Fairleigh Dickinson University to Hold Free Veterans Education Seminar

Madison, NJ (March 15, 2011) -- How to better meet veterans’ education needs will be the topic on April 13 when Fairleigh Dickinson University hosts “Veterans Education in New Jersey: Serving Those Who Served.”

The event, which runs from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and will be held in Wilson Auditorium, is aimed at a variety of audiences who have a stake in veterans education. Academic administrators, financial aid officers, higher education government relations officers, student life professionals, faculty, and veteran student leaders are all welcome to attend this free event.

Topics to be covered include: the Post 9/11 GI Bill, best practices for serving veterans, financial aid and benefits counseling, introduction to military culture, and more. In addition to lectures delivered in the auditorium, break-out sessions will be held to provided attendees with an opportunity to delve into the topics in small groups.

Speakers will include Dorothy Gilman, President of the National Association of Veterans Programs Administration, and A.J. Luna, FDU’s Director of Veterans Services. Luna was a member of the Student Veterans of America, a group which played a vital role in pushing for the New GI Bill.

To register, log onto www.fdu.edu/veterans. For more information call 201-692-7085 or email ariel_j_luna@fdu.edu. Lunch will be provided.

The event is co-sponsored by the Independent College Fund of New Jersey and the university, with support from the Wal-Mart Foundation and the American Council on Education Office of Military Programs.

Wilson Auditorium is located in Dickinson Hall at 99 University Plaza Dr., Hackensack, NJ, 07601.

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