Funfest booth will feature corn in a cup.
By Priscilla Galarza
The San Antonio College chapter of the National Student Veterans Association organization currently has 45 active members but represents the 3,000 veterans at this college.
Steven Price, a veteran with more than 25 years of human resources, organizational development and military special operations experience, is the founder of the organization.
“As a human rights advocate, I realized that there has always been a need for a student veterans organization that effectively speaks for and represents the diverse voices of the approximate 3,000 veterans and their dependent family members at San Antonio College,” he said.
Engineering sophomore Mike Buford is the president of the chapter, which is recognized by the office of student life.
The club offers scholarship information and hosts events such as monthly meetings and fundraisers.
The next project will be selling corn in a cup for $1 at Funfest at this college April 11. Funfest is a collegewide festival in the mall.
“The school has been very supportive,” Buford said.
The club’s monthly meeting dates vary and details are emailed two weeks prior to the meeting.
Members must be veterans, be enrolled in at least six credit hours and show academic progress.
SVA organization is working with the Veterans of Foreign Wars for the Veterans Book Loan Program in which students donate books to be loaned to veterans of this college.
“We’re interested in the success of veterans,” Buford said.
For more information, log onto sva.org or contact the office veterans affairs at 210-486-0111.