Froula’s Soldier to Scholar program aids veterans
East Carolina fall classes are right around the corner, but one new program is already getting a head start, helping veterans bridge the gap between a life in the service and one as a student.
The program is the brainchild of film studies associate professor Anna Froula, who designed the Soldier to Scholar program as a means of aiding soldiers and their fellow campusmates.
“My father is a Vietnam war veteran, my grandfather is World War II and my cousin is in Iraq so solider stories, veteran stories, veterans representation in popular culture, that’s always been at the heart of my research,” Froula said. “It’s my hope that we can move toward better conversations not just about or military but with our veterans. Move past ‘thank you for your service,’ but more productive conversations about what veterans need when they come home.”
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