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Student Veterans' Heroic Journey in Higher Education

Author(s): Osborne, N. J.

Citation: Osborne, N. J. (2017). Student Veterans' Heroic Journey in Higher Education. 15(1), 1.



Continued increases in student veteran enrollment point the way for institutions to re-evaluate their understanding of this nontraditional group. Accordingly, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign developed a first-year course specific to student veterans; its success has already led to expansion of the course and a better understanding of these students’ unique needs.


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