Veteran's mentor program has origins with BCM student

Created on: October 09, 2013

The Veterans Success Center at Purdue University evolved from a building construction management student's hope that every student veteran could have their own "Jerry Brown."

As a student, Bryan Morris said he was able to relate well with Brown, a building construction management professor who is now retired. When Morris mentioned it to Dave Hankins, his Student Veteran Organization (SVO) advisor, they began to lay the groundwork for a mentor program for student veterans.

"It’s amazing to think of the impact Jerry had on the students of the BCM program and me in particular," Morris said. "Now every student veteran at Purdue will have their own Jerry Brown."

Morris is now a project engineer with Integra

Read about the Veterans Success Program in the Journal and Courier. 

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