Paralyzed Veterans of America joins forces with Southern New Hampshire University to help former members of the U.S. armed forces

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Partnership aims to advance education and career goals for underserved veterans

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Paralyzed Veterans of America and Southern New Hampshire University today announced a new partnership to help veterans who are underserved and overlooked, particularly those with catastrophic injuries or illnesses, achieve their educational aspirations to advance their career goals.

PVA’s Veterans Career Program is a unique career program that provides one-on-one counseling to all veterans, transitioning service members, military spouses, and their caregivers seeking employment, education or volunteer opportunities. Through the partnership, SNHU will provide educational guidance and assistance to PVA Veterans Career Program clients by helping them explore the university’s degree and certificate programs that may be needed for their career plans.

“The cornerstone of the partnership is to engage non-service-connected injured veterans, their caregivers and their spouses to help them overcome challenges to education and learning, so they can be unstoppable in their lives,” said Lauren Lobrano, director of PVA’s Veterans Career Program. “Our collaboration with SNHU will hopefully assist this veteran population in preparing to reach their educational goals, leading to successful career paths and more job opportunities.”

SNHU has a long history of supporting those in the military community. The university’s team of dedicated professionals currently assist more than 15,000 service members, veterans, spouses, caregivers and survivors with the university’s enrollment, benefits, academic advising and career preparation services.

“When service members return home from the military, they are often faced with many obstacles along the way,” said Susan Bogle, SNHU’s vice president of product marketing and military and academic alliances. “For our wounded heroes and their families, those challenges can be magnified. Our hope is that this new partnership with PVA will help these veterans smoothly transition back to civilian life, and allow them to achieve their educational and career aspirations post-military.”

To learn more about PVA’s Veterans Career Program, visit PVA.org/VeteransCareerProgram.

About Paralyzed Veterans of America
Paralyzed Veterans of America is the only congressionally chartered veterans service organization dedicated solely to the benefit and representation of veterans with spinal cord injury or disease. For nearly 75 years, the organization has ensured that veterans receive the benefits earned through service to our nation; monitored their care in VA spinal cord injury units; and funded research and education in the search for a cure and improved care for individuals with paralysis.

As a life-long partner and advocate for veterans and all people with disabilities, Paralyzed Veterans of America also develops training and career services, works to ensure accessibility in public buildings and spaces, and provides health and rehabilitation opportunities through sports and recreation. With more than 70 offices and 33 chapters, Paralyzed Veterans of America serves veterans, their families, and their caregivers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Learn more at pva.org.

About Southern New Hampshire University
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) is a private, nonprofit institution with an 88-year history of educating traditional-aged students and working adults. Now serving more than 150,000 students worldwide, SNHU offers approximately 200 accredited undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs, available online and on its 300-acre campus in Manchester, NH. Recognized as the “Most Innovative” regional university by U.S. News & World Report and one of the fastest-growing universities in the country, SNHU is committed to expanding access to high quality, affordable pathways that meet the needs of each student. Learn more at snhu.edu.

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Oname Thompson
Paralyzed Veterans of America
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