August 2018 OVMSA Newsletter
IMPORTANT REMINDER
Fall 2018 GI Bill Delay!
Due to recent changes in legislation with the Forever GI Bill, there will be delays in your Fall payment. You were sent an email with specific information about these changes on July 23, 2018.
Questions?
719-255-3666 military@uccs.edu
HONOR SOCIETY
SALUTE Information
SALUTE Honor Society recently began a chapter at UCCS! We will host two induction ceremonies throughout the year, one in the fall and one in the spring.

If you are interested in joining our chapter, please visit the SALUTE website.

Questions? Contact vets@uccs.edu
BOOTS TO SUITS
Boots to Suits Application
Are you a Junior, Senior or Graduate student beginning to think about the transition from military careers to civilian careers? Then this is the program for you! Boots to Suits matches students with a mentor in their career field to gain insights into the job search, networking, and more.

Program begins in the fall and ends in the springs. Upon completion of the program, participants receive up to $500 credit towards business attire, from JOS A Bank or Macys.

Interested students can click the button below to learn more and apply now. Applications are open until August.

Questions? 719-255-3666 or vets@uccs.edu
OPERATION JOE
Save a tree, grab a mug!
Have you stopped by the Student Veteran Center lately? We have a new sustainability initiative in place! Each time you use a mug in the center, or bring your own travel mug for your coffee, you can enter a digital punch in our punch card system! Every 15 punches you are entered in a coffee themed raffle giveaway!
ON and OFF CAMPUS EVENTS
Back to School Bagel Breakfast
AUGUST 20-21 8AM-10AM
McCord Herbst Student Veteran Center

Come by the student veteran center the morning of the first two days of classes! You will be able to drop off any of your paperwork for your benefits, and get a free bagel breakfast on us! We'll tell you about our programs we offer while you enjoy bagels and coffee.
Vet Fest
AUGUST 4 9AM-5PM
Sky Sox Stadium

Wounded Warrior Project has a day of fun and fellowship for veterans. This community integration event is open to the public and will have up to 50 different organizations participating.
ALL ABOUT CAREER
Employment/Volunteer/Internship
Opportunities

SCA is seeking Veteran Fire Corps applicants! Click HERE

United Health Group is hiring! Click HERE

ISYS Technologies is hiring! Click HERE

PSG Jobs is hiring! Click HERE !

Raytheon's Relaunch Program is hiring! Click HERE

Denver Career Fair August 16! Click HERE !

Senator Michael Bennet's office is hiring! Click HERE
PROGRAMS and RESOURCES
Veteran Tutoring Program
More Information Coming Fall 2018
POC- vets@uccs.edu
Books for Battle Buddies
Our Books for Battle Buddies will take your used books and lend them to other students in need.

To donate or request, email us at bfbb@uccs.edu
Community Resources
CU Denver Heroes Clinic provides free services to all full time enrolled student veterans
Truman Scholarship is accepting applications!
Minority Veterans of America is a non-profit dedicated to changing the narrative of the American Veteran
Wounded Warrior Projec t has numerous events, programs, and benefits help for Post 9/11 veterans!
TREE Group is a new psycho-educational and experiential group designed for those who have experienced trauma
USO Colorado Springs has a number of programs benefiting local veterans
Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanit y has a Veteran Home Repair program
Homes for All Veterans SSVF Program has info about maintain safe, stable housing!
Education Fairs
The OVMSA attended the Fort Carson, Peterson AFB, and USAFA education fairs during the month of July!






Military Spouse Career Coalition Meeting
The Military Spouse Career Coalition attended a meeting at UCCS. In attendance were prominent members from the community, including representatives from the senate/house, and the mayor's office.
UPCOMING
UCCS Upcoming Events
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