August 18, 2021 Newsletter
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A Message from the Director

SVRC Director Jon Segars

Meet Director Jon Segars for Breakfast

Drop in to meet our new SVRC Director, Jon Segars, and enjoy some breakfast together – Wednesday August 25 between 8:00 and 10:30am in the Student Veterans Resource Center Lounge. Chick-fil-A and Starbucks Coffee will be provided.


Welcome from SVA President Caleb Ray

First and foremost, welcome back!

I hope everyone had a safe and an enjoyable summer. We are excited to carry the Student Veterans Association (SVA) into another year and keep up the excellence that so many before us have created. Please be on the lookout for monthly get togethers, game day activities, Veteran’s Week flags placement announcements, and more.

  • Interested in a Fall 2021 SVA Leadership position? Of course you are – we are headed to Disney World for NATCON this year. Please contact me at

Though the SVA maintains a presence in the SVRC (Room 481 of Tate Student Center), please keep an eye out in the newsletters for additional updates. Want to stay up to date faster? Join our SVA GroupMe Chat. This is our main means of communication for activities, information, and details. Our first Fall event is below – the SVA and new director Jon Segars look forward to seeing you.

Student Veterans Association Get Together
Mellow Mushroom, East Clayton Street
Thursday, August, 19th
Pizza and soft drinks provided

Let us know you’re attending!


Positions Open at SVRC Service Desk

Pay: [$7.25 /hr]  Up to 20 hours per week

Days/Times Available:  Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30am-1:00pm with some flexibility; Tues and Thurs, time slots available from 8:30am-5:00pm

  • Must be currently using VA education benefits  
  • Must be enrolled in classes at least 3/4 time during Fall Semester
Job Description:

The Student Veteran Resource Center (SVRC) is the primary on-campus resource for UGA student veterans who have questions about the University of Georgia or the Veterans Administration (VA). The SVRC can help students with everything from on-campus parking, to VA education benefits, academic tutoring, or career networking.  

As part of its operation, the SVRC staffs a customer service desk to help with “walk-ins” and answer the phones. Since its inception, student veterans have staffed the service desk and enthusiastically stepped-up to help their fellow student veterans.

This fall, we are looking for your help! We are seeking engaging student veterans who are comfortable answering phones and greeting visitors. Additionally, staff members will be trained about the resources available to student veterans so that the service desk can properly direct individuals to the help they need.

If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to Assistant Director, Mandy Levi at or 706-542-6812.

SVRC Organizational Quick Looks

This year we’re hosting a number Organizational Quick Looks to give our undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to become more familiar with potential employers. An initial schedule of planned offerings is provided below. NOTE: You must register using the links provided. Sessions that don’t meet a minimum number of registrants 48-hrs before their scheduled start will be cancelled.

Quick Look #1: Cox Communications
The largest private telecom company in America, Cox Communications proudly serves six million homes and businesses across 18 states. They’re dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that make each one unique. Join them to learn more about the Cox culture and opportunities.
  • WHEN: September 15, 9:00-9:45am, Zoom
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here
Quick Look #2: Fiserv
A global leader in Fintech, Fiserv helps people and businesses move money and information every minute of every day. Fiserv solutions connect financial institutions, corporations, merchants, and consumers to one another, millions of times a day, behind the scenes, reliably and securely. Join Fiserv representatives as they introduce the company and highlight internship/career opportunities.
  • WHEN: September 16, 4:00-4:45pm, Room 482 Tate Student Center (next to SVRC)
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here
Quick Look #3: Newell Brands
Newell Brands is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Marmot, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Meet with Newell Brand reps to learn about career opportunities.
  • WHEN: September 22, 9:00-9:45am, Zoom
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here
Quick Look #4: Koch Industries/Georgia Pacific
Food. Shelter. Clothing. Transportation. Koch Industries creates life’s basic necessities, while innovating ways to make them even better. Based in Wichita, Kansas, and with 130,000 employees in more than 70 countries, they’re a privately held company with the culture and resources to provide the ultimate career transition for military veterans. Join Vic Dennis from Koch/Georgia Pacific to learn more about their available opportunities.
  • WHEN: September 23, 9:00-9:45am, Room 482 Tate Student Center (next to SVRC) Breakfast will be served.
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here
Quick Look #5: Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta is part of the central bank of the United States. The Federal Reserve System – the Fed, as it is often called – consists of 12 Reserve Banks located around the country and the Board of Governors in Washington, D.C. The Atlanta Fed has branch offices in Birmingham, Jacksonville, Miami, Nashville, and New Orleans. The Fed is seeking student veterans to fill internship and part-time positions.
  • WHEN: October 6, 4:00-4:45pm, Zoom
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here
Quick Look #6: Synovus
From helping businesses across three different centuries to financing modern corporate expansions to cheering for the hometown football team every Friday night, Synovus has always been proud to be part of the community. It’s why they smile when they see customers in any of their nearly 250 locations across the Southeast—from major cities to the main-street hometowns. Welcome to the bank of here.
  • WHEN: October 7, 4:00-4:45pm, Room 325 Tate Student Center, Office of the Dean of Students
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here
Quick Look #7: The Home Depot
In times of uncertainty, The Home Depot dependably stands out as a leading Fortune 500 company that puts people and service before profits. They use their company values as a filter for all their decisions and celebrate servant leadership, which continues to be the foundation upon which they have grown to be the #1 Home Improvement Retailer in the world. Join Ted Studdard from Home Depot to learn about full time careers for graduates and undergraduate students.
  • WHEN: October 13, 4:00-4:45pm, Zoom
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here
Quick Look #8: Law Enforcement Opportunities
Join UGA Chief of Police Dan Silk as he shares information you need for a career in law enforcement at the local, state, and federal level. 
  • WHEN: October 19, 9:00-9:45am, Room 482 Tate Student Center (next to SVRC) Breakfast will be served.
  • TO REGISTER: Click Here

Walmart to pay 100% of College Tuition and Books for Associates

Walmart has announced it will pay 100% of college tuition and books for associates through its Live Better U (LBU) education program. This means approximately 1.5 million part-time and full-time Walmart and Sam’s Club associates in the U.S. can earn college degrees or learn trade skills without the burden of education debt. Learn more here.

Isakson and Roe Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers  - REVISED POLICY LANGUAGE

1. Active duty military personnel, their spouses, and their dependent children who meet one of the following criteria:
  • The military sponsor is currently stationed in or assigned to Georgia;
  • The military sponsor previously stationed in or assigned to Georgia is reassigned outside of Georgia, and the student or students remain continuously enrolled in a Georgia high school, TCSG institution, or a USG institution;
  • The military sponsor is reassigned outside of Georgia and the spouse and dependent children remain in Georgia;
  • The military sponsor is stationed in a state contiguous to the Georgia border and resides in Georgia;
  • Dependent children of a military sponsor previously stationed in or assigned to Georgia within the previous five years;
  • Dependent children of a military sponsor if the child completed at least one year of high school in Georgia; or,
  • Any student utilizing VA educational benefits transferred from a currently serving military member, even if the student is no longer a dependent of the transferor. 
2. Active members of the Georgia National Guard stationed or assigned to Georgia or active members of a unit of the U.S. Military Reserves based in Georgia, and their spouses and their dependent children.
3. Separated military members from a uniformed military service of the United States who meet one of the following:
  • Individuals who within 36 months of separation from such service enroll in an academic program and demonstrate intent to become domiciled in Georgia. This waiver may also be granted to their spouses and dependent children.
  • Any separated service member or any student utilizing transferred VA educational benefits and physically residing in the state. who enrolls within 120 months of separation is also eligible.
  • Any individual as described in 38 U.S.C. 3679(c)
Send feedback, questions, concerns, or ideas to:

Newsletter Editor:
Caitlyn Davis

Other POCs:
SVRC Director: Jon Segars
SVRC Assistant Director: Mandy Levi
SVA President: Caleb Ray

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