Pledges to Support Student Veterans
Denver, Colo. (August 8, 2013)
– Today, Jones International University signed a pledge to join the Education Pillar
of Got Your 6 and support student
veterans by implementing and enhancing resources, programs and policies to
support this population. Got Your 6 is a movement led by a consortium of major film
and television studios, broadcast and cable television networks, talent
agencies, and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in America
with regards to veterans and military families. Jones International University is
joining dozens of colleges and universities nationwide committed to heighten
their support for current and future students who are also military veterans.
“We are eager to proactively support our student
veterans and are excited to partner with Got Your 6 Education Pillar,” stated
Jones International University Chancellor Dr. Milton Goldberg. “By partnering with this organization, we are
able to provide additional services to our veteran students so they may find
success in their post-secondary programs and contribute to civilian society in
the Got Your 6 Education
Pillar: Transitioning through Education efforts are the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation College Promise who are working collaboratively
to collect pledges from 500 colleges and universities by June 2014.
together, the Pat Tillman Foundation, Student Veterans of America and Operation
College Promise have selected a leading group of institutions that will make
the commitment to the Got Your 6 Education Pillar, including Jones International
University, said Chris Marvin,
Managing Director of Got Your 6. “It is our mission to ensure many more colleges and
universities will join us in pledging to support our veterans which will have a
lasting and positive effect not only on campuses, but in communities all across
About Jones International University®, Ltd.
As the pioneer in online education, Jones International
University, offers an unparalleled online educational experience that provides
essential tools and strategies for career starters, career changers, and career
advancers around the globe. JIU offers an array of online undergraduate,
graduate, and doctoral degrees and professional certificate programs in the
fields of business administration, education, and business communication and
employs some of the greatest minds from many of the world’s leading
About Got Your 6
Your 6 is a campaign designed to change the conversation in America such that
veterans and military families are seen as civic assets and leaders who will
reinvigorate our community. The campaign combines the reach and resources of
the top American entertainment studios, networks, guilds and agencies with the
expertise and commitment of more than two dozen nonprofit organizations.
Through an extensive media footprint and a set of substantial service
commitments, Got Your 6 will ensure successful reintegration of veterans into
civilian life. For more information, visit www.gotyour6.org.
ServiceNation is the organizing body and fiduciary agent for Got Your 6. The
campaign is managed by Propper Daley.
About the Pat
and friends established the Pat Tillman Foundation following Pat’s death in
2004 while serving with the 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Created to
honor Pat’s legacy and pay tribute to his commitment to leadership and service,
the Pat Tillman Foundation is a national leader in providing educational
support and resources to veterans, active servicemembers and their spouses.
Inspired by Pat’s attributes of leadership, passion for education and spirit of
service, the Foundation annually awards educational scholarships through the
Tillman Military Scholars program. Since the Foundation’s inception, over $5
million in educational support has been invested in individuals committed to a
life of service both in an out of uniform, including over $3.2 million awarded
to 230 Tillman Military Scholars nationwide. For more information, visit www.pattillmanfoundation.org.
Veterans of America
Veterans of America is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit coalition of student veteran
organizations on more than 550 college campuses globally. Each chapter, run by
and for student veterans, provides a critical peer-support network that has
been linked to improved academic success. The local chapter is essential to
accomplishing SVA’s mission, which is to provide military veterans with the
resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and
College Promise (OCP) is a national
policy, research and education program based in Trenton, New Jersey, which
supports the transition and postsecondary advancement of our nation’s veterans.
The program’s mission is to support student veterans “To, Through and Beyond”
the attainment of their higher education objectives. Founded in 2008 as a
web-based resource, the project was initiated by the New Jersey Association of
State Colleges and Universities (NJASCU) to centralize transition information
for servicemembers on a comprehensive website. Today, the program has reached
more than 300 institutions in 25 states through its signature training – the
Certificate for Veterans’ Service Providers (CVSP) program and is a national
leader in research efforts on student veterans’ progress toward degree and
employment, as well as in the development of innovative degree plans for
military students. For more information, visit: www.OperationCollegePromise.com.