克拉马斯福尔斯，ore.- 俄勒冈州的高科技很高兴地宣布，该大学已被选定为在老将教育（PAVE）计划同行顾问新的合作伙伴。 PAVE是在大学校园里与学生退伍军人在谁被培训为同伴顾问同一所大学连接进来的学生退伍军人同行的支持计划。这些顾问帮助学生退伍军人导航的大学生活，应对挑战，他们可能面临的，他们是指适当的资源和关闭校园，并提供持续的支持。
In early spring, Oregon Tech’s Student Veteran Program (SVP) was contacted by a PAVE program manager who stated, “Thanks to two separate grants from the May & Stanley Smith Charitable Trust and the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, we will be able to expand the Peer Advisors for 老将 Education program to approximately 18 universities and colleges in the Western U.S., and three in Illinois in 2020 at no cost to the schools selected. Your campus is in the area covered by these grants.” Oregon Tech’s staff was notified both the Klamath Falls and Portl和-Metro campuses were officially accepted into the partnership.
Brandon Wright, student veteran support liaison for the Klamath Falls campus and a student in the Communications Studies program, has volunteered to serve as student veteran team leader. Brandon, who is a veteran of the U.S. Army said, “Oregon Tech was founded to help veterans transition back from WWII. 老将s have always been held close to the hearts of the Oregon Tech community, which is why the university and its faculty jumped at the opportunity to join as a PAVE partner.” Brandon added, “From my own experiences attending Oregon Tech for over a year, I have seen a need for a program like PAVE. As part of a journalism class project, I interviewed SVP members about various topics. I noticed that the interviews often turned from traditional Q&A to me just being a listening ear for these veterans as they explained their challenges. Some of them had concerns with school, their home lives 和 their school work loads. After hours of interviews it became apparent that our student veterans were in need of some support.”
也布兰登指出，学生的退伍军人有彼此，这就是为什么他们打开了他时，他进行了他的课采访的原因之一心照不宣的债券。 “没有人愿意从别人谁也不能与他们采取咨询，和平民不能总是理解老兵觉得还是哪里来的，一路”布兰登说。 “PAVE将帮助俄勒冈州的高科技上为己任，以服务的退伍军人，就像这将有助于他们的使命学生退伍军人达到教育的目的。”