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John Navickas of Penn State Brandywine

After serving overseas, Marine Corps vet pursues degree at Brandywine

While most high school seniors were signing their university housing contracts, John Navickas was signing a different agreement: his enlistment papers for the United States Marine Corps.
Cara Colantuono

Penn State alumna’s nonprofit harbors homeless veterans

After earning her bachelor's degree in human development and family studies from the Brandywine campus, Penn State alumna Cara Colantuono went on to start Support Homeless Veterans (SHV) — a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among U.S. veterans in the Philadelphia region.
Veterans hold flag

Seventeen Penn State campuses named 2017 Military Friendly Schools

Sixteen Penn State campuses, plus Penn State World Campus, have been named 2017 “Military Friendly Schools” by ratings organization Victory Media.
Penn State Brandywine's Jake Fida

Re-entry: Brandywine veterans reflect on returning to school after service

Jake Fida, an information sciences and technology major at Penn State Brandywine, does not fit the typical student mold. At the age of 18, Fida joined the United States Marine Corps, serving for four years in Djibouti, Kuwait and on a carrier before being honorably discharged from active duty in October 2015.
Veteran standing next to American flag.

Penn State Brandywine named a military friendly school

Penn State Brandywine has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the publisher of G.I. Jobs, STEM Jobs, and Military Spouse. The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.