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July 15, 2016
Military Veterans to Attend Academic Boot Camp at the University of Oklahoma
Intensive program helps prepare enlisted veterans for transition from military to four-
Norman, Oklahoma – For some military veterans, the first day of school at a new college or university is as challenging as a deployment to a foreign country. Immersion in a new culture and reintroduction to a demanding academic environment can make the transition from military to higher education difficult. To ease the transition, the Warrior-
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WSP launched its first program at Yale University in 2012 with nine participants. Since then, WSP has expanded to encompass 12 top schools, including the University of Oklahoma, and is on track to host more than 200 veterans at boot camps across the country in 2016. In addition to the University of Oklahoma, WSP graduates have gone on to enroll at top schools across the country including Yale University, the University of Michigan, the University of Southern California and Stanford University.
Each WSP boot camp is run by a team of student veterans, and taught by esteemed university professors and graduate students. An intensive syllabus composed of both classic and modern scholarly works guides participants as they learn how to frame their ideas in an academic context, think critically, and formulate scholarly arguments. Participants not only learn the subject-
“The University of Oklahoma has a long and illustrious history of serving veterans,” said Nathan Ferraro, Campus Program Director of WSP. Recognized as a top university for veterans by both Military Times and USA Today, the University of Oklahoma offers dozens of extensive programs and support initiatives designed to assist service members throughout their collegiate careers.
“We have a very strong sense of patriotism here at the University of Oklahoma and want to reach out and give back to those men and women who have served our country and done so much for us,” said Shad Satterthwaite, Assistant Vice President for University Outreach and Continuing Education Academic Programs. “The Warrior-
WSP funders and private donors cover the entire cost of the program for participants, excluding travel. Student veterans attending the University of Oklahoma boot camp will reside in campus housing and attend lectures in various classrooms.
To learn more about the program, visit http://www.warrior-
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