Diversity and Difference
Office of Multicultural Affairs Recognizes our Military Community
MSPP’s Fourth Annual Chow Hall: November 5th & 8th, 12:00-1:00 pm
Students, faculty and staff enjoyed Meals Ready to Eat (MREs) and had an opportunity to meet with some of our military students.
New England Center for Homeless Vets: November 15th, 12:00-1:00 pm
Guest Lecturer Andy McCawley President and CEO - New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV) will be speaking on current issues facing our veterans today.
Community Service Event: December
MSPP students from the Military Community group will be serving dinner to our homeless veterans at NECHV.
Military Community Meeting: November 26th at 7:30 pm
The Military Connected group is a group of military students and students who have family and friends in the military. Together, these people support those in the field and those who are at home awaiting the return of their loved ones. If interested in learning more about this group, please contact either Rob Chester or Miriam Kolko at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Read about the Student Veterans Association (SVA) at www.studentveterans.org
Meet one of MSPP’s Military Students
Coy Pemberton is an Army Reserve Staff Sergeant (E-6). With a “strong interest in working with veterans,” Coy enrolled in the Counseling and Psychology Master’s program and has signed on as part of MSPP’s Train Vets to Treat Vets initiative. “I am incredibly grateful to have found a home and a community here at MSPP, which makes me feel as though I am exactly where I belong.”
From a clinical perspective, having a military background has prepared Coy to work with many different types of people and given him “the strength to deal with even the most uncomfortable situations.” Speaking as a veteran, Coy reminds his peers to make no assumptions when treating veterans, “the military community is incredibly diverse and as such, clinicians must be able and willing to treat a vast range of people.” On more than one occasion, Coy has seen veterans treated “as though they are all cut from the same cloth” and remind those working with the military community to “be flexible” and not to generalize their experiences.
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