Showing gratitude to United States Veterans and service members is just the beginning of how Touro College – New York supports our military men, women and families. The Touro College Veteran’s Program was created to help our service members realize their educational goals. This program allows military veterans, active service members, National Guardsmen and the Reserves, as well as their dependents, the opportunity to continue their education.
Dedicated staff members are available to assist with the admissions process, and to help develop educational goals into something attainable. According to COL (Ret) Geoffrey Slack the program’s director; the government offers educational opportunities to our service members however, it can sometimes be a confusing process. Our staff will assist veteran students in obtaining funding and making sure all the paperwork is filed and help to coordinate between the different agencies.
There are several different fields of study across the New York locations that are available for our service men and women who enroll. Service members have a different set of skills and often a unique set of goals and needs. Keeping in mind the various backgrounds and possible interests of our military men and women; Touro College has established three educational programs for veterans.
The “On-Track” program will allow students to get caught up on their academics before officially enrolling in courses so they’re prepared for the college experience.
The “Pipeline Program” is for VA students who are looking towards a graduate or professional degree in either the health sciences or law. This program will provide advisement, mentoring and guidance for those undergraduate students who are interested in taking their career to the next level.
The “Stripes and Bars” program is geared towards helping in the advancement of one’s military career by providing options to assist in meeting civilian education requirements.
We should all take a moment to reflect on what our lives would be like without our military service men and women. Try your best to thank a veteran for their service not only today, but all throughout the year.
On November 13th, a ceremony will be held at Bay Shore campus to honor Touro’s student veterans.