SVAP in the News
November 11, 2009
Philip Larson spoke with Michigan Public Radio about the benefits of writing groups for military veterans, and how sharing those writings can give the general public insight into veterans' experiences, emotions and difficulties.
October 5, 2009
On Page 3 of this article, Matt Swanson, the president of Ross Business Veterans, talks about how U-M's substantial participation in the Yellow Ribbon Program has helped him and other veterans with the costs of tuition.
August 3, 2009
Phil Larson, Program Coordinator of SVAP, predicts on Michigan Radio that there will be an increase in the number of veterans applying to Graduate and Undergraduate programs due to the post 9/11 GI Bill.
July 27, 2009
Yellow Ribbon program helps out Student Veterans at University of Michigan. Matthew Swanson, currently in the MBA program, shares his experiences transitioning from the military to college and how the Post 9/11 GI bill and the Yellow Ribbon Program will impact paying for his education.
July 21, 2009
Various students and staff from different Universities talk about the Post 9/11 GI bill. Included is Phil Larson and SVAP
May 25, 2009
Veterans John Farrow, Douglas Prough & Derek Blumke talk about their military service, their transition into college and the issues that Veterans face on college campuses. Phil Larson also talks about the unique qualities that student veterans bring to campus.
April 14, 2009
Student Veteran Branden DeRoche describes how he initially hid his military status, Derek Blumke talks about what students face on campus and the decision to start a national organization. Phil Larson talks about what military members and student veterans face both in the military and on a college campus
April 5, 2009
Student veterans including Derek Blumke petition statehouse to make all universities in Michigan more veteran friendly. Article also highlights changes that have already happened at the University of Michigan and other similar schools.
February 20, 2009
Matthew and Dawn Bussey talk about their transition to the University. Derek Blumke asks Board of Regents to adopt administrative changes he says will encourage more veterans to apply to U-M. Carl Ireland goes to the Michigan Statehouse to petition for changes to all Michigan Universities to make them more veteran friendly.
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