Testimonials

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

Alex Brigandi_TL @ Syracuse

Alex Brigandi
Team Leader at Syracuse University
Navy Veteran

What Alex Says About PAVE

"You have student veterans who’ve been there and know what the incoming student veteran is going through. PAVE is about trying to give student veterans their first friend on campus."

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Kimberly Douthit
Veteran Services Coordinator at Portland Community College
Coast Guard Veteran

What Kimberly Says About PAVE

“PAVE is helping us to establish a foundation for creating a rich and diverse cohort of veterans at PCC and helping to empower our students with knowledge about benefits and resources to put them in better control of their education.”

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
Peer Advisor at University of Michigan
Marine Corps Veteran

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