Veterans Affairs

Veterans Summit

War and the Soul

Creating Healing Academic Communities for our Nation's Veterans

First Northwest Regional Summit

Featuring Dr. Edward Tick

May 6 - 7, 2010

The Evergreen State College, Olympia Washington

Medallions Honoring Veterans

For more information, email Abby Kelso
or call her at (360) 867-6164


About the Summit

  • Gain new knowledge and practical skills for working with student veterans.
  • Connect with resources for veteran students and higher education institutions.

We are a nation at war – the impact of this on our society and our educational communities has been profound. As our nation’s veterans return to our communities, many are choosing higher education as a first step to re-orienting to our society. Are we prepared to meet their educational needs and challenges and to acknowledge their experience and strengths?

At the summit, you will

  • Work extensively with Dr. Edward Tick, consultant, psychotherapist, and educator with 3 decades of experience working with veterans.
  • View and discuss the film Tattooed Under Fire, a portrait of the young men and women who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan, with the film's Emmy-nominated producer/director Nancy Schiesari.
  • Hear from student veterans about their experiences, what they need, and what they offer.
  • Explore strategies to effectively serve student veterans in higher education.
  • Exchange best practices with colleagues from across the region.
  • Connect with valuable resources available to you, your students and institutions.