For the full official letter, please click here. Transcribed below:
On behalf of the Western Kentucky University Student Veterans' Alliance, I am honored to welcome you into our organization. I would like to also thank you for your service and sacrifice to our beloved country. The individuals that are affiliated with the United States military are as broad as the country it represents. Be proud of your service! Current military, veterans, and their families all served in different ways, and have all sacrificed on different levels. I salute all those who wear the uniform – currently, or on their hearts.
It is my great privilege to serve you as the WKU SVA President. We have a robust and exciting future ahead for our chapter. Your time pursuing higher education is more than a simple scholarship endeavor; it's an opportunity for enriching experiences that will provide you a pathway of success, and an avenue to make a positive and significant impact on the campus, and community.
As a member of the WKU SVA, you have a voice. Partnering with our parent organization, Student Veterans of America, we will do our best to address policy and political issues that are specific to the needs of our community.
The Mission: To provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation.
The potential you hold is limitless. We are here to introduce you to your possibilities.
With over twenty corporate sponsors that have made a commitment to connect to SVA,
chapters can provide enhanced employment opportunities for our community.
The Vision: All veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.
Your legacy on campus starts here. Many military and veterans face challenges as they pursue higher education. It is my intent that we face these challenges together!
"The day the soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
General Colin Powell, United States Army.
You are the next generation of great American leaders,
G. Daniel Collins, Jr,