Columbia SIPA Veterans Association (CSVA)
Foundation: assist new students assimilate to SIPA by sharing critical information about the GI Bill ®, the VA, and general student life. Host prospective student veterans during campus visits, provide mentors to new student veterans during orientation, and host a website information session to circulate student veteran information.
Forum: provide a forum for discussion of military and veteran issues, facilitate opportunities for student veterans to interact with other student veterans and students interested in military and veteran issues, and highlight veteran perspectives within the SIPA discourse.
Future: connect SIPA veterans past and present; help SIPA veteran alumni connect with the SIPA community; facilitate the connection of SIPA veteran alumni with current SIPA veterans for the purpose of career development and transition to the workforce.
President - Nick Calbos
Vice-President - Danny O'Quinn
Treasurer - Mario Ponsell
Outreach and Community - Damon Blacklock
Communications Director - Mike Thinley Salaka
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.