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Yesterday's Warriors, Tomorrow's Leaders

By: Phyllida Whittaker '19, student correspondent

Yesterday's Warriors, Tomorrow's Leaders
Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA), provided the keynote address at the College/ University Regional Veterans Education Representative Conference held on campus.

“Veterans, especially educated veterans — it is my honest belief — will be the generation that leads during the hard times that are in front of us. They are the ones who will solve the complex problems of our country,” Jared Lyon, president and CEO of Student Veterans of America (SVA), said during his keynote address at Scranton’s College/University Regional Veterans Education Representative Conference. The conference was sponsored through a grant from Lockheed Martin.

Veterans “not only defended the world, freedom, and democracy,” Lyon said, “but then came home and were quite literally the most successful students in higher education, with their top three majors of business, STEM and health-related fields.” He explained that today’s student veterans are the most educated subset of the population and have some of the highest GPAs and success rates of any group.

“We are yesterday’s warriors, becoming today’s scholars, who will most assuredly be tomorrow’s leaders,” Lyon said.

The Veterans Advocacy Committee at Scranton, in cooperation with Student Veterans of America (SVA) in Washington, D.C., hosted the conference.

Read the full press release, here.

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