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."

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
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