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March 15, 2019
 

Spotlight on Adelphi’s Student Veterans Task Force and Its Chair: Achievements and Priorities


This task force looked ahead at this year’s priorities and looked back at last year’s major achievements.

The Student Veterans Task Force was formed in Spring 2018, with Christina Wease ’08 appointed chair while continuing as coordinator of student veteran services at Adelphi’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies.

Last year, Wease said, her task force’s key accomplishments were being able to “designate a counselor in admissions to be our point of contact for our veteran students and working to make sure the students weren’t penalized due to VA [U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs] payment delays this past semester.”

For 2019, she said, “We would like to work on expanding our Veteran Resource Center, located in Hagedorn Hall, Room 203.”

Task Force Chair: Christina Wease ’08

Wease, who received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Adelphi in 2008 and a master’s degree in school counseling from Queens College in 2011, has been working with Adelphi’s veteran students “as their first point of contact” since she began as an academic adviser for Adelphi’s College of Professional and Continuing Studies in 2012.

“The unique veteran student brings another layer of diversity here on campus,” she said. “Knowing I am able to advocate for these deserving individuals who serve our country is very rewarding.”

Task forces can sometimes develop into something more. For instance, what began as Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Perry Greene, Ph.D.’s University Diversity Task Force eventually became the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

 

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