In an effort to continuously support veterans, the Veterans Services team at each campus hosted a specific orientation for incoming veteran students. The orientation focused on helping veterans to acclimate to the campus community. The Vet team staff members provided an overview of the services they provide including assisting with GI bill benefits, housing, VA healthcare and also invited community partners that serve veterans to speak to the group.
Several of community partners included the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA), Soldiers Project and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Each of the representatives spoke about how the organizations support veterans and the unique services that they provide. Freddie Basnight, Army Veteran and Acting student stated, “The veteran orientation was a very informative and supportive event for military veterans. It was great to meet fellow veterans and know that the College truly supports veterans.”
A representative from the VA healthcare system briefed the group about VA healthcare benefits and veterans were able to enroll in the VA healthcare system on the spot. Many of the veterans stayed after the orientation to network amongst each other and speak with NYFA representatives and veteran community partners. We would like to welcome all of the newest military veterans and dependents to the New York Film Academy campus community.