Military Community

June 2016-Ashford University Newsletter

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Military Development and Engagement

The Military Community Newsletter at Ashford University was designed as a way for you to learn and share community events, resources, and key topics relevant to service members, veterans, and their families nationwide. Please contact Ashford's Military Development and Engagement Specialist if you have questions or additional resources you would like to share with your fellow military community.


  • June is PTSD Awareness Month: The Headstong Project
  • Ashford Career Services and Events
  • Team RWB: Enriching Veterans' Lives
  • Free Tutoring For Access and Wellness
  • Writing Center Services
  • Congratulations to the new SVO Board Members
  • Transition to Civilian Life
  • CHAMPS Peer Mentoring Program
  • Trello: Free Organization Application
  • Previous Editions

June is PTSD Awareness Month

Headstrong Project

The Headstrong Project: Getting the help you need has never been easier.

They provide completely confidential, cost free, bureaucracy free, state of the art care to heal the wounds of war:


If you or someone you care about need help, contact The Headstrong Project immediately.

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Ashford Career Services Events

Upcoming 2016 Events: Webinars, Workshops, Teleconfrences, and Career Hiring Events


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Team Red White and Blue's mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity.

In 2015, Team RWB created 16,254 regularly scheduled exercise events and participated in 5,563 races or athletic activities. Team RWB members have stated that their physical and mental health has improved since participating in an event.

Read more in the latest IVMF research report:

Free Tutoring for Access and Wellness

The Office of Student Access and Wellness recently began the process of transitioning tutoring service providers. We are excited to announce a new partnership with NetTutor, a provider of 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, tutoring services. To access tutoring services, simply log into your classroom and visit Ashford University’s Writing Center!

The Ashford University Writing Center offers a number of resources to support student success, including paper review, grammar support, and 24/7 live chat tutoring services. Once you’ve accessed the Writing Center, find the link that directs you to 24/7 live chat and follow the instructions to access a tutor. By clicking the appropriate link, a new window will open which will be your live chat session. Simply indicate your area of needed support, and you will be directed to a tutor who will address your questions.

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Congratulations to the New SVO Board Members

Your votes were tallied up and the results are in! Congratulations to your new representatives of the Student Veterans Organization!!

To learn more about the new board members, click on their names. If you want to join the Student Veterans Organization and start networking with other active and veteran students use your LinkedIn account to sign in.


CHAMPS Peer Mentoring Program

C.H.A.M.P.S. stands for Collaborative, Holistic, Academic Mentoring for Peer Success. The CHAMPS Program matches high achieving, upper-division students (Mentors) with new students (Mentees) to Ashford University.

Mission Statement

The mission of the CHAMPS Peer Mentoring Program is to promote success by providing support and guidance and being positive role models for new students. The program will also provide leadership development opportunities and transferable skills to high-achieving, upper-division students serving as student mentors.

Ashford understands the challenges of being a military affiliated student while pursuing higher education. We have developed a syllabus dedicated to addressing those unique needs. It is our goal to pair up Military Mentees with Military Mentors so there is common ground and cultural understanding.

Deployments, frequent moves, and field exercises can all be distracting when you are attending classes. Connect with a Mentor who can help navigate those overwhelming waters, provide resources, tips, and personal experience to help you be as successful as possible while also building a relationship with another peer.

Trello: Get organized

Trello is the free, flexible, and visual way to organize anything with anyone. Drop the lengthy email threads, out-of-date spreadsheets, no-longer-so-sticky notes, and clunky software for managing your projects. Trello lets you see everything about your project in a single glance.

* The newsletter may contain now or in the future links to other websites, such as links to military charities, discounts or offers, or other third parties that may provide services or products to you. These links and this information is being provided to you for your convenience and as a resource. We are not responsible for the privacy practices, the content of, or any other actions of such other websites or their owners or operators, information they may collect or information they may share. Further, the inclusion of an organization on this newsletter does not indicate an endorsement of such organization (or of any religious or political point of view promoted by such organization) by Ashford University or its affiliates.

Stephanie Kinman: Military Development and Engagement Specialist

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