Virginia Values VeteransOn behalf of Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Department of Veterans Services (DVS) for the Commonwealth of Virginia has certified Mary Baldwin University as a V3-certified educator through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program. As of June 1, Mary Baldwin University is the first four-year institution in Virginia to hold the distinction of being a V3-certified educator.

“As a V3-certified educator, MBU is showing its commitment to our service men and women by way of making their educational experience more conducive to their transitional needs,” said Greg Anderson, assistant director of admissions and MBU’s point person for the V3 program. “The training, implementation of best practices, and commitment to military and veteran student success will help to foster an atmosphere that is both safe and goal-oriented for all of our heroes.”

V3 representatives will work with MBU to provide free training for faculty and staff on veteran cultural competency; assist with improving the enrollment and graduation rates of military and veteran students; and facilitate the employment of military-related graduates by connecting them to V3-certified companies.

This effort connects with the mission of the V3 program: to educate and train employers throughout the Commonwealth on the value of Virginia’s veterans and to help employers connect with these personnel assets to maximize the productivity of their workforce.