Rep. Bruce Braley speaks with UIU student veterans who rely on veterans' education benefits to attend the Upper Iowa University.
FAYETTE, Iowa (November 7, 2013) – U.S. Congressman Bruce Braley (IA-01) spent election day meeting with student veterans and staff members at Upper Iowa University to discuss veterans education benefits. On-campus admissions advisors and off-campus education center directors, who assist veterans and military personnel across the University with accessing their veterans' education benefits, also met with Braley.
Upper Iowa University currently serves military personnel across the world through its 19 education centers, online and self-paced degree program. Upper Iowa recently received the designation of being a Military Friendly Institution for the seventh year in a row. Additionally, a Military Family Fund endowment was established as part of President Bill Duffy's recent inauguration, to be awarded annually to a student who is a member of the total military family.
UIU admissions advisors are continuing the conversation with plans to discuss these issues with Rep. Braley's Veterans Outreach Representative Kyle Dykstra, a five-year Army veteran with two tours in Afghanistan. Dykstra is meeting with veterans across Iowa to provide assistance in navigating the Veterans Administration, which is facing a record backlog in processing veterans' disability benefits claims.
About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, not-for-profit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs and leadership development opportunities to more than 6,200 students—nationally and internationally—at its Fayette campus and learning centers worldwide. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. For more information, visit www.uiu.edu.
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