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Press Release for Friday, March 15, 2013

UNF Hosts Military Veteran College Ready Boot Camp

Contact: Joanna Norris, Associate Director  

Department of Public Relations  

(904) 620-2102  

UNF Hosts Military Veteran College Ready Boot Camp  


               The University of North Florida Military and Veterans Resource Center, in partnership with The Community Foundation of Jacksonville, Florida State College at Jacksonville and Jacksonville University, will host the Military Veteran College Ready Boot Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in Building 9, Frederick H. Schultz Hall, Room 1401, on the UNF campus. Sign in begins at 8:30 a.m.  


          The boot camp is designed to assist veterans and their families in transitioning from a military life to a college campus, helping them in overcoming various hurdles. The event is free and lunch will be provided.  


          “The academic setting poses many barriers for veterans, such as financial barriers, school procedures, military transcripts and more,” said Rich Carey, UNF MVRC transition coach. “The boot camp provides information to assist veterans to overcome barriers or hurdles and to make their transition from military to college a successful transition.” 


          The boot camp is limited to the first 75 participants. To sign up for the event, go and click the “Boot Camp” link or call the UNF MVRC at (904) 620-5131. 


          The UNF MVRC provides assistance to military and veteran students in navigating admission, enrollment and financial aid processes. The MVRC is the primary campus advocate for military and veteran students and works with them to ensure their unique needs are met by coordinating with various University services. The Center provides assistance in coordinating with academic advising, tutoring, counseling, disability accommodations, veteran programming, benefits information, as well as financial and medical assistance. 


UNF, a nationally ranked university located on an environmentally beautiful campus, offers students who are dedicated to enriching the lives of others the opportunity to build their own futures through a well-rounded education.