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Student Affairs - Veteran Services University of Colorado Boulder

As our armed forces withdraw from combat and downsize, CU-Boulder, like universities nationwide, will continue to experience tremendous growth in its student veteran population. Currently, more than 750 veteran and active-duty military students attend classes on our campus, a 22 percent year-over-year increase. Veterans who have served our nation so selflessly face unique challenges. They are often nontraditional students, and many have families to support. Their experiences and perspectives are worlds apart from those of their classmates, sometimes making it difficult for them to “fit in�. They also face distinct academic challenges, usually the result of multi-year breaks in their education. And, of course, many bear the emotional and physical scars of combat.


Come visit us in the Center for Community!

Office of Veteran Services Center for Community – fourth floor Suite S482 120 UCB Boulder, CO 80309 303.492.7322 veterans.colorado.edu

George “Barney” Ballinger Colonel, US Air Force (Retired) Director of Veteran Services 303.492.1098 ballinge@colorado.edu Amy C. Westfeldt Associate Director of Development University of Colorado Foundation 303.492.4177 amy.westfeldt@cufund.org cufund.org

CU-Boulder — Committed to Promoting Student Veterans’ Success The Office of Veteran Services was established to help veterans transition from military to campus life, leverage the wide variety of resources and services available, and find great jobs after graduation. A dedicated veteran services team of three, all veterans themselves, has established a variety of programs and initiatives to help our veterans, including: • Scholarships to augment VA educational benefits • The CU-Boulder chapter of Student Veterans of America • A specific, tailored veterans orientation • Recognition programs to acknowledge student veteran successes • Collaboration with Career Services that provides opportunities to develop interviewing, resume writing, and networking skills • Partnerships with Academic Advising, Disability Services, and Counseling and Psychological Services The focal point for the administration of veteran services and programs is the new Student Veterans Center, located on the fourth floor of the Center for Community. The center is a visual representation of CU-Boulder’s commitment to those who have served, provides military/veteran students with a “one-stop” source of support, and serves as a unique gathering place.

Make a Transformational Difference With your support, we can sustain these programs and initiatives while looking toward future expansion that meets the needs of our growing veteran and military population. Your gift will help ensure our ability to meet the needs of our student veterans through: • Supporting student veteran scholarships • Expanding services at the Student Veterans Center • Naming areas in the Student Veterans Center, starting at $25,000

All gifts should be payable to the University of Colorado Foundation, specifying the appropriate fund.

June 2013 | MP | UCB13266


Veteran Services