Mass. Rehab Commission to Hold NE Symposium on Vets and Higher Ed Success

The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission will hold a symposium on Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury Ensuring Success in Higher Education, at Salem State University on Wednesday, June 6 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The symposium is designed to educate college and university staff who work with veterans to ensure their success in pursuing higher education. The event is open to all colleges and universities in New England, but registration is limited to the first 176 registrants. Click here to register by May 30.

About 4% of all undergraduates and 4% of all graduate students were veterans or military service members in 2007-08, according to a profile published by the U.S. Department of Education. Veterans also represented about 4% of undergraduates and about 6% of graduate students who reported a disability in 2007-08. With the new GI Bill increasing financial support for college, more recent data may show growing representation among veterans and military service members in higher education. Community colleges have been among early leaders in welcoming soldiers and veterans to campus.

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