Navigating Toward Academic Success: Peer Support for Student Veterans
Author(s): Kees, M., Risk, B., Meadowbrooke, C., Spinner, J. L., & Valenstein, M.
Editor(s): DiRamio, D.
Citation: Kees, M., Risk, B., Meadowbrooke, C., Spinner, J. L., & Valenstein, M. (2017). Navigating Toward Academic Success: Peer Support for Student Veterans. In DiRamio, D., What’s Next for Student Veterans? Moving From Transition to Academic Success (pp. 93-115). Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina, National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience & Students in Transition.
This chapter discusses the Peer Advisors for Veteran Education (PAVE), which is a nationwide program designed to aid military-affiliated students achieve success both personally and academically. PAVE aims to provide an approach for supporting student veterans in their transition from military to academia to employment. The program is designed to connect incoming student veterans with successful student veterans already on campus. Through this peer-to-peer support, PAVE builds a sense of community and facilitates access to resources that contribute to academic and personal success.