Ed participated in the 2011 Storm the Hill as an individual veteran, not as a representative of the College. He was part of a select group chosen from hundreds of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans across the country that applied to participate in Storm the Hill 2011. The group was made up of individuals with a diverse array of military service and personal experience who offered lawmakers a unique understanding of the issues facing the veterans’ community. Bryant & Stratton College Online is proud of his dedication to the veterans’ community as well as active-duty and military students.
Read more about his Storm the Hill 2011 experience below:
I just returned from actively participating in Storm the Hill 2011: (www.stormthehill.org) which is sponsored by IAVA, a non-profit and non-partisan organization dedicated to improving the lives of today’s veterans, as part of an advocacy team focused on veterans’ employment issues. In 2010, the unemployment rate for veterans was 11.6 percent, compared to the national average of 9.7 percent.
The event discussed IAVA’s 2011 Policy Agenda, which addressed the most urgent challenges facing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. IAVA annually surveys 90,000 Member Veterans and drafted the priorities from the survey results as well as in coordination with partner Veterans Service Organizations and community-based nonprofits nationwide.
As an Iraq war veteran, I feel fortunate to have participated in this great event to increase awareness with our nation’s leaders about the unemployment challenges facing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Times are tough for everyone, but veterans are more likely to be unemployed than Americans as a whole. Education and employment opportunities are essential for today’s veterans to be the next ‘Greatest Generation.’ Unfortunately veteran unemployment has been above the national average for a couple of years. If this trending in the unemployment rate continues, we will fall behind our peers and the leadership and management abilities gained by those who served our country won’t be maximized in order to take America out of our current financial crisis.
- Ed Dennis , Military Relations Manager
Back to school season is right around the corner. With that in mind, I thought it would be helpful to post a video with study tips for those returning to school. Whether you have just graduated from high school and are transitioning to college or if you are returning to school after being away for many years, these are study tips that can help you. I felt that it might be helpful to share with others the things that worked best for me. Remember, just because this is what worked best for me, you may find something else works better for you. It may take a bit of trial and error to find the study routine that works well for you. If you have any questions about the upcoming semester or about anything in this video, please post them in the comments section below. Best of luck in returning to school this fall!
There are many things that are important to know before committing yourself to an online degree program with a college. In this video, I take a couple of minutes to give you the down and dirty on what you need to know before you complete your enrollment steps. Many schools out there do have your best interests at heart, but some do not. By having the knowledge of what to look for and doing a little research beforehand, you can feel confident that you have chosen a quality, accredited school to earn your online degree.
When I am talking to people about enrolling in college, many people think that it will be a lengthy process. The simple truth is enrolling in an online degree can be done in as little as one week. There are a few steps that need to be completed before you can be accepted into Bryant & Stratton College Online. You need to complete the free online application, complete your FAFSA form, submit a transcript request form, and submit an essay. The essay briefly explains why you are choosing your degree of interest and why you will be successful in an online program. Once you are accepted, you need to accept your financial aid package and take placement tests. At Bryant & Stratton College Online we have six session starts per year, so you can start your degree whenever you are ready and enrolling will be even quicker than you thought possible. Our next session of classes begin on June 23, 2010. Please let me know if you have any questions about earning your degree online or the Admissions process.
In the last five years, I have seen an unbelievable amount of growth at Bryant & Stratton College Online. This video talks about that growth and about how online education has changed since I started at Bryant & Stratton College. It has been really exciting to see us go from only having a couple of online degrees, to having tons of options for online students! For a complete list of all of our Online offerings, visit http://www.bryantstratton.edu/online.
I thought it was important to take some time to discuss the differences between degrees and certificate programs. There are many factors to consider when trying to decide which is the best fit. In this video, I discuss the benefits of both and also talk about possible scenarios to help you decide what might be the best option for you. Feel free to comment to this post with any questions you have about this and I will help you out. For more information about what programs Bryant & Stratton College Online offers, visit http://www.bryantstratton.edu/online.
I wanted to take a moment to talk with you about the Salute to Spouses scholarship program that Bryant & Stratton College Online is currently offering. This video gives you all the details about how you can apply for a $6,000 scholarship if you are a military spouse. Please visit www.salutetospouses.com for more information.