William & Mary creates new transition program for veterans

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This April 30, 2020, photo shows a hat of U.S. Marine Corps veteran Chad Sneary in Mooresville, N.C. Sneary was laid off from his manufacturing job in April. Sneary waits for unemployment to come through. “Financial skills is not something the military ever taught you,” he said. (AP Photo/Sarah Blake Morgan)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — William & Mary is launching a program that will prepare veterans for leadership roles in the civilian world.

The university said in a statement Wednesday that its W&M VET program will help veterans transition through areas of study that include business, law and international affairs.

The school in Williamsburg will also help veterans and their families undergo a healthy change over into civilian life. Student veterans will receive support through a “buddy system” that connects them with peers and mentors who are experienced executives.

The program is being launched with a $10 million gift from an anonymous alumna who is also a trustee of the William & Mary Foundation. 

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