Biola University Opens New Veteran Center for Military-Affiliated Students
LA MIRADA, CA – Biola University has officially opened the new Biola Veteran Center for Military Affiliated Students on campus.
U.S. News & World Report recently named Biola on their list of 2020 Best Colleges for Veterans. The university has increased efforts in recent years to support their 130 student veterans and approximately 140 students with military affiliated families.
“At Biola we count it a privilege to serve our growing population of veteran students, recognizing the great sacrifices they have made in serving our nation,” says Biola University President Barry H. Corey. “It is my hope and prayer that through this dedicated place on campus, our veterans will not only receive their university degrees but will continue their legacy of wide impact through faithful service.”
The Biola Veteran Center for Military Affiliated Students will be located in the Upper Student Union Building. Equipped with computers, a printer, fridge, eating area, smart television, and central meeting area, the center is designed to provide a welcoming and functional environment for veterans and military-affiliated students. The center is supervised by Jennifer Alvarez, coordinator for Veteran Programs, and staffed by a team of VA Work Study students. In conjunction with the university’s Veteran Programs, the center will host educational webinars and other events designed to foster dialogue and collaborative learning for student Veterans, faculty, and staff.
Biola Veterans Association (BVA) students contributed to the fruition of the center. BVA exists to be a source of “support, representation, and camaraderie for all veterans and service members at Biola.” Learn more about Biola’s veterans’ services online.
About Biola University
Biola University is a nationally ranked university and provides a premier education that integrates the Bible in over 35 majors and 75 academic programs. For over 100 years, Biola has prepared students to impact the world for Christ in their chosen careers while fostering spiritual life transformation in an all-Christian campus community. Biola has eight schools offering over 145 academic programs ranging from the B.A. to the Ph.D. The eight schools are the School of Fine Arts and Communication, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Education, Talbot School of Theology, Rosemead School of Psychology, Crowell School of Business, School of Science, Technology and Health, and the Cook School of Intercultural Studies.