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    Student Veterans Organization Help Soldiers in Cameroon, Africa

    Children from the village of Garoua, standing in front of their school with University of Scranton donations. Their beautiful smiles express our thanks better than these words ever could.  
    September 25, 2019
    By: Chris Whitney, Director, The Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development

    The Student Veterans Organization (SVO) consistently gives back to veterans in the Scranton community as a way to show our appreciation to those who have served. Recently, with the help of the University community, we were able to support and give to soldiers from the 403d Civil Affairs Battalion currently serving overseas in Cameroon, Africa.

    SGT Nathan Sullivan, a senior biology student at The University of Scranton, a soldier of the 403d CA BN, and a member of the SVO, reached out to his best friend, a Binghamton local who is currently deployed to the village of Garoua in Cameroon, Africa. They created a plan to give back to the soldiers overseas and the community they are supporting. The team is working with the local population to reinforce their infrastructure and aid in any way they can. The SVO would not have been able to help these children without the help of the University community. 

    While our population of veterans on campus (students, staff, and faculty alike) is small, our reach is far.  We hope to continue collaborating across campus to better serve each other, as well as communities far and wide.

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