On this year’s Veterans Day, New York Film Academy (NYFA) celebrated veterans of the US Military throughout the country at its New York City, Los Angeles, and South Beach, Miami campuses.
Veteran-students at NYFA’s New York Campus got together for a meet-up in between classes and shared stories about their times in service, enjoyed lunch together, and chatted about the current projects they are involved in with their programs. Additionally, the NYFA Student Veteran Organization and Division of Veteran Services (DVS) in Los Angeles collaborated by hosting a night of bowling for veteran-students and military dependents.
Rahimah A. Powell, a Marine Corps veteran and Acting for Film student at the New York Campus said at the Veterans Day get-together: “I’ve been interested in film for years and after serving in the military I was able to pursue it using my GI Bill. This particular field of work requires discipline and I think that serving has set me up for success in that aspect.”
Colonel Jack Jacobs (US Army Ret.), a Medal of Honor Recipient, is the Chair of NYFA’s Veteran Advancement Program and an advocate for veterans in the performing arts, and also recognizes the great wealth of experience and talent that veteran-students bring to its campus each year.
New York Film Academy has been privileged to enroll more than 2000 veteran-students and dependents from conservatory and degree programs that include courses of study in arts as diverse as Cinematography and 3D Animation, as well as Game Design and Screenwriting, as well as short-term programs in these same disciplines, and others.
Veterans are able to use GI Bill benefits for New York Film Academy’s Conservatory and Degree granting programs at the Los Angeles, New York and South, Beach campuses.