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Penn State Mont Alto Chancellor Signs Got Your 6 Pledge

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11/11/2013 —

Mont Alto, PA – Penn State Mont Alto chancellor, Dr. Francis Achampong, recently signed a pledge to join the Education Pillar of Got Your 6 and support student veterans by implementing and enhancing resources, programs, and policies to support this population. Achampong is the first chancellor in the Penn State system to sign the Got Your 6 pledge.

“Penn State Mont Alto has a strong tradition of student veterans on campus,” said Achampong. “The majority of the students at Penn State Mont Alto just after WWII were veterans, and we continue to provide support, services, and a strong education to those who have served our country,” he added.

Got Your 6 is a movement led by a consortium of major film and television studios, broadcast and cable television networks, talent agencies, and guilds that are united in changing the conversation in America with regards to veterans and military families. Penn State Mont Alto is joining dozens of colleges and universities nationwide committed to heighten their support for current and future students who are also military veterans.

“Currently, almost six percent of our student population are veterans, and we hope to see that number grow in the coming years,” said Kathy Swope, coordinator for veteran’s affairs at Penn State Mont Alto. “My job is to work with veterans to help make the transition to Penn State a smooth one and to ensure that they get the support needed to accomplish their academic goals,” she said.

Got Your 6 is a campaign designed to change the conversation in America such that veterans and military families are seen as civic assets and leaders who will reinvigorate our community. The campaign combines the reach and resources of the top American entertainment studios, networks, guilds and agencies with the expertise and commitment of more than two dozen nonprofit organizations. Through an extensive media footprint and a set of substantial service commitments, Got Your 6 will ensure successful reintegration of veterans into civilian life. For more information, visit www.gotyour6.org.

If you are a veteran and want to learn more about services available to veterans at Penn State Mont Alto, please contact Kathy Swope at 717-749-6094 or kqs3@psu.edu.

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