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The Source: Transitioning From Veteran To Student Comes With Bumps


After life in the military, the college life and schedule might look pretty easy to a veteran. The reality, it turns out, is far more complex.

The transition from military to civilian student is one with cultures so different that it can leave many veterans feeling like they aren't where they should be.

A new book of essays from the University of Texas San Antonio student veterans entitled "Adapt and Overcome" sheds light on the sticking points, hard changes, and remedies of that transition.


  • Mary McNaughton-Cassill, professor of psychology at UTSA
  • Colonel Lisa Firmin, Associate Provost for Diversity and Recruitment at UTSA
  • Brandi Cuevas, graduate, veteran from UTSA
  • Jason Frazier, graduate, veteran from UTSA

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