Barnett Participates in 48th Mississippi National Guard State Conference
Center for and Veteran Military Education’s Peter Barnett, military senior academic advisor, attended the 48th annual conference of the Mississippi Noncommissioned Officers Association in Jackson, Mississippi.
This year’s conference had over 500 participants. The Mississippi National Guard NCOA supports 180 Mississippi National Guard units in the Army and Air National Guard which includes 10,000 soldiers and airmen in the Mississippi National Guard
Barnett spoke to Army and Air National Guard members about the Center for Military and Veteran Education, and how with the support of military admission counselors, assists in getting students started; military academic advisors to review their military transcripts for degrees related to their military occupations; and the academic advisors who guide and support them in completing their degree requirements.
He also spoke to prospective students, current Excelsior College students. and even a couple of alumni. They shared their thoughts on the best courses and instructors they’ve had. One student share that they had being so inspired from a dynamic Excelsior College instructor that he now is going to attend graduate school!
Adamczyk Supports National Guard Conferences in Tennessee and North Carolina
Carolyn Adamczyk, director of the veteran’s center, attended the 39th annual conference of the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of Tennessee held in Murfreesboro, Tennessee . The Tennessee National Guard has five Guard components with over 16,000 officers and enlisted personnel.
Adamczyk also attended the 55th annual North Carolina National Guard Conference in Greensboro, North Caroline which represents more than 16,000 members.
She spoke to Army and Air National Guard members about the Lt Col Bryant A. Murray Veterans Center which is online and open to the public. The Murray Veterans Center provides abundant resources for military, veterans and their family members to include: peer to peer mentorship program to assist in helping new military, veteran students as well as family members to acclimate to the online course environment, provide tips on being a successful student and encouragement in their educational pursuit. Adamczyk also discussed how military credits, other accredited college credits, and credit-by-exam may transfer toward Excelsior College degrees.
Campa Attends Virginia Army/Air National Guard Enlisted Association Event
Diana Campa, military admissions counselor in the Washington, DC area attended and promoted Excelsior College at the 42nd annual conference in Newport News, VA during the last weekend of April.
During the event, Diana was able to connect with the Troops to Teachers Representative in Virginia who asked if he could refer military and veteran students to Excelsior College and provide them with preliminary evaluations.
Campa said, “Of course I was pleased at having the opportunity to be able to provide the reviews. The Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts is a good fit for military and veterans in preparing for the Troops to Teachers program.” Campa received her first referral that day!
The National Guard of the United States is comprised of both Army and Air Force and is part of the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces made up of units from each state and the territories of Guam, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as well as the District of Columbia. The National Guard units are under the dual control of the state and federal governments.