I am pleased to announce the launch of https://military.usc.edu, a new website designed as USC’s first centralized online platform for veterans developed under the direction of Vice Provost for Academic Operations Mark Todd.
“This will be the go to place for all things veteran related, whether it be a community college veteran looking to transfer to USC or an employer looking to hire veterans, everything will be in one place at your fingertips,” Todd said.
This new site will focus on materials, resources, and information that matter most to veterans. Highlights include:
- Homepage–Our homepage will spotlight a veteran or military family member student, faculty, staff member, or alumni every 1-2 months. Not only do we have links to information for prospective, current, ROTC, and alumni students, at the bottom of our homepage, we have a vibrant “community feed” that pulls social media accounts from our veteran and ROTC student groups, academic programs, and our news feed related to military students and programs.
- Browse By Topic–Check out our menu for “Students” which has guides on how to apply for admission, financial aid, scholarships, and how to navigate your benefits.
- Social Media–Honoring our Trojan Family Military Families. USC has a long history with the military (See About > USC’s History With the Military) – 105 years! Please follow our Instagram @uscmilitarystories and stay tuned as our website adds new content about how USC is honoring our WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War veterans and families (includes videos, documents, articles, photos).
I encourage everyone to have a look, including high school students in the ROTC, prospective students, community college veterans, alumni veterans, non-veterans, and, of course, our USC faculty, students, and staff. This site was created for you.
“As a university, we are deeply grateful for the service and sacrifice of our veterans and their families, and very proud of their accomplishments as students or alumni. We will be continually updating this site with news stories and events so please keep coming back,” said Todd.
If you would like to offer any feedback or if you have any additions, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, I’d like to offer my sincerest gratitude to everyone involved in making this website launch possible. The redesign of the military website was led by Shahla Fatemi, Manager of USC’s Military and Veterans Initiatives, supported by Michael Price, Manager of Academic Initiatives in the Office of the Provost, and in deep collaboration with departments, programs, and communications leads across the university. Congratulations on making this momentous project a reality. Also, one final heartfelt thank you: our veterans.
–Michael W. Quick, May 31, 2019