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Call for Women Veterans

Monday, January 11, 2021 - Friday, February 19, 2021

I want to be featured!

In honor of Women Veterans Recognition Week, the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) places signs across campus recognizing outstanding Osprey veterans who have served. Students who are interested in being featured are encouraged to complete the interest form (linked above) by February 19.
Meet and Greet with MVRC

Meet & Greet with MVRC Staff: Chantel Williams

Friday, January 15, 2021

11:00 am to noon

Join via Zoom

Meet the MVRC's Transition Coach, Chantel Williams. Chantel helps students navigate military and community resources, benefits and programs to pave the way for their academic success and beyond. Chantel also oversees the MVRC's scholarships for veterans and military dependents. She would love to help you with any transition, benefits or scholarship questions, so pop in to say hello during her virtual Meet & Greet on Friday!
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Join The Club!: SVA Information Session

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

12:30 pm

Location: Bldg. 2, Suite 1100 (Military & Veterans Resource Center)

Cost: Free

Register to Attend (Space Limited)

Looking to meet new friends and support a great cause? Student Veterans of America (SVA) membership is open to any and all Ospreys who support veterans' efforts! The club works together to improve leadership skills, sponsor fundraising events, tackle initiatives to make campus even more military-friendly, plan fun social gatherings, and more. Chat with club leadership and learn how to become involved during this information session.


Students can attend one of two ways:

  • Virtually through Zoom
  • In-Person in the MVRC (Bldg. 2, Room 1100)
    • Free takeaway lunch will be provided to students attending in person. Masks and social distancing are required.

All attendees must register to receive either the Zoom link or a spot during the in-person session.



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Know Your C.O.!

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

11am to Noon

Location: Bldg. 2, Suite 1100 (Military & Veterans Resource Center)

Do you know how your VA education benefits impact your ability to succeed at UNF? Meet the university's main Certifying Official and Navy veteran, Emily DaBruzzi, during "Know Your C.O.!" This is your chance to ask her anything! She's excited to chat with new and returning students alike to support your journey at UNF. Military dependent students are especially encouraged to attend to take a closer look at resources available to them. Plus - take away a tasty treat!


MVRC Lunch and Learn

Virtual Lunch & Learn with the VA Home Loan Specialist

Thursday, February 4, 2021

12:30 pm


Cost: Free

Join via Zoom

Knowledgeable professional and fellow veteran Joe Verseput from Future Home Loans will chat with student veterans about how to qualify for a VA Home Loan, maximize benefits and build credit. Attend via Zoom.


Meet and Greet with MVRC

Meet & Greet with MVRC Staff: Caron Johnson

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

11:00 am to noon

Join via Zoom

Virtually meet the MVRC's Assistant Director for Student Veteran Success, Caron Johnson. Caron works with on-campus and off-campus partners to develop opportunities for our military-affiliated students. Caron also coordinates with the Department of Veterans Affairs State Approving Agency for Educational Benefits to maintain our approval for VA Certification of Enrollment, works directly with offices on campus to inform and collaborate regarding our military-affiliated populations needs and attempt to shape policies in the best interest of our population. (Just to name a few things!)


She would love to meet you and answer any questions you have, so pop in to say hello during her virtual Meet & Greet!

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Veterans FL Facilitated Growth Program at UNF

Saturday, February 13, 2021 - Saturday, April 3, 2021

Saturdays, 9:00 am to noon

Location: Online

Cost: Free


The Military Veterans Resource Center at UNF and Veterans Florida are offering a free program to assist military veteran business owners in the growth of their businesses.


The Facilitated Growth Program will be conducted in a seminar style of learning where the facilitators and participants engage in a small group setting. Participants will be able to receive feedback specific to their ventures. Subject matter experts will be invited to the facilitated discussions to provide expertise on key topics.  After each session, participants will spend time with their respective mentors to obtain extended hands-on learning that is critical to success. Additionally, each week participants will work on developing their strategic growth strategy. This 8-week program consisting of three-hour sessions will start the second week of February and end the last week in March of 2021.


For more information contact: Diane Denslow or Dr. Martin Luytjes.