“A Military Member’s and Veteran’s Pathway to Education and Career Success” was the theme of the 2016 Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) annual professional development symposium in San Antonio, Texas in February.
L-R: Carolyn Adamczyk, Susan Dewan, Barbara Pieper, Judy Reed, and Patti Cannistraci took part in the annual Council of Colleges and Military Educators Conference in February.
Attending the event from the Center for Military Education were Susan Dewan, assistance vice president, Judy Reed, director of veteran services and outreach and Carolyn Adamczyk, director of the veterans’ center. The three attended sessions and staffed an Excelsior College booth on the exhibit floor. Organizations providing speakers included Servicemembers Opportunity College, Navy College Program for Afloat College Education, Advisory Councils on Education, and VA Education Program.
Sharing the Excelsior booth was Hudson Whitman Press, which highlighted its most recently book, “See Me For Who I Am.” This book is a collection of essays of student veterans’ stories of war and coming home by 20 students at UWisconsin – Stevens Point.
Barbara Pieper, associate dean and Patti Cannistraci, assistant dean from the School of Nursing also attended sessions on best practices on assisting veterans in the RN to BS in Nursing. Cannistraci commented, “The breakout sessions provided great insight into ways to ensure successful transition of veteran’s into the civilian workforce while capitalizing on their military experience, education, and high level skills.”
CCME is a group of civilian educators, postsecondary educational institutions and suppliers of educational products and services who come together to share best practices in serving the military education community. CCME keeps open lines of communication between the membership and Department of Defense educational support network.