Agenda

Time Session Speaker(s) Room
8:00–9:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast CCE 209
9:00–9:30 a.m. Opening Remarks and Greetings Mr. Randy Wilson –
Veteran Symposium Committee Coordinator & Director of Veterans Upward Bound, Weber State University

Dr. Bruce Davis –
Dean of Continuing Education & Vice Provost, Weber State University Room
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9:30–10:45 a.m. PTSD
Suicide Prevention
Dr. Aaron Ahern –
Mr. Charlie Chandler –
Coordinator of Veterans Services, Weber State University
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10:45–11:00 a.m. Break Mr. Randy Wilson CCE 209
11:00–11:50 a.m. Veterans on Campus:
Understanding the Unique Challenges
Dr. M. David Rudd –
Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (CSBS) at the University of Utah and co-founder and scientific director of the National Center for Veterans Studies (NCVS)
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11:50–Noon Announcements Mr. Randy Wilson CCE 209
Noon–1:00 p.m. Lunch at Topic Tables Group Discussions (tentative)
  • Veteran Friendly Campus – Randy Wilson
  • PTSD – Dr. Aaron Ahern
  • Veteran Center – Darlene Head
  • Charlie Chandler/Dan Czech – Veteran Suicide
  • OEF/OIF – Christopher Scott, OEF/OIF Manager – VA Outreach/Military Services Coordinator
  • Accelerated Credentialing to Employment – Jerry Cullwell, Department of Workforce Services, Accelerated Credentialing to Employment Specialist
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1:00–1:50 p.m. Women Veterans:
The Faces of a New Generation
Ms. Gina Painter, LCSW -
Women Veterans Program VA Salt Lake City Health Care System
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1:50–2:00 p.m. Break With Afternoon Snacks Mr. Randy Wilson CCE 209
2:00–2:25 p.m. Utah Veterans Administration Mr. Terry Schow –
Executive Director of the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs
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2:25–2:50 p.m. Providing Pre-College Services to Assist in Veterans Transition into Higher Education Programs Ms. Julia O’Dell –
Director, The University of Kansas Veterans Upward Bound
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2:50–3:00 p.m. Break Mr. Randy Wilson CCE 209
3:00–3:50 p.m. Student Veteran Panel Mrs. Jennifer Comer –
VA Work Study in Veterans Services, Veteran Student Senator and Student Veterans Of America WSU Chapter President , Weber State University

Nathan Cragun -
VA Work Study in Veterans Services, Weber State University

Mr. Tyler Baranowsky –
Work Study Student and Former Veterans Upward Bound Participant, Weber State University

Mr. Greg Noriega -
Veterans Upward Bound Participant, Weber State University
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3:50 p.m. Closing Remarks & Attendance Certificates Dr. Jan Winniford –
Vice President for Student Affairs, Weber State University

Mr. Randy Wilson
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