William & Mary creates new transition program for veterans

William & Mary creates new transition program for veterans
William & Mary is launching a program that will prepare veterans for leadership roles in the civilian world. (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) - William & Mary is launching a program that will prepare veterans for leadership roles in the civilian world.

The university said in a statement Wednesday that its W&M VET program will help veterans transition through areas of study that include business, law and international affairs.

The school in Williamsburg will also help veterans and their families undergo a healthy change over into civilian life.

Student veterans will receive support through a “buddy system” that connects them with peers and mentors who are experienced executives.

The program is being launched with a $10 million gift from an anonymous alumna who is also a trustee of the William & Mary Foundation.

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