Office of Veteran and Military Education Military Academic Development Coordinator Desiree Drindak Makes Presentation
By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange
April 8, 2013
“Duty to Degrees: Advising Those Who Serve” was the topic of a presentation delivered earlier this month by Military Academic Development Coordinator for Office of Veteran and Military Education Desiree Drindak for The National Academic Advising Association. The meeting was held in Quebec.
With an influx of veterans and service members attending college, it is important to understand the unique needs of military students, she said. This session focused on the value of American Council on Education recommended credits, as well as the new Joint Services Transcript (JST) which provides a uniform transcript for members of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. The session highlighted important tips for supporting these students as they return to college and will encourage discussion of best practices.