Each year, at their national convention, Student Veterans of America announces a Student Veteran of the Year. This award is competitive and quite prestigious as the Veterans considered have impressive resumes as service members and as student Veterans. 2017’s Student Veteran of the Year is Kate Tillotson, a Marine Veteran currently attending University of Tulsa.
Kate served in the Marine Corps for four years as a Radio Operator. After she got out, she began pursuing higher education. Now, she’s the president of her Veterans group on campus. Kate talks to us about growing and developing her SVA chapter to be one of the most active groups on campus.
Covered in Episode 32:
- Recap of #VeteranChat on Twitter and Life Insurance chat on Got Your 6
- Interview with Marine Veteran Kate Tillotson
- Why she joined the Marine Corps
- Her experience in the Marines
- Going from military to student life
- Challenges of being a student Veteran
- Growing and developing her SVA chapter on campus
- Finding your campus’ SVA chapter or student Veterans group
- #VeteranOfTheDay Marine Veteran Robert Consulmagno
The #VApodcast is now available in iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Google Play, and Spotify. Search “Borne the Battle” in your podcast app of choice to subscribe.