March 27, 2017

Green Zone Training Initiative

A “Green Zone” is a location recognized by veterans as a safe place. Student veterans and service members are a diverse group of individuals, ranging in age, race/ethnicity, gender, and backgrounds.  Please join UMW Green Zone volunteers in the Magnolia Room of the University Center on Wednesday, Feb. 22, from noon to 1:30 p.m. for veterans awareness training. The session will begin with a panel of student veterans providing their perspective on transitioning from the military to a college campus, and will then be followed by an open discussion on working with student veterans and service members to assist them with the transition to student life

As of this past spring, Virginia ranked fourth in states with the most active duty and reserve members of the military. It’s imperative that UMW staff and faculty educate themselves about working with student veterans and service members.

*Please feel free to bring your lunch to this training session.  We believe attendance may be high for this training session.  Anyone interested in attending should RSVP to Kevin Caffrey (kcaffrey@umw.edu).