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2022 WSU Military-Affiliated Student Symposium

Transition and Resiliency

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Full symposium is available to view here. The two-part recording includes both pre- and post-lunch sessions.

A brief summary of the symposium is available for viewing here.


  • 0730 Flag Raisingsponsored by WSU Pullman’s student veteran join campus community and WSU’s ROTC cadets as they celebrate our student veterans with a ceremonial flag raising and wreath laying at WSU’s Veteran Memorial.
  • 0830 Welcome and Year in Review – Provost Elizabeth Chilton will open welcome attendees, who will then hear from the Task Force on system-wide initiatives and milestones to ensure that Washington State University is veteran ready to support our military affiliated students to and through higher education and beyond.
  • 0930 Veteran Resiliencyjoin Gen Jim Cook (USA, Ret) as he shares his insights into building resilience for veterans, first responders, and their families. Jim is the current Commander of the Washington State American Legion, owner of JTCWorld, Executive Director for the Tillicum Community Center, retired Brigadier General with over 34 years of military service.
  • 1300 Education Town Hall – hosted by WSU’s Veteran Student Support Services and Passport Coordinator, Oscar Martinez, this session is an opportunity for students, staff, and community members to ask questions of and engage in discussions with a network of university services departments who support students through their academic journey.
  • 1400 Health and Wellness Panel WSU’s Veteran and Military Affiliated Student Center Manager, Penny Martinez, will host a panel of veteran health and wellness experts to highlight challenges faced by student veterans and the resources that are available to serve them.
  • 1500 Career Development WorkshopCarson College of Business MBA Veterans is proud to sponsor an interactive career readiness workshop by Sara Blewett. Sarah has 20 years experience in industry, organizational development, and veteran transition, and will focus on the importance of purpose, values, and unique attributes of veteran employees.
  • 1630 Reflections/Closing Remarks
  • 1700 Dinnerhosted at WSU’s Lewis Alumni Center Centre, our dinner will be a final opportunity for participants to connect and build our Cougar veteran and military affiliated community.


The purpose of the symposium is to strengthen WSU’s military-affiliated student community by elevating student voices, showcasing new resources and achievements for WSU’s military-affiliated students, and uncovering new needs, possibilities, and aspirations as this community looks to the future.

Event Details

The event will include featured speakers as well as opportunities for discussion. Students, staff, alumni, and community partners associated with all campuses in the WSU system are invited to attend. Lunch will be provided for those attending in person. Following the event, there will also be a reception at 5:00 p.m. at the Lewis Alumni Centre on the Pullman Campus.  

Pullman Accommodations

If you are attending in person and would need to travel to Pullman, we’ve reserved a block of rooms at Courtyard Pullman that you can book at a group rate.

WSU Veterans & Military Affiliated Students