It’s estimated that more than 35 percent of the nation’s military spouses are chronically unemployed. In communities like El Paso, Texas—home to more than 40,000 military-connected families—the rate of spousal unemployment is significantly higher than the national average. For this…
From Battlefield to Bookworm
The University’s long tradition of service to the nation’s veterans and military service members continues in the classrooms of the College of Arts and Science. In July, Arts and Sciences faculty and staff hosted approximately a dozen military veterans for an intense week of academic workshops through the Warrior Scholar Project.
The program is designed to help enlisted men and women make successful transitions from the military to campus life. Students are guided through five days of analytical reading and writing courses, along with mentorship to help build confidence as they make a move toward their academic future.