Challenges of combat veterans returning to college

militaryOn Tuesday, Feb. 5, Augsburg faculty and staff can learn about “Beyond the Yellow Ribbon,” the Minnesota National Guard’s reintegration program for returning soldiers. Chaplain John Morris (Lt. Col.) will explain how the program provides benefits and resources to ease the returnees’ reintegration into families and communities. The event takes place from 3:15 – 5:15 p.m. in Sateren Auditorium.

Nearly 80 military veterans or currently-serving military members are enrolled at Augsburg — one of the highest number at any private college in Minnesota. In order to help faculty and staff understand the relatively high risks for difficulty in college, especially among veterans returning from high-stress deployment, Morris — along with a mental health specialist and a returning veteran — will talk about the challenges and issues faced by these students. Continue reading “Challenges of combat veterans returning to college”