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LSC-Kingwood: Student Veterans Association

Mission Statement

The Student Veterans Association provides a social group to help Veterans adjust to and become successful in civilian and college life; promotes college spirit and establishes and maintains fellowship amongst Veterans and students on the LSC-K campus; assists with dissemination of information valuable to Veterans; integrates Veterans and students into social and campus activites; organizes worthwile projects and events pertaining to Veterans and their needs and issues.

The SVA is dedicated to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. All veterans will succeed in higher education, achieve their academic goals, and gain meaningful employment.

Student Veterans of America (SVA) is a 501(c)(3) coalition of student-veteran groups on college campuses across the globe. Here are some of the things SVA Headquarters staffers do daily:

Support Students

The heart of SVA is the student-led chapter. SVA supports a network of over 1,500 schools and over 700,000 student veterans. At the individual level, SVA empowers veterans to be informed consumers of higher education and make the most of the transition to civilian life.

Fund Scholarships

SVA has awarded over $1 million to 111 SVA Scholars since 2011. Thanks to corporate sponsors, SVA is supporting new scholars every semester. View open scholarships.

Train Tomorrow's Leaders

The annual Leadership Institute Series offers Local Leadership Summits in every region of the country and culminates with the Leadership Institute, a highly-selective colloquium of SVA's best students. The sessions offer chapter management, budgeting, and strategic planning skills.

Tell Your Story

SVA's communications team shares the successes of student veterans across the country by engaging in strategic media opportunities, and by telling the stories of our chapters and members.

Protect the G.I. Bill

SVA is a guardian and steward of the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, and SVA founders had an important part in the bill's genesis. SVA's Government Affairs team advises lawmakers and advocates in eight issue areas such as student debt and STEM fields.

Conduct Groundbreaking Research

The initial Million Records Project (MRP) offered facts to policymakers, service providers, colleges, and the public. SVA has launched two new research initiatives: The National Veteran Education Success Tracker (NVEST) adds education levels, majors and completion rates of Bill recipients and The SVA Spotlight survey provides annual demographic insights.

Plan the SVA Annual National Conference

The SVA National Conference is the nation's largest gathering of student veterans. Attend the 2017 National Conference in Anaheim, California on January 5-8 and enjoy testimonials from 2016.

Develop Sustainable Support

SVA's development team builds corporate partnerships that fund student-veteran success.

Build an Alumni Network

Being a student veteran and an SVA member does not end at graduation. The alumni network keeps student veterans connected for a lifetime and facilitates mentorship opportunities.

SVA is not affiliated, connected, associated, sponsored or approved in any way with the School of Visual Arts in New York, nor is it sponsored or approved by the School of Visual Arts. 


Rogelio Espinoza

Email: Rogelio.M.Espinoza@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1790
Office: CLA 115

Paul Blakelock

Email: Paul.A.Blakelock@lonestar.edu
Phone: 281.312.1591

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