Author Biography

Jeff Pearson

Veterans Recruitment Counselor
Jeff Pearson was hired at The College of St. Scholastica in 2016 and does student recruitment and support for the College's Veteran to BS in Nursing program. He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota and his MBA from the College of St. Scholastica. Following work in the for-profit sector, Jeff made the decision to pursue employment in higher education. He has no military experience himself, but has thoroughly enjoyed forming relationships with student veterans the last four and a half years.

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Jul 16, 2021

College faculty will have instances in which they realize there are military veterans in their class. This article will highlight certain ideas that faculty need to be aware of in order to foster a supportive classroom environment for veterans. As with all of our articles, this is not an exhaustive list but does provide a firm foundation for faculty that are working with veterans in the classroom. 

May 17, 2021
This article addresses misconceptions regarding combat experience, military trauma, and the mission and purpose of the military that are present in higher education.
Mar 22, 2021
It is important for faculty and staff in higher education to recognize that generalizing a veteran based on stereotypes can be misleading and can easily lead to alienating.
Feb 8, 2021

When you hear that somebody is a veteran, what comes to mind? What does the term "veteran" really mean? What does this status entail? Within the classification of "veteran," there are many layers that make this a unique group with varying backgrounds and experiences.

Sep 15, 2020
Veterans are an asset to any institution with their leadership talents, drive, and desire to serve. It is important to integrate these aspects of their lives and service into their education.


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