me to make personal connections and prevent students from dropping out by being there for them in a time of need. It’s created networking and social events for veterans to meet people that they can relate to. Each year we grow and connect more students with resources and create more of community for veterans."

Rosalynn Johnson, Associate Director for Veteran and Military Services, UW Tacoma

Rosalynn Johnson
Associate Director for Veteran and Military Services at University of Washington - Tacoma
Army Veteran

What Rosalynn Says About PAVE

“It has been truly amazing implementing the PAVE program on the University of Washington Tacoma campus. Our new student veterans are aware of the camaraderie that awaits even before they sit in their first class. But it not only benefits those incoming students establish a campus connection, our military-connected population has shown an increased energy around leadership and engagement opportunities available through our Student Veterans Organization, our existing military-supportive programming, and other campus clubs and organizations.”

Jerry Smith

Col. Gerald “Jerry” Smith, USMC (Ret.)
University Champion at Texas A&M University
Marine Corps Veteran

What Col. Smith Says About PAVE

“When I initially learned about PAVE and joined in their program, I was thinking about it as ‘another one of our many programs.’ As I have learned more about it, I am now convinced that PAVE will become our ‘Core Program’ that most our other resource and support programs will link to/with. We have a ways to go in this effort given our limited resources and staff, but we’ll get there with the help of U-M.”

Will Kerkstra
Former Peer Advisor at University of Michigan
Marine Corps Veteran

Katrina Browning and Samm Gillard
Former Team Leader and Peer Advisor at University of Maryland
Air Force Veteran and Army Veteran