It was a great day in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico for the military veteran community. For the first time ever we witnessed an Installation Ceremony for a student veteran association on the island. There were many community partners in attendance, friends, and veterans alike, came to support the PUPR Chapter in leading the charge for veteran students.
This association will provide a place for veterans to communicate about classes, and build a team of people as a support network. This will help them ensure success during their time as a student. Groups like this are important because they represent veterans in the civilian community in a positive light. They do this by giving veterans a chance to communicate with civilians and build long-lasting relationships. We encourage all schools in Puerto Rico to follow the lead and organize a student veterans association on their campuses too.
As the Chapter Captain of Team Red, White and Blue, Puerto Rico Chapter, I am proud to be a part of this historic moment. More importantly, as a veteran, I am proud to be able to pass along my knowledge and experience to help my fellow veterans make this idea a reality. When I was attending The Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, CA I was the chapter President for the Student Veterans of America (SVA) and that former experience has proven to be very useful in our current endeavours. All veterans and the civilians that support us, must take care of our own community. If you have a skill or talent that can help someone in our community please feel free to offer your services. Let’s BUILD!
This was the Oath that the new student Officers said:
Student Veterans Association – PUPR Chapter
In the presence of honored guests/ and the members here assembled,/ we do solemnly promise and pledge to:
1. Fully perform the duties of the position/ that we are soon to take on as Officers/ of the Student Veterans Association/ - PUPR Chapter.
2. Honor the four principles of education:/ Leadership,/ diversity/, creativity and social transformation.
3. Make this a voluntary association/, open to all student veterans/ willing to accept the responsibilities/ of being an active member.
4. Assist the staff of the Office of Student Services/ and the Office of the Veterans Program Director/ in the coordination of activities/ benefiting PUPR Student Veterans.
5. Respect and comply with the General Student Regulations/ of the University,/ so help us, God.
Veterans Collaborative Of Puerto Rico
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Mirza Jakirlic – US Army Veteran
Audio Engineer for this event in Hato Rey
Veteranos Del Cine Y Entretenimiento