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State grant helps expand UO Student Veterans Center services

University of Oregon student veterans at graduationA grant awarded to the University of Oregon’s Student Veterans Center by the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs will help the center expand its programs and resources. The grant also expands the Peer Advising Veterans Education program, which matches new veteran students on campus with experienced UO peers.

Trent Goodman served in the Marine Corps as a radio communications operator; he is currently a senior majoring in cinema studies. Now serving as the PAVE coordinator, he and his fellow peer advisors are currently reaching out to, and serving as mentors for, 100 first-year student veterans on campus in Eugene and Portland. The UO PAVE program is one of 38 programs on campuses across the country and is supported by a national team. It was just starting when Goodman arrived. “PAVE has grown and become more professional at the UO, especially in connecting people to resources,” Goodman said.
(From the University of Oregon website)
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