Veteran Discovers a Passion for Helping Other Veterans Transition from Service to Academic World
Chad Simpson leaves the University at Albany a more welcoming place for students who are veterans as he graduates with the Class of 2014. (Photo by Mark Schmidt)
ALBANY, N.Y. (May 12, 2014) -- Chad Simpson, 25, has spent his four years at the University at Albany making the campus a more welcoming place for veterans like himself. As president of UAlbany Veterans, the LaFargeville, N.Y.- native understands the transition from military service to university life.
“The military is a very different world compared to a university,” he said. “I was in active duty in the Army between the ages of 17 and 21, so I came into my own as a soldier. I left to get an education but did not realize the unique struggles I would face.”