ACE | Veteran Success Jam: Overview
Veteran Success Jam
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Veteran Success Jam
A summary of the Jam can be found at the American Council on Education's Serving Those Who Serve website. The summary, Ensuring Success for Returning Veterans, includes participation metrics, overviews of each of the forum discussions, key insights, and a list of the web resources posted by participants in the Jam.

Join us for the Veteran Success Jam

As co-sponsors of the Veteran Success Jam, the American Council on Education and The Kresge Foundation thank you for joining us in this unprecedented national conversation.

The Veteran Success Jam opens the door for organizations and individuals from across all sectors to work collaboratively in developing innovative approaches for assisting returning veterans as they seek access to higher education and begin the journey to meaningful civilian careers.

Don't miss out on this opportunity. Register now so that your voice can be heard as part of a national conversation about the role higher education can play in the successful reintegration of veterans into the classroom and the workplace.

If you have questions about this event, please email the Veteran Success Jam Team at We look forward to seeing you at the Jam!


Molly Corbett Broad
President, ACE

Rip Rapson
President, Kresge Foundation
The enactment of the new, more generous GI Bill swept away a major barrier to higher education for returning veterans. But access to and success in higher education requires more than an investment in affordability. How can our country ensure that returning service men and women have every opportunity to use the education benefits earned through their service?
Participants can join from any computer with Internet access. The event will be live and available anytime over the span of three days. Participants can join the conversation as often as they choose, for as long as they choose during the three day event.

Launch: Monday, May 3, 2010 @12 PM ET
Close: Thursday, May 6, 2010 @12 PM ET
What will be discussed?
The Veteran Success Jam will address critical issues facing today's veterans such as:
  • What makes an academic institution truly veteran friendly
  • Awarding academic credit for military training and occupations
  • The new GI Bill and other education benefits
  • How to support veterans and service members navigating their way to college
  • How colleges, universities, and employers can support veterans transitioning to their next career
  • Physical and psychological health challenges and how to better understand and support veterans facing these challenges
  • Challenges and success stories of friends and families supporting and encouraging veterans
Why participate?
Your participation is essential! Your experiences, ideas, insights, and wisdom will help shape new and innovative solutions to improve access to and success in higher education for veterans.
E-mail the Veteran Success Jam Team at You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on key activities leading up to the Jam.
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