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HDI Seminar Series Event

Serving Those Who Served Us: Understanding Military Culture and Disability Awareness in College

Date: Friday, April 7, 2017

Time: 1:00 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET

Presenters: Tony Dotson, MA. Mr. Dotson is the Director of the University of Kentucky’s Veterans Resource Center. Duke Pettit, II. MRC, CRC. Mr. Pettit is a Disability Accommodations Consultant at the University of Kentucky’s Disability Resource Center. Matthew Bradford is a student veteran at the University of Kentucky. He is majoring in Media Arts & Studies and History.

Continuing Education Units: CEU’s are approved in Rehabilitation Counseling in conjunction with the Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. CEU’s are approved in Social Work. CEU's are pending in Psychology. CEU's are approved in Effective Instructional Leadership.

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Location: University of Kentucky Mineral Industries Building, Conference Room 004 120 Graham Avenue, Lexington KY 40506

An influx of student veterans are expected to enroll in postsecondary institutions with the education benefits for veterans under the Post-9/11 GI Bill. As a result, there is a need for increasing awareness of military culture with the growing number of student veterans with disabilities returning to college campuses. This seminar will provide an overview of the United States military, with a particular focus on addressing why understanding military culture is important when working with student veteran and military families. The presentation will discuss the facilitating factors and significant barriers for student veterans in transitioning to college life. The seminar will also identify the resources available to meet the needs of student veterans with disabilities in higher education.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Develop an awareness of military culture.
  2. Recognize the differences and commonalities between military and civilian culture.
  3. Identify the facilitators and barriers for student veterans transitioning to higher education.
  4. Identify the resources available for students with disabilities on campus.

Seminar funding is provided by the Inclusive Excellence Student Program Grant as well as the Chi Sigma Iota-Rho Zeta chapter Statewide/Regional Networking Grant.  


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