Student Veteran Organization


The SVO chapter at Southwest Tennessee Community College is a student veteran led chapter linked to the national organization (SVA) Student Veterans of America. Their sole mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and after graduation.

The unity of Veteran students-the SVO will be the Veteran students platform to advocate for veterans on campus and in your local community on a larger scale. You will have access to network with nearly 1400 school chapters nationally to share best practices, resources, and ideas to fundamentally affect change.

If you are interested in joining this growing organization, please join us!!

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 WHERE: Virtual/ Teams Meeting Link TIME: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Veterans Affairs (VA) provides counseling and outreach services to assist veterans in becoming acclimated to college life while obtaining veterans education benefits and/or other available resources. The VA serves is the link between the college and the Department of Veterans Affairs, and assists eligible veterans, dependents, reservists/guardsmen and disabled veterans (military service-connected disabilities) with applying for educational funding and offers guidance on VA regulations.

In order to receive VA Educational Assistance, eligible persons must be enrolled in a VA approved program leading to a specific degree or certificate. VA does not certify payment for non-degree seeking students unless in a transient status. Transient students must provide an authorization letter from the VA official at their primary institution. In addition, all previously earned credits, as appropriate, must be applied to the enrolled program. Only course(s) included in the requirements for the degree program being pursued will be certified for educational benefits.

Service members, veterans and dependents of veterans who are eligible for VA benefits or other governmentally funded educational assistance may submit an application to defer payment of tuition and fees until the final day of the requested semester.


Keep abreast of all of the upcoming events: Check out the Student Events Calendar, digital monitors located around the college and like us on the College Facebook page. To follow sources outside of the College, visit the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs on Facebook or Twitter.

Veteran Student Support Team

Name Title Phone Email
James Sykes Professional Academic Advisor 901-333-5310
Kristina King Professional Academic Advisor & Certifying Official 901-333-4029
Nikita Ashford-Ashworth Professional Academic Advisor & Certifying Official 901-333-4287
Mia Atkins- Beason Professional Academic Advisor & Certifying Official 901-333-4012

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