SULLIVAN UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES ACTIVE HEROES SCHOLARSHIP FOR MILITARY VETERANS
LOUISVILLE, KY – Sullivan University has announced the establishment of an Active Heroes Scholarship that will assist military veterans.
The announcement was made by Sullivan University President Glenn Sullivan during the Feb. 27th Active Heroes Military Family Community Center ribbon cutting ceremony. The Center is located on Old Bardstown Road just south of Interstate-265.
Active Heroes is a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting and helping America’s military families through physical and mental therapy, home repairs, community outreach, financial assistance and community reintegration.
“Sullivan University is proud to announce the Active Heroes Scholarship,” President Sullivan said. “Sullivan University offers many degrees, programs and opportunities that assists veterans to prepare for fulfilling careers after military service, with emphasis on business and technology-related fields.
“Our fundamental objective is to enhance the educational and professional development of veterans,” President Sullivan said. “They served our country; we want to do what we can to serve them and their families.”
Jorge A. Pazmino, Military Admissions Officer for Sullivan University, said connecting with veterans groups such as Active Heroes “brings a fresh approach to our mission of serving and educating members of the military.”
“Education is the passport to much better opportunities in life,” Pazmino said. “Every day, 22 veterans commit suicide due to issues associated with social anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and hard times after leaving military service. Active Heroes dedicates their efforts to reduce this alarming rate.”
The facility at 8701 Old Bardstown Road is the first-ever community center opened and operated by Active Heroes. It includes:
- A wide variety of free support, seminars and activities for the military families.
- Free seminars on education opportunities and financial planning.
- Resilience training to help reduce veteran suicide.
- Services to connect veterans to resources from, among others, the Legal Aid Society and Disabled American Veterans.
“This community center is a pilot program where we are going to test how much the military families will enjoy seminars, activities and service connections,” said Troy Yocum, Active Heroes founder and a Citizen Honors Medal Recipient. “It’s important that our community here in Kentucky supports the 340,000 veterans and all of their family members. This first of its kind Military Family Community Center is a big step towards accomplishing that goal.”
Sullivan University’s long partnership with and commitment to active duty, reserve and veteran military personnel includes operating a campus at Fort Knox in Kentucky for more than 30 years. In addition. The Sullivan University System is currently educating nearly 500 GI Bill beneficiaries.
Last year 12 veterans enrolled at Sullivan University through the relationship between the university and Active Heroes.
“Sullivan University has been a tremendous partner that truly cares about helping and educating veterans,” Yocum said.
For more information on the Active Heroes Scholarship, see page 22 in the Sullivan University Student Catalog.
About The Sullivan University System
Sullivan University, Sullivan College of Technology and Design, and Spencerian College are all part of the Sullivan University System, with six campuses in three Kentucky cities and a robust online division that serves students in the United States and abroad. Universities and Colleges in the Sullivan University System award Associate, Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral degrees, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. The system also offers numerous certificate, diploma and degree programs in career-oriented programs ranging from business, pharmacy, human resources, technology, supply chain management, culinary and baking and pastry arts, hospitality studies, conflict management, nursing, allied health sciences, legal studies, early childhood education, HVAC-R, advanced manufacturing technology, computer graphics, radiologic technology, and massage therapy. For more information, visit www.sullivan.edu.