Meet Staff Sgt. Nichole Tovar, new president for Student Veterans of UAA

2011-06-22 by

Just 27 years old, she’s trained as a combat medic/nurse and is mom to two young girls. She and her husband are both back in school—he’s continuing the nursing education he began in the military and she’s switched to a whole new field, culinary arts.

This spring, Tovar took on leadership of the Student Veterans of UAA, a relatively new campus club. In this 12-minute interview, she describes the challenging transition from combat to college life for veterans, and outlines her ambitions for veteran-supportive activities, services and events at UAA. Top on her list is a special event honoring fallen soldiers for Veterans Day 2011 – stay tuned for more details this fall.

Related links are listed below the podcast link. This interview was recorded May 24, 2011.

Download MP3 (12:30min, 12MB)

For More Information:

Student Veterans of UAA
Facebook page
Student Veterans of UAA
Club page on UAA website
Combat to College
PDF brochure on making a successful transition
Retreat for Women Veterans
Information on a July 29-Aug 3 event in Seldovia, Alaska
Veterans Listening Session May 31, 2011
Nichole Tovar attended and met U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs, Eric Shinseki