The Wayne State University Veterans Upward Bound program (VUB/VEOP) honored more than 40 military veterans who successfully completed the program’s 2018-19 academic year, presenting the veterans with certificates in recognition of their accomplishments at a ceremony at the McGregor Conference Center on Wednesday.
The 43 veterans were lauded after having completed one or more classes offered by VUB/VEOP, which is administered through the Office of Federal TRIO. Courses include refresher and college prep classes focused on writing skills, science, foreign language, math, computer literacy and public speaking.
“Veterans Upward Bound programs provide military veterans the skills they need to successfully participate and complete a post-secondary education institution,” explained Ewart Jarrett, the project director for WSU Veterans Upward Bound. “Along with offering the classes, the program provides academic advising and mentorship to eligible veterans living in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.”
Jarrett said that, along with being an eligible veteran, prospective students should be low-income, first generation or have a high academic risk factor.