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Temple University Veterans Welcome Program

Temple University Veteran Affairs

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Temple University Veterans Welcome Program

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Congratulations on Your Acceptance!

More than 200 of our newly admitted students have something in common with Bill Cosby, comedian and creator of Fat Albert and The Cosby Kids; Elvis Presley, King of Rock & Roll; Robin Quivers, radio personality and co-host of the Howard Stern Show; or Gene Hackman, Academy Award-winning actor.  Like them, you or a member of your family has made the ultimate contribution to our society by serving in the U.S. military.  As a newly admitted veteran, active duty servicemember, spouse or dependent, you and your family members are invited to join us for the Second Annual Veterans Welcome Program at the Student Center, Underground, located on 13th & Montgomery Avenue, Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 3:00pm - 6:00pm.  You will find out everything you need to know about the various G.I. Bill benefits, and gain a complete understanding of the certification process at the university.

After you have fun at TempleFest, come meet key university veteran representatives and hear them talk about career and internship opportunities, money matters, and the tools you will need to successfully navigate your way through the various student services available to you.  Meet and mingle with veteran advisors, members of the University Veterans Task Force, Temple Veteran Association (TVA), and maybe even a surprise guest or two.  Plus, there will be delicious food and door prizes.  Also, learn how you and you family members can attend Temple Football and Basketball games.  All students in attendance can pick up their FREE ticket to Military Appreciation Day at the Temple vs. Navy home opener football game on Saturday, September 6 at the Lincoln Financial Field.  Plus, Temple students can get free tickets to the game for their veteran family and friends (while supplies last).

If you have just started your journey to becoming Temple Made, you don't want to miss this event!

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"Everything You Need to Know About Your VA Benefits"

Presenters: Constance Finch, Education Advisor, PA Department of Education, Bureau of Postsecondary and Adult Education, Division of Veteran & Military Education, Harrisburg, PA

Janet Hooper, Guidance Counselor, PA Army National Guard (Go-Army), Fort Indiantown Gap, PA

"Understanding the Certification Process at Temple University"

Presenters: Lori Thompson, Assistant Registrar, Temple Veterans Certifying Official
Pamela Watters, Third Party Billing Coordinator, Federal Awards (TA) for National Guard
Larry Bridges, Financial Aid Counselor, Educational Assistance Program (EAP) for National Guard

"Money Matters"

Presenters: Celeste Roberts-Ruffin, Assistant Bursar, Bursar Office
Kimberly Benns, Associate Director, Student Financial Services

"Career Choices"

Presenter: Linda Lawton, Associate Director, Career Center

"How to Navigate Campus Disability Resources and Services"

Presenter: Renee Kirby, Assistant Director, Disability Resource Center

"Getting Connected with Temple Veterans Association (TVA)"

Presenters: TVA Officers


Resource Fair

Greater Philadelphia Veterans Association (GPVA), Temple University Athletics, Temple University Housing, Temple Disability Resource Center, Registrar, Student Financial Services (SFS), Career Center, Temple Wellness Center, U.S. Department of Education, Veteran and Military Education, Temple ROTC, Temple Veterans Association (TVA).

We hope to see you there!


Sponsored by Temple University Veterans Affairs, University Veterans Task Force, and Temple Veterans Association 
Have questions about Temple University Veterans Welcome Program? Contact Temple University Veteran Affairs

When & Where

Temple University Main Campus
Howard Gittis Student Center, Underground
1725 N. 13th Street/Near 13th & Montgomery
Philadelphia , PA 19122

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

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Temple University Veteran Affairs


Rank #24 as Best College for Veterans by U.S. News & World Report, designated a Military Friendly School for 2014 by G.I. Jobs Magazine.  Temple University, a Yellow Ribbon School, provides access to excellence and opportunities for success for military servicemembers and veterans who are admitted to and or enrolled at Temple.  The University is committed to assisting these students with making a smooth transition from military to college life.  For more information, check out the veterans website at 

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