TAYLOR ADVOCATES FOR MILITARY AND VETERAN STUDENTS ON CAPITOL HILL

Flora Taylor

Flora Taylor, coordinator of the Military/Veterans Assistance Office at Guilford Technical Community College, recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit the U.S. Senate in order to advocate on behalf of military and veteran students.

Taylor traveled to the U.S. Senate as part of the National Association of Veterans’ Programs Administrators (NAVPA), an organization of institutions and individuals who are involved or interested in the operation of veterans’ affairs programs and/or the delivery of services to veterans as school certifying officials across the country. GTCC is a member of the organization, and Taylor serves as one of three Region III representatives on the NAVPA Regional Board.

As part of their visit, Taylor said the group advocated for the protection of existing veterans’ programs and consideration for reestablishing the Veterans Cost of Instruction Payments Program (VCIP). They also asked for improvements of the GI Bill Comparison Tool, which provides key information about college affordability and value so beneficiaries can choose the best education program for their needs.

NAVPA Board Members.

NAVPA Board Members.

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Published March 13, 2015