2019 Veteran Hero Awards
CSUN Veterans Alumni Association
Veteran Service Non-Profit
Organization CSUN Veteran Alumni Association (VAA)
Position CSUN Veteran Alumni Association (VAA)
The CSUN Veterans Alumni Association (VAA) is a first of its kind at CSUN. It was formed by a group of likeminded and highly motivated Veterans and allies with the strong vision and dedication to helping veterans in their post graduate efforts. The goals and objectives of the CSUN VAA are to create real world connections and bridge networking opportunities between Veterans, their surrounding communities, and the University. To create opportunities for alumni to become more connected to and interactive with the university and Veteran Alumni constituency; Honor and showcase the alumni and to strengthen and improve the VAA chapter, its alumni, faculty and students. The VAA also aims to provide additional financial and personal resources to promote the welfare and intellectual progress of current and former Veteran students at Cal State Northridge and continue their journey towards success. For many veterans who joined the military right after high school, after the military they come straight to college on the G.I. Bill. Now post-graduation, for many of them, this is their first real encounter with the civilian professional world and they're going into it alone. This organization is beneficial in it that it's comprised of Veterans and allies who have fought through their own struggles and have come out on the other side stronger and wiser for it. Those experiences will help the next class of Veterans who graduate each year and look to join a growing network of professionals with similar interests, mainly success and rising to greatness.