UO’s peer advisors help veterans shift from military to college

Like many veterans, Jennifer Wilder found the transition from military life to a college campus to be a difficult one.

She spent four years, 10 months and 23 days in the Navy, deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and a disabling back injury. Her career in higher education, including stints at Klamath Community College and Oregon Institute of Technology, had gone in fits and starts, and she found the college experience overwhelming at times.

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