Veteran Resources: Student Veteran Groups
GEORGETOWN University Student Veterans Association
The mission of the Georgetown University Student Veterans Association (GUSVA) is to support student veterans at Georgetown University in their pursuit of higher education. To support our veterans, the GUSVA conducts on-campus and off-campus advocacy, promotes a close community of student-veteran fellowship, and maintains productive dialogue between the student veteran community and university administration, faculty, and student body.
The GUSVA also serves as a university ambassador to the greater Washington area and the nation. Through community and alumni outreach, the GUSVA has formed relationships with government organizations, corporations, local businesses, and volunteer groups. These friendships have created a network beneficial to Georgetown student veterans and have allowed the GUSVA to support those that have supported our education.
If you are interested in attending Georgetown University and would like to know more about the Georgetown University Student Veterans of America, please contact a GUSVA officer for information.
President: Zachary Zimmerman, email@example.com. Zachary Zimmerman was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and he served in the United States Marine Corps form 2006 until 2010. During his service as an infantryman for 2nd Battalion 8th Marines, Zach was deployed to Ramadi, Iraq, and the Southern Helmand Province in Afghanistan. After he was honorably discharged from the Marine Corps he attended the Macklin Business Institute at Montgomery College where he was named valedictorian and was accepted as a transfer student into the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. Zach and his wife Sarah live in Rosslyn, Virginia.
Vice President: TM Gibbons-Neff is a junior in Georgetown College and an English major. He served with 1st Battalion 6th Marines from 2007 to 2011 as a rifleman and participated in two deployments to Afghanistan. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or @tmgneff on Twitter.
Treasurer: Aaron Scheuerman email@example.com served in the Maine Corps from 2005 to 2010. During that time he was part of Marine Corps Security Force Company Bangor, and 3rd Battalion 7th Marine Regiment. He deployed to Haditha, Iraq with 3/7 in 2008. After his discharge, Aaron attended community college in Seattle where he was dedicated to helping veterans transition from the military to academia or the workforce, and helped build programs to help homeless and at-risk veterans improve their positions in life. He transferred to Georgetown in 2012 and is a Senior in the McDonough School of Business.
Director of Campus Programming: Nevada Schadler, firstname.lastname@example.org. Nevada Schadler is an undergraduate student in the College interested in public policy, government, and social work. Raised in a military household with a stepfather who is a Special Operations Green Beret and Army Ranger, Nevada is committed to advocating for and supporting veterans. She has volunteered on the House Armed Services Committee and hopes to continue her work with servicemembers and veterans during her time at Georgetown. She has also worked to organize and develop an initiative to spread awareness for cancer prevention through healthy living.
Faculty Advisor: Prof. B. Mujica, email@example.com. Professor B. Mujica of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese serves a faculty veterans’ advocate and academic resource. She is the mother of a captain in the Marine Corps who served two tours in Iraq and has recently received his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She is a scholar, fiction writer and essayist, and has recently begun to write about veterans. If you have a question that is not answered on these pages, please contact her. She has many years of experience as a student advisor and will try to help you find the answer. Her office is located in ICC 405.
GUSVA In The News
- When It Comes To Education, Veterans Sometimes Aim Too Low (Huffington Post, September 22, 2012)
- For A Student Veteran, Graduation Is the Next Mission (New York Times At War Blog, September 18, 2012)
- Welcoming Home (Jesuit Journeys Winter 2012, May 18, 2012)
- Expanded GI Bill Boosts Aid for War Veterans at Georgetown (The Hoya, December 20, 2010)
- The Home Front: Veterans return to new obstacles(The Georgetown Voice, November 18, 2010)
- Georgetown Vet: From Learjets to Policy Management (Georgetown University, November 10, 2010)
- Student Veterans Meet at Georgetown Conference (Georgetown University, October 5, 2010)
- From the Front to the Hilltop: Student Group Works To Revamp Environment for On-Campus Veterans (The Guide , September, 2010)
Other Student Groups
McDonough Military Association (MMA):
The mission and goals of this club are to assist in the professional development and job search process of members, mentor incoming students, promote camaraderie among members, develop and maintain professional relationship with Veteran alumni, and raise awareness and support for the military at the McDonough School of Business. MMA is open to all Veterans of the military, both Officers and enlisted, from all service branches and all nationalities studying at the McDonough School of Business, as well as their partners and any other students that are interested in learning about the military and sharing in the MMA camaraderie.
For more information, contact Van Standifer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOYA Army ROTC:
The HOYA Battalion is one of the finest Army ROTC programs in the nation pulling students from Georgetown University, The George Washington University, American University, Catholic University of America, and the Institute of World Politics. The Battalion has a long and distinguished history training officers for the United States Army, which can be read about in the Battalion History.