July 2019 Newsletter

The traveling advocate

This summer, your military advocate, Shawn Banzhaf, will be traveling from campus to campus throughout the week. This is a perfect opportunity for you to meet with him in person to discuss any concerns or challenges you may be facing in your academic or personal life. Remember, we’re in your corner, and we hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity to come chat. Shawn’s weekly schedule is below.

Mondays and Fridays — West campus

Tuesdays — Downtown Phoenix campus

Wednesdays — Tempe campus

Thursdays — Polytechnic campus

Shawn will be spending time in the Pat Tillman Veterans Center locations on each campus, as well as the Disability Resource Centers and the Dean of Students offices. Your assistant military advocate, Ryan Wadding, will be on the Tempe campus every day. 


Update for Navy Tuition Assistance students

ASU is committed to student success and doing what we can to assist with your continued access to your education program. We are aware of the Navy’s recent announcement that tuition assistance (TA) will be curtailed for the remainder of the federal fiscal year.

While we cannot directly assist with covering your full education cost, we do want you to be aware that if you are a continuing Navy TA student who can provide the equivalence of the TA portion, we will continue to offer the equivalence of the Military and Reservist Commitment Scholarship.

We encourage you to explore your possible eligibility for federal financial aid. If you have not previously filed a FAFSA, we recommend that you do so. Explore other aid options and scholarships.


VA benefits certification for the fall 2019 semester

If you’re planning to use VA education benefits this fall, the Enrollment Activity Form is now available. Please do not submit this form until you are sure you will not make any further changes to your class schedule for the fall. We can accept your EAF any time during the semester, so please make your first submission your best one, when you are confident your schedule is finalized.


ASU student veteran wins Military.com scholarship

ASU doctoral student and Army veteran Christine L. is the first winner of the Military.com Annual Veteran Recognition Scholarship. The scholarship required applicants to write an essay on how the military impacted their education and learning. Read Christine’s winning essay and learn more about the scholarship. Congratulations, Christine! 


Enroll in a DoD-focused sustainability course this fall

The School of Sustainability is offering a new course for undergraduate and graduate students: SOS 498/594 Lean Startup Problem Solving for Sustainability. This course allows students to design, build and test solutions for active Department of Defense problems. Learn more about this class, and email instructor Michael Simeone if you have questions about enrolling.


Meet your ASU veteran community

Would you like to be featured on our student veteran community page? Check out the site, and if you’re interested, send us a submission.